In-house integration and testing services are provided to make
the field installation of LANs and WANs virtually trouble-free.
Every BNI system is first built and configured at our local facility
prior to shipment. It is then "burned in" and tested using
specific customer applications. This assures that the network performs
according to customer expectation
Configuration of a network device involves the initialization of internal
variables that allow its operation to perform in accordance with the network
design criteria. Configuration of devices include Layer 2 behaviors, such
as Ethernet switching, bridging, etc., and Layer 3 behaviors, such as
routing, NAT, etc. In addition, devices are configured to allow proper
management through IP protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol.
The evaluation process is multifaceted and includes:
- stressing the network via traffic generation
- analyzing data flows via packet analysis
- running real world applications and evaluating their performance
- burn-in testing
- manageability and maintainability
This process allows our network engineers to evaluate the device configuration
parameters in a real world setting and adjust them if needed before the
system leaves our facility. All these actions are taken to ensure that
the network design is optimal and that it functions exactly to customer
specifications prior to the field installation.
This service is provided strictly to customers who are purchasing a turnkey
WAN or LAN from BNI. It is designed to maximize the effectiveness of our
field installation team while at the same time minimizing the cost of
the field installation services.