What’s new at Tanaza: New features

What’s new at Tanaza: New features

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Can’t keep track of all the new features in the Tanaza WiFi cloud management software? Would you like to get an overview of all the functionalities that have been released recently?

Today, we’ll show you a detailed list of fresh new features from Tanaza. You’ll also learn why the new Tanaza platform is so special. And what’s the new feature that promises customers to speed up the process of installing the TanazaOS operating system.

 

New Year, New Start for Tanaza!

It’s 2020, and it’s a fresh start for us at Tanaza. Last year we witnessed the arrival of six new feature releases that give more edge to our software. Another six new features are on the roadmap for Q1 this year. Furthermore, we are on the verge of launching another project that we will let you know soon enough. But for now without further ado, let us turn to the matter in hand, the new features in Tanaza.

 

 

New Features in the Tanaza WiFi cloud management software

 

TanazaOS installer

It’s a software application that speeds up the process of installing the TanazaOS operating system on supported WiFi access points. Whenever network administrators want to upgrade their existing access points with the Tanaza operating system, the installer facilitates this upgrade.

Users only need to download the TanazaOS installer software. Then, connect the supported WiFi access point to the computer and input the device MAC address. Lastly, the installer will automatically install the right Tanaza firmware on the device.

The TanazaOS installer is available for Microsoft Windows (7 and later versions), and macOS (10.10 Yosemite and later versions).

Learn how to use the TanazaOS installer

 

Roaming on external captive portals

 

Fast Roaming on Wifi Networks

 

This feature allows client devices connected to an access point to maintain captive portal authentication as they roam across different access points. The roaming is managed by the Tanaza cloud, which allows faster session transitioning from one access point to the other.

By maintaining a consistent authentication, users experience a better WiFi connection. There’s no discontinuity in the connection when using applications such as VoIP (i.e., Skype calls) over WiFi.

Learn more about how Tanaza supports Fast Roaming

 

External captive portals with and without RADIUS

This functionality was previously available on the Tanaza Classic platform. As of now, network administrators, using TanazaOS-powered devices, can enjoy the perks of enabling their favorite external splash page. It ranges from in-house captive portals to the likes of Meraki’s captive portal, with or without RADIUS settings.

Moreover, it’s possible to configure the SSIDs at the network level. In this way, it’s extremely easy to provision new WiFi access points in the network. Once a new access point is added to an existing network with one or multiple pre-configured SSID, the device immediately starts broadcasting the default SSIDs without any further provisioning.

 

Multi-hotspot capability

Tanaza currently allows adding a maximum of eight SSIDs per network. Users can also enable multiple SSIDs with splash pages on a single access point.

 

The list of WiFi access points compatible with TanazaOS is growing

We recently added two widely-used WiFi access points from Ubiquiti. Now, UniFi AC Mesh Pro and UniFi AC Lite are part of the list of devices compatible with TanazaOS.

Check the full list of compatible devices with the TanazaOS operating system

 

Tanaza Classic Hotspot and TanazaOS are now fully integrated

 

 

This integration allows TanazaOS-powered devices to have external splash pages enabled on SSIDs, including the Tanaza Classic Hotspot captive portal.

Users can take advantage of the Tanaza Classic Hotspot system with the latest Tanaza WiFi cloud management platform. Tanaza Classic Hotspot includes a complete feature-set for social WiFi, paid WiFi, monetization through advertising, and WiFi-based marketing analytics.

It is worth mentioning this feature requires manual activation.

Learn more about how to activate the Tanaza Classic Hotspot and TanazaOS integration

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Before you go! Do you want to know what’s hot for Tanaza in 2020?

Spoiler alert! A groundbreaking product launch is around the corner. A promising alternative list of WiFi access points that will shake the universe and even the Cosmo of Networks.
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Then read the next blog post to find out what’s all the fuss about it. What’s new at Tanaza: Cosmo Networks.

Hi! My name is… Tanaza

new tanaza logo

Hi! My name is… Tanaza!


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Tanaza Name Meaning

When companies develop new products, they face the hard step of taking a product naming decision. Yes, giving a name to a product is hard. The name must reflect the corporate brand perception, the brand image you want to create, and it should be easy to remember and pronounce. It’s not something that you choose in a matter of seconds.

When I founded the company in 2010, I chose a name that was easy to anchor in people’s minds, that sounded nice, that it was short, and that had no similarities with other brand names out there. Tanaza had no specific meaning for me, but it gave me a sense of belonging, like a tribe of people who share a unique view of the world and their mission. Although I discovered later that it means “to struggle” in Pakistan, it’s also the name of a racing horse in Ireland and a lake name in the region of Punjab. Fascinating!

The new Tanaza

As many mono-products companies do, I named our first product after the company. Tanaza was both our company name and our product name. Easy, isn’t it?

The product components were also named after the company: the Tanaza Cloud Infrastructure, the Tanaza Hotspot system and the Tanaza Dashboard, and so on.

Last year, we started developing what we called TanazaOS: a Linux-based operating system that allows access points to speak with a cloud-based wireless access controller. And in a few months, we were able to launch also the new cloud-based controller, of which you see a screenshot here below:

Tanaza WiFi Cloud Management

For this platform that allows managing Powered Devices, we imagined a whole bunch of names. It was a long discussion, and at the end of it, we decided that we were going to name the product just after the company. Again!

Tanaza the cloud-based platform to manage WiFi networks

The new cloud-based platform is called Tanaza. Why? Simply it’s the best representation of who we are as a company and what we’re trying to do in the wireless industry. 

We’re struggling (or “Tanaz-ing”?) to bring software and hardware disaggregation in the wireless industry, and we are doing it with our cloud-based wireless access controller and with our operating system TanazaOS, the operating system (OS) that runs on WiFi devices allows them to be controlled through our new platform from the cloud.

For more details about our “struggle” for software and hardware disaggregation, read my previous article. If you want to “join the army,” get in touch or wait for further news, as we will publish more in the next few months about our activities to bring disaggregation in the networking market.

The old Tanaza platform is now called Tanaza Classic

Tanaza Classic Logo

But… what about the “old” platform? We are still in love with it, and we know that many people are as well. Everything in the old platform will remain the same, and all functionalities will remain operational, but that product has been renamed “Tanaza Classic.” 

You may have noticed that our website https://www.tanaza.com was recently updated to reflect this change.

You’ll probably ask yourself the exact differences in terms of features and capabilities between the two platforms and its firmware. Well, have a good read here about the fundamental difference between the platforms.

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How network disaggregation allows you to reduce your CAPEX OPEX costs

How network disaggregation allows you to reduce your CAPEX OPEX costs


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How disaggregation allows you to reduce your CAPEX and OPEX

The disaggregation concept embraces the open-source approach where WiFi solution providers can decouple their hardware choice from their software choiceThis decoupling trend has already been successful in other industries such as the computer and smartphone markets.

In the WiFi industry, disaggregation enables WiFi professionals to control their costs when deploying or upgrading a WiFi network and obtaining significant cost savings.

How disaggregation allows you to reduce your CAPEX and OPEX

At Tanaza, we fully embrace the disaggregation concept and our software allows you to choose the hardware vendor most suitable for their deployment. Our latest product, TanazaOS is a Linux-based operating system for centralized wireless network management developed based on the disaggregation concept. TanazaOS allows enterprises and service providers to reduce their CAPEX OPEX.

Thanks to disaggregation, the business model of a WiFi solution provider using TanazaOS encourages them to:

 

Reduce WiFi hardware cost

For example, when a WiFi solution provider using TanazaOS has to decide the type of hardware for his next WiFi deployment, he will be able to choose cheaper wireless devices such as consumer/SMB devices which cost around $100/unit, unlike someone using a vendor-lock-in solution who will have to spend around $300/unit (hardware + software solution).

By using TanazaOS, a WiFi administrator enjoy the same set of professional features whatever the model of access point selected. Features include for example remote monitoring, centralized configuration, multi-site management, and self-provisioning.

How disaggregation allows you to reduce your CAPEX and OPEX

Save time and money for the WiFi deployment

TanazaOS self-provisioning system enables WiFi administrators to pre-configure the access points before shipping them to their customers (offline configuration).
Once online, the wireless devices will automatically sync the configuration, allowing WiFi administrators to speed up the WiFi network deployment and to reduce on-site travel costs. Moreover, large WiFi network configurations are facilitated thanks to the network-wide configuration system.

 

Save money on WiFi infrastructure maintenance – Reduce Capex Opex

When managing a WiFi network, the TanazaOS’ remote management feature enables WiFi administrators to reduce maintenance and troubleshooting cost: receive email alerts in case of access point disconnections, perform manual or scheduled reboots directly from the cloud, and keep an eye on your access points status thanks to the global map. This has direct impacts on maintenance budget such as no need for technicians on site, the fast configuration from a centralized platform, firmware’ scheduled upgrade, and disconnection alerts.

 

TanazaOS is conceived around the disaggregation concept, which means offering the option to select software from one vendor and run it on hardware from a different manufacturer. It is an operating system that supports WiFi solution providers who are looking for a flexible and efficient self-provisioning system that facilitates unlimited scalability and helps in delivering wireless networking services faster.

At Tanaza, we want to deliver a complete and cutting-edge product. With this in mind, we are constantly expanding our set of featuresFor more information about the new TanazaOS, feel free to try the interactive demo or to contact one of our Tanaza consultants.

Explore TanazaOS – The Linux-based cloud management platform for Wi-Fi networks

Explore TanazaOS – The Linux-based cloud management platform for Wi-Fi networks

 TanazaOS, the new cloud-management platform for WiFi networks
Tanaza have launched TanazaOS, a Linux-based operating system for centralized wireless network management. Follow hundreds of companies and start to manage WiFi networks from the cloud.

TanazaOS is an operating system that fully disaggregates hardware and software as it runs on different access points models and open-hardware networking devices, giving enterprises and carriers an unprecedented possibility to decouple their hardware choice from their software choice, with considerable cost savings and efficiency advantages.

TanazaOS will continuously be updated to deliver turnkey features, patch vulnerabilities, and drive security and stability.

Keep in mind: TanazaOS will not replace the previous Tanaza all-in-one product.

TanazaOS is specially designed around four 
main features:
 

 

  • Self-provisioning

  • Centralized configuration

  • Multi-site network management

  • Remote monitoring


Save the date.

February 

TanazaOS website goes online. 
TanazaOS interactive demo tool will go live.  Test out the new product and learn more about the available features.

March 

Official launch of TanazaOS!
TanazaOS will be available for trial and purchase.

Coming soon: TanazaOS, the new cloud-management platform for WiFi networks

Be the first to discover the new TanazaOS software, schedule a demo with one of our consultants.

Get updates about TanazaOS’ features, exclusive information, and the release date.

List of TanazaOS features

Account management

Multi-sites management
Multi-organization management.
Share Organizations and Networks with multiple users
Inventory management at Organization level
Multi-language dashboard
Multi-timezone dashboard

Cloud platform

Hosted on AWS
Availability 99,99%
Fully responsive. All features are available on mobile

Network management
and monitoring

Unlimited creation of networks
Access point geolocalization on map
Real-time statistics (network, clients, bandwidth, APs)
Historical statistics of AP traffic & number of clients (last 7 days)
Top access points and clients by usage (last 24h, and 7 days)
Real-time access point load and memory monitoring
Email alert notifications when access points go offline
Remote Syslog server

Diagnostic tools

Ping tool
Blink LED

Access point management

Unlimited access point management
Access point local interface
Configure connectivity parameters via local web interface
Centralized network-wide configurations
Self-provisioning of access points
Auto-rollback
Scheduled reboot of access points
Hardware reset button disablement
Local web server disablement
Automatic selection of best channel
Fast roaming IEEE 802.11r/k/v
VLAN tagging
Remotely upgrade the firmware (in bulk)
MU-MIMO technology support

SSID management

Centralized SSID configuration
SSID Band selection
WPA2/WPA2 Enterprise authentication
SSID VLAN tagging

Client management

Max concurrent clients limitation
Isolate guests from LAN resources
Client isolation at SSID level (per access point)
Bandwidth control on a per-client basis

Integrations

External Captive Portal
RADIUS support for external captive portal
Cloud-based roaming for External Captive Portal
Support Tanaza Classic Hotspot Splash Page
Integrations with third party software

Built-in Hotspot

Built-in splash page hosted in the cloud
Easy-to-use splash page editor
Full customization of splash pages
Click-through login
Code-based login
Flexible terms and conditions with mandatory/optional items
Centralized splash page across multiple sites
Authenticated clients can roam across APs
maintaining authentication session

Support

Standard Customer Service Support
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Cloud management and splash page management for UniFi AP Outdoor

 

UniFi AP outdoor Ubiquiti Networks cloud management TanazaThe UniFi AP Outdoor includes two external antennas and a secondary Ethernet port for bridging.

It supports 802.11n MIMO, with speeds of up to 300 Mbps and a range of up to 183 m (600 ft).

Download the complete datasheet for this device (click here to download it – PDF format).

 

By making this device Tanaza Powered, you can:

  • Configure it from remote, cloud manage it, and receive e-mail alerts when the device gets disconnected
  • Create and assign up to 8 SSIDs  per AP and create a public hotspot with customized splash page
  • See real-time statistics

 

Click here to read the FULL FEATURE LIST of Tanaza powered UniFi Outdoor

 

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