Aerus Service Delivery Platform

The Aerus Service Delivery Platform (SDP) brings together the benefits of distributed networking and cloud computing to deliver services for high quality video interactions that support any workflow.

The Aerus SDP uses a two layered approach for service delivery:

  1. The on-ramp service layer provides user access to:
    • High-quality video interactions for any workflow
    • Robust interoperability with traditional video conferencing solutions as well as WebRTC-enabled browsers
  2. The on-demand service layer extends the onramp service by providing access to additional services accessible via integration or via APIs to support specific workflows

Distributed client-server architecture

The Aerus SDP uses a distributed client-server architecture that operates on non-proprietary hardware. There are two types of applications that enable Aerus service delivery:

  1. The Aerus client SDK provides users with a range of multi-platform clients – for use with access appliances from mobile to dedicated purpose-built rooms – all with a common natural user interface for access to the onramp service layer.

    An essential component of the Aerus client SDK is the Aerus Media Engine, which is key to the high quality experience, the flexibility and the robust interoperability of Aerus Service.

    The Aerus client SDK preserves a high-quality experience across the range of clients by adapting the behavior of the Aerus Media Engine to each device’s available hardware resources and operating system capabilities.

    All Aerus clients establish connectivity with at least one Aerus access server for service access.

  2. Aerus access servers are hosted or virtualized to securely deploy and administer the complete Aerus service. There are three types of Aerus cloud deployment servers to be used accordingly in supporting any deployment scenario:
    1. Aerus datacenter servers, which have two primary components:
      • The Aerus OnRamp Engine establishes connectivity with Aerus clients and provides:
        • Central administration for Aerus deployment
        • Media stream switching capabilities for significant bandwidth reduction
        • User identity and presence
        • WebRTC browser interoperability
      • Aerus on-demand access interface provides users access to on-demand service applications via two types of an integration points:
        • Aerus API - purpose-built applications for Aerus that interface with a JSON interface provided by the Aerus REST API
        • Interoperability - existing stand-alone solutions that interoperate with the Aerus SDP

    2. Aerus campus server, which can be placed on a local area network with multiple Aerus clients to provide:
      • The entire campus with a secure connectivity and a secure route for media traffic to the Aerus datacenter servers
      • Significant bandwidth efficiency for external access links by preventing transmission of data up to the Aerus datacenter servers and back down again for sessions with more than one Aerus client present from the same network
    3. Aerus edge server, which can be placed within the DMZ or at the edge of a local area network that has multiple Aerus clients to provide:
      • The entire campus with a SIP/H.323-aware firewall for external communication
      • Significant network path efficiency for deployments with geographically dispersed Aerus clients by allowing media between each client to flow directly between each other rather than through an Aerus datacenter server. This delivers a more natural user experience, free of awkward pauses due to high network latency

Flexible cloud deployment modes

To offer the deployment flexibility needed to support any organization’s IT strategy and security policies, access to the Aerus SDP is sold as a service for public, private, community and hybrid cloud deployment.

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