A OAIBOX includes both hardware (HW) and software (SW) solutions. The hardware depends on the OAIBOX model (40, 200 or 400) and is described here. The software includes the latest stable versions of the OAI CN5G + OAI gNB, and the OAIBOX Dashboard Premium version. All OAIBOXes come with a set of hours and a dedicated channel for technical support. The OAIBOX Dashboard has two versions, Premium and Free. The Premium version is included with any OAIBOX model and provides a set of features to facilitate the real-time monitoring of the OAI CN and RAN metrics. The Free version, on the other hand, can be configured to run on your own OAI 5G testbed, but supports less features than the Premium version.
Our experience tells us that some OAI users face challenges in selecting the best HW configuration to run OAI with optimum throughput and stability. OAIBOX was designed to be a compact, portable, and cost-effective solution. Our OAIBOX solution includes a COTS UE, from Quectel, with a 5G SIM card already configured for a plug-and-play setup experience, nonetheless other COTS UEs are also supported (e.g., iPhone 14). OAIBOX currently has the world record of over-the-air 5G SA throughput using OAI.
The OAI project team is doing an excellent job in developing and testing advanced features of the CN and 5G RAN, with an ambitious roadmap. Usability, however, had not been a top priority. Therefore, we have developed OAIBOX Dashboard, a web-based dashboard that facilitates the real-time monitoring of CN and RAN metrics. Of course, you can complement your testing using the OAIBOX with other tools, such as Wireshark, for deep packet inspection and a better understating of the 5G protocol stack in a live test network (from the CN to the UE).
Yes, please get in touch with us. Our team of experts will assess the feasibility of your project requirements based on our deep understanding of OAI and manpower availability. We believe in honest communication and transparency as a foundation for successful project implementation.
Being open source, you can change the code to implement and validate your advanced R&D algorithms. The OAIBOX Dashboard works as an abstraction layer and will continue exposing the metrics, however, if mistakes are made when applying such changes, you can always recover the OAIBOX baseline configuration through a simple click in the OAIBOX Dashboard.
Yes. Before purchasing the OAIBOX, we invite you to register and follow our step-by-step tutorial to install the OAI software (OAI CN5G + OpenAirInterface5G). You can run OAI and the OAIBOX Dashboard Free version, even without any SDR HW, by using the OAI RFsimulator.
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