StraightShaper Product Comparison

SmartShare StraightShaper™ is a hardware solution providing intelligent bandwidth management, guaranteeing all subscribers on the network a fair share of the available internet bandwidth. Users will experience trouble-free use of VoIP, video, SaaS, thin clients, cloud and centralized applications, while the ISP gets a more balanced backbone. Take a look at our product model overview and find the StraightShaper product that meets your needs.

Automatic Bandwidth Management
SmartShare StraightShaper is based on years of experience in developing network equipment for business-critical environments.

Utilizing the unique and patented User Load Balancing™ and Dynamic Quality of Service™ algorithms, the StraightShaper overcomes many of the problems of traditional QoS based appliances when it comes to installation and configuration ease. This allows the ISP to increase the oversubscription factor from the Access Concentrator to the backbone, as all subscribers will enjoy a good internet experience without being starved.

Dynamic QoS™ versus Traditional QoS
Traditional QoS solutions require manual configuration of both the ISP’s and the subscribers’ networks. Traditional QoS solutions are based on reserving bandwidth for expected use.

This creates a number of disadvantages: Firstly, configuring a subscriber’s network for specific QoS settings adds cost to the deployment. Secondly, reserved bandwidth is wasted when not in use. Thirdly, reserved bandwidth has a fixed size limit and can therefore be exceeded, resulting in a degradation of VoIP quality.

SmartShare Systems’ Dynamic QoS™ technology has none of these disadvantages. It processes all voice, video and data traffic dynamically on the basis of current needs, optimizing internet connection utilization without the need to reserve bandwidth that may never be used. In this way, you can save costs while guaranteeing service quality. The result is a core network that is easier to maintain, better quality ISP services, and increased subscriber satisfaction.

License Upgradeable
The StraightShaper products come in a variety of sizes according to the number of licenses needed.

All models can be upgraded as your subscriber customer base increases. This ensures that you still have room to grow while protecting your WAN optimization appliance investment.

Technical Specifications

Model Overview 300 4000 8000
Key Features
Bandwidth Management
User Load Balancing™
Dynamic QoS™
Deployment as transparent or router
Peer-to-Peer User shaping
Web Policy filter
Real-time statistics and charts
Health Monitor
Latency and packet loss monitoring
Traffic Logging (option)
VLAN support
DMZ support
Additional Features in Router Mode
NAT Router with public IP forwarding
IP Router
SPI Firewall
DHCP Server/Relay
Port forwarding
DNS Server
VoIP Support Includes
Skype for Business
Thin Client Support Includes
Microsoft RDP
Citrix ICA
Teradici PCoIP
Management and Usability
Plug and Play installation
LCD status display
Web-based user
SYSLOG and email alerts
Firmware upgradeable
License upgradeable
In-band or out-of-band management
Management access levels (user, administrator)
Reporting with company logo
No maintenance requirements
Model Overview
StraightShaper 300 4000 8000
IP devices 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 depending on acquired license 20 – 20,000 depending on acquired license 250 – 20,000 which can be acquired in 250, 500
or 1,000 IP devices
Throughput 60 Mbit/s 100+100 or 250+250 Mbit/s depending on acquired license 1+1 Gbit/s
Flows 25,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Chassis Fanless desktop 1U short depth 1U full depth
Power supply Redundant, 1+1 load sharing, hot-plug
Typical power consumption 4 Watt 30-35 Watt when using
2-6 Ethernet ports
75-85 watt when using
2-8 ethernet ports
Ethernet ports 2 6 8
Port speed and type 10/100, RJ45 10/100/1000, RJ45 10/100/1000, RJ45
Extension bays 2
Extension module types Quad RJ45, Quad SFP,
Quad SFP +, socket