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These online sessions offer XTran knowledge broken down into bite-sized chunks.
They will cover a range of topics, from beginners to advanced levels.

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Please mark the sessions you would like to attend. The content of the morning session (AM) is identical to the content of the afternoon session (PM). Questions? Send an email to
Note: Detailed information of these sessions are listed further below.
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Upcoming Brown Bag sessions
  • (finished) Session 1: First steps with XTran (beginner)
    In this session we go through the steps to bring brand new XTran equipment alive. From 'unboxing' the nodes to provisioning your first connection over the network. It includes the few hardware settings that are needed, then the installation and first start-up of the TXCare NMS, to proceed with the preparatory actions to take, and finally the first connection. This session is intended for new operators, or other people interested in how easy it is to go from a set of new XTran nodes, to a functional network.

  • (finished) Session 2: A tour through TXCare (beginner)
    In this session you will see the different functions offered in TXCare, the NMS of XTran. How to use XTran to provision the network, be it from scratch, or just applying some changes. And how to use it to monitor an existing network, to manage the firmware versions, or to access the user documentation. All this, and much more… So if you are new to TXCare, you don’t want to miss this session !

  • (finished) Session 3: What's new in R4.3? (intermediate)
    We recently released our new version of XTran : release 4.3, with some new features. In this session we discuss the changes and improvements we did with respect to the previous release, R4.2. We added new ways to upgrade your network to newer firmware in a more gentle way. We also added new ETS'es to our portfolio, and more functions to control them via TXCare. And new multiplexing options for your legacy applications.

  • (finished) Session 4: Setting up and tuning a CES service (beginner)
    The main focus of this session is first to set up a simple E1-service and show the basic parameters. In a second step we will explain how more advanced parameters can influence service characteristics as delay or bandwidth and how you can finetune a service to achieve constraints as set out by your customers. It is intended for new operators,

  • (finished) Session 5: Setting up an Ethernet Service (beginner)
    You are able to create a simple service, as seen during the first session in this series. But now you want to know more options of such an Ethernet connection. Include all types of Ethernet ports, explaining the settings for Quality of Service, using different types of tunnels, etc. ... If you are new to TXCare and XTran, and you want to add new Ethernet services, or change existing ones, then this session if for you !

  • (finished) Session 6: How to add external devices to TXCare (advanced)
    We will demonstrate how ETS-devices (as an example of external devices) can be connected with an XTran network and how they can be integrated in TXCare for further monitoring. Apart from the physical wiring, it involves the creation of specific (Ethernet) services, protocols, monitored links and the integration of the external device type in the TXCare. This session is intended for experienced operators.

  • (finished) Session 7: Adding a node in the network (intermediate)
    In this session we will explain how to add a new XTran node to an existing XTran network. This node can be a spur node or we can insert a node between 2 existing nodes. We will also discuss the procedure when SNMP V3 passwords & device IP ranges have been modified. The session is intended for operators who have experience with setting up nodes and TXCare databases.

  • (finished) Session 8: Traffic Engineering explained (advanced)
    This is the session where we will explain the settings applied in XTran to guarantee the bandwidth for the Ethernet and legacy services. Some knowledge with TXCare, and experience with Quality of Service is recommended.

  • (finished) Session 9: Securing your XTran network (beginner+intermediate)
    Which measures should you take to secure the XTran network and the TXCare NMS ? From easy ones to more sophisticated ones, we list it up here.

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