Slate XNS

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Introducing Slate XNS

Slate XNS is a browser-based, user-friendly software used to model topologies, add streams and deploy configurations for TSN networks. Slate XNS schedules and configures any TSN standard compliant network/device.

Slate XNS is part of the Slate product line, which provides a comprehensive platform for OPC UA over TSN networks. These products allow the user to focus on the application, whilst Slate deals with everything below the surface.

Technical Specifications

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows 7, 10
    • Linux, Ubuntu 18.04
  • Requirements
    • Java - AdoptOpenJDK 8 for Windows or Linux Intel-based CPU
  • Topology builder
    • Browser based graphical user interface with central project storage and two operating modes:
    • - Graphical builder
    • - Table-based builder
  • Supported topologies
    • Line, star, ring, tree, ladder, line of rings, ladder of rings
  • Supported device types
    • Switches, endpoints or switched endpoints that support the following derived YANG models
  • Derived YANG models
    • IEEE 802.1Qbv Time Aware Shaping
    • IEEE 802.1Qcp Bridges and Bridged Networks (VLAN support)
    • IEEE 802.1CB Frame Replication and Elimination (Available 2020)
    • IEEE 802.1Qci Filtering and Policing (Available 2021)
  • Netconf
    • Netconf 1.0/1.1 client
  • Encoding
    • XML, JSON
  • Planning features
    • Support for different user defined constraints
    • – End-to-end latency
    • – Transmit window constraint (for time-aware streams)
    • – Utilization of two queues for non-/time-aware traffic
    • – Incremental planning mode enables adding of new data streams and new devices without affecting existing scheduled data streams
    • – Incremental planning mode enables adding of new receivers for existing scheduled data streams
  • Delivery package
    • GUI installer for Windows
    • Installation guide
    • User manual