Chariot Launches HRN Network

Australian listed ISP Chariot Internet has released its new High
Reliability Network (HRN) technology, which the company expects will allow
Australian businesses to have the same levels of Internet reliability and
security enjoyed by international military organisations.

HRN will be targeted at both the government and corporate sectors, and
represents the pursuit of the company’s prospectus to increase and expand
its services base.

The HRN network involves the construction of a whole new Internet
network based on various geographical positions around Australia. Data is
replicated electronically between the sites so that if one fails there is
minimal disruption to the service as the remaining site ‘picks up the
load’.

The load sharing feature of HRN enables clients who are local users to a
site to dial in directly rather than connecting via the Internet. “These
design features will make it possible for Chariot to offer quality of
service guarantees on its delivery system,” said Chariot managing director
Gary Chua. “Our goal is to offer 99.999 per cent availability, the highest
level of delivery achievable even on mission critical systems such as
banking.”

The company believed the individual Internet and similar network
requirements of both governments and business had been generally overlooked
with the growth of ISPs.

“Government and business clients generally have to compete with domestic
users for ISP bandwidth,” said Chariot managing director Gary Chua. “They
end up being treated as just another customer and receiving the same
service that is provided to the home user,” he said.

Mr. Chua said the new HRN network was being built from the ground up and
would not share any of the components or data pathways already used on
existing Chariot networks.

Primary access paths for the HRN will be built on top of Chariot’s
current infrastructure with backup from alternative systems. The company
also proposes to further extend the HRN capability internationally by
installing a third path via satellite.

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