NITOS Future Internet Facility is an integrated facility with heterogeneous testbeds that focuses on supporting experimentation-based research in the area of wired and wireless networks. NITOS is remotely accessible and open to the research community 24/7. It has been used from hundreds of experimenters all over the world. It is comprised of three different deployments, the Outdoor Testbed, the Indoor RF Isolated Testbed and the Office Testbed, which are depicted below:
The NITOS Outdoor deployment consists of powerful nodes that feature multiple wireless interfaces and allow for experimentation with heterogeneous (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE) wireless technologies. It is deployed at the exterior of a University of Thessaly's campus building and consists of 50 powerful nodes.
The NITOS Indoor deployment consists of 50 Icarus nodes that feature multiple wireless interfaces (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE) and is deployed in an isolated environment of a University of Thessaly's campus building. It is also equipped with directional antennas prototypes.
Office Indoor Testbed comprises of ten powerful second generation Icarus nodes. The nodes encapsulate heterogeneous technologies, such as WIFI, WiMAX, LTE, etc. and allow the experimenter to design and execute real life scenarios under a deterministic office environment.