FarSync X.25 Adapter Range Feature Comparison

FarSync X.25 PCI, USB and PCMCIA card range

FarSync X.25 PCI, PCIe, USB and PCMCIA Adapters Overview and Product Comparison

The FarSync X.25 product family includes a range of USB, PCI express, Universal PCI and PCMCIA X25 and XOT adapters and software developed to provide very high performance communications for Servers, PCs and Laptops running Linux, Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 and Vista

Product Range Overview

The FarSync X.25 range of adapters have been developed to provide very high performance X.25 connectivity for Linux, Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 and Vista.

The competitively priced 1, 2 and 4 port Universal PCI and 2 and 4 port PCI Express adapters in the range are capable of driving each line at speeds of over 2,048 Mbits/s with support for E1, RS232C, X.21, V.35, RS449, RS530 and RS422 network interfaces.

The 1 port PCMCIA adapter can utilise lines up to 512 Kbits/s with support for RS232C, X.21, V.35, RS449, RS530 and RS422 network interfaces.

The USB adapter can support 1 port up to 2,048 Mbits/s with network interfaces RS232C, X.21, V.35, RS449, RS530 and RS422 and is line powered

The X.25 software has a host of features including IP over X.25, a Sockets API, a Java API and an API to HDLC. A comprehensive development toolkit that includes many sample applications for each API is supplied as part of the product. Using the High Capacity Pack up to 4095 connections can be supported on each line. For Linux there is an option of XOT support.

A fully featured GUI multi-port Line Monitor and a Line Statistics application is included with the products.

There are 3 product ranges, the T-Series Universal PCI and PCI express adapters, the M-Series PCMCIA adapters and the Flex USB Series. See product range for more details.


Product Range

There are 8 adapters across the FarSync PCI T-Series, Flex USB series and PCMCIA M-Series product ranges. The adapters support E1 or X.21 (V.11), V.24 (RS232C), RS530 (RS422) and V.35 type network connections. See on the pages for the individual adapters for more detailed information.

Universal PCI

PCI Express (PCIe)

USB

  • FarSync Flex X25 a USB line powered intelligent adapter supporting 1 synchronous X.25 port

PCMCIA

  • FarSync X25 M1P v2 a PCMCIA 1 port PC adapter suitable for Laptops and other PCs using PCMCIA slots.

Application Development

Application developers have a choice of APIs. An API selector guide is provided assist the developer in choosing the most appropriate interface. The Developers Toolkit is included with the product, it contains sample applications and full documentation to fast track your development process. Free email and telephone support is provided to application developers using the APIs.

Sockets API - X.25, XOT and ISO Transport - available on: Linux and Windows

The Sockets API is extremely popular as a simple, powerful, easy to use API to access TCP/IP communications networks. The Sockets support for the FarSync X.25 and XOT products retains this ease of use and also allows the special features of X.25 and ISO Transport classes 0 to 3 to be accessed. Documentation and a wide variety of sample applications are provided. Applications using the .NET framework can use the Sockets interface. Further details on the Sockets API

Java API - X.25 and XOT - available on: Linux and Windows

The Java API allows applications written in Core Java Software (J2SE) and Enterprise Java Software (J2EE) easy access to the functions and features of X.25 and XOT offered by the FarSync X.25 adapters. Full documentation and sample applications are provided.

HDLC API - LAPB - available on: Windows

Easy to use API to access Lapb layer 2 (HDLC). This interface allows X.25 layer 3 to be completely bypassed. An example application in C is provided.

NCB API - available on: Linux and Windows

A legacy API for the FarSync X.25 products providing compatibility with older version of the products only.


FarSync XOT Extension for Linux and XOT Runtime

The XOT extension allows applications using the same API to transmit data over XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP). TCP/IP is normally routed over Ethernet on PCs and Servers. The XOT support is compatible with FarSite's FarLinX X25 Gateway and also other manufactures XOT products. The XOT and X.25 interfaces can be used simultaneously.

The FarSync XOT Extension for Linux is available under product code FS9508, it should be ordered at the same time that the FarSync X25 adapter is purchased, although a retrofit is possible.

FarSync XOT Runtime software is also available that allows XOT to run over the PCs standard TCP/IP connection.


TCP/IP over X.25

The IP over X25 support supplied on the CD-ROM as part of the standard product enables Linux, Windows XP, 2000, Server 2003 and Vista PCs to run the IP protocol over an X.25 network.

IP over X.25

FarSync X.25 adapter specification product comparison overview
Features can vary between the Linux and Windows implementations
USB PCMCIA PCI / PCI-X (Universal PCI) PCI Express (PCIe)
Product Name FarSync Flex X25 FarSync X25 M1P v2 FarSync X25 T1U FarSync X25 T2U FarSync X25 T4U FarSync X25 TE1 FarSync X25 T2Ue FarSync X25 T4Ue
Product Code FS6100 FS6133 FS6140 FS6240 FS6440 FS6170 FS6250 FS6450
RoHS Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hardware Features

Adapter Bus Type
USB 2.0 or 1.1

PCMCIA - PC Card

PCI / PCI-X 32 and 64 bit bus PCI 2.2 compliant

- Universal PCI -

PCI Express (PCIe)
Max Port Count 1 port 1 port 1 port 2 ports 4 ports E1 Port 2 ports 4 ports
Multiple adapters in a PC 12 or more 2 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more
Network Interfaces RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
Unstructured E1 (G.703),
Fractional E1 (G.704)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
RS232C, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530 (RS422)
Adapter Size N/A Type II PC Card Half card Half card Half card Half Card Half card Half card
Max Line Speed 2,048 Mbits/s 512 Kbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048Mbits/s 64Kbits/s to 2,048 MBits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s
ESD Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes YES Yes Yes
Data Packets per Second > 2000 pps > 500 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps
Approvals EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B
Internal/External Line Clocking Both Both Both (limited adapter generated range) Both Both N/A Both Both
Cables RJ48 cable included
Software Features
X.25 software Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
IP over X.25 module

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
X.25 CCITT Compliance 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88 1980, 84 & 88
DTE/DCE Operation Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select Both & Auto Select
Max SVCs / PVCs
(all types)
254,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254 254,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254 per line,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254 per line,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254 per line,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254 per line,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
Data Packet size range 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096 16 to 4096
X.25 Developers Toolkit Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
On-Line API Reference
Manuals
Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
C,  Java, Delphi and
Visual Basic sample programs
Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
X.25 High Capacity Pack Supported Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XOT option (Linux only) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating Systems
supported

Windows XP,
Windows Server, 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux

Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003

Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux

Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux
Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux
Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux
Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008,
Vista

Linux
Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows, Server 2008
Vista

Linux


FarSync X25 T and M Series Product Range and compatible Cables
Product Name Photos Description Product
Code
Adapters and Software - FarSync X25 T1U, T2U, T2Ue
FarSync X25 T1U
FarSync X25 T1U
Intelligent 1 port Universal PCI-X X.25 adapter (X.21, V.35, RS232C, RS530, RS422) with software drivers for Linux, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008 FS6140
FarSync X25 T2U
FarSync X25 T2U
Intelligent 2 port Universal PCI-X X.25 adapter (X.21, V.35, RS232C, RS530, RS422) with software drivers for Linux, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008 FS6240
FarSync X25 T2Ue
FarSync X25 T2Ue
Intelligent 2 port PCIe (PCI Express) X.25 adapter (RS232C, X.21, V.35, RS530, RS422) includes software for Linux, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008 FS6250
Cables for the FarSync X25 T1U, T2U and T2Ue
UCR1
UCR1
Single RS232C (V.24, X.21bis) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6061
UCX1
UCX1
Single X.21 (V.11) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6062
UCV1
UCV1
Single V.35 DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6063
UX35C
UX35C
Single V.35 special DCE cable where the DCE generates clocks, female connector, 1.5 metres. Suitable for the T1U, T2U and T4U only. FS6095
U530
U530
Single RS-530 (EIA530, RS422) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6064
UXD1
UXD1
Single cable to connect direct to a Nortel DMS100 (NTFX35AA), 1.5 metres FS6069
Adapters and Software - FarSync X25 T4U, T4Ue
FarSync X25 T4U
FarSync X25 T4U
Intelligent 4 port Universal PCI-X X.25 adapter (X.21, V.35, RS232C, RS530, RS422) with software drivers for Linux, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008 FS6440
FarSync X25 T4Ue
FarSync X25 T4Ue
Intelligent 4 port PCIe (PCI Express) X.25 adapter (RS232C, X.21, V.35, RS530, RS422) includes software for Linux, Vista, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008 FS6450
Cables for the FarSync X25 T4U, T4Ue
MCX4
MCX4
Quad X.21 (V.11) DTE cable with male 15 pin D type connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6041
MCV4
MCV4
Quad V.35 DTE cable with standard MRAC-34 (brick) male connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6042
MCR4
MCR4
Quad RS232C (V.24) DTE cable with male 25 pin D type connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6043
The MTU4 conversion cable (detailed below) is available that allows cables listed above for the FarSync T1U, T2U and T2Ue to also be used
MTU4
MTU4
Quad port conversion cable 0.5 metres, allows UCR1, UCX1, U530, UX35C and UCV1 cables to be used FS6074
Adapters and Software - FarSync X25 M1P v2
FarSync X25 M1P v2
FarSync X25 M1P
PCMCIA X.25 1 port PC adapter suitable for Laptops and other PCs using PCMCIA slots running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 FS6133
Cables for the FarSync X25 M1P v2
QCR1
PCR1
Single RS232C (V.24, X.21bis) DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6085
QCX1
PCX1
Single X.21 (V.11) DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6086
QCV1
PCV1
Single V.35 DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6087
Q530
P530
Single RS530 (EIA-530, RS422) DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6088
Adapters and Software - FarSync Flex X25
FarSync Flex X25
Flex

USB X.25 1 port adapter suitable for PCs and Laptops with a USB connector running Linux, Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008 or Vista

 

FS6100
Cables for the FarSync Flex
KCR1
UCR1
Single RS232C (V.24, X.21bis) and RS530 (EIA-530, RS422) DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6011
UCX1
UCX1
Single X.21 (V.11) DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6062
UCV1
UCV1
Single V.35 DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6063
KC449
Single RS449 DTE cable, 1.5 metres FS6019
Special Purpose Cables for FarSync adapters
Null-MX
Null-MX
X.21 double shielded crossover cable, 15 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE.
Suitable for FarSync Flex, T-Series and FarSync M-Series adapters, see pinouts
FS6090
X21-EXT
X21-EXT
X.21 double shielded 15 metre extension cable, 15 pin D type female to 15 pin D type male connector FS6091
Null-MR3
Null-MR3
V.24 (RS232C) double shielded crossover cable, 25 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE.
Suitable for FarSync Flex, T-Series and FarSync M-Series adapters, see pinouts
FS6092
Null-MR4
Null-MR4
RS530 (RS422) double shielded crossover cable, 25 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE.
Suitable for FarSync Flex, T-Series and FarSync M-Series adapters.
FS6097
X.21-449-INT
X.21-499-INT
X.21 to RS449 DCE- conversion cable for use when FarSync adapter generates the clock, 0.5 metres, see pinouts FS6093
X.21-449-EXT
X.21-499-EXT
X.21 to RS449 DTE- conversion cable for use when the clock is externally generated (DCE Clock), 0.5 metres, see pinouts FS6094
Software Upgrades and Enhancements
FarSync X.25 High Capacity Pack for Windows X.25 software that allows up to 4,095 VCs (virtual connections) per port on Windows O/S's. Available for the FarSync X25 T1U, T2U, T4U adapters and the FarSync Flex X25. One copy required per adapter. FS9504
FarSync X.25 High Capacity Pack for Linux X.25 software that allows up to 4,095 VCs (virtual connections) per port on Linux. Available for the FarSync X25 T1U, T2U, T4U, T2Ue, T4Ue adapters and the FarSync Flex X25. One copy required per adapter. FS9505
FarSync XOT Extension

An optional upgrade to add XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP) with FarSync X.25 adapters on Linux.
A FarSync X25 adapter must be purchased with this product.

FS9508
FarSync XOT Runtime XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP) software for Linux includes API and Developers Toolkit FS9506

05-Oct-2011