FarSite Communications – Archived News

 

New product

FarSync T4Ee - our most advanced PCIe synchronous / asynchronous card released

FarSync T4EeThe FarSync T4Ee is a highly flexible PCIe communications card featuring 4 high speed synchronous / asynchronous / bisynchronous ports with NRZ, NRZI, Manchester Encoding, Conditioned Di-Phase, FM0 and FM1 line signal encoding, fully flexible clocking and a full range of interface signals for RS530, RS449, RS232, RS485 (2 and 4 wire), V.35 and X.21.

At the centre of the card design is a FarSite Communication Controller, a high flexible CPLD that allows the extended range of communications facilities to be supported plus having the capability for further modes of operation to be added, including special or unusual protocols on a custom design basis. Line termination can be software configured line by line.

There is a very wide range of internal clock speeds that can be generated, up to 10 Mbits/s with a total card bandwidth of 64Mbits/s plus the capability for custom clock speeds to be supported through simple software configuration. The 5 clock generators on board permit very flexible routing of clocks between ports including multiplication or division of clocks speed while maintaining clock phase and feeding clocks from one port to other ports.

The card is the 4 port big brother for the 2 port FarSync T2Ee.

For further details see FarSync T4Ee, the card is available now, Contact us for further information.


New product

New products in the FarSync and FarLinX product ranges

 

The FarSync T4Ee, a 4 port high speed PCIe synchronous/asynchronous WAN card with NRZI, Manchester Encoding, Conditioned Di-Phase, NRZ, FM0 and FM1 line signal encoding, fully flexible clocking and a full range of interface signals for RS530, RS449, RS232, V.35 and X.21. The card is the 4 port big brother for the 2 port FarSync T2Ee.

A new addition to the FarSync BERT product range. The new BERT product will add:

Line speed measurement by measuring the lines round trip delay over a number of 'pings' and displaying results in a graph. Can be particularly useful for Wireless network performance.

Test of RS485 multi-drop networks including indicating which part of the cable is incorrectly wired

Support for custom test patterns, the test patterns can be captured from a line or configured by hand

Time based tests as well a Frame count based tests

The FarLinX Connect a multifunction device for handling HDLC lines. The HDLC lines can be bridged over the Internet of converted between TCP and HDLC, see the FarLinX Connect datasheet for more details.

Contact us for further information.


New feature

A dedicated website for FarSite's Internet of Things (IoT) product range

FarSite's wireless IoT products which can provide an ongoing maintained service as well as the hardware and software now have their own dedicated website. The new website format better suits the different nature of the products.

See the new IoT website.


FarSite Communications chosen to provide the first sensor technology deployment for the recently announced city scale Internet of Things network in Milton Keynes

The consortium of leading technology companies, UK Technology Catapults, Milton Keynes Council and the Open University have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a city-wide, open access, demonstration network for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The network will be based on the WeightlessTM communications standard. The consortium has chosen FarSite's netBinTM technology to be the first sensor system to be deployed in the network.

netBin fitted to a recycling binnetBin is an intelligent bin sensing system which monitors containers such as waste or recycling bins, so that only full bins are emptied. This reduces heavy lorry road traffic, pollution, congestion and transport costs as every collection is optimised; staff productivity is improved and the environmental problems of overflowing bins are eliminated. The low power, assured data delivery and long range attributes of the forthcoming Milton Keynes Weightless-based network makes it ideal for waste bin sensors, providing many years of maintenance free operation and flexible deployment. The netBin technology will be fitted to existing waste containers on-site, keeping the cost of installing the new technology to a minimum.

Steve Scott, Sales and Marketing Director at FarSite said "We have been working with the Milton Keynes consortium since mid 2013 to ensure that the netBin waste management system meets the needs of the city. I am delighted that the strength of our technical solution has been chosen as the first live deployment. I'm confident that the netBin system will add to the credentials of Milton Keynes as a smart and green city by reducing lorry traffic and eliminating unsightly, overflowing bins."

See more info on netBin


Neul and FarSite Communications announce co-operation for delivering early Internet of Things (IoT) applications

FarSite today announced their co-operation with machine-to-machine (M2M) networks developer, Neul Ltd.

FarSite is working closely with Neul to develop a range of M2M / IoT products using Neul's NT1001 module to communicate with NeulNETTM Low-Power, Wide-Area Networks (LP-WAN). The developments include:

  • netBin: An intelligent bin sensing system which monitors containers such as waste or recycling bins so that only full bins are emptied. This reduces heavy lorry road traffic and transport costs as every collection is optimised, staff productivity is improved and the environmental problems of overflowing bins are eliminated. The product is aimed at local councils and commercial waste handling companies. See more info on netBin.
  • Custom integration: FarSite is working with companies wishing to improve the capabilities of their products and services by connecting them to the NeulNET wide area wireless network which is optimised for IoT M2M operation to create highly cost effective, low maintenance smart products.

Steve Scott, Sales and Marketing Director at FarSite “We have been working with Neul for over two years to develop cost effective, smart, connected products. I’m delighted that FarSite has now become one of Neul’s first integration partners for the ground breaking NeulNET network. I look forward to many exciting product announcements in the future as a result of this partnership.”

“We’re excited to be working with FarSite to deliver the first applications on our LP-WAN networks” said Tracy Hopkins, GM Business Development, Neul, “FarSite is a trusted partner to a range of enterprises, delivering a variety of M2M applications. Leveraging Neul’s LP-WAN technology, we look forward to enabling the next wave of IoT applications together.”

About Neul
Based in Cambridge UK, Neul develops and supplies the technology to allow network operators to provide a scalable, low power network service to connect small, low-power devices to their online digital presence in the Cloud. The Neul vision is to bring about a revolution in the way devices and applications communicate, enabling the Internet of Everything.

Visit www.neul.com for more information.

Press information from:

Steve Scott, FarSite Communications. T: +44 1590 681288 E:

Ben Pattie, Hotwire T: +44 20 7608 4623 E: neul@hotwirepr.com


New product

FarSite introduces high speed BER Testing with the FarSync BERT HS Tester-USB

The FarSync BERT HS Tester-USB is the latest product in FarSite's BER Testing product line. Using hardware based test algorithms lines of over 16 Mbits/s may be tested using a variety of encoding methods. The major features are listed below:

Key Features

  • Synchronous lines tested at speeds up to over 16 Mbits/s with NRZ, NRZI, FM0, FM1, Manchester Encoding & Conditioned Di-phase line signalling
  • Asynchronous line testing up to 192Kbits/s
  • Hardware implemented BER test patterns and test operation reducing loads on the laptop and allowing higher speed operation
  • Tests lines using BERT (Bit Error Rate Test) ITU recommended test patterns
  • APIs for LabVIEW and Windows for test management
  • Operates in loopback or point-to-point modes including interoperation with other BER Testers
  • Connects to RS232, V.35, RS530, RS422, X.21, RS485 and RS449 network interfaces
  • User controlled error injection facility

For full product details see: FarSync BERT Tester-USB.

The product is available now, contact us for further information.


FarSite unveils new Weightless-capable product range at Weightless Summit

FarSite demonstrated prototypes of a new range of sensor systems compatible with Weightless Internet of Things (IoT) networks at the Weightless M2M summit in London. This new range of sensors and network modules will provide dependable, scalable connectivity for the development of low-powered remote devices able to communicate using ultra-modern Machine-to-Machine (M2M) data interfaces over Weightless networks.

To learn more about the initial products offered, visit the IoT sensor products page or contact FarSite.


New feature

FarSite's new version of the FarSync BERT Tester-USB now has APIs and many other new features.

Available and in stock now, the FarSync BERT Tester-USB can test synchronous and asynchronous lines.

Key Features

  • BER testing of synchronous or asynchronous lines from your Laptop, Notebook or PC using a very durable USB adapter
  • Tests lines using a set of BERT (Bit Error Rate Test) ITU recommended test patterns
  • Supports tests using NRZ, NRZI, FM0, FM1, Manchester Encoding & Conditioned Di-phase line signalling
  • APIs for LabVIEW and Windows for test management
  • Operates in loopback or point-to-point modes including interoperation with other BER Testers
  • Connects to RS232, V.35, RS530, RS422, X.21, RS485 and RS449 network interfaces
  • Line speeds from 15 baud to over 2 Mbits/s
  • User controlled error injection facility

New Features

  • APIs for LabVIEW and Windows for test management
  • Supports testing using Manchester Encoding & Conditioned Di-phase line signalling up to 2mbits/s
  • Improved interoperation with other BER Testers
  • Speed increase to 2mbits/s operation with NRZI, FM0 and FM1 modes
  • Asynchronous testing up to 192Kbits/s
  • Terminal timing support
  • Inverted receive data can be automatically detected and converted as required
  • Line data can be inverted to support lines where the balanced pair data lines may have been swapped over or the data supplied has been inverted
  • Audible Alerts on errors and loss of sync

For full product details see: FarSync BERT Tester-USB.

The product is available now, contact us for further information.


New Product

FarSite release a dual port PCIe bus version of it very popular BER Tester

Available and in stock now, the FarSync BERT Tester-PCIe can test 2 synchronous lines simultaneously to over 10Mbits/s. The FarSync BERT Tester-PCIe uses a low profile PCIe card and runs on Windows.

Key Features

  • BER testing of 1 or 2 lines from your PC using a dual port low profile PCIe adapter
  • Tests lines using a set of BERT (Bit Error Rate Test) ITU recommended test patterns
  • Supports tests using NRZ, FM0, FM1, Manchester Encoding & Conditioned Di-phase line signalling
  • APIs for LabVIEW and Windows for test management
  • Operates in loopback or point-to-point modes including interoperation with other BER Testers
  • Connects to RS232, V.35, RS530, RS422, X.21, RS485 and RS449 network interfaces
  • Line speeds from 100 baud to over 10 Mbits/s
  • User controlled error injection facility

For full product details see: FarSync BERT Tester-PCIe.

The product is available now, contact us for further information.


FarSite supports Weightless; a wireless protocol for the IoT (Internet of Things)

Weightless is a Machine to Machine (M2M) protocol for the wireless management of  IoT devices using unregulated whitespace frequencies (unused channels in the TV frequency spectrum).

Over the last 18 months the Weightless protocol, under the management of the Weightless SIG (Special Interest Group), has been transformed from an idea into a full specification. Version 1.0 of the specification is now close to completion. Weightless devices can have more than a 5 kilometre range and operate with very low power consumption and low cost. It has exceptional building penetration and with more than a 100,000 devices manageable from a single base station it allows networked devices to be used in ways that were not formerly possible. For more details see www.weightless.org.

For over a year, FarSite, a core member of the Weightless SIG, has been an active contributor to the development of the specification to ensure it not only meets the requirements of the many thousands of types of devices that will use it but also that it ensures efficient use of the available whitespace bandwidth.

Contact Steve Scott to find out more about Weightless and how we can help your company utilise the Weightless network capabilities for your requirements.

Tel: +44 1590 681288. Email:


New feature

FarSite Release version 3.2 of the FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux

FarSite has made a new release of the popular FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux software.

New features with version 3.2

  • Major speed improvements in data throughput, particularly using large numbers of sessions, now up to 160 Mbps
  • Full decode X.25 and higher level protocols available using Wireshark protocol analyser application
  • Private XOT facilities now passed to the application
  • PVCs greater than 256 now supported
  • Epoll supported
  • Improved API documentation

For full details on the product see FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux.

Existing customers of this product may download the new version from FarSite's FTP site, please contact us to do so.

 


Inspire 2012 - FarSite scoops the Exporter of the Year Award.

FarSite is proud to announce that it has won the Exporter of the Year Award at the annual Inspire Business awards. The award was sponsored by HSBC.

FarSite at the Inspire12 Business Awards
Directors Dermot Smith and Steve Scott with the Exporter of the Year Trophy

At the Inspire12 Awards Dinner, Directors Dermot Smith and Steve Scott went on stage to be presented with the award. Dermot said: "I am absolutely delighted for us to win this award, it has been an amazing evening. Over 90% of our product sales are exported, with China, USA and Europe in particular being major markets. We have a lot of exciting new products in development which we expect to open up even more markets for FarSite in the future."

The award was presented by HSBC Commercial Director Andy Brattesani who when presenting the award said: "The judges were impressed with FarSite's sustained progress and research and by the way they have demonstrated a real understanding of export opportunities."

The latest accolade follows FarSite's previous success in being awarded the Queen's Award for Export Achievement.


About FarSite
FarSite Communications Ltd., designs, develops and manufactures high quality, high performance WAN Communications Gateway Appliances and also communications adapters for PCs and Servers used in a business, government and military environments. The products include X.25 Gateways and adapters, synchronous cards, DAB/DMB connectivity, line test and monitoring products.


For further details at FarSite contact: Steve Scott

FarSite email:
FarSite telephone: +44 1256 336740
Address: FarSite Communications Ltd, 60 Tempus Business Centre, Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke, RG21 6XG, UK.


New Product

FarSite is delighted to announce the launch and immediate availability of a small footprint TCP to X.25 gateway which also has support for XOT and PAD connections.

FarLinX Mini Gateway

The FarLinX Mini Gateway is the smallest member of the FarLinX Gateway range - it can handle your smaller scale single X.25 line to TCP/IP migration requirements. It offers many of the same features as in the larger FarLinX X25 Gateway range but at a lower price, in a smaller footprint and lower energy consumption.

The Gateway supports XOT to X.25 switching, X.25 to TCP data translation and connection routing, TCP to XOT, a Triple-X PAD, and a Host PAD. All this is easily managed from your browser.

There are also daily activity logs with a selectable level of detail, automatically archived on a daily basis. The SNMP support provides alerts for a numerous different conditions including critical events such as line down and line up.

Key Features

  • TCP to X.25 data translation with a very wide variety of modes including: character streaming,
    RFC1006, Cisco RBP, APACS, ISO 8583, header stripping and parity conversion and many more
  • TCP ? X.25 and TCP ? XOT routing including: fixed routes, dynamic routing and PAD routing
  • Call routing between XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP) and the X.25 line
  • X.28 PAD option supporting Telnet and an async connection
  • X.25 Host PAD emulation support
  • LAN accessible X.25 line as a sharable remotely manageable resource
  • Choice of X.25 network interface connections: RS232 (V.24), V.35, RS422, RS530, X.21
  • 400 messages per second and up to 50 simultaneous connections (PVC, SVC)
  • Line Monitor (local or remote) to view X.25 traffic for easy network problem diagnosis
  • Optional support for TCP/IP authentication and data security using IPSEC
  • IP and IPv6 support
  • Browser graphical configuration, SNMP alerts for critical events and activity logging
  • Real time display of current connections, line performance, errors, connections and much more
  • Small rugged low profile all metal case, low power consumption

See full details FarLinX Mini Gateway.

The FarLinX Mini Gateway is available now, contact us for further information.


New feature

FarSite Release version 3.1 of the FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux

FarSite has made a new release of the popular FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux software. The version 3.1 release features:

  • Support for up to 4,095 simultaneous sessions, previously the maximum was 1,000.
  • The TCP/IP handling now includes support for IPv6 addressing.
  • TCP/IP keepalives now enabled by default and can be selected or deselected for each connection definition. Use of keepalives improves the response of the XOT to TCP/IP network problems, providing the Applications with earlier notification of network failures.
  • The non standard XOT keepalives used by some XOT implementations are also supported.
  • Supports version 3.0 kernels and the more recent Linux distributions by Redhat, SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware and Fedora.
  • Improved session establishment speed and data throughput performance.

For full details on the product see FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux.

Existing customers of this product may download the new version from FarSite's FTP site.


New Product

FarSite introduce a new synchronous 2 port low profile PCI express adapter with feature rich network interfaces

FarSync T2Ee

The new FarSync T2Ee PCI express adapter supporting 2 synchronous ports with a rich feature set previously only available on PCI cards. The main features are:

  • Low profile card, yet still supporting 2 synchronous ports, full and low profile brackets are supplied
  • Line speeds up to 10 Mbits/s
  • NRZ, Manchester Encoding, Conditioned Diphase, FM0 and FM1 line signalling
  • RS530, RS232C, V.35, X.21, RS422, RS449, RS485 network interfaces
  • Terminal Timing, dual independent clocks handling and soft configurable termination resistors on each port
  • HDLC and Transparent bitstreaming operation
  • Extra line interface protection for harsh environments
  • Full range of internally generated clock speeds thanks to a frequency synthesiser on each port
  • Drivers for Linux (big endian and little endian) and Windows
  • API support with the FarSync SDK Developers Toolkit

See full details FarSync T2Ee.

The FarSync T2Ee is planned to be available in May 2012, contact us for further information.


New feature

New Protocols and API enhancements for FarSync adapters

FarSite has made a major new release to the FarSync adapter support on Windows it includes:

  • A new easier and quicker to use API, FsWinAPI, implemented as a superset of the older SDCI API.
  • Bit streaming encoding and decoding now embedded in the driver for faster application development and improved performance, particularly at higher line speeds with it's intelligent adaptive buffering.
  • An API to LAPB, V.120 and G.704.
  • Support for 64 bit as well as 32 bit applications.
  • New external adaptive clocking support offered by the FarSync TE1e for E1 lines fully supported by the API. This is particularly useful for DAB and DVB operation.
  • FarSync Flex can now appear as standard COM port on Windows.
  • Additional sample applications.

The updated FarSync adapters and SDK software are shipping now with new orders. See FarSync SDK for further information.


ACTS becomes FarSite's Channel Partner for Taiwan

FarSite is proud to announce that Advanced Communication Technology & Solutions Corporation (ACTS) of Taiwan have become FarSite's products channel partner for Taiwan.

About ACTS
ACTS, an established company have very strong telecommunications and networking experience with a number of staff having a long history in the communications arena covering not just current technology but also legacy systems and integrating those systems with current network technology.
In addition to the supply of communications products ACTS are able to provide end to end system integration, planning and implementation and maintenance services.

For further details at ACTS contact Arthur Lee or Michael Chen

ACTS email: farsite_sales@acts-corp.com.tw
ACTS telephone: +886-2-2522-2122
Address: ACTS, 12F, 18, Sec. 1, Chang-An East Road, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
www.acts-corp.com.tw


About FarSite
FarSite Communications Ltd., designs, develops and manufactures high quality, high performance WAN Communications Gateway Appliances and also communications adapters for PCs and Servers used in a business, government and military environments. The products include X.25 Gateways and adapters, synchronous cards, DAB/DMB connectivity, line test and monitoring products.


For further details at FarSite contact: Steve Scott

FarSite email:
FarSite telephone: +44 1256 336740
Address: FarSite Communications Ltd, Tempus Business Centre, 60 Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke, RG21 6XG, UK.


New Product

FarSite releases 2 PMC (PCI Mezzanine) synchronous 2 port adapters

FarSite's range of high quality synchronous adapter continues to expand with the release of 2 synchronous adapters with PMC bus connections. These versatile industrial temperature range products meet the needs of military and other customers who require industrial specification products.

The products which are already in use by our customers in military applications can be conduction or air cooled.FarSync T2U PMC sync cards

The products with support for Windows and Linux include low level drivers that allows access to the communications features available in the hardware. The adapter can optionally use the host's standard TCP/IP protocol stack to allow access to IP based networks such as the Internet. The FarSync SDK provides a Developers Toolkit for the product. The Linux driver support little endian and big endian memory storage formats.

The PMC adapters will support 2 synchronous ports working at speeds of up to 10 Mbits/s. Two versions of the adapter are available - the FarSync T2U-PMC-R supporting rear I/O and the FarSync T2U-PMC-F
supporting both rear and front I/O
.

Both the front and rear I/O connectors can support RS232, X.21, RS530, RS422, RS449 and V.35 network interfaces.

Adapter carriers allow PMC cards to work in a cPCI or a VME based chassis.

For full details see FarSync T2U-PMC.

The FarSync T2U-PMC adapters are available now, contact us for further information.


New Product

Conditioned Diphase, FM1 and FM0 line signalling added to FarSync T4E+ adapter - 23 Jun 2011

FarSync T4E+

The FarSync T4E+ and FarSync X25 T4E+ adapters are now being supplied with Conditioned Diphase, FM0 and FM1 line signalling encoding in addition to the previously supported Manchester Encoding and NRZ.

The self clocking Conditioned Diphase, FM0 and FM1 all run at line rates from 1,200 baud up to 10Mbps on the adapter.

Initially just the Windows drivers support the new features, drivers for Linux will follow soon, look out for a later announcement on this. All FarSync T4E+ hardware being shipped from today will support Conditioned Diphase, FM0 and FM1 network signalling standards.

Contact us for more information.


New Product

A new PCI Express format E1 card with BNC and RJ48 connectors - 4 April 2011

FarSync TE1eFarSite has introduced a new PCI Express E1 card, called the FarSync TE1e it has all the same features as the PCI FarSync TE1 but in a PCIe format plus an external clock synchronisation through a SMA connector supporting external clocks speeds of 10Mhz, 5Mhz, 2.048Mhz and 1Mhz.. This makes the card particularly suitable for some DAB applications.

See the FarSync TE1e page for full details.

 

 

Contact us for more information.


 

New feature

Using LabVIEW with FarSync adapters - 19 January 2011

FarSite is pleased to announce that it has produced a LabVIEW example application that demonstrates how to use the FarSync adapter interface from LabVIEW. This allows LabVIEW applications to be quickly developed to communicate with the wide range of FarSync adapters and hence have access to the flexible communications interface support offered by these adapters.

The example VI (LabVIEW executable/program) will be included in the FarSync SDK.


New Product

FarLinX XOT Gateway- 13 January 2011

FarSite has introduced a new product to the FarLinX Gateway range, the FarLinX XOT Gateway. This new Gateway allows connections from TCP to be routed directly to XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP) this eliminates the need for the connection to be first routed through a physical X.25 link.

The product allows X.25 to be eliminated from one end of a mixed TCP/IP - X.25 network just leaving short X.25 lines to connect to legacy equipment thus reducing network complexity.

For more details see FarLinX XOT Gateway / FarLinX X25 Gateway.


New feature

FarLinX X25 Gateway - 13 January 2011

FarSite have introduced a whole range of enhancements for the FarLinX X25 Gateway with a major upgrade to the firmware. This new firmware version 2.4 is shipping on all new Gateways, older Gateways can also be upgraded with the new version of firmware.

New Features:

  • The Gateway can route directly between TCP/IP and XOT as a configuration option.
  • The Gateway performance and general responsiveness has been improved when running large numbers of sessions with a high X.25 packet load.
  • A Current Sessions activity page has been added, this displays the status of sessions currently in progress on the Gateway that can be sorted in a number of different ways.
  • New dynamic session mode XDRPD added which allows greater control and information on the status of the X.25 session than supported by the earlier DRPD mode. DRPD is still supported for backward compatibility.
  • X.29 Host support can now operate with DRPD and  XDRPD mode connections.
  • The Line Monitor support has been completely rewritten. The Line Monitor is now a standalone application that can be run on a local or remote LAN. This FSMon application can monitor multiple lines on multiple Gateways if required and traces can be saved for later analysis. The frame format is also compatible with the popular Wireshark so now Wireshark can be used to monitor the Gateway if preferred.
  • The activity and transaction logs can now be optionally sent to a remote machine for logging using the syslog mechanism.
  • A number of improvement have been made to the GUI to simplify the ease of configuration.
  • There have been improvements to existing sample applications and new ones added for customers using DRPD and the new XDRPD dynamic modes.

For more details see FarLinX X25 Gateway.


New Product

FarSync XOT Runtime for Windows - 24 August 2010

Allows an application written to use an X.25 line to use XOT (X.25 over TCP/IP) instead. No special hardware is required.

The FarSync XOT Runtime has been developed to provide high performance and very reliable XOT connectivity for system running Windows. Both X.25 SVCs and PVCs are supported with a maximum of 4096 simultaneous connections.

A comprehensive Developers Toolkit is included with the product.

The API is based on Sockets (compliant with Winsock2) and is compatible with the Microsoft defined X.25 Sockets API. Applications written to use the Microsoft X.25 Sockets API will work with the FarSync XOT product. It supports standard AF_ISO / ISOPROTO_X25 sockets used by a number of applications, such as MS-Exchange. It also supports the AF_X25 address family used by the applications written to use FarSync X.25 products.

Applications developed in most programming languages, including Visual Basic, Delphi, C++ and .NET applications, can use the Sockets API to FarSync XOT, and there is a Java Extension API supplied to provide access from Java applications.

FarSync XOT Runtime is supported on Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. Multi-processor, 32 and 64 bit systems are supported.

The FarSync XOT Runtime for Windows interoperates with the FarLinX X25 Gateway, FarSync XOT Runtime for Linux and other devices complying with the XOT standard.

FarSync XOT Runtime for Windows full specification

Availability

This product is available now, contact us for further information.


FarLinX X25 Gateway - now shipping in 1U case

FarLinX X25 Gateway

The FarLinX X25 Gateway mode range are now being supplied in a 1U high rack mountable enclosure. This new case supports the same number of WAN ports as the previous larger case but in a smaller volume, lower weight and lower running temperature for greater reliability than the previous model. A temperature activated fan is fitted as standard and a USB port on the back of the unit is now accessible.

The Gateway can now also be supplied in a -48 VDC version.

Full details on the FarLinX X25 Gateway.

The Gateway is being shipped with the 1U case from now.

Note: a limited number of the older FarLinX cases are available to existing customers who want to keep the same design for additional gateway's. This must be explicitly stated on the order.


New feature

FarLinX X25 Gateway - support added for E1 X.25 connections and Triple-X PAD access by Telnet and async ports - 14 Dec 09

FarLinX X.25 Gateway

FarSite announces a major expansion to the FarLinX X25 Gateways capabilities with the release of E1 and Async cards together with 2.3.5 firmware. The additional features are:

  • New Gateway model "FarLinX X25 Gateway-E1", supporting E1 carrier links in G.703 and G.704 configurations
  • A E1 upgrade option allowing X.25 over E1 support to be mixed with X.21, V.35, RS232C and RS530 (RS422) interfaces
  • Async option supporting Triple-X PAD in 4, 8 and 16 port versions
  • The Triple-X PAD support also accessible using Telnet
  • The async port supplied with all gateways can be used as a Triple-X PAD port
  • The Gateway can now handle over 2,000 simultaneous connections

DCE cables are now available as well as DTE

The new features make the gateway even more adaptable at seamlessly handling X.25 to TCP/IP transition, for full details see the FarLinX X.25 Gateway page.

Downloadable firmware version 2.3.5 is available to upgrade existing Gateway's from 2.2.8 onwards, for upgrading earlier versions of firmware contact us.

 

 


New Product Line testing with a BERT Tester that runs on your Laptop - 11 Dec 09

FarSite is pleased to announce a new product for line testing, a BER Tester that will run on your Laptop or Notebook PC. The BERT Tester product comes complete with a rugged adapter that connects to your Laptop's USB port and a set of cables for testing RS232, X.21, RS530 and V.35 network synchronous and asynchronous network connections.

The product is compact and ideal for test engineers who carry a laptop for their work.

FarSync BERT Tester
Example BERT Tester display on the Laptop

Main Features

  • Complete set of BERT (Bit Error Rate Test) line test patterns
  • BERT testing from your laptop, notebook or PC using a USB adapter
  • Supported on Windows 7, Vista and XP
  • Order the complete product or purchase individual components as required
  • Line speed range from 15 baud to 2 Mbits/s
  • Tests synchronous and asynchronous lines
  • Connects to RS232C, V.35, RS530 (RS422), X.21 and RS449 network interfaces
  • User controlled error injection facility

 

See the full FarSync BERT Tester details.


Meet FarSite at the Military & Aerospace Electronics Conference and Exhibition held on the 10th November 2009 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading, UK - 22 Oct 09

FarSite will be exhibiting its products on Stand 33 at the Military & Aerospace Electronics Conference and Exhibition which is being held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading, UK on the 10th November 2009,

On the stand you will be able to view FarSite's COTS products which we frequently supply for Military applications and also discuss with some of our Engineers and Sales force your requirements and the relative suitability of the products we supply.

Many of our long life time COTS communications products are supplied for Military applications all over the world including the US Military, UK Military and NATO, these are often supplied unchanged or in some instances customised for specific requirements. We supply a full, very economic customisation service if that is required.

For further details contact us.


New feature

FarSync X.25 products - new software releases for Windows and Linux - 27 Jul 09

FarSite has released new versions of the X.25 support for its FarSync card series running on Windows and Linux. The new software is shipping with the X.25 products now. The new releases are also available for download to allow existing customers to upgrade.

Windows

This major new release supports 32 and 64 bit Windows operating systems (Vista and Server 2008) and permits complete flexibility on the use of each of the ports of the FarSync adapters.

The IP over X.25 multi destination support allows IP to operate over an X.25 network without the need for all traffic to be funneled to a central IP router thus reducing the IP frame load across the X.25 network.

New Features Summary

  • Support added for Windows Vista 64 bit O/S and Windows Server 2008 32 and 64 bit O/S versions
  • E1 (G.703 and G.704) support provided by the new FarSync X25 TE1 product
  • IP over X.25 (RFC 1356) multi destination now supported, previously just a single IP address destination was handled
  • Utilises the Port Manager software to centralise control of all the FarSync adapters installed. This allows for example X.25 to be configured for one port and TCP/IP/PPP on another and transparent bitstream operation on another
  • Multiple FarSync Flex X25 USB adapters can be installed and Flex X25 USB hot plug in allowed
  • FarSync Flex X25 USB adapter and FarSync T-Series PCI cards can be inter-mixed
  • RS530 configurable network interface option on the FarSync X25 T1U, T2U, T4U, T2Ue and T4Ue adapters (was already supported on the Flex)
  • Wireshark can trace X.25 line activity in real time
  • The FSMON line monitor can record line traces in pcap (Wireshark compatible) format

Linux

New Features Summary

  • Support added for kernel versions 2.6.27 and 2.6.28
  • Particularly for developers on embedded systems a new version of the libxmldb.so file has been provided that greatly reduces the total size of a minimal X.25 installation where GUI configuration is not required. This is particularly useful where the software needs to be fitted in systems with minimal disk and memory size.

For further details see the FarSync X.25 product pages.


FarLinX X25 Gateway - A Line Monitor and TCP/IP authentication and encryption added - 4 May 09

FarSite has further improved the FarLinX X25 Gateway in firmware release version 2.2 by adding two new features, a line monitor and TCP/IP authentication and encryption using IPSEC.

Line Monitor

The Line Monitor, assessable from a browser allows the X.25 and XOT traffic to be recorded and displayed. This very useful feature allows Network Managers and System Installers to locally or remotely analyse and rapidly diagnose problems that may occur on the XOT or X.25 links without the need for expensive external line monitors.

The line traces can be saved and viewed later, for example in a customer support situation.

Encryption using IPSEC

The FarLinX X25 Gateway now supports the option of selecting IPSEC to provide communications security in IP networks. It can be especially important when public Internet connections are used for part of the communications path.

IPSEC operates between a pair of devices. Each must know details of the remote device in order to authenticate communications and successfully encrypt/decrypt data being sent and received. In the FarLinX X25 Gateway, the details of multiple partner Gateways can be configured. The pre-shared key used to authenticate is unique for each remote partner. Once authentication has completed an exchange of encryption keys takes place under the pre-shared key. The session key is used only for a single session.

For further information see FarLinX X25 Gateway product datasheet.

 

RS485 support added to the FarSync Flex - 5 Jan 2009

FarSync Flex

The FarSync Flex software and drivers on Windows and Linux can now support 2 wire RS485 operation. All existing FarSync Flex devices can be upgraded to support RS485.

RS485 Specification addition

Line type: 2 wire (half duplex) RS485; multi drop and single ended

Line speed: up to 512 Kbits/s

Signal modes: NRZI, FM1 or FM0

For further information see FarSync Flex spec


New product

PCI Express 2 port synchronous card the FarSync T2Ue - 10 Nov 08

FarSite have launched a 2 port synchronous PCI Express card for PCs and Servers.

The 2 port card adds to FarSite's PCI Express adapter range.FarSync T2Ue

The FarSync T2Ue (product code: FS4250) is supplied with support to interoperate with the Windows and Linux TCP/IP stack and also an API. A Developers Toolkit, the FarSync SDK (product code: FS9610) can be used to develop the application to use the API. The product is application level compatible with the FarSync T2U, applications developed for use with the T2U will work with the T2Ue. The full range of cables available for the T2U can also be used with the T2Ue.

See the full details on the FarSync T2Ue page

Contact us for further details.


Version 6.0 of the FarSync adapter test software available - 7 Nov 08

An updated set of test software for the FarSync range of adapters is now available for download.

New Features of Adapter Test Software version 6.0

  • Runs on 32 Bit DOS making it compatible with a much wider range of PCs.
  • Bootable ISO image for a CDROM available. Now you can use the ISO Image to create your own Bootable test CD making it a snip to quickly test the cards.
  • The 6.0 software tests a wider range of features supported by some of the FarSync adapter hardware.

Download from here


New product

FarSync WAN and FarSync OEM product ranges merged - 11 Sep 08

FarSite have merged the FarSync WAN and FarSync OEM PCI and PCMCIA products into a single product range supporting the features from both product ranges.

The FarSync WAN products which allowed the FarSync Synchronous card products to operate with TCP/IP have been merged with the FarSync OEM products to create a single product range with an API into the card for developers as well supporting operation under TCP/IP. The adapters can be configured to operate with TCP/IP or use the API. By providing both types of functionality in one product this simplifies for our customers the decision on which product to purchase.

The FarSync T4E now includes support for TCP/IP, this was not available before.

The Developers Toolkit has been split out into a separate purchasable FarSync SDK with support for all the FarSync adapters in the one SDK. One SDK is required for each engineer developing software for the FarSync adapter range. As part of the FarSync SDK package FarSite is providing great technical support to customers using the APIs from it's UK and Chinese offices.

See the Old to New product translation list below:

Old product name Old product code New product name New product code
FarSync WAN T1U FS8141 FarSync T1U FS4140
FarSync WAN T2U FS8241 FarSync T2U FS4240
FarSync WAN T4U FS8441 FarSync T4U FS4440
FarSync WAN TE1 FS8150 FarSync TE1 FS4150
FarSync WAN M1P v2 FS8133 FarSync M1P v2 FS4133
FarSync OEM T1U FS5140 FarSync T1U FS4140
FarSync OEM T2U FS5240 FarSync T2U FS4240
FarSync OEM T4U FS5440 FarSync T4U FS4440
FarSync OEM T4U+Async FS5441 FarSync T4U+Async FS4441
FarSync OEM T4E FS5444 FarSync T4E FS4444
FarSync OEM TE1 FS5150 FarSync TE1 FS4150
FarSync OEM M1P v2 FS5133 FarSync M1P v2 FS4133
FarSync Flex SDK FS9507 FarSync SDK FS9610

This brings the above products inline with the FarSync Flex and FarSync T4Ue products which were already combined in this way. The new products are being shipped from the 12th September.


02-Apr-2020