FarSync X.25 Adapter Range Feature Comparison

FarSync X.25 PCI, USB and PCMCIA card range

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

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

Product Range Overview

The FarSync X.25 range of adapters have been developed to provide very high performance X.25 connectivity for Linux, Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, Server 2012 and Server 2008.

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, RS232, 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 RS232, X.21, V.35, RS449, RS530 and RS422 and is line powered.

The PMC adapters can support 2 ports and are capable of driving each line at speeds of over 2,048 Mbits/s with support for RS232, X.21, V.35, RS449, RS530 and RS422 network interfaces.

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 4 product ranges, the T-Series Universal PCI and PCI express adapters, the Flex USB Series and the PMC Series. See product range for more details.

Watch our informative video about FarSite's X.25 and XOT products


Example Applications

The FarSync product range is suitable for connection to all types of X.25 network, including access via the ISDN D channel, Dialup X.25 and leased lines. Many many thousands of FarSync X.25 adapters are in use today all over the world in a wide variety of applications including:

  • Private X.25 networks such as Lottery, Police, Customs, Military, Financial, Government and Airline
  • E-Commerce gateways for credit verification
  • Mixed X.25 and IP networks
  • Billing and Mediation
  • Satellite data feeds
  • SMS message gateways
  • X.400
  • X.25 multiport switch with XOT

Product Range

There are 13 adapters across the FarSync PCI T-Series, Flex USB series and PMC series product ranges. The adapters support E1 or X.21 (V.11), V.24 (RS232), 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 X.25 port.

PMC

  • FarSync X25 T2U-PMC-F 2 port PMC (PCI Mezzanine) X.25 adapter with front I/O
  • FarSync X25 T2U-PMC-R 2 port PMC (PCI Mezzanine) X.25 adapter with rear I/O

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 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 Gateways 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.

The FarSync XOT Runtime for Windows is available under product code FS9511.

FarSync XOT Runtime software for Linux 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 and Windows 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 PMC PCI / PCI-X (Universal PCI) PCI Express (PCIe)
Product Name FarSync Flex X25 FarSync X25 T2U-PMC-F FarSync X25 T2U-PMC-R FarSync X25 T1U FarSync X25 T2U FarSync X25 T4U FarSync X25 T4E+ FarSync X25 TE1 FarSync X25 T2Ue FarSync X25 T2Ee FarSync X25 T4Ue FarSync X25 T4Ee FarSync X25 TE1e
Product Code FS6100 FS6280 FS6281 FS6140 FS6240 FS6440 FS6446 FS6170 FS6250 FS6256 FS6450 FS6456 FS6155
Hardware Features
Adapter Bus Type
USB 3.0, 2.0 or 1.1
PMC (PCI mezzanine)

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

- Universal PCI -

PCI Express (PCIe)
Max Port Count 1 port 2 ports 2 ports 1 port 2 ports 4 ports 4 ports E1 Port 2 ports 2 ports 4 ports 4 ports E1 Port
Multiple adapters in a PC 8 or more Multiple: PMC site count dependant Multiple: PMC site count dependant 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more
Network Interfaces RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
Front and Rear I/O: RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
Rear I/O: RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
Unstructured E1 (G.703),
Fractional E1 (G.704)
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
RS232, X.21, V.35,
RS449, RS530, RS422.
Unstructured E1 (G.703),
Fractional E1 (G.704)
Line signal encoding NRZ, FM0, FM1, NRZI NRZ NRZ NRZ NRZ NRZ NRZ, FM0, FM1, Conditioned diphase, Manchester encoding N/A NRZ NRZ, FM0, FM1, Conditioned diphase, Manchester encoding NRZ NRZ, NRZI, FM0, FM1, Conditioned diphase, Manchester encoding N/A
Adapter Size N/A PMC card PMC card Half card Half card Half card Half card Half Card Half card Low profile half card Half card Half card Half card
Max Line Speed 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048Mbits/s > 2,048Mbits/s 64Kbits/s to 2,048 MBits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s > 2,048 Mbits/s 64Kbits/s to 2,048 MBits/s
Extra ESD Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Packets per Second > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps > 2000 pps
Approvals / Compliance Declarations EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
EN55022 class B,
CE, FCC class B, RoHS2
Operating Temperature range 0 to 55°C ambient air temperature -40°C to 70°C ambient air temperature -40°C to 70°C ambient air temperature 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. Wider temperature version available on special order. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. Wider temperature version available on special order. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. Wider temperature version available on special order. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. Wider temperature version available on special order. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. -20°C to +60°C temperature version available on special order. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature. 0 to 60°C ambient air temperature.
Internal/External Line Clocking Both Both Both Both (limited adapter generated range) Both Both Both (very wide range of internal clocks), Terminal Timing External line sourced Both Both (very wide range of internal clocks),
Terminal Timing
Both Both (very wide range of internal clocks),
Terminal Timing
External line sourced and external input
Cables Order separately not supplied Order separately Order separately RJ48 cable included RJ48 cable included
Software Features
X.25 software Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
IP over X.25 module

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes 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 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 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,
4095 per line with high capacity pack
254,
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
254,
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,
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
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 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 Included Included Included Included Included
On-Line API Reference
Manuals
Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
C,  Java, Delphi and
Visual Basic sample programs
Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
X.25 High Capacity Pack Supported Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XOT option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
32 and 64 bit support on Windows and Linux Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating Systems
supported

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux

Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012.

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012.

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012.

Linux
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,
Windows Server, 2003,2008 and 2012

Linux


16-Jan-2017