FarLinX Connect Mini

A compact remotely manageable HDLC Bridge and TCP to HDLC Converter.

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Overview

The FarLinX Connect Mini is a multi mode HDLC bridging appliance. HDLC lines can be bridged securely across the Internet or other TCP/IP networks also data from a HDLC connection can be converted to be transmitted over a TCP connection.

All features are easy to securely manage from your browser. There are daily activity logs with a selectable level of detail, automatically archived on a daily basis. The SNMP support provides alerts for numerous different conditions including critical events such as line down and line up. A line monitor supplied permits analysis of the HDLC line.

Key Features

  • TCP to HDLC conversion with the route created statically or dynamically, handles a variety of modes including: character streaming and frame length defined
    HDLC ↔ Internet ↔ HDLC bridging including static or dynamic routing
  • LAN accessible HDLC line as a sharable remotely manageable resource
  • Choice of HDLC network interface connections: RS232 (V.24), V.35, RS422, RS530, RS449, X.21, RS485
  • HDLC line speeds up to 1 Mbps and over 1,200 frames per second each way
  • Line Monitor to view HDLC traffic for easy network problem diagnosis
  • 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


Product details

Statistics

The FarLinX Connect maintains a comprehensive set of statistics and activity counts. This information can be used to indicate the total loads on the bridge and also to give early warning of line performance problems and even misconfigured systems elsewhere in the network.

Logging

All connections setup through the Connect bridge can be logged. The logs are automatically saved on a daily basis. Old logs can be displayed as required. Log events can also be routed to a syslog to allow logging centrally and also permit real time viewing of the log.

SNMP

The Connect bridge supports SNMP alerts with 3 configurable levels. Alerts can be issued for connections, disconnections, connection routing errors, line up and line down events and many more.

System Upgrades

Upgrades to the firmware can be remotely and securely uploaded to the appliance to allow the latest revision firmware to be used. Rollback to a previous version is supported.

Built in HDLC Line Monitor

The FarLinX Connect includes downloadable Line Monitor software installable onto a Windows PC. This allows HDLC traffic to be recorded and displayed in real time. Multiple FarLinX Connects and FarLinX Gateways can be monitored simultaneously. Support to allow the popular Wireshark line monitor to record and display the HDLC and TCP/IP is also included.

Line monitor data frame display
Line Monitor showing a trace of an HDLC line

This very useful feature allows Network Managers and System Installers to locally or remotely analyse, and rapidly diagnose, problems that may occur on the HDLC lines without the need for expensive external line monitors.

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


Order Information

FarLinX Connect Mini - Order Information
Product NameDescriptionProduct Code
FarLinX Connect Mini

1 HDLC line Bridge supporting HDLC to TCP/IP conversion and HDLC bridging across TCP/IP. Compact solid state appliance.

FL2751N