Easy Access to Legacy and Specialty WANs
The Freeway® line of data communications servers allows client computers on TCP/IP LANs to connect with legacy and specialty WANs. Supporting a wide variety of protocols, Freeways enable client computers to access real-time data in virtually any networking environment, including financial data services, utilities, transportation, retail, government, and the military. Freeways are fully programmable with a flexible, modular design that can easily be modified to meet changing data communications needs.
Protocols for Any Environment
With over 25 years of legacy and specialty protocol experience, Protogate's employees have developed one of the industry's most extensive protocol libraries. Over 100 legacy and specialty protocols are available for use on Freeway servers, including X.25, HDLC, BSC, Async, financial market protocols, and a wide variety of military and radar protocols. A single Freeway can accommodate multiple protocols with a different protocol running on each communications board in the enclosure.
Multiple Processors for Maximum Throughput
Freeways are based on a multi-processor architecture and highly integrated server software. The WAN serial ports are managed by Intelligent Communication Processor boards (ICPs); each ICP has its own CPU and memory. LAN communications are provided by a powerful CPU on the motherboard which assembles WAN data into packets and distributes it to users on the LAN.
The Freeway family includes a broad range of models and configurations which can accommodate any size installation from small remote locations to large central offices. Freeway models support from 2 to 128 WAN serial ports of legacy and specialty data in a single enclosure. LAN options include Ethernet, Fast-Ethernet, and support for Dual Ethernet. Hot swappable power supplies are also available on some models.
Protogate supports more than 100 WAN protocols, including X.25, HDLC, BSC, Mode I (AUTODIN) and Mode II (AUTODIN), ADCCP, TADIL, SCADA, and many other protocols used by financial data services, airlines, utilities, transportation industries, the government and the military.
Partial List of Protogate Protocols
Freeway datasheet in Acrobat format (280KB)
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