Until January, 2000, a company called
Simpact designed, manufactured, and marketed
data communications servers that link IP networks to
legacy and specialty WANs. With over 25 years of experience and
more than 10,000 installations worldwide, Simpact was the leading
supplier of legacy and specialty protocol solutions for
Protogate is a descendent of Simpact, sharing many of the
same employees and customers. We at Protogate are committed to
continuing to develop
hardware and software to satisfy all data-transport needs.
Most of us were long-time
employees of Simpact, and have in-depth knowledge of Simpact's
products. Together we provide Protogate with expertise in every
product which was being supported by Simpact, as well as in the
products we've developed since Simpact closed.
Protogate's customers cover a wide
range of Fortune 1000 companies, including financial data service
providers, banks, telcoms, airlines, and utilities. We also
supply government agencies and military organizations throughout
Freeway Data Communications Servers
The Freeway line of programmable data communications servers provide
multiprotocol WAN-to-LAN connectivity. Freeway servers interface with
a broad range of computer platforms including IBM, NT, DEC, HP and
Sun systems. When used with Protogate's Message Switch software, Freeways
can provide a smooth, phased migration path from serial-line WAN data
transport to IP data transport.
Protogate's intelligent communications processor boards (ICPs) provide
high-speed real-time data communications.
ICP boards are the component of our Freeway servers which perform
the low-level serial-protocol data handling.
If you do not need or want a Freeway server, we offer ICP boards
as separate products which can be installed into the PCIbus of your own
Protogate's engineers have developed the industry's most extensive library of
legacy and specialty protocols, to satisfy many LAN-to-WAN networking
Our library contains over 100 protocols, which cover
every major industry, including financial data services,
transportation, manufacturing, utilities, government, and the
Protogate offers training classes, either at your site or at our
company offices in San Diego, to instruct your engineers
how to use our products.
These classes cover everything from how to retrieve WAN data from a Freeway,
to how to implement your own custom serial protocol.
Protogate offers a complete line of professional services including
project development, installation, and ongoing maintenance.
Protogate Engineering Services also provides custom, turnkey networking
We specialize in writing custom applications which run on our Freeway
to provide specialized data communication handling (store-and-forward
message services, cataloging, re-formatting, traffic accounting, etc.).
If you have special needs, please contact us for more information;
we'll be happy to talk to you about your requirements.
Protogate's customers include Fortune 1000 firms, government
agencies, the military, and commercial service
providers such as financial institutions,
utilities, telecommunications, and transportation
companies. Protogate also provides its technology
to industry leaders through integrators, VARs,
and OEM providers. Below is a partial listing of
Bank of America
Bank of New York
Byte Size, Inc.
Chicago Stock Exchange
EG&G Defense Materials
Fleet Boston Financial
Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Lawrence Livermore Labs
Litton Data Systems
The Logical Company
Midwest Computer Support
Potomac Electric Power
Radar Agency (Iceland)
RS Information Systems
Sandia National Labs
Software & Services S.r.l.
Standard Chartered Bank
Union Bank of California
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Dept. of Defense
(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Wachovia National Bank