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qX25 SOFTWARE FOR ARTIC
qX25 software is an open-architecture implementation of
the X.25 protocol for ARTIC communication cards that reside in
servers and workstations. Versions of qX25 are offered for Linux,
Windows NT/2000/XP operating systems.
OF qX25 FOR ARTIC CARDS:
Supports Linux, Windows NT & 2000/XP operating
Offloads X.25 processing from the server or workstation
to ARTIC communication cards
Data rates up to 64 Kbps
Simultaneous Permanent and Switched Virtual Circuits
Packet size up to 1024 bytes
Fast select calls
Operates as DTE or DCE
Open architecture API allows use of ARTIC card for
Includes I/O driver compliant with CCITT's X.25
Access to all X.25 facilities
User selection of numerous X.25 operational parameters
Tasks written with standard C compilers run on host
server or workstation
Enables access to standard C library functions and
host memory from ARTIC tasks
Packet and frame diagnostic trace
Includes symbolic debugger and realtime analysis
Gathers & displays frame and packet level statistics
Compatible with many ARTIC cards
Other Quadron software can run simultaneously on
the same ARTIC card.
|Putting ARTIC to work
qX25 implements the CCITT standard link and network layer, packet-switching
X.25 communication protocol. The I/O-intensive processing required
by the X.25 protocol makes it ideal for offloading from the host
PC onto the ARTIC card. All levels of X.25 operate as a single
ARTIC task, and require no host resources beyond initialization.
This implementation utilizes the power of multi-tasking, concurrent
processors to give you capabilities beyond the reach of stock
X.25 network interface devices.
|Match your needs
qX25 software serves a wide range of needs, from simple to complex,
for OEMs, developers, and end users who need customized X.25
protocol links. Since qX25 is an open architecture implementation,
users can have as much or as little control over X.25 procedures
as they desire.
simple applications, qX25 can manage the work for you by automatically
handling various non-data requests and confirmations used in
circuit setup and tear-down. Outgoing data being sent as logical
records by an application can be automatically packetized by
qX25. And incoming data can be automatically reassembled by qX25
into logical records before being sent on to your application.
more complex needs, qX25 makes X.25 facilities available to programs
running on the system computer. You can fine tune parameters
for frame, packet, time-out, and application interface levels.
Data packetization can be controlled by your own application
before being passed to, and received from, qX25.
|Serve different applications
flexibility inherent in X.25 packet-switched data has resulted
in worldwide use. Many have availed themselves to the economies
of public packet networks, while others have created their own
proprietary networks. Quadron's qX25 software is an ideal communications
application development vehicle that allows you to standardize
or customize X.25 to meet your needs.
|Cut development costs
worked hard to make it easy for you to save time and money. Development
is faster because you use industry-standard C compilers and don't
have to deal with low-level ARTIC code. It's faster to debug
because of Quadron's realtime symbolic debugger and statistics
monitor. And it saves money because multiple tasks and protocols
can run simultaneously on one ARTIC card.
|Combine qX25 with
other Quadron software
can use qX25 by itself or you can combine it with Quadron's qCF,
qCOM and qLAPB software (depending on availability for a given
operating system). Potentially, each ARTIC port could be individually
configured for a different protocol and different line speed.
With the addition of multi-tasking qCF,
you can develop other custom, multiple, concurrent tasks on the
ARTIC card. These ARTIC tasks use standard C library functions,
including PC disk I/O, expanded memory access, console output,
date, time, floating point math, and string manipulation.
Use our qLAPB to support standard
HDLC LAP-B protocol communication lines. Additionally, we have
qCOM, a basic asynchronous support
package. It can be used to access numerous devices that use async
lines-such as scanners, printers, bar-code readers, control monitors,
or modems that connect to remote computers.
with sample programs supplied with the software, many programmers
who are familiar with X.25, C and their operating system can
immediately begin to develop ARTIC applications. If it's needed,
however, free technical support as well as automatic program
updates are available during the qX25 warranty period.
customers who wish to establish the strongest foundation for
development, Quadron offers a hands-on workshop for qX25. This
workshop is available either at our facility in Santa Barbara
or at a location of your choice. The one-day workshop is customized
to match your application and give you a comprehensive view of
qX25 and ARTIC. It essentially provides an accelerated jump on
develop and run qX25 applications, you will need:
Quadron qX25 Developer's Toolkit
Quadron qX25 Runtime Support
For Windows NT/2000/XP the Developer's Toolkit and Runtime Support
are separate packages. For Linux, they are consolidated into
Windows NT and Windows 2000/XP
you will also need:
Microsoft C Compiler version 6.0 or Visual C++ version
1.52 for the ARTIC
Microsoft Visual C++ version
for the host PC
addition to a host server or workstation, there are several groups
of ARTIC communication cards that can be selected. For Linux,
only PCI-bus cards will work. Contact Quadron for details.
|How to order
Windows NT, OS/2 and DOS, there are two qX25 components, the
Developer's Toolkit and the Runtime Support, both of which are
needed to create a communications solution. For Linux, there
is only one component. Note that OS/2 and DOS come bundled together.
on your operating system, order the following:
# 5200 --- qX25 for Linux
# 9302 --- qX25 Developer's Toolkit for Windows NT
Part # 9202 --- qX25 Runtime Support
for Windows NT
# 8302 --- qX25 Developer's Toolkit for Windows 2000/XP
Part # 8202 --- qX25 Runtime Support
for Windows 2000/XP
|How to order ARTIC
also maintains a stock of ARTIC cards and components for sale
and immediate delivery. Our technical sales people will help
you select the combination that best suits your particular application.
|How to learn more
technology has been our only business since Quadron was founded
in 1986. Since then, we've been assisting people with stock and
custom software, training, and the finest ARTIC development tools.
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fax us any time.