FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Tina Soules
Engage Communication, Inc.
(831) 688-1021; Tina@engagecom.com
Engage Communication Announces support for HDLC Over IP
APTOS, Calif., September 9, 2003 - Engage
Communication, Inc. incorporates the HDLC Over IP protocol
into the IPTube product line. WAN Protocols, such as PPP and Frame
Relay, that utilize HDLC framing are encapsulated within IP packets
for transport via Broadband IP services such as Wireless Ethernet,
Metropolitan Area Networks, Gigagbit Ethernet, and IP satellite
One of the most common layer 2 protocols
is HDLC. In fact, many other common layer 2 protocols are heavily
based on HDLC, particularly the framing structure of HDLC: namely,
PPP, Frame Relay, Cisco HDLC, SDLC, SS#7, AppleTalk, LAPB, and LAPD.
IPTubes with HDLCoIP connect to the leased
line interface, V.35/RS530/T1/E1, of an Enterprise's WAN Router
and encapsulate the HDLC frames into an IP Packet that is sent to
the remote site IPTube where it is presented to the remote WAN router
as the original HDLC frame. Enterprises are able to connect to broadband
IP services through their existing proven WAN infrastructure. Internal
Ethernet networks remain isolated and security services such as
Firewalling are maintained.
Broadband Service providers are able to transport
Enterprise Wide Area Network connections with inband management
of the Committed Information Rates. Service providers regulate the
Committed Information bandwidth with NX64k resolution. IPTubes connect
to the synchronous serial DTE interface of WAN equipment with very
flexible clocking. The IP Tunnel can also be utilized as a secondary
path for fault tolerant mission critical applications.
"IP Tubes with HDLC Over IP enables
interconnection of WAN networks over very cost effective and no
cost Broadband services" said Mark Doyle, Engage Communication
President. "We are especially intrigued with the Multipoint
Wireless implementations that supplant Frame Relay networks."
Engage IPTube models:
About Engage Communication
Engage Communication, incorporated in September 1989, develops,
manufactures, sells and supports premium networking and telecommunication
solutions. Engage has deployed HDLC based networking products since
its inception in 1989.
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