MULTI-LINK FRAME RELAY Software for Embedded Applications

AUSTIN Texas -- TeleSoft International --; announces their Multilink Frame Relay (MFR) source code shipping with a broad selection of pre-ported OS interfaces including Linux.  MFR is in demand by companies that want to handle increased dataflow on their existing infrastructure.  Visit the TeleSoft SUPERCOMM Booth #20612 for more information.

MFR provides an industry-standard method to allocate available bandwidth for different users and to aggregate different physical connections into logical bundles.  MFR provides many benefits:

“Licensing a tested MFR stack will cut 4 to 18 months out of a schedule for MFR development, testing and debug -- depending on the configuration needed” said Charles Summers, VP of Engineering for TeleSoft International. “This helps equipment providers add MFR to their product lines and deliver it faster.”

The TeleSoft MFR stack is another addition to TeleSoft’s extensive portfolio of signaling and data protocol stacks for Carrier- and CPE-class products.  TsL3 MFR is available under a one-time license fee.

Founded in 1992, TeleSoft International is a leader in the development and licensing of ‘Protocols for Developers’ for the communications industry, including DSL, ISDN, PPP, ML-PPP, E1 CAS R2, T1 RBS, X.25 and Multi-link Frame Relay. The company has more than 200 licensees in over 20 countries, including AT&T, IBM, NEC, NTT, Polycom, TelcoBridges, Fujitsu, Lucent Technologies, Cisco and 3Com.

  • Reduced costs. Without MFR, a user needing a 4.5Mb fat pipe for data transfer would have to move to a T3 line -- requiring optical cable or a proprietary solution that would lock them into specific equipment.  MFR allows a user to aggregate T1 lines to function as a fat pipe – saving the customer more than 50% in their monthly line charges and avoiding the need to change the physical infrastructure.
  • Flexibility. Without MFR, a user needing multiple connections over their Frame Relay line had to prearrange division of their bandwidth. MFR allows on-the-fly allocation of bandwidth to meet the changing needs of a business throughout the week.
  • Connectivity. T3 lines are limited in their destinations by availability of T3 endpoints. MFR links can connect to virtually any destination using much lower speed lines than a T3 line.
  •  Robustness. MFR’s dynamic physical line bundling reduces risk of network failure by dynamically compensating when a line within the MFR bundle fails.  MFR can drop out the failed line and either reconfigure the lines used in the bundle making use of an additional functional T1 line to preserve a fat pipe of pre-determined bandwidth, or maintain the functionality of the bundle at a lower bandwidth.