SDL Communications Offers Windows NT Certified Frame Relay Drivers

Announcement Highlights:

  • Solve your Frame Relay remote access requirements with Windows NT and SDL's line of ISA and PCI WAN Adapters
  • Supports IP and IPX over Frame Relay for Windows NT
  • Integrated T1 CSU/DSU Option
  • Integrated 56k DDS Option
  • Low cost ISA/PCI Bus WAN adapter solutions
  • SDL Communications, a market leader in high-performance Wide Area Networking (WAN) sub-systems, today announced Windows NT Frame Relay support for several of its WAN adapters. Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs in Redmond, Washington certified SDL's Windows NT Frame Relay driver for use with the following SDL adapters:
  • RISCom/N2 Synchronous WAN Adapter for ISA Bus
  • RISCom/N2csu Synchronous WAN Adapter with Integrated T1 DSU/CSU for ISA Bus
  • RISCom/N2dds Synchronous WAN Adapter with Integrated 56k DDS for ISA Bus
  • WANic 400 Synchronous WAN Adapter for PCI Bus
  • SDL's WAN adapter products are designed to integrate into a Windows NT server thus providing the functionality of a Frame Relay router supporting IP and IPX protocols. Each WAN adapter is designed for "ease of use" installation in the same fashion as a LAN NIC. In addition to standard synchronous WAN adapters, SDL offers an integrated T1 CSU/DSU and 56k DDS option. The RISCom/N2csu and RISCom/N2dds WAN adapters eliminate the need for an external CSU/DSU, thus reducing acquisition and support costs. SDL's WAN adapters are designed to support WAN speeds from 56k through T1 including Fractional T1 services. SDL's Windows NT software supports connections to existing network routers, switches and additional Windows NT servers that are using SDL WAN adapters. Through the use of LAN to LAN extension, remote site connectivity and integration costs can be reduced through the deployment of SDL WAN adapters in Windows NT systems. Targeting Resellers and System Integrators SDL's Windows NT based WAN adapters are designed for distribution through system integrators, value-added resellers and Microsoft Solution Partners. All resellers and system integrators who are interested in SDL's reseller program should contact SDL Channel Sales at +1 508.238.4490 ( OEM customers who are looking for Allegra line replacement WAN adapters should contact SDL OEM sales at +1 508.238.4490 ( About SDL Communications SDL Communications, Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced wide area network adapters for use in networking platforms and systems. Founded in 1987, SDL Communications has grown into a premier developer of wide area adapters for PCI and CompactPCI systems. The products developed by SDL Communications are designed for use in system level products by leading technology companies, system integrators, corporations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). SDL''s customer base includes technology leaders such as IBM, Juniper Networks, Bay Networks, NetScout Systems, PairGain Technologies, Ipsilon Networks, Motorola, GE Spacenet, ITT, General Instruments and Network General. SDL's WAN adapters are typically implemented in high performance multiprotocol routers, WAN servers [e.g. Internet Access Platforms and Server Based Remote Access Devices], WAN Test Equipment, FRADs, Wireless CPE, Satellite applications and Integrated Access Devices (IADs).