Quick Eagle Networks Inc. is introducing a frame relay access device that can bond together two T-1 links to create a 3M bit/sec logical access connection.
Called Quick Eagle 4250, the box has two T-1 ports that can be tied together using the Frame Relay Forum multilink standard, enabling users to expand their access bandwidth without jumping from a 1.5M bit/sec T-1 to a 45M bit/sec T-3 line.
The access lines would have to connect to ports on a frame relay switch at a carrier switching office that also supports multilink frame relay.
If one of the bonded connections fails, the other continues transporting traffic. The device is connected to a LAN via a port that can be set up as an RS-449, EIA-530 or V.35 connection. It also sports a comm port and an Ethernet management port.
The 4250 supports RMON-1 and RMON-2, which enables inspection of the status of links as well as the applications running on them. This data can be used to verify service level agreements.
Quick Eagle 4250 is available now in the US and costs US$2,400.