State-of-the-Art Carrier Class NETWORKING Hardware and Software

At Develcon, we strive to manufacture the best carrier class networking hardware and software products designed to deliver a better experience and dynamic, cost-effective results. It allows you to securely manage your devices and connect to a broader range of networks. Our products are simple to use, high-performance, scalable, and of the highest quality.

Carrier Class Networking System Manufacturing Toronto


  • Enterprise Communication Platform

Athena seeks to provide reliable solutions for greater speed, performance, and flexibility in today’s fast-changing, rapidly expanding enterprise network environments. It seamlessly delivers an innovative, cutting-edge internetworking solution that simplifies network management and optimizes data movement throughout the network.

Flexibility in configuring user and network protocols and interfaces ensures optimal use of equipment investment and reduces systems costs. A wide variety of legacy protocols, in addition to frame relay and IP/IPX routing in a single unit, allows maximum cost-effectiveness in any network.

Athena’s scalable, modular design delivers “right-sized” solutions that deliver today’s needs while being expandable for the future. It also ensures investment protection against obsolescence.

  • High-Performance Platform
  • Solution-Driven
  • Hardware Based
  • Athena Models
  • Power
  • Interchangeable Modules
  • Highlights
  • With its unique and exceptional combination of scalable, modular hardware and integrated software, Athena gives you the freedom to change, adapt, and move with the times.
  • Many corporations use Athena’s powerful flexibility as a multi-protocol concentrator, a high-speed access device, and a backbone network node.
  • Its sophisticated bandwidth management techniques and data compression allow you to optimize your network to meet your needs quickly, easily, and at the lowest possible cost. And for total flexibility, Athena offers an entirely open-ended solution for expanding, upgrading, and extending your network to accommodate virtually any potential future development.

For Open-Ended Network Flexibility

  • Open Architecture, on Large or Small Systems, for Maximum Expansion, Power, and Growth
  • All Options Software Selectable
  • Any Serial Protocol to Any Serial Port
  • As a Multi-Protocol Access Device, Athena Supports a Mix of LAN and Legacy Protocols for Connections to a Variety of WAN Public, Private, or Hybrid Networks and Services
  • As a Switch, Athena Provides WAN Connectivity To Frame Relay, X.25, X.75, or ISDN Services – Or It Can Be Used To Build a Backbone Infrastructure
  • As a Multi-Protocol Concentrator, Athena Aggregates Different Devices and Protocols Into a Seamless Backbone

For High Throughput, High Performance

  • Distributed Processing Architecture, Which Provides Outstanding Performance as System Grows Plus Cost-Effective System Redundancy
  • Up to 64 DMA-Assisted Ports Support a Range of Asynchronous and Synchronous Protocols V.35, TIA-232, X.21, V.11, G.703
  • Ports Provide Speeds Up to 2.048 Mbps Scalable Performance With Each Added Processor
  • Ethernet 802.3 and Token Ring 4Mbps/16Mbps
  • Redundant Power Supplies and Dual Power Source on Athena 4 and 8
  • Maximum Network Availability – Hot Swappable CPUs’, Power Supplies, Individual Serial Ports
  • Athena 1

    • Maximum 8 Ports
    • Desktop Unit
    • Integrated CPU in Chassis
  • Athena 2

    • Maximum 16 Ports
    • 19” Rackmount Unit
    • Supports Up to 2 CPU Modules
  • Athena 4

    • Maximum 32 Ports
    • 19” Rackmount Unit
    • Supports Up to 4 CPU Modules
  • Athena 8

    • Maximum 64 Ports
    • 19” Rackmount Unit
    • Supports Up to 8 CPU Modules
  • 120 Volts A.C.
  • 220 Volts A.C.
  • -48 Volts D.C.
  • Optional Redundancy
  • 4 Serial Port Dynamic Carrier Module
  • Single Port Ethernet LAN Router/Bridge Module
  • Single Port Token Ring LAN Router/Bridge Module
  • I/O Interfaces: RS232, RS530/RS422, X.21, V.35, 64Kbps, and E1 G.703
  • ISDN Terminal Adapter Carrier Module With One BRI Port and 2 Serial Ports
  • Frame Relay Switching
  • Frame Relay FRAD
  • X.25 Switching and PAD
  • Scalable Architecture
  • IP/IPX Bridging and Routing
  • SDLC, Async, and Other Legacy Protocols
  • Redundancy Features and Fault Tolerant Design
  • Traffic Shaping and Advanced Bandwidth Management

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Develcon announces the release of its TCP/IP to X.25 SVC/PVC gateway software feature, which is available in the TCP/IP server or client mode. It is a logical extension of our software product line and underlines our commitment to providing solutions for the interconnection of legacy protocols and systems with IP/Internet communication.

  • Platforms
  • Features
  • Applications

This feature is available on the Athena CPU3 processor platforms.

  • Athena CPU3 Supports 1000 TCP – X.25 Connections
  • TCP Server/Client Ports
  • X.25 SVC/PVC. Data Prioritization by SVC/PVC. CUG, NUI Support
  • Telnet Options for Terminal Server Applications or Transparent Pass Through
  • Point of Sale Transactions
  • X.25 to TCP/IP Network Migration
  • Asynchronous Ports to TCP/IP (Terminal Server)

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