It has been done: We’ve successfully finished the spring cleaning for our software and now proudly present you with a new S.A.NE version that’s more stable and better performing than ever before. We’ve even implemented a brandnew backup / standby setting for channels.
Other than that, this newsletter comes with information on updates to our website, a lot of saveworthy dates like an upcoming joint webinar with Digi International, and - of course - new release notes.
New Updated Bondix S.A.NE Releases
Best news first: We now fully support Teltonika Network’s 07.04.1 firmware! Although it might have been a bit overdue, their UI face lift looks great, so we decided to give our Bondix S.A.NE operability a bit of a boost too. Keeping it simple, after all. ;-)
You'll find all details to the changes we made in our Release Notes further down.
All the resources you need for your router are right here: Releases
More Website Changes
As we strive to provide you with as much information about Bondix S.A.NE as we can, we’re in the process of changing our website a bit as well. We’ve now introduced a footer that show the pages we offer at one glance, and we’ve overhauled the navigation, (hopefully) making it clearer and more pleasing to the eye.
Feel free to explore and roam around, and give us feedback about what you like and what you miss. Help us help you: www.bondixintelligence.com
With ever more partners joining the Bondix network, we'd like to use our reach to point out events that our partners or we organize or attend and that might be of interest to all of you.
7-10 / Revision 2023 with Bondix as Silver Sponsor
Many IT companies knowingly or unknowingly have ties with the Demoscene, a computer art scene trying to get the most out of computers, sharing knowledge about how to do so, and creating stunning digital art. Our roots with Demoscene are deep: Our developers have been computer artists long before they decided to join us. This is why this year, we’ve decided to become a sponsor to Demoscene’s biggest party, Revision, taking place in Saarbrucken, Germany, over Easter. Tickets are sold out but the Revision website lists smaller satellite parties all around the world, and if you can’t make one of those, there will also be a live-stream where you can watch all the competitions: 2023.revision-party.net
Big shoutout at this place to our very own red^mercury and chainq! 🎉
🐰 And also, we'd like to wish all our Bondix Partners and Customers Happy Holidays if you get to enjoy them! 🐰
17-21 / HANNOVER MESSE with AirInternet and Capestone
This year's HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading trade fair for climate-friendly industrial solutions in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics and digital, is themed "Industrial Transformation - Making the Difference" and focuses on innovations for a smart, energy-efficient and sustainable industry.
AirInternet will be there with their own booth in hall 8 at the NL Pavillon, D34, and Capestone will be in hall 17, booth F60. Both will present their solutions for reliable Internet, the base of any smart industrial processes. Also, they’re looking forward to answer questions and talk about possible joint projects.
27 / Webinar on WAN Bonding with Digi and Bondix
On April 27, 2023, we’ll do a webinar together with Digi International, about all things WAN Bonding. Digi’s Nathaniel Pleasant and our Martin Santner will talk about what WAN Bonding is, how it works, and how it can improve the most diverse connectivity situations.
Also, they’ll show in a live demo how it works with Digi products, so don’t miss out and register today: Digi WAN Bonding webinar registration
10-11 / all about automation Heilbronn with LUCOM
Our German distributor LUCOM conquer the next all about automation, the trade fair for industrial automation - this time in Germany’s south, in Heilbronn, at Redblue Messehalle, from 10-11 May, 2023.
LUCOM will be very happy to meet you at their booth B-300 to have a chat, answer questions, and jot down ideas.
Read more here: LUCOM at all about automation Heilbronn 2023 (German)
25 May - 4 June: Hay Festival with SimpliWiFi
Our Bondix UK distributor SimpliWiFi is proud to for the 4th year provide 10-day Hay Festival with and manage all IT, CCTV, WiFi, and Telecoms infrastructure to accomodate for more than 100.000 visitors. We wish SimpliWiFi good weather, a lot of fun, and a very successful festival!
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Bondix S.A.NE April 2023 Release Notes
Our developers work on Bondix S.A.NE software incrementally which means that bug fixes, improvements, and even new features are constantly added, producing new release versions every couple of days.
On a monthly basis, we publish a version that combines all changes added since the last version.
This April 2023 Release contains the following changes:
New Backup / Standby Interfaces
On the Bondix S.A.NE Client, interfaces can now be declared as backup: They are listening in at virtually no data usage and will only activate in case the main interface(s) fail. You may set a minimum number of active main interfaces. When the number of active main interfaces falls below this threshold, backup interfaces are activated and used.
Please keep the following things in mind when using this feature:
Switching to a backup interface will cause a short but probably noticeable delay in data transfer.
Backup interfaces will only go back to standby when they are not in use.
Backup interfaces may also be activated when a main interface is only performing poorly.
Teltonika FW 07.04.1 Support
We now fully support Teltonika Network’s 07.04.1 firmware. If you intend on switching to this Teltonika firmware release directly from a major earlier version (07.0X.X), we recommend you reset your router before updating to this Bondix Release Version in order to ensure you achieve the bandwidths you’re used to. In this case, don’t forget to backup your settings.
Simpler UI The Client’s settings page was cleaned up so its sorting makes more sense and is easier to understand.
Instead of being a part of the presets, the “Encryption” setting has been moved to the “Advanced Settings” tab.
For the monitor, the “HTTP Port” and “API Key” entries have been removed in the “Advanced Settings” tab; in the graph itself, the interfaces now again are shown with their names instead of “Channel 1”, “Channel 2”, etc.
Layer-3 routing settings An option to configure routes and server routes directly on the server has been added. Please keep in mind: Server routes are routers that are applied on the server–matching traffic will be routed towards the tunnel. When the client is masquerading (default), no server routes are required. Server routes must be unique across all tunnels and may not overlap.
Routing management Server routes can now be added/removed via bxutil.
Layer-2 connection issue We’ve identified and fixed an issue where a Layer-2 tunnel would not connect.
Involuntary restart We’ve fixed an issue that caused the Client to occasionally restart shortly after disabling the Bondix S.A.NE service.
Web interface time-out We’ve fixed an issue that caused a user to automatically log-out from the Server’s web interface after 10 minutes, regardless of activity.
Download the release notes here: Release Notes (PDF file, 190kB)
Choose the latest Bondix S.A.NE Client for your router here: Releases
If you need technical assistance or experience troubles installing or using Bondix S.A.NE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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