Good things come to those who wait - such is also the case with Bondix QoS. Our developers have been working on it relentlessly and finally, we're able to publish it. In addition to that, this newsletter gives you information about a new contact form, new partners, very notable partner landing pages, saveworthy dates, and - of course - new release notes.
New Webpage: Contact
As a next step to a fully functional partner portal, we’ve recently restructured our website a bit in regards to the possibilities to get in contact with us. So far, we had one contact form that served as a sort of gateway to all of our expertise. Now, we have a Contact page that gives all the ways to get in touch with us in one place - including two contact forms:
General Questions This is the same form you already know. Use this form if you want to ask us anything about our products, services, pricing, partnerships, or anything else that is not related to technical support. As we need to make a clear cut, support requests submitted via this form will no longer be handled at all.
Support Requests This form is new and the one to use if you need help with troubleshooting, installation, configuration, or any other technical issues related to our products. Please provide as much detail as possible so we can assist you better. This will automatically create an incident in our ticketing system that helps us keep a better overview and provide better support.
We hope that these changes will improve your experience and satisfaction with Bondix.
Bondix QoS - It has been done.
With this newsletter, we can finally present what we’ve been working on so diligently the last few months: Quality-of-Service settings for Bondix S.A.NE. If done right, QoS will be a gamechanger for you. With QoS, you can prioritize outgoing and incoming traffic independent of the WAN connections you're using, according to your specific needs. You can give higher priority to voice and video packets over data packets to reduce latency in live applications, you can reserve bandwidth for certain types of traffic to precent congestion and packet loss, and so much more.
We also took the liberty of improving and decluttering our Server web interface. It’s cleaner now and more structured.
In Bondix, QoS is something that affects not only our Client but also our Server software. So in order to use it properly, you’ll have to update both. For more information, consult this newsletter's Release Notes and/or the QoS documention in our Knowledge Base Wiki. This documentation is still work in progress, so we greatly appreciate your feedback!
New Bondix Partners: Novatel Communications and Tividoo
Since September 1, we have a new Bondix partner in our midst - from Cork, Ireland. Novatel are the approved distributors for some of the world's leading manufacturers of Cellular Solutions including Mobile Phone Repeaters, Antennas, Routers, WiFi distribution. They optimise the end user experience on 3G, 4G & 5G with high performance products, enhancing signals on land & at sea. We’re very delighed to have you, Novatel!
Learn more about Novatel Communications: www.novatel.ie
On October 15, our Bondix partner family has grown bigger once again - with tividoo GmbH from Langenlonsheim, Germany. tividoo is a full service and sales company providing managed connectivity services, live streaming operations, streaming contribution and distribution, and software-as-a-service digital platforms. It's our pleasure to have you on board, tividoo!
Here’s to a successful partnership, you two! 🥂
How to Bondix: Landing Pages
As our Bondix partner family grows, we also get more and more best practices that we can then share with all of you. Today, it is my great pleasure to show you two examples of very well-conceived landing pages, from Bondix partners UVS and Unwired Networks. They have
relevant and informative content that explains how Bondix WAN bonding works and what the use cases and the advantages are,
testimonials and logos from their satisfied customers and partners, which add credibility and trust to their landing pages,
optimized and responsive landing pages that load fast and adapt to different screen sizes and devices,
easy and accessible navigation and contact options, such as phone, email, and social media links, and thus
effectively and creatively used their landing pages to communicate the value of Bondix WAN bonding and to generate leads and conversions.
Feel free to contact us to get input on your own landing pages at email@example.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.
14 / Digi International: NXP Technology Days
The NXP Technology Days global training program offers engineers step-by-step instruction, in-depth lectures and hands-on workshops led by experts addressing topics across automotive, mobile, smart home, and enabling technologies.
Explore the potential of NXP products and solutions. Digi International look forward to seeing you in person on November 14 in Gaydon, UK, to share knowledge and technical skills that will take your designs to the next level. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today.
13-16 / Xpedite Technologies + Robond: AfricaCom 2023
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential telecommunications event and by far the largest gathering of Africa-focused connectivity leaders in the world. It aims at accelerating Africa's digital journey and helping put back the spotlight on what a dynamic, ambitious and innovative region it is by bringing together the brightest minds in the telecoms space for a week long festival of knowledge-sharing and connection building.
Bondix distributor Xpedite Technologies and Bondix partner Robond will be there with Teltonika gear and talk to several large African ISPs, so feel free to contact them if you'd like to meet there.
15-17 / CELLweaver: METSTRADE Amsterdam
The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. They are the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and have served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking since their launch in 1988. In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, they cater for three specialist sectors, namely Superyachts, Marinas and Yards and Construction materials. They do this through three specialised pavilions, each offering a smaller self-contained show within the larger METSTRADE Show context.
CELLweaver are a provider for maritime connectivity solutions especially for super yachts. They will be showcasing Bondix S.A.NE at their stand in the SuperYacht Pavilion No. 10.315 and are looking forward to meeting you there.
6-7 / Capestone: Cloud Expo
Cloud Expo 2023 is the largest Cloud Technology trade show in the Netherlands. As a specialized distributor of 4G/ 5G & IoT networks, Capestone is not to be missed here. Together with Teltonika Networks, they'll present several use cases where they have connected devices to the Internet (to send data to the Cloud and communicate with each other or with computers) to make life easier, safer and more sustainable for partners and their customers.
You can easily order your free ticket at the Cloud Expo website. Capestone are looking forward to seeing you December 6 & 7 in at Meidoornkade 24 in Houten – booth B043. The program on Dec. 6 is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the program on Dec. 7 is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you also have an event you want featured in the Bondix newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bondix S.A.NE 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 Release Version 188.8.131.52 contains the following changes:
Bondix now has Quality-of-Service options. Documentation is given in the Bondix Knowledge Base Wiki: Bondix QoS (still work in progress).
Client and Server are fully backwards compatible. However, QoS settings are not applied when a client running on this latest version of Bondix S.A.NE is connected to a server running an older server version (or vice versa).
Also, BondingProxy is part of QoS, so you can specify for which traffic BondingProxy should be used.
Global Down- and Upstream Limit
With this new release, the maximum bonding throughput of the Teltonika RUTX series was increased from 180 to 200 Mbps.
The standard throughput setting is still 180 Mbps but can be manually set to up to 200 Mbps in the Bondix S.A.NE Advanced Settings menu. A value of 0 will always set said standard limit to 180 Mbps.
Previously, this could also be done via the debug settings on the server but those settings were non-persistent and lost on tunnel restart.
Individual Channel Configuration on Server
It's now possible to make individual persistent settings for each WAN connection on the server in the menu "Tunnel / Environments" - "Channel" via "Fine Tuning". Also, this tab now offers much more information on the individual WAN connections.
TCP Port Forwarding
Outgoing TCP Port Forwarding can now easily be configured in the Server web interface, menu "Tunnel / Environments" - "Routing". This way, you can set up TCP port forwards on the server for any target behind a client tunnel. Port forwards must be explicitly allowed on the client side.
Incoming TCP Port Forwarding can now be allowed in the Bondix S.A.NE Advanced Settings, option "Allow incoming port forwardings". This enables you to allow incoming TCP port forwards on the client for any target behind a client tunnel.
The Bondix Monitor is now available under "Tunnel / Environments" - "Monitor". Also, former "Expert Settings" are now "Debug Settings" in the menu "Tunnel / Environments" - "General" and come with a nasty warning.
Web Interface Improvements The tunnel detail view has been reorganized to better reflect the new QoS configuration.
Better Tunnel MTU sizing Tunnel MTU size is now configurable. Tunnel MTU is set in the server environment settings and is applied to all tunnels in the environment. If an older client without support for this feature is connected, packets exceeding 1500 bytes will be dropped.
Improved logic Retransmit logic on packet loss has been improved. In some cases, retransmits would be sent over the same link when better alternatives are available.
Optimized buffer use BondingProxy now buffers less data, reducing latency/jitter in high bandwidth scenarios.
The Bondix Web UI on Teltonika’s RutOS no longer needs clearing browser cache when updating to a new version.
Startup of the https server is delayed until initialization is complete. Before, it was possible that a server declined an incoming tunnel connection because the configuration was not yet fully loaded.
Some command line feature flags that should always be enabled either way were removed. If these flags are still passed to the application, it will silently ignore them.
Download the release notes here: Release Notes (PDF file, 209kB)
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 use our support contact form.
If you're interested in and have the means for testing and evaluating incremental changes to the software, please contact email@example.com.