In this newsletter, you'll find information on our new Bondix license model, our new Bondix partners, September dates you might want to save, and release notes of the newest monthly Bondix S.A.NE release version.
New Bondix License Model
In the last few months, we've given a lot of thought to how we want to get Bondix S.A.NE out there and we feel that the simpler the process, the more attractive it will be.
So, here it is, the result of months of deep thinking:
Distributors and Resellers buy a pool of license credits in advance from Bondix and sell them as individual licenses to their customers–inSANEly easy.
One license credit equals one active tunnel for a duration of 12 months.
You can combine up to three license credits to fit the needs of your customers, e.g. one 36-month license for one customer or one 12-month license for three customers, and many more.
A licensing period starts on the first day of the month in which it is activated, and ends on the last day of the same month a year later. Sounds difficult, but really isn't! For example, you activate a license on 8/9/2022, and can use it from this moment on (we call this the "Grace Period")–the licensing period starts on 1/10/2022, however, and ends on 30/9/2023.
Up to 10 Mbit/s
Up to 75 Mbit/s
Up to 200 Mbit/s
Max. # of Bonded WAN Links
In case you need this information a bit more detailed and in one document, please download the Bondix License Model (PDF file, 570kB).
New Bondix Partners
We're very proud to welcome these three new partners to the Bondix family!
QCS AirInternet, Netherlands: Internet for Businesses in Areas with Poor Infrastructure
The QCS AirInternet project was launched in the Netherlands in 2015. The project enables entrepreneurs in business parks and peripheries to have a fast 4G/5G business connection including a fixed IP address.
Today AirInternet is the solution in Europe where cable Internet is insufficient or too expensive. Through resellers, QCS does everything in its power to provide entrepreneurs in industrial estates and peripheral areas with fast Internet connections comparable to fiber optics.
AirInternet and Bondix proudly present the SD-WAN functionality via layer 2 that they've worked on together so diligently in the last few months. With that, QCS AirInternet provides its customers with higher bandwidths, longer uptimes, automatic redundancy, and a fixed IP address for all connections - now and in future!
XCommNet, Great Britain: Internet for Rapid Deployment, Remote and Hard-to-Reach Places
As per Aug 1, 2022, XCommNet has officially become a Bondix reseller in the UK area, working closely together with our distributor Wired Broadcast.
XCommnet is an SD-WAN service provider that brings instant Internet connectivity to businesses needing rapid deployment, for urban, rural, remote and hard to reach places such as wind farms, construction sites, and outdoor festivals.
All these use cases benefit greatly from bonding, especially if it's so easy to install as Bondix S.A.NE. XCommNet saw this opportunity early and decided to partner up with Bondix to provide their customers not only instant, but instant reliable Internet.
Unwired Networks, Austria: Internet for Public and Private Transport, Tourism and Retail
This May, Unwired Networks has officially become a Bondix Partner for Connectivity Solutions.
Unwired Networks is a provider for Edge Networking & Edge Computing for public and private transport as well as tourism and retail. With their cloud-based solution Unwired Edge Cloud that is easily installed on any supported device, they offer hassle-free bulk-administration of several hundred devices at once - providing SD-WAN for WIFI in busses or ski lifts, security cameras in public places, POS in shops, and many more.
Unwired Edge Cloud and Cloud OS are hardware-agnostic and versatile, thus suitable for routers, switches, and access points from many different manufacturers--numbers growing. With Bondix S.A.NE, they've added powerful WAN bonding to their portfolio, especially in regards to reliable connectivity for POS and moving vehicles.
No-brainer for us, this partnership!
Here's to a successful cooperation!
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.
15 / Stadtwerketag Köln: Lucom
450connect continues their event series and has invited the German Municipal Utilities community to join them at this year's Stadtwerketag in Cologne. This event offers interesting insights and information for all experts from energy and water industry as well as manufacturers and developers of 450MHz terminals, 450MHz Smart Meter Gateways, and 450 MHz Smart Grid applications.
20-23 / InnoTrans Berlin: Unwired Networks
InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin. Sub-divided into the five trade fair segments Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction, InnoTrans occupies all 42 halls available at Berlin Exhibition Grounds. The InnoTrans Convention, the event’s top-level supporting programme, complements the trade fair and will be streamed live.
Unwired Networks is exhibiting at booth 670 in hall 4.1 and will have Martin Santner, Head of Business Development at Bondix Intelligence, as a guest on Wednesday, 21/9/2022, to offer information about how Unwired Edge Cloud and Bondix S.A.NE ensure easy to use and affordable, high bandwith connectivity for POS, moving vehicles and IoT deployments for various industry segments.
Meet Unwired Networks and Bondix Intelligence at the InnoTrans 2022 and book a meeting today.
If you also have an event you want featured in the Bondix newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bondix S.A.NE September 2022 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 September 2022 Release contains the following changes:
Support for Teltonika RUTOS 7.x firmware With this release, we officially support Teltonika’s RUTOS 7 with improved features and support for more devices: RUT95x and RUT24x. The realtime traffic monitor has been embedded in the web interface. Please note that it currently does not work with RMS or "https://" connections.
Layer-2 Tunneling Support (BETA) It is now possible to set up a layer-2 tunnel directly with S.A.NE. In this first iteration, a virtual interface is created on both client and server for each tunnel – packets coming in on one end will come out the other and vice versa. This is an advanced feature; further configuration must be done server-side depending on the usage scenario.
Configurable Maximum Bandwidth per Interface This release allows specifying a maximum bandwidth limit per interface. This prevents the automatic bandwidth detection to over-estimate a WAN uplink, which can sometimes cause latency jitter and packet loss. Configuring maximum bandwidth helps in situations where stable latency is required, such as live-streaming.
Automatic Tunnel Reversion When using a secondary server as backup, it can now be configured to ping the primary server in regular intervals and revert any connected tunnels back to the primary server if it becomes available again. This ensures that all tunnels are always connected to the primary server.
Client behaves better when client package buffer is exceeded.
Information provided by bndutil/bxutil/API is extended.
Environment & tunnel configuration are reloaded on SIGNUP.
Only parsing first bonding proxy control message when multiple messages were received has been fixed.
Time measurement in certain situations that could affect bandwidth detection is now accurate.
Bandwidth detection now increases bandwidth if interface is always busy.
"Latency throttle" now works.
Race condition when a tunnel gets deleted while connect is in progress has been fixed.
Download the release notes here: Release Notes (PDF file, 200kB)
Choose the correct Bondix S.A.NE Client for your router here: Releases
If you're interested in and have the means for testing and evaluating incremental changes to the software, please contact email@example.com.