FRAD


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FRAD

(communications)

FRAD

(Frame Relay Access Device or Frame Relay Assembler Disassembler) A communications device that formats outgoing data into the format required by a frame relay network. It strips the data back out at the other end. It is the frame relay counterpart to the X.25 PAD. See frame relay.
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With the increasing convergence of voice, data, and IP traffic, we see great demand for fully managed VPN (Virtual Private Network) solutions, such as Global Managed FRAD, that provide high reliability and cost advantages for a multitude of applications.
Frame Relay Segmentation: Since queuing and transmission latency in both FRADs and switches are directly dependent on frame size, mixing frames of widely varying sizes will provide variable latency (jitter) for voice transmissions.
by several measures for the third quarter of 1998: worldwide FRAD
Bridges, routers, and FRADs efficiently handle traffic that is not sensitive to delay, such as interactive data, but they are not the best solution for delay-sensitive applications like voice and video.
In addition to lowering line costs, consolidating traffic and reducing WAN costs, Managed FRAD customers benefit from U S WEST's expert Managed Data Services, which include 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week network monitoring, remote isolation and resolution of faults, and repair coordination.
As the next generation of FRAD and CO-FRAD, the IX family and its unique hardware modules provide the most flexible and cost-effective vehicle for both the edge of the carrier network and the customer premises.
The new Vanguard VoiceRelay solution gives companies with Frame Relay equipment from any router and FRAD vendor, even those who don't support voice, an economic way to take advantage of the benefits of VoiceRelay.
The FRAD 630 is designed to support small office locations, providing a cost-effective platform for remote office connectivity where SNA local acknowledgment is needed to ensure continuity of SNA sessions.
Sync's FrameNode family of internetworking FRADs are designed to support the demanding requirements of converging SNA and client/server applications across a frame relay WAN.
IBM enterprise customers: Combining TyLink's DSU, ISDN and circuit management technology with Sync's award-winning FrameNode FRAD will provide an unprecedented level of multiprotocol performance, multiservice bandwidth management, resiliency and proactive circuit and frame relay WAN management to companies converging their remote, mission-critical SNA and client/server applications onto frame relay public, private and hybrid networks.
With prices starting at $1,299 for a Vanguard 300 Ethernet FRAD and $1,799 for a Vanguard 305 Token Ring FRAD, the Vanguard 300 Series makes it simple for most companies to cost-justify the use of economical, high- performance frame relay services for LAN and SNA networks.
With prices starting at $1,299 for a Vanguard 300 Ethernet FRAD and $1,799 for a Vanguard 305 Token Ring FRAD, the Vanguard 300 Series LAN FRAD makes it simple for most companies to cost-justify the use of economical and high- performance frame relay networks for their LAN and SNA networks.