goal is to provide connectivity solutions in the field of data communication, where
standard products fail to do so. Emphasizing on a long-term relationship with our
customers Favonian is dedicated to fully serve its customers.
It all started 30 years ago when INCAA Datacom was
founded. Demand for connectivity solutions for mainframes materialized in The
Compatibility Box concept. This concept enabled all kind of non-IBM equipment to be
connected to IBM hosts, converting protocols and adapting control data. Till today this
concept, of course continuously upgraded to meet the demands of new environments, still
offers the connectivity solutions sought for in a wide range of applications.
Throughout the years demand for connectivity to other than IBM related systems resulted in
the design of the ECO Platform, offering connectivity to Unix systems, but also in
networks and in the fields of industry and industrial automation.
When INCAA Datacom ceased to exist in 2000, Favonian took over the products, development
rights and manufacturing with the intention to continue the same line of business and to
focus on remote management solutions. In this last area a tremendous amount of expertise
was gained in the past and as key personnel was taken over by Favonian, it also has become
the spear point of Favonian.
As Favonian is dedicated to offer solutions not available with standard components, the
ready to use product range is limited. The emphasis is focused on the development
platforms used to build the solutions on. Nevertheless, standard products for connecting
Ethernet devices to Token Ring, like Access Points, as used in wireless applications for
warehouses and office automation and the Proxy server for remote management of Mainframes
and AS/400 computer systems form a substantial part of our connectivity offering to our
For non-standard connectivity solutions the platforms form the basis on which the solution
will be built. The Compatibility Platform is used when connectivity to traditional
mainframes (SNA 3270 and Twinax 5250) is required or when a traditional peripheral or
computer (legacy system) is to be connected to a modern computer system.
The ECO platform forms our general purpose building brick to realize all kind of different
solutions. This platform is most often used because of its flexibility to interface to all
kinds networks and interfaces component needed for the required solution.
For solutions requiring speed and real time multitasking The TCP platform is used. Based
on the Power PC processor and the OSE operating system this platform is ideally suited for
the high end market in connectivity solutions.
Due to the nature of our products the customer base contains many multinationals active in
industry, networking, software development, petrochemical industry, banking, traffic
control, airports and various other fields. Favonians products are used in these
areas for mainframe connectivity, alarm processing, remote management, POS
connectivity, Air traffic control, printer connectivity and a wide range of other
applications. For a description of some of these application we refer to the case studies.
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