How it Works

devicePIPE™ by CROSSPORT

A fundamental and limiting aspect of data networking since the advent of computing is the belief that there is only a single and expensive link between systems that must be expanded and optimized to support greater amounts of data traffic. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

ultra-high speed communications

crossPORT Network Solutions Inc. introduces a disruptive data
communications technology that delivers scalable multi-gigabit network and file transfer platforms with universal connectivity, power efficiency and low cost.

The simplest, fastest, lowest power, and most scalable networks.

crossPORT’s patented DEVICEPIPE™ technology introduces the most significant advancement in data networking since the introduction of the modem in the 1970s.

A ‘Software Constructed Network’, DEVICEPIPE™ networks are established via upgradable host software applications “Apps” and employ standard communication protocols, components, IP and cables into Ultra-High Speed (UHS) network and peer file transfer platforms to solve today’s most pressing data challenges. And because the data is sent directly across a shared ultra-high-speed data bus, connected systems don’t require expensive and power hungry components for buffering, network protocol conversions or switching.

Connect all your existing and future systems.

crossPORT’s DEVICEPIPE™ technology connects your current and future systems using universal communications ports that already ship with tens of billions of systems, providing a universal solution to the challenge of managing exponential growth in digital data. There is no need to replace a system or buy any new server, laptop, computer, tablet, phone or smart device.

crossPORT’s delivers a complete vision of fast and secure connectivity solution for the fullest range of digital platforms, including personal, ultra-mobile, desktop, server and even native loT networking.

Data Transfers
are this easy

How does it work?

A simple kick to the bottom of the seat ahead of you, or a tap on a shoulder, and you quickly and efficiently transferred your information. Just as you knew communications are not limited to a single method or link, CROSSPORT’s devicePIPE™ employs multiple simple links to create ultra-fast networks. And, as you knew in school, it is often more private, secure and efficient to pass a note to a knowing accomplice without disrupting the teacher or classmates.

Peripheral Links

By introducing multiple bridging buses, CROSSPORT has created networks that rival the most expensive and complex network connections. Our solution embraces a multiplicity of communications links common to nearly every processor used in systems and smart devices. Designed as expansion links to a system’s main board, peripheral communications, also called Device Input / Output (I/O) connections, provide the fastest, most scalable communications available today. These include USB, PCIe, Thunderbolt™, SCSI, SATA, HDMI, as well as traditional serial communications like RS232, RS485 that are native to IoT devices. Even the smallest MCU ships with multiple peripheral data interconnects that can be quickly and inexpensively connected into a full network.

Strict adherence to protocol standards ensures that OEM product companies and Semiconductor companies can adopt our technology using readily available IP, chips and components to deliver efficient multi-port bridging chips that will connect the future of low power, ultra-high speed data communications.

Software Constructed Network

CROSSPORT’s devicePIPE™ IS FORMED BY PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE & FIRMWARE

The genius of devicePIPE™ technologies is the development of lightweight firmware and software code that transforms existing I/O controllers into intelligent ultra high-speed data network connections.

This small installable ‘App’ works alongside standard drivers, to introduce an intelligent network. Built by connected systems themselves, peer networks do not need expensive switching appliances, and may be upgraded at any time via software and firmware updates. Once a network link is established by connecting hosts, over a separate network link, an unencumbered data link is established to deliver large file transfers, quickly and efficiently.

Securing Data Access

In contrast to traditional data networking approaches, devicePIPE™ created networks are intrinsically secure. While a traditional network connection is fully enabled at connection, CROSSPORT designs ensure a connection remains fully isolated until and unless host-side applications enable the network connectivity.

Network appliances cannot be used to compromise the network. Providing a data conduit only, the bridges do not disseminate data to connected systems but require the systems to request data in coordination with a sending system.

Data Privacy is a key aspect of the technology. Communications across a devicePIPE™ network is anonymous. Providing a double-blind transfer if required via bridge proxy addresses, data may be transferred anonymously to one or more connected hosts privately.

With multiple layers of security, devicePIPE™ offers the most secure communications of any connection.

ELIMINATING OVERHEADS

CROSSPORT ELIMINATES TRANSMISSION OVERHEADS

crossPORT delivers the unique and demanding aspect of large file transfer and establishes dedicated PIPEs to deliver uninterrupted streams of data using the most efficient transfer mechanisms. Coordinated by a control link that absorbs all the addressing and network overheads, devicePIPE™ solutions move data across the Peripheral connections – which are the fastest, most common, data communications links, and could not normally be able to handle peer to peer data transfers. Traditional communications networks require the inclusion of a lot of overhead to deliver data to intended recipients.

Data packets, like water bottles, are typically small self-contained packets of data that can be quickly delivered across the network; often at a few at a time. This is a highly efficient delivery of information like websites and email which tend to contain small amounts of data and need to originate or terminate with a lot of users.

With the flexibility to establish pipes between one or more identified peer systems, devicePIPE™ data communications optimize an otherwise tedious and time consuming activity.

Scaling Data Transfers

CROSSPORT’s devicePIPE™ SCALES BY ADDING MORE DATA PIPES

Separating control and data streams has more benefits that simply reduced overheads. Implementing parallel data connections is quick and easy, ensuring that sufficient bandwidth is always available.

Coordinated by the control communications, devicePIPE™ implementations can be scaled to meet the capacity of the connected systems simply by adding more data pipes.

devicePIPE™ solutions scale any number of parallel data pipes; and limited only by system processor architectures. Intel’s latest chipset provides for an aggregate of 50 Gbps using USB3 connections, but is limited to internal traffic limits of 40 Gbps. Existing chipsets provide up to 20 Gbps immediately. Future versions of the Intel chipset collapse the North and South bridges into a single processing unit and eliminate, to a large degree, the real limitations of external communications.

Switching / Directionality

CROSSPORT’s devicePIPE™ SWITCHES VIA PUSHES & PULLS

In a Software Constructed Network, data moves where it is directed by connected Hosts. Coordinated pushes and pulls of data across any number of bridges employing crossPORT’s devicePIPE™ firmware provides the ability to direct, multicast or selectively direct the data flooding the bridged data bus. Constructing multiple buses or crossbar switches provide for actively switched bridging devices.

Using new or existing control links, devicePIPE™ technology coordinates the rapid transfer of large data sets across high bandwidth peripheral links.

Coordinating data transfers between the hosts ensures secure deliveries and a minimum of delays at the bridge switch

Wired | Wireless | Optical

devicePIPE™ technologies deliver more.