Introduction

Welcome to ReadyLinks!

We are an industry leader in cloud networking technologies. Our infrastructure is the backbone that startups to Fortune 500 companies leverage for their mission critical traffic and business expansion. The ReadyLinks platform is able to extend multi-gigabit IP networks, with PoE++ functionality, over 2 conductors of copper natively.

This documentation will walk you through how to get started in the ReadyLinks dashboard, the centralized cloud management platform for all ReadyLinks devices and services. Also covered here is product documentation, application notes, and reference architectures.



Getting Started

As opposed to traditional hardware that requires physical access to be configured, you can configure everything before you even have your devices, thanks to the ReadyLinks cloud. ReadyLinks devices get their configuration settings from the ReadyLinks cloud, which means the only prerequisite to getting a device up and running is an uplink connection on the device itself. As long as your device can get to the internet and has the appropriate firewall rules configured, your device will be able to contact the ReadyLinks cloud and report on its performance, as well as check for and download its latest configuration.

All of your configuration settings can be set up in the dashboard, either before you have the device or after. There is a tremendous amount of flexibility with the initial setup for a ReadyLinks deployment.


Checklist

Here's a list of the things you'll need to set up for your first devices and networks while following this document:

A ReadyLinks dashboard account and organization, your organization is created at ReadyView.io signup
MAC addresses of your ReadyLinks devices
An idea of what you want to do with your devices and how to group them
An uplink to the internet for your devices with valid firewall rules configured so they can talk to the ReadyLinks cloud


That's all you need to get started with ReadyLinks!


Before moving into creating a dashboard account, let's address some terminology that will come up throughout documentation and the dashboard itself.

ReadyLinks Cloud and Dashboard

The ReadyLinks cloud is the backbone of the highly available, secure, and efficient ReadyLinks solution, enabling instant onboarding access to all features inside the ReadyLinks dashboard. It is comprised of highly reliable servers at various data centers around the world. The ReadyLinks dashboard itself is a centralized, web browser-based tool used to monitor and configure ReadyLinks devices and services. A dashboard account is what you use to log in to the dashboard in order to manage and configure your organizations, networks, and devices.

It is important to note that "organization" and "network" in this sense are from the perspective of the dashboard. In the ReadyLinks dashboard, an "organization" is a logical container for ReadyLinks networks managed by one or more accounts. A dashboard "network," on the other hand, is a logical container for a set of centrally managed ReadyLinks devices and services. Devices go in a network, networks go in an organization, and organizations are managed by user accounts from the ReadyLinks dashboard. All of this information, as well as device configuration settings, is stored in the ReadyLinks cloud.

Creating a Dashboard Account

In order to begin, you'll first need to create an account in the ReadyLinks dashboard, if you don't have one already.

Navigate to ReadyView.io

Select Register Now.

Provide the requested information.

Select Sign Up at the bottom of the page.


Congratulations! You've successfully created a ReadyLinks dashboard account and organization.

In the above example, we created the organization "Dunder Mifflin" under the dashboard account "[email protected]" - note that in reality, a valid email address is required when making the account. Before continuing, check your email and interact with the confirmation link to verify your account. You will be unable to access the newly created dashboard organization or log in to your account until the email address is verified.

Creating a Network

Now that you have a ReadyLinks dashboard account and organization, it's time to create a network. Networks are used to contain devices and their configurations. You may create networks prior to receiving ReadyLinks devices.

Log in to ReadyView.io using the account created earlier.

Navigate to the Networks tab and select the button to add a network.

Provide the address for the Network and select the formatted address from the dropdown.

Select Confirm to create network.


Congratulations! You've successfully created a network within your organization.

Adding Devices

Now that you have a ReadyLinks dashboard account and organization, it's time to add devices. Devices exist within your organization and may be assigned to a network.

Log in to ReadyView.io using the account created earlier.

Navigate to the Devices tab and select the button to add a device or multiple devices.

Provide the MAC address of your device. You may also scan the QR code of your device, or input a file containing many MAC addresses.

Select Claim to claim the device.


Congratulations! You've successfully claimed your ReadyLinks device.

Adding Team Members

Now that you have an organization with a network and devices, we recommend that you add at least one other administrator. This provides redundancy in the event one administrator is locked out or otherwise unable to access the ReadyLinks dashboard.

Log in to ReadyView.io using the account created earlier.

Navigate to the Account tab and select the Team section.

From there, you may Add to team using the email addresses that your other team members have used to sign up with.


Congratulations! You've successfully added a team member to your organization.

ReadyLink Port Pin Out

ReadyLinks ports have the capability of delivering 2Gbps and PoE+/PoE++ over 2-4 conductors of copper. This includes copper such as telephone wires, speaker cable, RS232 and surveillance wiring. The copper may have multiple splice points.

We simply interface with the middle pins of the connect on both sides. This could include an RJ45, RJ11 or other type of connector on both sides.

ReadyLinks ports natively include MIMO functionality in each port, meaning we can achieve higher performance by using 2 pairs, or 4 conductors, on that port. Below is the MIMO pin-out diagram. ReadyLinks recommends leveraging 2 pairs of copper, if available.

By default, ReadyLinks ports come in SISO mode, meaning we only require 1 pair to bring up the ReadyLinks connection.


Congratulations! You've successfully wired your ReadyLinks connection.

General Administration

Cloud Networking provides centralized management, visibility, and control without the cost and complexity of controller appliances or overlay management software.

ReadyLinks products are built from the ground up for cloud management, and come out of the box with centralized management, visibility, real-time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting, and more.

ReadyView.io provides step-by-step guides for commmon administrative activities, including:

Firmware Upgrades

Template and config sync across platform

Inventory and Devices

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) custom portals, multiple organization management and high level organization health status

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) custom portals, subscriber auto provisioning and management

GLx Switches

Combining the simplicity of the cloud with the power of enterprise-grade hardware, to cater to the demands of todays wired and wireless networks.

Quick Start

If you just want to get started without reading more in-depth information, follow these basic steps:

Unpack and mount your switch (outdoor or indoor rack mount) and power it on.

Plug any one of the Ethernet or fiber ports into an upstream device on your LAN. The uplink port should have access to a DHCP server and it will also need to be able to communicate with the internet.

Log in to ReadyView.io and navigate to the Devices tab and select the button to add your device.

Make your desired configuration changes under the Switch > Device section, by clicking into ports or by leveraging the ReadyLinks configuration library under Account page.


Congratulations! You've successfully brought your ReadyLinks device online.

GLx-P600D & 240D

Quickstart Guide Installation Guide Deployment Guide Provisioning

The most powerful access switch in ReadyLinks portfolio, combining the simplicity of cloud-managed IT with the power of innovative ReadyLinks switching technology.

Mix and match linecards to natively interface with RJ45, BNC or F connector interfaces.



Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10G SFP+
2 x 10M/100M/1G RJ45 Ethernet
2 x 12 port capacity line card slots
24 x 2Gbps 802.3at PoE+ (30W) ITU-T Ghn
4/24 x 2Gbps ITU-T Ghn ports capable of IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PSE
Power Stacking 4 x stackable for 2,160W of dynamic PoE+, PoE++ budget
1 x 54VDC In/Out
Dimensions 12”(L) x 19”(W) x 1.75”(H)
Operating Temp 32 ~ 104 °F
Cooling Variable speed fans
GLx-P600D Power 2 x 300W 90-240VAC (50-60Hz)
1 x 54VDC In/Out
GLx-240D Power 2 x 150W 90-240VAC (50-60Hz)
1 x 54VDC In/Out
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and over 90W PoE++ over 2-6 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

GL-2xMTv2

Quickstart Guide Installation Guide Deployment Guide Provisioning

ReadyLinks GL2xMTv2 is a high performance, compact, fanless enterprise switch with PoE++ functionality, SFP+ and ReadyLinks uplinks for versatile and robust connectivity that power enterprises of all sizes.

Ideal for a variety of enterprise and service provider applications, ReadyLinks native MTA/RJ45 combo port interfaces allow for insulation-displacement contact (IDC) connections.

Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10G SFP+
2 x 2Gbps ITU-T Ghn RJ45/MTA 4 pin
18 x 10M/100M/1G RJ45 Ethernet
4/18 x IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PSE (30W)
Power 1 x 110-240 Volts AC (50-60 Hz) < 50 watts
Casing Fan-less compact chassis
Dimensions 12”(L) x 19”(W) x 1.75”(H)
Operating Temp 0 ~ 40 °C
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate over 2-4 conductors
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

Hardened Series

Quickstart Guide Installation Guide Deployment Guide Provisioning

ReadyLinks GLxH 4 port and 8 port hardened series carries the same powerful switch chip platform as the GLx-P600D and GLx-240D series. The GLxH series is designed to allow for flexible deployments through multiple powering options, including shared reverse power.

Ideal for power constrained scenarios and outside plant deployments, this unit unlocks deployment opportunities in previously unaccesible sites. Deployed world wide in outside plant, vaults, pedestals and aerial locations.

Deployment teams are able to rapidly deploy the GLxH series in a variety of environments, using ReadyLinks.io cloud, to drive revenue in real time for service providers and enterprises.

Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10G SFP+
1 x 10M/100M/1G IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PD RJ45 Ethernet
8 x 2Gbps 802.3at Reverse PoE+ (30W) ITU-T Ghn
1/8 x 2Gbps ITU-T Ghn ports capable of IEEE 802.3bt Class 8 (90W) PSE Power Relay
Power VAC 90-264/1.2A max via external power feed, 50/60Hz or VDC100-240, PoX-Reverse Power Feed
Casing IPX6 Waterproof
Dimensions 4”(L) x 11”(W) x 13”(H)
Operating Temp -4 ~ 140 °F
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and over 90W PoE++ over 2-8 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

IP Clients

Powerful ReadyLinks clients unlock robust edge performance and insights. Enable performant subscriber, wireless and enterprise networks over existing infrastructure today.

IPC-2TCP-RPF

Installation Guide

ReadyLinks compact, dual uplink client, combining the simplicity of cloud-managed IT with the power of innovative ReadyLinks IP client technology.

Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 2 x 10M/100M/1G IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PSE (30W)
1 x 2G IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD or PSE (30W) ITU-T Ghn F / RJ45 Combo port
1 x Secure 5/20V/1.5A USB-C PD
Power 1 x 2G ITU-T G.hn IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD RJ45 or F connector
1 x Secure 5/20V/1.5A USB-C PD
Dimensions 4.2”(L) x 3.0”(W) x 1.4”(H)
Operating Temp 14 ~ 131 °F
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and PoE+ over 2-6 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

IPC-4S

Installation Guide

ReadyLinks IPC-4S series enables IoT deployments with 4S electric box retrofits and PoE+ at the edge.




Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 1 x 2G ITU-T G.hn IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD Phoenix 4 pin or BNC
1 x 2 pin phoenix local power 12~32VAC, 12~48VDC, 5~40W
1 x 10M/100M/1G IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PSE (30W)
Power 1 x 2G ITU-T G.hn IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD Phoenix 4 pin or BNC
1 x 2 pin phoenix local power 12~32VAC, 12~48VDC, 5~40W
Dimensions 3.0”(L) x 2.2”(W) x 1.4”(H)
Operating Temp 14 ~ 131 °F
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 4-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and PoE+ over 2-6 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

IPC-1

Installation Guide

ReadyLinks most compact client, the IPC-1 series revolutionizes infrastructure upgrades.




Hardware Configuration
Interfaces 1 x 2G ITU-T G.hn IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD RJ45 or F connector
1 x 10M/100M/1G RJ45 Ethernet
Power 1 x 2G ITU-T G.hn IEEE 802.3at PoE+ PD RJ45 or F connector
Dimensions 1.9”(L) x 1.8”(W) x .86”(H)
Operating Temp 14 ~ 131 °F
Cooling Fanless heatsink
ReadyLink Ports Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) in 2-200Mhz offers 2Gbps bit rate and PoE+ over 2-4 conductors.
LDPC, FEC line condition adaptive
~40dB of attenuation in the frequency range 4-200Mhz

Deployment Guides

The cloud architecture provides an incredibly powerful sandbox and staging area without the need to ever unbox a single piece of hardware. This is mainly due to the fact that configuration changes and staging lives in the cloud until the device it is destined for checks in. This provides a broad array of new opportunities for streamlining new switch deployments as well as switch refreshes.

For more guidance regarding a typical ReadyLinks deployment flow, see the deployment guide here.

Enterprise Deployment

Typical enterprise networks consist of either one large or several distributed locations, with one being designated as the headquarter location.

Recommended staging process

  1. Create a new network by clicking button on the networks page
  2. Enter in the network location information and device mac address(es)
  3. Once the network has been created, configure each of your switches as desired. Leverage the configuration library to quickly configure and clone your desired configuration from one to many like switches in the network.
  4. Install and connect your switch(es) in their desired locations, provide power and a connection to the ReadyLinks cloud.

Campus Deployment

Campus deployments typically lack a centralized location for the ReadyLinks access devices. The ReadyLinks hardened GL-xH switches are ideal for this approach as they do not need a local power source and can be located indoors or outside.

Recommended staging process

  1. Create a new network by clicking button on the networks page
  2. Enter in the network location information and device mac address(es)
  3. Once the network has been created, configure each of your switches as desired. Leverage the configuration library to quickly configure and clone your desired configuration from one to many like switches in the network.
  4. Install and connect your switch(es) in their desired locations, provide power and a connection to the ReadyLinks cloud.

Power Options

The ReadyLinks GL-x series provides a variety of options for upgrading power constrained networks, whether power is available in the equipment closet or in the customer premise. ReadyLinks PoX™ allows you to deliver PoE, PoE+, and PoE++ over single pair copper or coax infrastructure.

Point-to-Multipoint

Service over 360 end points from one switch leveraging ReadyLinks point-to-multipoint technology. Deliver high-speed Ethernet services over existing splitters and taps without replacing any existing cable infrastructure. Coexist with existing cable services using the built-in spectrum filtering functionality.

API

Cloud Networking allows for Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to be used to create and manage network infrastructure. The ReadyLinks API is a RESTful API that allows for the creation and management of network infrastructure. The API is available to all users of the ReadyLink platform.

Visit API.ReadyLinks.io/redoc for ReadyLinks API documentation.

Visit API.ReadyLinks.io/docs for an interactive API reference.

Some examples of what ReadyLinks API allows you to do:

Add new organizations, admins, networks, devices, VLANs, and more

Configure thousands of networks in minutes

Configure thousands of devices in minutes