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Technical requirements

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BifrostConnect Services

1. Browser Access

The web interface which is part of the BifrostConnect Solution functions in the following Chromium-based browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Chromium
  • Edge

BifrostConnect Unit(s)

1. Hardware revisions

These technical requirements apply to the BifrostConnect Unit revision 1.0

2. Connectivity between the BifrostConnect Unit and the Device

2.1 Device compatibility

The BifrostConnect Unit can emulate a keyboard and mouse to all Devices which supports HID using a single USB cable. PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation is supported using an adapter. All devices supporting video output using USB-C, HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort (alternate mode), or Mini-DisplayPort can send video signal through the BifrostConnect Unit.

Attention: To be able to use any other type of video output than HDMI and USB-C, an adapter or converter must be used. With VGA it must be an active converter.

The BifrostConnect Unit supports the following resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p. All other resolutions will not necessarily work.

2.2 Video output

Video output from the Device to the BifrostConnect Unit through USB-C requires a high-quality USB-C data cable (USB 3.1 gen2 or above).

Video output from the Device to the BifrostConnect Unit through HDMI requires a HDMI cable (HDMI 1.3 or above) of high quality with proper shielding.

Attention: A HDMI cable of lower quality is often vulnerable to interference causing video distortion or signal failure.

2.3 Mouse and keyboard input

Mouse and keyboard input to the Device through USB-Micro require a USB-Micro data cable.

Attention: Please note that some USB-Micro cables do not have data transfer capabilities.

2.4 Bluetooth

The BifrostConnect Unit supports mouse and keyboard input to the device through Bluetooth 4.0 or older.

2.5 Terminal access

To establish a terminal session, one of the following cables are required:

  • A DB9 RS232 cable Null Modem Cable
  • A USB-OTG data cable for USB-based serial connection
  • A “Cisco” console cable

Attention: Please note that a DB9 RS232 Straight-through cable cannot be applied.

3. Connectivity between the BifrostConnect Unit and the internet

3.1 Wi-Fi

The BifrostConnect Unit supports the 802.11n 2.4 GHz WPA/WPA2 PSK/AES enabled network.

3.2 Cellular connection

The BifrostConnect Unit supports cellular-based networks with 3G UMTS/HSDPA (2100 MHz/900 MHz) or 4G LTE networks (2600 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 800 MHz). Applicable but not limited to Europe.

The BifrostConnect Unit supports a Nano SIM card, and the pin code must be disabled.

3.3 LAN

The BifrostConnect Unit supports 10/100 MBit Ethernet LAN Full Duplex.

3.4 Network

The network to which the BifrostConnect Unit is connected must support traffic from port 443 using SSL/TLS. WebRTC traffic over UDP must not be disabled on the network. If the network to which the BifrostConnect Unit is connected requires a Proxy server, (i) the HOST mode configuration on the BifrostConnect Unit must be applied (see the manual for further explanation), and (ii) the BifrostConnect Service domains must be whitelisted.

If relevant, BifrostConnect will inform the Customer of the domains which must be whitelisted.

The above requirements also applies to the network through which the BifrostConnect web interface is accessed. WebRTC traffic must not be disabled on the computer using the BifrostConnect web interface. WebRTC is by default enabled on Chromium based browsers.

4. Other matters

4.1 Firmware

Firmware updates to the BifrostConnect Unit will occasionally be available to improve functionality. It is a requirement that the firmware is updated when new updates are available (see the manual for further explanation).

4.2 Environment

The BifrostConnect Unit must be operated within the following environmental operating ranges – see technical specifications

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