Luminex products are built from an ever-increasing array of Luminex-developed and industry-developed modular components. We do not subscribe to monolithic approaches, rather we design open frameworks and architectures. At the core of our technology is/are Luminex designed and developed Storage Networking software, Channel Protocol Gateway drivers, Mainframe Device Control Units, and FICON/ESCON channel connectivity products. Our open architecture enables us to quickly integrate with industry-leading technologies and to deliver a continuous stream of product advancements to the mainframe community.
Our FICON products are built on the industry-leading EMULEX Fibre Channel product family. Luminex is the only independent provider of FICON connectivity products. Our Universal Channel Driver and Universal Channel Interface software developer kits are the industry’s only FICON developer kits available to 3rd party developers.
We have an active license to the IBM ESCON patents and we are unique in that we have fully developed and certified ESCON technology based on our own FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) intellectual property. Our ESCON board-level products are OEMed by major mainframe providers to deliver ESCON connectivity to their customers.
Luminex is changing the way storage is connected to the mainframe. With Universal Storage Networking™ as our mission, our products open the mainframe market to the same competitive forces that are at work in the open systems marketplace. We recognize that competition is good for the market and that opening the ESCON and FICON channels can only result in a stronger and more competitive array of product offerings for the mainframe customer. The Channel Gateway is enabling a flood of innovative, better, faster, more feature rich and more cost-effective mainframe storage solutions to hit the market.
When it comes time for you to purchase one of our solutions, you’ll see that we do business a little differently than you might expect. Before we accept an order for any of our Channel Gateway products, a comprehensive requirements gathering process is completed and the entire configuration is defined. Our preparation is thorough and we fully discuss and disclose what can and cannot be accomplished. If we can’t meet your needs, we’ll tell you. You see, our goal is to guarantee your complete satisfaction with our solutions. We are interested in building a strong and loyal base of customers that buy from us not because our solutions are proprietary, but rather because they are competitive!