IPv6 Transformer



IPv6 Ready Approved !!

Product Overview

Datatek’s experience in protocol mediation and networking yields an innovative IPv4 to IPv6 migration solution: The IPv4-IPv6 Transformer.

Problems Raised by IPv6 Migration

Networks are migrating to IPv6, with dual-stack routers, upgraded operating systems and applications. Many of the devices and applications at the edges of the network will not be upgraded to IPv6 or replaced in the near future, due to economic or technical factors. Some devices may never be upgraded.

Due to incompatibility of the protocols, IPv4 devices will not be able to communicate with pure IPv6 devices, networks and services.

Datatek’s IPv4-IPv6 Transformer

How can you overcome these obstacles? The answer is the IPv4-IPv6 Transformer from Datatek Applications: a very powerful migration tool that will instantly enable IPv4 devices on the network edge to operate in the emerging IPv6 arena

It will remove many of the complex issues associated with coordinating network upgrades.

How it Operates

Datatek’s IPv4-IPv6 Transformer changes a legacy IPv4-only host into a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 host. Simply insert theTransformer into the host’s network connection and you’re ready to talk IPv6! No changes to the host’s software or hardware are needed – it’s just a bump in the wire.


Flash Memory: 4GB

Power Supply: 7-12V Internal DC Power

LAN Ports: Two 10/100Mbps Ethernet; RJ-45

USB Ports: Two USB 2.0

Console: One DB9 Serial

Buttons: System Reset/Factory Network Reset

LEDs: Unit Power, Booting, LAN Link/Activity

OS: FreeBSD 8.0

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) Calculated: 100,000+ hours

Power Consumption: 4W typical, 6W Peak

Form Factor: 1U Desktop Design


Dimensions: (W x H x D) 6.25″ x 1.0″ x 6.25″ (159mm x 25mm x 159mm)

Unit Weight: 1.0 lb (0.45 kg)

Power: External Adapter 100-240 VAC, 0.4A, 50/60Hz (US plug style)

Cooling: None – Fanless

Operating Temperature: 32-122 degrees F (0-50 degrees C)

Certification: FCC Part 15, CE EN61000-6-3, CE EN61000-6-2

Safety: UL Safety and Environmental Compliance

Key Features

– State-of-the-art high-performance processor

– Operates at 10-100Mbps speeds on both LAN ports

– DNS and FTP Application Layer Gateway (ALG)

– SNMP management

– IPv6 Multicast support

– UL, CE and FCC certified

– No hard disk

– Low power design

– No cooling fans

Major Benefits

– Transparent solution – no software or hardware changes required for your legacy equipment

– No disruption to continued IPv4 operations – IPv4 hosts continue to communicate with other IPv4 hosts

– IPv4-IPv6 address and protocol Translation

– Adds IPv6 security capabilities to your embedded base of IPv4 legacy equipment

– DNS query/reply translator automatically configures the Transformer

– DHCP server automatically configures the legacy IPv4 host

Management Features

Web Management HTTP, HTTPS

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring SNMPv3 MIB (monitoring/traps)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4) Server, DHCPv6 Client

Support for system alerts, alarms, booting

Standards Support

Core IPv6 Functionality, IPv6 Ethernet Connection Technologies, Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts, IPv6 Common Network Applications, Network Management and IPv6 Security

Standards Compliance

IPv6 Base Requirements

RFC 2460 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Protocol Specification

RFC 5095 Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6

RFC 4443 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6)

RFC 4861 Neighbor Discovery for IPv6

RFC 4862 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-configuration

RFC 1981 Path MTU Discovery for IPv6

RFC 4291 IPv6 Addressing Architecture

RFC 4007 Scoped Address Architecture

RFC 4193 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses

RFC 2710 Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6

RFC 3810 Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2) for IPv6

RFC 2711 IPv6 Router Alert Option

RFC 2464 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks IPSec

RFC 4301 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol

RFC 4302 IP Authentication Header

RFC 4303 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)

RFC 4308 Cryptographic Suites for IPsec

RFC 4835 Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements for Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH)

RFC 4941 Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Auto-configuration in IPv6

RFC 2407 The Internet IP Security Domain of Interpretation for ISAKMP

RFC 2408 Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)

RFC 2409 Internet Key Exchange (IKE)

RFC 4109 Algorithms for Internet Key Exchange version 1 (IKEv1) Transition Mechanisms

RFC 4213 Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers [Dual Stack] Network Management

RFC 4293 Management Information Base (MIB) for IP Automatic Configuration

RFC 4862 IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-configuration (SLAAC)

RFC 3315 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6) [Client] Host

RFC 3484 Default Address Selection for IPv6

RFC 3596 DNS Extensions to Support IPv6 (Hosts must be capable of using IPv6 DNS)

Package Contents

IPv4-IPv6 Transformer

AC Power Adapter

Null Modem Cable

User Guide

Quick Start Guide

Optional rubber-desktop mounting feet

Minimum Requirements

Compatible Internet browser for configuration