Digi launches new WR31 rugged industrial cellular router

The new WR31 Industrial Router
The new WR31 Industrial Router

 

The Digi Transport range of cellular routers has been very succesfully used in industrial environments for years but now for the first time we have a fully industrial product called the WR31.

This rugged design is suitable for DIN rail and cabinet mounting and has all the connectors and indicators on one accessible edge. It comes equipped with digital sensor and relay connections, two Ethernet ports and serial connectivity. It is available in LTE (4G) and HSPA+/3G versions.

For more details, take a look at our website  or call 01223 750277.

Perle Launches Wireless Serial Device Servers

Perle SDS W Wireless Device Server
Perle SDS W Wireless Device Server

The new Perle IOLAN SDS 2 Wireless Serial Device Server provides secure transmission of RS232/422/485 serial data across a WiFi network.

The need to transmit diverse data types over a wireless network is growing. However, that data often originates in a device that does not support 802.11 WiFi.

This is where a product like the IOLAN SDS W Wireless Serial Device Server comes into play.

Click here to earn more about Seamless Wireless Roaming, Secure Console Management over a Wireless LAN and Raw TCP or UDP Sockets over WiFi.

Or call Entrix on 01223 750277.

Entrix introduces Powertxt Duo® to control power by text message

PowertxtDuoFrontAnglePowertxt Duo® is a brand new product for 2015 developed by Tekview. It allows remote power control of two independent devices over the GSM network (global system for mobile communication). Powertxt Duo® is the simplest remote power device on the market. It requires no installation; just plug and play. It doesn’t need any device configuration; just simply send a text from your mobile phone to Powertxt Duo® and you are in full control; it’s that simple. You could also use our dedicated software.

Powertxt Duo® is one of the most secure remote power access solutions as it doesn’t require any IP address or network connection.Unlike IP power solutions it can be easily deployed without creating a potential weak spot on your network and Powertxt Duo can ONLY control the power to your connected devices not the actual devices themselves.

For more details, visit the Entrix Powertxt Duo product page or call 01223 750277.

Perle Ethernet Extenders help explosives test

A 330m safety perimeter was provided by Perle Ethernet Extenders during explosive field test recently.

Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory needed to test a new pump that would contain 20kg of high explosives.  If the test failed, metal shrapnel would be lethal for a 1km radius.

Needless to say, I did not want to be anywhere near this pump if it blew explained Lorne McCauley, Explosives Technologist at Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory.

To find out how Perle Ethernet Extenders solved the problem, read the full Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory Case Study.

Opengear Announces Failover to Cellular (F2C)

The demand for always-on connectivity and resilience for remote networks continues to rise. This has led us to develop Failover to Cellular (F2C) – a new feature that keeps your remote networks up, when the primary WAN is down.

  • Utilise Opengear’s built-in 3G or 4G LTE cellular modem as a backup WAN connection
  • Maintain Internet connectivity during network faults and failure events with transparent, automatic failover and failback
  • Built using reliable IP Passthrough technology, an easy drop-in solution supporting most dual WAN routers
  • Combines with Opengear Smart OOBTM out-of-band management for remote troubleshooting, remediation – and true network resilience

The Failover to Cellular feature will begin shipping in January as a standard feature in all ACM & IM products featuring embedded cellular, and as a free feature upgrade for existing customers.

Or if you’d like to try it early, download a beta today!

Cambridge University uses Perle PoE+ Industrial Media Converters to power a free Wi-Fi service throughout Cambridge

With the third stage of the Tour de France passing through Cambridge, the University, in conjunction with City Council, wanted to unveil a free Wi-Fi service for students, city residents and the hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to visit.

The goal was to provide roaming wireless access across public spaces in the metropolitan area.

Find out how Perle PoE+ Media Converters were instrumental in the rollout of a free public Wi-fi service by reading the University of Cambridge Case Study.

Bally Technologies utilise Perle Terminal Servers to offer High Availability in Virtualisation Platform.

Bally Technologies utilise Perle Serial to Ethernet Terminal Servers to offer High Availability (HA) in their latest ACSCTM Virtualisation Platform.

We are really excited about this,” says Mike Grawl, Director of Technical Services at Bally Technologies. “Being able to offer High Availability to our customers is ground-breaking and unprecedented in our industry.”

Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers, in the new network architecture enable Bally to:
1. Exceed expectations with increased data throughput.
2. Reduce capital expense and simplify the IT architecture by substantially reducing the amount of hardware needed.
3. Minimise lost revenue by reducing planned and unplanned downtime.
4. Move critical equipment to a secure, temperature and environmentally controlled data centre room.

To find out how, read the full Bally Technologies case study.

Perle products and firmware are not vulnerable to Shellshock

Perle Products not susceptible to shellshockPerle confirms that its products and firmware are not vulnerable to Shellshock

“Perle monitors the latest security standards to offer the most reliable and secure hardware in the industry,” said John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle.

“Our Information Security Department has conducted all of the necessary investigations and confirms that the affected Bash modules were not implemented into any current Perle product.”

Read More on the Perle website

Heathrow & Booking.com choose Perle Console Servers for Out of Band Management of Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls

SHow do you efficiently recover data center equipment when the network is down?

For companies such as Booking.com, a world leader of online hotel-bookings, and Heathrow Airport Holdings, one of the largest transport companies in the world, out-of-band (OOB) remote access to Cisco serial console ports is the key.

Perle Console Servers with advanced OOB functionality provide an efficient back door method for recovery. Whether it is to diagnose, reboot, reconfigure or troubleshoot equipment, IOLAN Console Servers enable access remote networking equipment through the use of an alternate backup network dial-up or GSM wireless remote access.

Perle is an industry leader with more than 35 years of device networking experience. This is why Booking.com, BAA and many more global corporations trust Perle Systems as their provider of Console Servers.

Talk to Entrix about these products and how they can help you.

Read Perle’s Out of Band Management technical note and discover just a few of the thousands of companies that choose Perle.

How to reboot a remote PoE device with an Ethernet Extender

Until now it could not be done without sending out an engineer. NowPerle offers a unique feature that enables a central site to reset the remote PoE device without a site visit.

Power over Ethernet ( PoE ) equipment such as IP cameras and wireless access point are generally deployed in areas that are isolated and hard to reach. Periodically an issue arises that can be resolved with a simple Power Off then On” ( Power Reboot ) of the device. However, given the isolated location of the equipment, this can be difficult to accomplish.

Perle’s unique PD Reset feature on its PoE Ethernet Extenders enables a central site to reboot the remote PoE device without a truck roll.

Read more to learn about the Powered Device (PD) Reset Feature.