Perle have announced the launch of fully compliant IEEE802.3 af/at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Industrial Managed Switches.
This launch includes 84 models of the IDS-500 PoE Switches with variable 10/100/1000Base-T, SFP, Fiber and combo ports.
“More and more companies are using PoE technology to increase installation flexibility, lower costs and make their networks efficient,”
comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems.
“Adding PoE technology to Managed Ethernet Switches to meet the unique needs of Industrial-grade environments just makes sense.”
Industrial-grade Managed Ethernet Switches with PoE are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, surges, vibrations, and shocks found in industrial automation, government, military, oil, gas, mining and outdoor applications. Classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), they use standard UTP cables that carry Ethernet data to also provide up to 30 watts of power to Powered Devices (PDs) such as wireless access points, Voice over IP phones and IP cameras.
With this product launch, Perle now offers over 720 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches.
Since entering the Industrial Switch Market, Perle has sold to numerous high profile customers such as the FAA, NBCUniversal, SolarCity, Dupont, Rolls Royce and Siemens.
There are innumerable serial based devices like PLCs, meters, sensors, modems, POS, printers and industrial equipment located where hardwired Ethernet connections are not available. Yet, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication needs are pushing network engineers to get these devices online. The solution is to use easily accessible cellular networks, with their affordable data packages.
IOLAN SDS L Serial Device Servers are designed for high-speed transmission of serial RS232, RS422 or RS485 data over 4G LTE cellular networks. They enable administrators to securely access remote serial console ports on M2M and IoT equipment via a cellular data network.
This technology allows engineers to change the way networks are structured and enable data connectivity in an endless array of application environments
Says John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems.
IGT selected the Digi TransPort WR11 to rapidly connect network technology for gaming machines, lotteries, and interactive and social gaming solutions.
The world’s largest slot machine manufacturer, International Game Technology (IGT) turned to the Digi TransPort WR11 when searching for an innovative solution for their lottery systems. The Digi TransPort WR11 is a wireless router that provides IGT the 4G LTE connection to rapidly communication and solve problems with mission-critical M2M applications.
The Digi TransPort® LR54 LTE-Advanced router is the ideal solution for digital media, self service kiosks, and other remotely managed network applications. Watch the video to get a break down of its Cat 6 LTE-Advanced speeds, powerful wi-fi with dual radios, remote management capabilities, and industrial hardware design.
Opengear has announced additional SKUs for the Remote Site Gateway, the secure solution for Remote Site Management. The Remote Site Gateway ensures uptime at enterprise branch offices and remote sites. It also identifies and helps to fix issues at the network edge before they become failures. Opengear Smart OOBTMdelivers secure access to your branch offices and remote sites when manual intervention is needed.
This release includes the ACM7008-2 which replaces the old ACM5008-2.
Entrix announces the availability of the Digi TransPort® LR54, Digi International’s fastest, low cost LTE Advanced router for managed network services, digital content delivery, self-service kiosks, and managed retail networking.
The Digi TransPort LR54 is the new, high performance LTE-Advanced networking platform that provides fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi and high-speed cellular LTE in a form factor capable of
performing in extended operating temperature ranges. Featuring a software-defined LTE radio, the Digi TransPort LR54 supports carriers in most European countries.
Key attributes that distinguish the Digi TransPort LR54 include:
Maximum speed: The LR54 was designed for high-speed, low-latency Cat 6 LTEAdvanced speeds (300Mbps), twice the typical speed of current LTE.
Powerful and reliable Wi-Fi: Features the latest in Wi-Fi performance with dual 2.4 and 5GHz radios, with 802.11ac, limiting the need for intermediate Wi-Fi bridges.
Global LTE network support: Offers software selectable 3G/4G LTE to choose the best network or carrier option.
Continued connectivity: Features the patented SureLink™ connection persistency software that proactively monitors and self-repairs network connections.
Enterprise security: Offers PCI-certified Digi Remote Manager®, IPsec VPN firewall, and 256-bit AES encryption as well as the new Digi TrustFence™ Device Security Framework, offering the critical features that protect connected devices and applications now and in the future.
Sturdy hardware: The LR54 is an industrial grade “beast,” temperature hardened to operate between -20° – 70° C.
Remote device management: With Digi Remote Manager, administrators have a tool for centralized device configuration and a dashboard for troubleshooting remote devices to analyze network performance and connectivity points.
Only Perle offers a unique feature that enables a central site to reset the remote PoE device without a truck roll.
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.
PoE powered WAPs enable sales people to use iPads and iPhones to access network data in the palm of their hand.
In an effort to reduce the car buying process from five-hours to one-hour, Sonic Automotive provided their sales team with iPhones and iPads loaded with custom apps to access the extensive data on the company network.
For the iPad and iPhone roll-out to work successfully, Sonic needed reliable WiFi network access throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of each of its 120 dealerships.
WAPs, of course, are the answer and installing them indoors is quite straightforward. However, prior to installing the WAPs on the lots outside of the dealerships, where a bulk of the customer interaction takes place, Larnel Hight, Network Engineer at Sonic Automotive, was confronted with two issues:
1. The outdoor car lots do not have power outlets.
2. Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to data transmission distances of only 328ft. Sonic needed a much longer range as some dealerships are as large as 1600 square feet
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.