Manage, monitor and remotely access serial-based equipment over a network.
Powering over 200 applications in more than 85 countries around the world, Precidia’s serial networking adapters are a simple, cost effective solution to many common networking challenges. These solutions include:
- Connecting serial devices to Ethernet
- Facilitating communications between an IP device and a legacy application
- Monitoring a network
- Accessing a networked device remotely without compromising network security
- Low cost wireless access to Ethernet devices
The serial networking product line delivers several key benefits to users and partners:
- Simple to Install and Operate
Designed for plug and play installation, these products allow device access via a standard web browser for remote configuration and monitoring. The devices can also be configured locally or via Telnet. Their onboard web servers allow the user to load a custom webpage onto the device. Many are available with NetVu, Precidia’s management server, which delivers more detailed data on device and network status.
- NetVu Facilitates Enhanced Management and Support
Precidia’s popular NetVu management server offers another layer of device and network management. This user-friendly web-based user interface displays data critical to support staff an organizations, facilitating more efficient 24/7 support. From network uptime reports to device log files, NetVu delivers a host of data to those supporting networked devices.
- Cost Effective
Priced competitively, Precidia’s serial networking adapters are a fraction of the cost of upgrading serial-based equipment and applications, and deliver operational savings by decreasing support, monitoring and administration costs. They can also eliminate the capital and maintenance costs of modems and dedicated PCs for device access in many applications.
Precidia’s serial networking adapters are used in a wide range of industries, from building automation to healthcare, in hundreds of unique applications. These applications include:
- PBX Connectivity
Simple Legacy/Ethernet Networking for PBX Systems
As IP PBX systems grow in popularity, a common challenge has emerged for IT staff: integrating critical legacy-based applications such as SMDR and Property Management Systems with an IP PBX. Conversely, there is a significant installed base of legacy serial-based PBX systems that cannot communicate with newer, Ethernet-based applications. The solution: low cost device networking products with serial RS232 ports and an Ethernet interface.
Precidia’s device networking products for PBX feature one or more serial RS232 ports, and an Ethernet port. Products such as the iPocket can connect legacy PBX systems to an enterprise Ethernet network via the RS232 port. Conversely, Precidia’s iPocket adapter can integrate legacy RS232-based applications (such as PMS in hotels), with newer IP PBX systems.
For use with PBXs from all manufacturers including Mitel, NEC, Nortel and Avaya, this simple ‘plug and play’ solution maximizes the use of data and enhances operational efficiency. For simple deployment and enhanced management of PBX systems, Precidia offers the NetVu management server. This tool suite is designed to streamline deployment and support with alerts, remote application download and monitoring.
- Access Control/Security Equipment
Connect legacy security/access control equipment to an enterprise LAN/WAN without regard to distance. By networking security equipment like CCTV cameras and badge readers, stand-alone systems can be monitored, controlled and accessed in real-time from a central location, optimizing resources and improving response time.
- Real-time access to data from a central location
- Simultaneous routing of data to multiple destinations
- Automatic dial back-up on some products minimizes downtime in case of network failure
- NetVu delivers monitoring, management and remote deployment
- Maintain investment in existing legacy equipment
- Networking SCADA Systems
Since Precidia’s products are protocol independent, they bring together serial and Ethernet-based SCADA devices from multiple vendors over an ethernet or wireless network. Managed and monitored by Precidia’s management server, these products are easy to install and configure, and deliver features including SSL, automatic routing to a backup for disaster recovery, and remote access to device data.
- Low cost serial networking and routing
- Eliminates cost of upgrading legacy equipment
- Simplified real-time device monitoring and management
- Highly reliable and secure with alerts
- Lowers installation and support costs
iPocketUSB – Wireless network adapter accepts a USB modem with lowest cost data plan from any wireless carrier. Connects to field devices such as flow meters and sagometers to provide cost-effective remote access via wireless network. Fully managed and monitored by NetVu, with features such as signal strength monitoring.
POSLynx220 – Multi-port serial networking router offers 2 serial ports, and 2 incoming dial ports. Ideal for mission critical SCADA applications, with SSL encryption to secure data on private or public networks, as well as routing to multiple IP addresses. The POSLynx220 analyzes the protocol to route data from serial SCADA controllers, RTUs, sensors or other devices, to the appropriate EID (Intelligent Electronic Device).
- Console Management
Ideally designed for remote console access, the Precidia’s proven Device Networking products simplify remote router configuration and management. Products such as the iPocket232 provide a reliable path into remote equipment through a Telnet session. Their compact size make these devices ideal for telecommunication applications, taking up minimal real estate amongst other equipment. With the iPocket232, the operator has 24-hour access to the console ports of remote equipment, eliminating numerous visits for programming or troubleshooting. This communication link is independent from the main communication system, thus the designation of Out of Band Management.
- Low-cost approach to router management
- Simplified remote router maintenance and configuration
- Enhanced functionality of existing routers