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Device servers secure M2M IP LAN, Wi-Fi

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:device servers? M2M? Internet Protocol? Web browser?

Two external device servers for secure machine-to-machine (M2M) Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity have been launched by Israel-based device networking company Connect One. The Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi enable any device with an RS-232/RS-485 port to immediately communicate over the Internet in a fully secure manner using LAN or WLAN, respectively.

The Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi allow devices previously requiring on-site technician visits to be remotely monitored and configured over IP networks in a completely secure manner from a home, office or on the road. Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi include an integrated web browser that enables existing devices to be accessed using a web browser. In addition, existing devices can communicate via e-mail, file transfers and other Internet protocols. Monitoring equipment can therefore use the Secure iLAN to e-mail a control center or technician if a certain threshold is exceeded.

Both the Secure iLAN and Secure iWiFi are based on ConnectOne's CO2128 Internet controller chip. They provide an immediate web interface to existing devices that use a high-speed serial interface to allow users to enjoy the speeds afforded by wired- or WLAN. Hardware-based SSL-standard encryption, which provides the highest level of Internet security, together with firewall functionality, protect the host device from Internet attacks. They offer a full suite of Internet protocols and applications (TCP/UDP, SMTP/POP3, MIME, HTTP, WAP, FTP and TELNET), as well as remote configuration, management and firmware upgrades.

Legacy challenge
"Connectivity has become a critical component for many companies to achieve efficient, cost-effective services," noted Ariel Shulman, Connect One's VP of sales. "Legacy devices challenge that bottom-line efficiency, yet the cost of replacing them is also prohibitive. With Secure iLAN and iWiFi, this problem is solved. Industrial machines, controllers, and other systems using serial communications can instantly be on-line, configured, managed and monitored over the Internet."

The Secure iLAN connects to any 10/100 LAN, while the Secure iWiFi connects to any existing 802.11b/g WLAN. Pricing for Secure iLAN starts at $75, and pricing for Secure iWiFi starts at $85. Both are available.

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