Perle Systems Launches New Wireless Serial Device Servers for Secured Serial Data Transmission

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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NASHVILLE, TN: Perle Systems, a manufacturer of secure device networking hardware introduces IOLAN SDS W Wireless Serial Device Servers. Delivering high performance in a compact size, an IOLAN SDS W offers a support for a broad range of high performance Wireless LAN technology, extensive security, flexibility and next generation IPv6 technology making it ideal for applications that require remote serial device/console management, data capture or monitoring.

The server securely transmits authentic RS232, RS422 and RS485 serial data over a wireless network. IOLAN SDS W extends a seamless wireless roaming by maintaining a continuous connection to network services that are part of Wireless Access Point infrastructure. It acts like equipment that moves around with a serial interface, such as forklifts and automated guided vehicles. Wireless Serial Device Server comes into play when devices does not support transmission of diverse data types in 802.11 WiFi

“Network administrators need a solution when a serial device is not fixed to a permanent position or running additional cable is impractical,” comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems. “Wireless serial to Ethernet capabilities provides an entirely new level of flexibility and mobility to our customers and allows them to remotely connect, monitor and control their existing serial devices over a WiFi network.”

Through standard encryption tools like Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the sensitive data is protected. Authentication schemes such as RADIUS, TACACS+, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA Security's SecurID tokens are assured for users.

Furthermore, raw TCP or UDP over wireless LAN is made available for converting serial equipment data for transport either on a point to point basis or shared across multiple devices.