M2M VPN gateway til industrielle produktionsenheder
I forbindelse med Hannover Messe lancerede LANCOM Systems SD-WAN-kapabel M2M VPN gateway til brug i industrielle produktionsenheder (in english).German network infrastructure supplier LANCOM Systems presented its first dedicated machine-2-machine VPN gateway for the remote control and monitoring of industrial plants at this year's Hannover Messe. Using a secure VPN connection, the router enables predictive maintenance for example for wind turbines, transformer stations, and track and signaling systems. Access is via cellular networks and/or fiber optics.
The digitalization of industrial plants and systems continues inexorably. Combining this with highly secured remote access is the basis for high-efficiency control processes and predictive maintenance.
High-security remote access of this type comes with LANCOM’s first dedicated M2M VPN gateway. The device features a highly robust metal housing and was designed for extreme environments with operating temperatures from -20 to +50°C.
The router is equipped with a top-hat rail mounting system for operation in electrical cabinets. Power is supplied as 24–48 V DC. The standard equipment includes four IN signaling contacts, a serial RJ-45 port, two Ethernet ports, two fiber-optic interfaces (SFP) and 4G cellular networking. Thanks to its two SIM slots, the router ensures high-availability remote maintenance via LTE.
Industry, energy and transport sectors in focus
The VPN M2M gateway was developed for use in the industrial, energy and transport sectors. Typical scenarios include the remote control and maintenance of wind turbines and substations, machinery, and track and signaling systems. Encryption of remote access over IPsec VPN ensures the highest levels of security in controlling critical systems over the Internet.
Like all current LANCOM routers, the new M2M gateway can be commissioned in a highly automated manner by means of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). This allows the physical on-site installation to be performed without specialist networking expertise. The continuous monitoring and updating of the gateways are handled by the LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC). This is hosted in highly secure, geo-redundant data centers in Germany.
LANCOM Systems GmbH is a leading European manufacturer of networking and security solutions for the public and private sectors. Its portfolio comprises hardware (WAN, LAN, WLAN, firewalls), virtual network components and Cloud-based software-defined networking (SDN).
Software development, hardware development and production take place primarily in Germany, as does the hosting of the network management. Special attention is given to trustworthiness and security. The company is committed to offering products free from backdoors, and carries the trust seal 'IT Security made in Germany' initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.
LANCOM was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Wuerselen near Aachen, Germany. Its customers include SMEs, government agencies, institutions and enterprises from all over the world. Since summer 2018, LANCOM has been an independent subsidiary of the Munich technology group Rohde & Schwarz.