Industrial Ethernet switches manufacturer Westermo (www.westermo.com) has unveiled a compact device server switch for connecting telemetry systems and legacy serial control to the latest IP networks.
The Lynx DSS replaces low data rate serial communications with higher bandwidth IP networks to preserve investments in the current system, ensure trouble free industrial communication and add functionality by supporting new equipment that demands additional bandwidth.
This industrial Ethernet switch manages application with a combination of serial and IP connections. It is powered by the latest version of Westermo WeOS operating system, allowing the device to deliver optimized serial to Ethernet connectivity, modem replacement functionality, Modbus gateways and support for dual serial networks. Legacy devices can be connected through its two serial ports, which are configured for RS-232 and for either RS-422/485 or RS-232.
Available in two models — the L108-F2G-S2 and L208-F2G-S2, the Lynx DSS offers remote, secure access to a network through its encrypted VPNs and multi-port DMZ. Aside from supporting users wanting to communicate through potentially insecure networks, these functions also help prevent users from connecting to the wrong network.
The device has been type-tested to meet industrial vibration, EMC, isolation and shock standards, making it ideally suited for use in extreme operating conditions.
With an operating temperature range of -40 to 70 °C, the Lynx DSS has no fan or other moving components. Its industrial grade components as well as its full metal IP40 enclosure, which has no cooling holes that would serve as an ingress of dusts, all contribute to its outstandingly high mean time between failures (MTBF) of more than 500,000 hours and result to long trouble-free service life.