Delta Electronics has recently launched its innovative 3G Cloud Router DX-2100 series and Industrial Ethernet Cloud Router DX-2300 series, both to be displayed at the major industrial show SPS Italia 2016, in Parma from May 24 to 26. These state-of-the-art routers enable a built-in secure tunnel between the DIACloud cloud service and a set of industrial devices such as PLCs, HMIs, AC motor drives, AC servo systems, sensors and more. Users can connect to DIACloud through Apps, web browsers or PC Windows platforms. The new DIACloud service offers simple and efficient control of automated facilities.
Designed to support fast and reliable two-way data collection, DX-2100 is a rugged wireless router that establishes a secure ‘tunnel’ between the user and the remote networked devices or PC (via the cloud server) without the need for VPN servers. This makes it possible to perform remote configuration, remote firmware upgrades, scheduled tasks and remote management operations. The device is targeted at a host of remote connectivity applications that include industrial automation, smart homes, smart buildings, smart grids, surveillance and transportation monitoring.
Superior performance based on quick, strong and secure connectivity is viable with these advanced new devices. Able to support Modbus TCP and RTU protocols, the DX-2100 is downward compatible with GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G networks. Both the DX-2100 and the DX-2300 offer HSPA+ data transmission rates of up to 21.6 Mbps (downlink) and 5.76 Mbps (uplink). Before purchasing any router, users are advised to determine how fast it transmits data.
For the Industrial 3G Cloud Router, further benefits include automatic APN parameter matching and connection redial, therefore minimising offline time in the event of internet drop-out. In addition, there are various peripheral interfaces that include RS-485, RS-232 and Ethernet ports to meet all user device connectivity requirements, while an integral RTC (Real-Time Clock) also features along with support for NTP (Network Time Protocol) synchronisation over a network.
From a security perspective, the firewall offers many advanced functions, including SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) and the prevention of DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. What’s more, the firewall also provides NAT (Network Address Translation), port triggering and port mapping functionality, along with IP address, MAC address and URL filtering. All of this helps to make Delta’s DX-2100 and DX-2300 some of the market’s most secure industrial cloud routers.
Additional user advantages include networking failure diagnostics, device and PLC interlocking, and custom alarm conditions with email alerts.