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Networking, Wireless & Security

Neal Systems carries the latest industrial data networking technology products for transferring, visualizing, securing, reporting, and networking of industrial plant data. We have a variety of wired and wireless solutions to help your facility advance your control and SCADA networks with the best 21st century technology. We also can provide full design, installation, and implementation of your networking project.

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Cyber Security

The Tofino Industrial Security Solution is a distributed network security solution that is managed from a central location.
This flexible architecture allows you to create security zones – Zone Level Security™ (as recommended in ISA/IEC 62443 standards) –
throughout your control network to protect critical system components.
Monitoring and management is easy, using one centralized software program.

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KEY COMPONENTS

The Tofino Industrial Security Solution consists of three main product components:

Tofino Xenon Security Applicance


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Tofino Loadable Security Modules

  • Firewall
  • Modbus TCP Enforcer
  • OPC Enforcer
  • EtherNet/IP Enforcer
  • NetConnect LSM

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Tofino Configurator


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Industrial Wireless

Eaton’s ELPRO products

Eaton’s ELPRO products provide industrial automation and connectivity solutions to create an essential, seamless foundation for your automation infrastructure. For more than 30 years, ELPRO products have helped companies in more than 80 countries improve the management of their assets and operations through more effective monitoring and control with their reliable and secure wireless solutions.

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SIXNET

Sixnet offers the broadest range of M2M modems and routers available on the market today. These solutions take advantage of low monthly cellular rates to deliver primary or back-up connectivity for remote sites, in-vehicle data access, and other applications.

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Physical Security

Manufacturing companies have begun using networked security cameras to remotely monitor shipping and receiving locations or other workspaces. They can monitor whether safety policies are being followed and enforced, coordinate the efforts of various work sites, and monitor production efficiency from anywhere with internet access.

We offer a combination of cameras, internet-based monitoring, and other automation services that are customizable to your situation.

Our cameras are made by Axis, the world leader in network video.

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Our online monitoring software offers an internet-based surveillance package that can store video and allows you to toggle from camera to camera without leaving your desk, like a SCADA interface.

We also offer a selection of networkable security devices such as timed door locks, remote gate controls, and other products that can enhance your security network.

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Industrial Connectivity

Sixnet’s rugged Ethernet switches, automation devices, and cellular RTUs combine enterprise-class performance with rugged reliability to provide a “best of both worlds” solution for harsh, outdoor, and remote industrial networking applications.

INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET SWITCHES

Sixnet’s hardened switches are ideally suited for harsh and outdoor environments. Built-in redundancy coupled with advanced security and network management ensures the infrastructure stays up and running while providing tools for monitoring and tracking.

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AUTOMATION DEVICES

Sixnet’s industrial automation devices, like rugged RTUs and I/O, provide a simple yet powerful means to reliably monitor and control remote sites around the clock in the harshest environments. Sixnet’s products offer virtually unlimited scalability meaning organizations have fewer restrictions on the number of remote sites or devices that are supported.

DIV 1 & DIV 2 HAZARDOUS AREA RATED INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET SWITCHES

Eaton offers cost-effective, certified, Intrinsically Safe (IS) Ethernet equipment for Class I, Div 1 and Div 2, hazardous areas that are easily installed and maintained.

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Top FAQs

Q: Why go wireless?

The biggest advantages of wireless are cost, convenience and safety.

Cost-Saving – Wireless communication systems can be installed in industrial applications at a fraction of the cost of laying cable. Cabled solutions can cost hundreds or even thousands per installed foot. To install (or repair) a wired system, the expense and effort of laying cable or conduit, buying permits, hiring labor, renting machines, trenching, backfilling and more can add up. Wireless systems are easy to install and configure, saving you up to 90% in project costs and drastically reducing project completion time.

Safety First – Wireless remote controls allow a machine operator to control and run a machine in hazardous zones from a safe, advantageous location. This also allows an operator to more readily predict potential dangers, such as proximity to power lines, and quickly adjust operations to suit.

Performs in tough, unpredictable environments – For industrial process industries like mining, refining, and general processing that need to monitor or control stand-alone instruments and devices that are not easily accessible due to distance or other obstacles, wireless is a solution. Wireless solutions are also a convenient choice for unpredictable industrial environments. Systems can be tested in advance, prior to purchase and installation, to ensure suitability to a chosen application. That means you can be sure you get a solution that meets your particular needs. In applications where devices may be mobile or may be moved, wireless systems are also ideal and maintenance and repair is painless.

Q: How does Power over Ethernet (PoE) work?

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Q: What are the features of the real time ring switch?

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Q: What sets ELPRO products apart from the competition?

ELPRO industrial wireless solutions can provide the most fundamental improvement in process automation. Innovative customers are using wireless to raise their overall equipment effectiveness, enhance safety, and improve production quality. Coupled with far lower capital deployment costs, wireless infrastructure has moved beyond a convenience to a competitive advantage and an essential building block for automation. ELPRO industrial wireless puts you in control of your operations to:

  • Gain Flexible Control – To streamline operations for greater quality and improved information management. We offer solutions that extend the boundary of monitoring and control into the most challenging and remote environments.
  • Integrate Critical Processes – And manage the growing diversity of automation technologies. Cooper Bussmann supports the integration into existing systems and environments controlled by SCADA, DCS, PLC, or PC-based automation, enabling you to choose the best solution for your needs.
  • Increase Productivity – At production startup, meet compliance deadlines and resolve ongoing maintenance problems. We help you gain insight.

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