Effective government is
increasingly dependent on information technology. From
e-government initiatives to
the introduction of new systems, it’s one of the most demanding sectors. Information technology is underpinning all aspects of government from parliaments to people.
The government’s ability to keep its systems and networks operational is essential. Systems administrators need to ensure mission critical applications and networks are effectively managed at all times. Any downtime must be minimised so as not to affect user access.
Although systems and equipment can often be managed from the network itself, such access may not always be possible. Fortunately, most computer systems and network devices provide a serial port for local access. The problem comes when such equipment is not readily accessible.
Perle’s multi-port console servers and Serial Cards offer network or dial-up access to local system ports. Administrators are able to have access from anywhere, just as if they were connected locally through a serial connection. Remote management helps reduce costs yet maintains network security.
Challenge: Move IT equipment to environmentally controlled Comm Rooms while maintaining Ethernet to Fiber Conversion for Data Imagery Application.
Solution: Perle Copper to Fiber Media Converters.
Results: Increase the lifetime, safety and security of the equipment.
Challenge: Allow personnel to remotely manage the Phasor Measurement Units using a remote RADIUS authentication and authorization server.
Solution: Use Perle IOLAN Electric Utility Terminal Servers to provide the access level username and passwords to the PMU over RADIUS.
Results: Passwords are concealed from the user for security purposes, yet they can still perform their remote device management and administration duties.
Challenge: Replacement of End of Life discontinued Cisco 2509 Access Servers
Solution: Perle IOLAN SCS C Console Servers with Cisco pinouts
Benefit: Significantly lower cost alternative to Cisco, without cabling replacement
Challenge: Networking all 58 Fire Stations in Devon over an IP network
Solution: Transmit 999 call data to a local fire station mobilizing unit via a Perle IOLAN DS1 Device Server
Benefit: Using advanced technology with existing critical equipment increased response times resulting in more lives saved.
Challenge: Perform remote maintenance on PBX switches to optimize resources, speed maintenance and reduce labour time and costs.
Solution: Deploy Perle IOLAN SDS1 device servers at each PBX to create a secure link and provide technicians with a single point of access to multiple telephone systems via the network.
Benefit: More responsive technical support and proactive remote maintenance have allowed for reduced labour costs.
Challenge: Transmit vital caller information to a back-office database.
Solution: Connect the 911 feed to the network and transmit data via a Perle Device Server.
Benefit: Plug and play installation provided a quick and easy solution.
Challenge: Provide a configurable, transportable, integrated system that can communicate with multiple serial-based devices in a mobile setting
Solution: Perle's IOLAN+ Terminal Servers were customized to meet unique requirements for disaster management, homeland security and much more.
Benefit: A sophsticated and cost-effective tactical communication solution is available for various military environments.
Challenge: An efficient and cost effective may to connect POS equipment to a local server for counter service automation.
Solution: Perle 2, 4 or 8 port serial cards integrated into servers.
Benefit: The new operation created a competetive service for post office customers.
Challenge: Networking all user terminals and remote printers in a technology and efficiency upgrade
Solution: Perle IOLAN+ Terminal Servers were sited at various point throught the building to provided the necessary serial to Ethernet connectivity.
Benefit: Job and file sharing capabilitites resulted in real time cost savings