Perle Systems Application Note
There continues to be a need to improve efficiencies in delivering government services through the use of information technology. Large numbers of devices exist in the delivery of these services- polling booths, roadway tolls, security devices, scientific data acquisition, building automation (HVAC) and traffic management systems to name a few.
Secure serial data transmission via SSH and SSL: Sensors monitoring critical elements of a security infrastructure used in the government and the military require secure transmission of information. The IOLAN Device Server can encrypt sensitive and confidential serial data using AES ciphers across an IP network. IOLANs have implemented NIST approved cryptology modules validated to the FIPS 140-2 standard.
Software selectable interfaces: Perle IOLAN Device Server, with support for a broad range of serial devices, are an ideal solution for government IT projects supporting EIA-232, EIA-422 and EIA-485 on the same port simplifying project deployment and minimizing capital expenditures.
IPV6 Support: The US Department of Defense has a mandate that beginning in 2005 all equipment purchased for their networks must have support for IPV6. This mandate is also expected influence other government agencies over the next few years. See more information on the DoD’s web site.
15Kv ESD Protection: Industrial strength 15Kv surge protection across all ports ensures continuous and reliable operation of valuable government equipment.
9-30 VDC Power : The IOLAN Device Server can be conveniently powered from existing power sources such as security panels, HVAC and building automation equipment. Power connections can be made directly to the barrel connector or over the serial cable on designated pins.
Bottom Line : IOLAN Device Server can support the large breadth of serial devices found in government projects and applications. By providing the flexibility of a software selectable interface, IPV6 support, 15Kv ESD protection and 9-30VDC power, the IOLAN DS is the premier serial to Ethernet solution for government institutions and projects.