Wind, Biomass, Solar, Hydro and Geothermal all share a common goal in their quest to supply the growing demand for energy - control the output to provide a consistent flow of predictable electricity. However, as more large-scale renewables are integrated into electricity grids, technical challenges still arise. And, to maintain annual investments into low-carbon power supplies, the costs of clean energy technologies must continue to decline. This is where renewable energy companies look to the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ).
IIoT products are expected to have long life cycles, operate reliably under extreme or hash conditions and prevent unauthorized access by malicious individuals. They are used to increase energy output, keep output levels stable, cut operational and maintenance costs, and provide solid performance data. These sophisticated IIoT systems make possible new ways of managing demand instead of simply increasing supply. This requires large amounts of connectivity and monitoring.
Rugged Console Servers provide secure remote monitoring and management of equipment with serial console ports to avoid costly truck rolls.
Industrial Temperature Media Converters transparently connect copper to fiber, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber.
Industrial Ethernet Extenders extend copper Ethernet services beyond 328ft (100m) over 2-wire 24 AWG twisted pair or coax.
Industrial DIN Rail Ethernet Switches exceed the specifications of commercial switching products with industrial safety certification and approval for hazardous locations.
Perle Industrial-grade Power Supplies are reliable sources of power designed stand up to harsh industrial environments.
Every component used Perle Device Networking Hardware has been designed and tested to handle operating temperatures between -40 and 75C. Learn more about how Perle device networking hardware meets the needs of Renewable Energy customers:
Solandeo use Perle IOLAN Device Servers to interface with smart meters
Providing secure connectivity between Solandeo Server and remote smart meters
Deutsche Windtechnik replace unreliable commercial grade equipment with Perle Industrial Ethernet Switches and Device Servers to ensure reliable fault notification
Reliable fault notification with Industrial Grade tested and certified Switches and Device Servers.
Other clients in the Utilities Industry:
Using Industrial Ethernet Switches
Advanced Protocols in Industrial Managed Switches
Managing Networking Equipment through Secure Management Sessions
PTP - Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588) Boundary clock capabilities in Industrial Managed Switches
Using AAA Security for Netorking Equipment Management
Using Access Control Lists for Industrial Switch Management
Using IEEE 802.1x and Port Security
Using Fiber Media Converters
Avoiding common mistakes in fiber-optic network deployment
Calculating and Understanding Optical Power Budgets
Enterprise Network fiber–optic deployment – Using Media Converters to unlock performance and reduce costs during upgrades
Managing Large-Scale Media Converter Deployments
Media conversion can unlock the potential of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs)
Media Converters in Campus Networks
Media Converters offer flexible expansion in Horizontal Networks
Media Converters offer major benefits during Backhaul Network fiber-optic upgrades
Quality of Service: Defining it and identifying its impact on high-priority applications
Using AAA Security for Media Converter Management
Do I need an Ethernet Extender or a Media Converter?
How to use Media Converters to enable Gigabit Ethernet over 2km Multimode fiber
Using Power over Ethernet
PoE in Remote Management of Telecommunications and IT Equipment
A Background on Power Over Ethernet ( PoE & PoE+ )
Benefits of using PoE Power Management Controllers in Power Sourcing Equipment
Power Reach Installation Planning for PoE Ethernet Extenders
Powered Device (PD) Reset Feature for PoE Ethernet Extenders
Using Serial to Ethernet
Remove dial-up modems and connect to remote serial equipment across Ethernet network while still using AT command set
Access Control for Personnel Entrances
Using I/O Device Servers
Digital and Analog I/O Devices