September 24, 2015

Electric, Gas & Water Utilities use Perle to Upgrade Networks and meet Legislative Requirements

Perle releases a partial list of customers in the Utilities sector

NASHVILLE, TN - September 24th, 2015 — The need for additional sources of power, balanced by environmental concerns, keeps the Energy and Utilities sector busy. In addition, rapidly changing market dynamics, deregulation and cyber-asset protection requirements are forcing Utilities to consider new technology solutions.

The demand for secure serial to Ethernet equipment in substations is rising as power utility and distribution companies move to satisfy their NERC CIP requirements. These devices must conform to the demanding environment conditions found in these locations such as: Electric & Magnetic Fields, Electrostatic Discharge, Conducted High Frequency Electrical Transients, High Energy Power Surges and Ground Potential Rise during ground faults.

“Legislation designed to increase data protection and security means that Utility companies need to restructure their systems,” comments John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems. “To accomplish this they need technology designed to meet emission, immunity and safety approvals required for substation IT equipment.”

Perle Electric Utilities

Perle IOLAN Electric Utility Terminal Servers are designed to meet the harsh environments associated with power substations. IOLAN’s are used to connect any serial based equipment including protective relays to Ethernet. Industrial Temperature Media Converters are also integrated in many large Utilities to extend copper infrastructures over Fiber.

A partial client list and case studies of how Perle technology is used in the Utility sector can be found here.

About Perle Systems

Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Industrial Ethernet Switches, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.


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