June 27, 2012

Perle Releases IOLAN Firmware v4.4

IOLAN Console Server Firmware v4.4 makes it easier to access equipment that is located in remote areas where no cable based IP network is available.

NASHVILLE, TN—June 27th, 2012— Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, today released IOLAN Firmware Version 4.4 for all IOLAN Terminal Servers, Console Servers and Device Servers. This firmware offers several new features enabling the use of cellular technology to access serial console ports on equipment that is in a remote location without access to Ethernet or a phone line.

“Perle is committed to safeguarding each customer’s long-term investment in Perle equipment,” says Al Davies, Al Davies, Director of Product Marketing at Perle Systems.  “By continued product development and new firmware releases, we ensure our products evolve with the current and future technology demands of our growing customer base.”

With the release of Firmware v4.4, IOLAN SCS Console Servers installed in a location without access to Ethernet or a phone line can use a wireless USB modem for out-of-band management.  IOLAN SCS Console Servers come standard with a PCI Interface Slot, and can, with the simple customer installable addition of Perle’s USB Adapter Card support a 3rd party wireless USB modem stick. This allows a network administrator to obtain a reliable connection to manage and monitor remote IT assets.

IOLAN Firmware Version 4.4 also includes enhancements to the implementation of Network Time Protocol (NTP), LDAP BASE parameter, Strict Host Key Checking and UDP ARP optimization.

IOLAN Firmware v4.4 is available as a free download from Perle’s website for all customers.

About Perle Systems www.perle.com
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 for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Remote Power Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards and Multimodem Cards. Perle distinguishes 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.