Posts Tagged ‘RocketLinx’

Uploading Firmware via PortVision ® DX

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PortVisionDX

PortVision ® DX is Comtrol Corporation’s management software included with all DeviceMasterIO-Link Master, and managed RocketLinx switch products. This free software allows you to configure network settings, upload firmware, manage and monitor Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices within one application. PortVision DX detects Comtrol Ethernet-attached devices, eliminating the complicated patchwork of separate drivers, web interfaces and proprietary software typically needed to deploy a network of industrial communication devices.

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The user guide provides information for the following topics:

  • Installing PortVision DX
  • Locating the latest installation and configuration documentation
  • User interface
  • Managing the view in PortVision DX
  • Network configuration
  • Uploading firmware
  • Using the Software Settings tab
  • Accessing configuration web pages
  • Using configuration files
  • Resetting to factory defaults
  • Using Telnet SSH sessions within PortVision DX
  • Accessing other applications from PortVision DX
  • Changing PortVision DX options
  • Logging events
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using the LED Tracker

Click here for more information on PortVision DX

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Worldwide Release: RocketLinx CID2 Switches for Hazardous Locations

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Worldwide Release
 
RocketLinx CID2NEWLOGO

           

               PART NUMBERS

                                                                                    RocketLinx ES8105-XT

32024-1
32028-9 (Single-Mode Fiber)
32029-6 (Multi-Mode Fiber)

RocketLinx ES8108-XT

32054-8
32058-6 (Single-Mode Fiber)
32059-3 (Multi-Mode Fiber)



In addition to the rugged design and enhanced reliability characterized by the Comtrol
RocketLinx brand, the new RocketLinx ES8105-XT and ES8108-XT industrial Ethernet switch lines feature UL-certified compliance with the NEC Class I Division 2 (CID2) classification.


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For more information or to request an evaluation unit, contact sales@comtrol.com or 763.957.6000

 

Comtrol in the Energy Industry

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Chemical factory

Within the energy industry, companies are continuously looking for ways to maximize the use of our finite natural resources. Comtrol Corporation provides several solutions for companies who are looking to increase their efficiency in energy.

Comtrol’s DeviceMaster servers have applications in many different parts of the energy industry. Many of our DeviceMaster servers are in place controlling several different energy systems, including hydraulic fracturing with oil collection, wind power, underwater hydropower, and more. The DeviceMaster has also been used to collect data from energy meters, and monitor oil pipelines.

RocketPort® multiport serial cards provide data collection and control capabilities within systems such as electricity generation and conversion. Customers who have used the Rockeport serial card have seen that the card provides reliable monitoring between substations of electricity generation, and efficient communication between all intelligent electrical devices (IEDs).

Becoming more efficient in the way we harvest energy helps to preserve resources and allows us to successfully distribute every portion of that usable energy with minimal loss. Comtrol is committed to providing high-performance and quality communication, data transmission and connectivity devices for these processes

COMING SOON: Class I, Division 2 Certified Switches

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Option4Electrical and industrial equipment installed in potentially hazardous locations need to be regulated by organizations to ensure they are acceptable for installation in volatile environments.  To guarantee equipment is suitable, rigorous tests must be completed and each product must be certified prior to installation.

For these types of critical applications, Comtrol has developed six new unmanaged industrial Ethernet switches based off the RocketLinx ES8105 and ES8108 switches, each holding a Class I, Division 2 (CID2) certification:

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Comtrol Railway Standards Compliance

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EN 50121-4 - This standard relates to EMC conformance for railway track-side deployment.

IEC 61373 - This standard covers vibration / shock conformance in railway applications.

Our RocketLinx switches carrying the above certifications have been tested to comply with strict railway standards governing both electromagnetic conformance and shock and vibration for rail-based equipment.  Comtrol’s industrial Ethernet switches feature rugged design and exceptional reliability – and ensure that switch operation does not interfere with other critical electronic equipment deployed in track-side installations.

A Summary of EN50121-4

This European Standard applies to a signaling and telecommunication apparatus which is installed in the railway environment. This standard specifies limits for emission and immunity and provides performance criteria for signaling and telecommunications (S&T) apparatus which may interfere with other apparatus in the railway environment, or increase the total emissions for the railway environment beyond the limits defined in the appropriate standard and so risk causing Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) to apparatus outside the railway system.

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Access Control UL294/294B Regulations: Why Do They Matter?

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UL294 is the standard of safety for Access Control System units that all access control systems must meet. UL294B is a newer standard, specifically for the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) components used within access control systems where PoE is the primary power source.

Government and state regulations are moving toward required UL294 compliance. Comtrol’s RocketLinx ACS7106 is the first UL294B certified switch enabling confidence in deployment and integration within access control systems. 

The ACS7106 switch features four 10/100BASE-TX PoE Plus ports for providing power and data to remote PDs (Powered Devices) such as access card readers and IP surveillance cameras, and two 10/100/1000BASE-TX uplink ports that assure maximum throughput for high bandwidth applications.


The official site for the UL Standards states that:

SCOPE (UL294)

1.1 These requirements apply to the construction, performance, and operation of systems intended to regulate or control:

a)    Entry into a protected area or a restricted area or

b)    Access to or the use of a device(s) by electrical, electronic or mechanical means.

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Product Spotlight: RocketLinx ® Power over Ethernet Switches

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The Comtrol RocketLinx series of PoE industrial ethernet switches are designed to meet the performance and environmental demands for applications requiring extended operating temperatures, rugged design, and reliable power delivery to standard and high power devices.

Comtrol’s PoE family of switch products offer unique features such as:

  • Forced power mode
  • PoE port scheduling
  • Remote reboot of powered devices
  • Power budget limitation with priority control

Featuring both managed and unmanaged models, the RocketLinx PoE industrial Ethernet switches provide cost-effective networking solutions delivering the industry’s best Ethernet switch technologies.

POE INDUSTRIAL SWITCH APPLICATIONS

IP Surveillance

  • Pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras
  • Industrial outdoor security cameras

Access Control

  • Wireless access points

Traffic and Transportation

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