HONG KONG and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- M&F Technologies Limited and Distrix Networks have announced a partnership to offer Distrix SDN software compatibility on the Maestro E220 Series of IoT routers. This will enable companies to deploy highly secure Software Defined Networks (SDN) offering reliable Industrial IoT connectivity for mission-critical deployments on a compact, resilient and cost effective router platform.
"The Maestro E220 series IoT router combined with Distrix SDN software offers customers a robust platform for IoT connectivity and meets the mission-critical security and resiliency needs of industrial automation, utilities, and smart grid customers without costly wholesale infrastructure overhaul and complex security models that are difficult to deploy and maintain," said M&F Technologies CEO Xavier Dupont.
"Distrix adds a critical element of next generation networking, security and resiliency to our IoT router that offer a crucial advantage to our partners and customers deploying mission-critical utility scale remote monitoring and other IoT initiatives. Manufacturing, power and utilities need to deploy quickly and cost effectively without needing to replace their existing equipment, while reducing security exposure and downtime risk."
Sectors including industrial automation, oil and gas, smart grid and utilities need the cost-savings and performance improvements from remote monitoring and process automation that the Industrial Internet promises, without security or reliability risks, or the significant upgrade costs often associated with implementing these programs. To date, security and reliability concerns, as well as equipment compatibility upgrade costs have slowed Industrial IoT adoption globally.
Maestro E220 Series industrial routers support advanced WAN failover functionality that minimizes the risk of communication loss due to IP network interruption. As soon as a fixed network connection is lost, communications will seamlessly failover to the cellular network and your business is never impacted.
Distrix adds to these capabilities by creating highly secure, and resilient software defined networks that provide mission-critical security and reliability of remote operations for a wide range of enterprise IoT applications including manufacturing, industrial automation, power & smart grid, and utilities sectors.
Together, Distrix-enabled Maestro E220 routers empower customers to rapidly create highly reliable and secure Industrial IoT solutions, without costly equipment upgrades or complex network changes.
"We are excited about our relationship with M&F Technologies," said Eric Winsborrow, CEO for Distrix Networks. "The Maestro E220 series IoT router combined with Distrix SDN software offers customers a robust platform for quick and cost-effective IoT deployments, whether it's simplified secure remote operations and maintenance, or sophisticated predictive analytics initiatives."
Customers can start on IoT initiatives immediately. Rapid prototyping and proof of concept installations are developed easily on Maestro E220 devices with Distrix Free 30 day IIoT Starter Kits. Visit www.distrix.com for details.
Distrix SDN software embeds on industrial and IT network hardware to enable a safer and more resilient Industrial Internet – create secure tunnels in minutes, and eliminate complex firewall & VPN configurations.
Distrix Gateway™ software simplifies connectivity configurations with an intuitive management console. Whether collecting data from industrial sensors, remotely accessing industrial operations, or connecting branch offices, Distrix makes it simpler and more cost effective to secure and manage your network. For more information, please visit www.distrix.com.
About M&F Technologies
M&F Technologies designs, manufactures and sells world-wide, under both the Maestro and FALCOM brands, state-of-the-art GNSS receivers, trackers, modems, routers and gateways ideally suited to M2M and IoT applications: industrial automation and SCADA, energy and metering, tracking and automotive.
Maestro E220 is a full-featured industrial router platform with cellular (3G or LTE), fixed WAN and WiFi capabilities. Key features include switchable WAN/LAN ports, a RS-485 serial data interface supporting Modbus RTU to TCP protocol, Wi-Fi b/g/n with WEP/WPA/WPA2 authentication modes, as well as advanced software features supporting OpenVPN, IPSec, real-time analysis, load balancing and automatic WAN failover functionality that minimizes the risk of communication losses due to IP network connection interruptions: with E220 your business will never stop. For more information, please visit www.maestro-wireless.com.
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