Global manufacturing operations are increasingly embracing digital transformation, demanding a secure, agile network to maximize productivity, improve efficiency, and safety. Manufacturers today not only need to control and secure a global environment that may include difficult or remote sites, legacy machine control systems, secure access to data from Operation Technology (OT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, in addition to the ever-increasing demands for efficiency and speed in their digital operations.
Globally distributed R&D and production require multiple sites, from warehouses, branch offices to factories, must be enabled for high performance data sharing, remote operation and maintenance, and advanced access control and security, to achieve business objectives. A unified, secure network like SD-WAN is critical to improve agility and security by seamlessly connecting remote sites and simplifying network infrastructure.
A challenge global manufacturers face is delivering resilient connectivity in new, remote, or difficult locations. Deployments and integration into the existing infrastructure must be fast and efficient, requiring a seamless fusion of 4G/5G, satcom, Internet, and MPLS connections to reach devices and people, regardless of location. To keep up with production requirements and to enable global collaboration, locations must have the bandwidth and technology to deliver uninterrupted connectivity over multiple pathways.
Lanner industrial SD-WANs can deliver secure, high-availability access to OT, IT, and IIoT traffic over multiple WAN pathways, sending stateful data over any combination of paths, providing higher availability and failsafe options. These industrial-grade SD-WANs can meet business-driven market requirements including:
As enterprises grow, new sites and use cases increases and the hardware itself must adapt to facilitate use of accelerators, multiple forms of connectivity (LTE, Wi-Fi 6, and 5G), and different levels of ruggedization to support the widest range of environmental endurance. Appliances with wide operating temperature range, IP67 & MIL-STD-810G anti-vibration and shock environmental compliant, and fanless become essential.
- Multi-core Computing Performance
4 to 12-core Intel Atom SoC CPU – A multi-core computing platform with a high-core CPU providing optimal performance for multiple virtualized network functions and applications.
- Wi-Fi Access for Industrial and Manufacturing
SD-WAN/uCPE have increasingly being used to support office Wi-Fi access and connectivity. The platform must be design ready for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), providing active and backup connectivity for high reliability, enabling mission-critical applications to stay connected.
- Multi-WAN Support
The appliance must be able to support a variety of communications options to seamlessly integrate public and private transport and intelligently route traffic to effectively utilize bandwidth, including MPLS, Ethernet, internet, broadband, and 4G/5G. Lanner PGN Series is a swappable 4G LTE/5G-ready radio modem for mission-critical communications. The swappable caddy design makes system maintenance easier in the field and easily upgrade to meet the local wireless frequency bands for 24/7 uninterrupted operations.
With a SD-WAN network, organizations can seamlessly deliver intelligent, flexible network services to any location, new sites can be deployed online easily, and critical operations can run securely and without interruption across a global environment. Lanner’s fanless, rugged industrial SD-WAN uCPE appliances features IoT-enhanced CPU with 5G/LTE connectivity and environmental endurance. These uCPE platforms consume low volume of power and delivers the required performance for SD-WAN deployed at remote, distributed locations and/or mobile vehicles.
Wide Temperature Network Appliance Powered by Intel® Atom® C3000 (Denverton)
|CPU||Intel® Atom® C3308/C3508/C3708 (Denverton)|
IP67 Rugged 5G Edge Network Appliance
|CPU||Intel® Atom® C3000 (Denverton)|
Rugged In-vehicle Gateway with Multi-WAN Connectivity
|CPU||Intel® Atom™ x6425E Processor|