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11/21/2008 img
Software Encryption Client Released

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img DCB announces a new software client for the UT series of encrypted bridges.The UT-Soft PC client software works in conjuction with the UT-3300 or UT-6602 encryption server. It allows a PC to participate in the encrypted network without additional hardware at the client location. The new software is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/XP-PRO as well as Windows emulation on Apple computers. This new product is currently shipping. Read the data sheet here.
10/6/2008 img
New BPF Features

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img DCB released new firmware for the Broadcast Polling FRAD (BPF). The new version features "AT" type pseudo dialing, a feature that allows any or all ports to interact with a computer to connect to remote BPF FRAD ports "on the fly". A host computer (or user at a terminal) enters a remote DLCI and BPF port number as though it were a phone number. This allows DCB's utility customers with Invensys MV90 software to eliminate dial up modems and phone lines now used to collect metering information from remote meters in substations. Read the data sheet here.
7/29/2008 img
New UDP Based Tunnel

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img This new encrypted ethernet tunnel product is similar to our standard ET line, except it makes the untrusted side connection via UDP. This UT series encryption product follows on the success of our ET encrypted ethernet tunnel bridges. Since it uses UDP, it has lower latentcy and works much better through wireless networks. Low latentcy makes it ideal for VOIP and video over IP. Like our other encryption products, it is reliable and easily configured. Read the data sheet here.
6/18/2008 img
New FIPS Based Tunnel

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img This new encrypted ethernet tunnel product is based upon a FIPS certified encryption module. This FT series encryption products folows on the success of our ET encrypted ethernet tunnel bridges and combines an embedded FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module with our reliable, easily configured product family. Read the data sheet here.
5/20/2008 img
New Applications Note

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img "Transferring Asynchronous Data Using Synchronous Paths" This educational paper describes the various methods used to transport asynchronous data through synchronous links. In some applications, only asynchronous ports are available on the end equipment, while the only practical communication path is synchronous. The concept of "oversampling", dedicated hardware, and reasons for selecting each are detailed.Read the article!
5/1/2008 img
T-1 Tapping Bridge Box Released

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img The T-1 Tapping Bridge Box provides an impedance corrected T-1 tapping bridge. Ideal for performance monitoring, signal monitoring, and small scale T-1 CALEA installations. Read the data sheet.
2/7/2008 img
High Speed 900Mhz Data Radio Released

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img Releasing another breakthrough product, DCB announces the new high speed DCB-500+ RS-232 radio modem. Although similar to other 900 Mhz data radios, the DCB-500+ provides up to 921 Kbps bandwidth, setting a new high speed goal for 900 Mhz spread spectrum radios. It's an ideal companion to the DCB ESB01-R ethernet bridge, and when paired together, provides over 600 Kbps of ethernet connectivity over long ranges. Read the data sheet here.
1/9/2008 img
SCADA FRAD Enhanced

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img The SCADA Frame Relay FRAD with network backup capability, the BPF-BU, now contains an enhanced backup feature. With the new firmware, the BPF-BU allows any of it's port communications to be protected up with dial-up, leased line, or wireless links. Prior to this release, the options to backup data links were either to protect a single port or all ports. Now, any one or more configured ports may protected from a frame relay network failure. Read the data sheet here.
11/9/2007 img
New Serial Data Encrypter

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img The SSE-R streaming serial data encrypter is the latest entry DCB's line of encryption products. Unlike most serial encrypter products such as our SE-6600, the SSE-R encrypts streaming serial data as well as polling or block oriented serial data. The SSE-R is RoHS compliant and built to our industrial-rated specifications. Read the data sheet here.
9/1/2007 img
Industrial Switch
100BaseT & Fiber

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img The FOS-4 is an inexpensive industrial quality four port switch/hub with a fiber uplink port. It is available with either a multi-mode or single-mode fiber interface. All models have dual input power connectors (9-30VDC) with reverse polarity protection for redundant power. It is ideally suited for small remote networks in industrial environments
2/20/2007 img
AES-192 & AES-256 Added to ET-6601

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img The ET-6601 bridge is the 10 Mbps throughput member of the ET family of encrypted ethernet bridges. It provides an encrypted ethernet tunnel between two or more ethernet LANS. This model, with sustained encryption throughput greater than 10Mbps, is usually deployed as the host end of a multiple site network, or used in pairs for higher performance links. The connection between the devices may be any ethernet connection such as broadband, or PPP dial-up(using the ET-6600). The ET bridges all Ethernet protocols without the complexity of a full software-based VPN installation. ET bridges are often used to pass VLAN networks through external generic IP networks that don't support VLAN. The ET-6601 can now be configured to use 192 bit or 256 bit AES encryption or configuration using 128 bit AES allows compatibility with the lower performance members of the ET family such as the portable ET-3300.
1/27/2007 img
New 2-Port EtherPoll SCADA Gateway

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img The EPL-2 is a 2 port SCADA communications serial server that allows multi-drop devices to use Ethernet LAN's. The EPL-2 connects any async serial device through a LAN and between LAN's via routers. The EtherPoll is designed specifically to support asynchronous polling protocols, such as Poll Select, Modbus, DNP, IEC 60870, etc. Each port may be independently configured to communicate with up to 32 remotes.
12/19/2006 img
New 2-Port Encrypted EtherPoll

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img The Encrypted EtherPoll is a two port ethernet serial server that allows point-to-point or multi-drop devices to use ethernet networks in a more secure manner. The Encrypted EtherPoll connects any async serial devices through a LAN and between LAN's via routers using an AES-128 encrypted link. The Encrypted EtherPoll is designed to support asynchronous polling protocols, such as Modbus, DNP, etc. and non-protocol data streams. It is compatible with the one port EtherPoll products when used in unencrypted mode. So, one port may be connected to un-encrypted devices while the other connects with a network of AES encrypted devices.
11/30/2006 img
New ET Product
ET-6601 With
Greater Throughput

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img The new ET-6601 bridge is the 10 Mbps throughput member of the ET family of encrypted ethernet bridges. It provides an encrypted ethernet tunnel between two or more ethernet LANS. This model is usually deployed as the host end of a multiple site network, or used in pairs for higher performance links. It contains three ethernet interfaces with sustained encryption throughput greater than 10Mbps. The connection between the devices may be any ethernet connection such as broadband, or PPP dial-up(using the ET-6600). The ET bridges all Ethernet protocols without the complexity of a full software-based VPN installation. The ET uses 128 bit AES encryption, and all ET family devices interoperate.
11/3/2006 img
New T1 /E1 Line Extension Products

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img Three exciting new products have been added to our T-1 / E-1 line extenstion series.
The IP-6700 extends up to four T1 lines over an ethernet LAN/WAN using TCP/IP.
The O-9310 extends up to four T1 lines over a single pair of fiber for only $939.
The O-9300 extends up to sixteen T1 lines over a single pair of fiber.
These new products meet the need for transporting T-1 or E-1 connections over short or long distances using existing facilities at minimum cost.
8/4/2006 img
EST-9600 HDLC Synchronous through Ethernet Serial Server

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img The EST-9600 is a single port synchronous HDLC serial server that tunnels any HDLC data stream via an encrypted ethernet link. Industrial rated. The EST-9600 handles the conversion of HDLC synchronous to ethernet protocols, and provides clocking signals at both ends of the circuit. The EST-9600 use 128 bit AES encryption and is available with a wide variety of power supply options. Read the data sheet here.
7/21/2006 img
New Multi-Port Controller Multiplexer

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img The new Multi-Port Controller (MPC) connects to a host computer and provides multiplexing of messages from peripheral devices. Data is buffered until a terminating character is received. Operation is similar to the Baytech 528 AC11P programmable controller, with additional management functions. ( Baytech is a trademark of Bay Technical Associates. ) Read the data sheet here.
6/2/2006 img
PPPoE added
To IP-6600 Router Series

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img The PPPoE protocol has been added to the IP-6600 and IP-6690 router series. The IP-6600 series routers are small, industrial specification IP routers with up to four ports... two ethernet ports (10BaseT and 10/100BaseT), and two serial ports (either RS-232 or internal modem). Read the data sheet here.
4/27/2006 img
Radius Authentication added
To ET Encryption Products

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img Radius authentication has been added to the ET-6604 and ET-6620 encryption appliances. The ET-6604 and ET-6620 are encrypted ethernet tunnel appliances that transport virtually any ethernet protocol via insecure links using 128 bit AES ecnryption. Simply place one device on each LAN, link them via TCP/IP (either a broadband connection or serial PPP), and the two LANs are bridged without the expense and problems of VPN implementations. They also interoperate with the smaller ET-6600 and ET-3300 encrypted bridges. Read the data sheet here.
3/21/2006 img
New 4-Port
EtherPath Serial Server

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img The new The EtherPath-X4 is a new four port ethernet serial server. Built upon the same technology as our EtherPath single port serial server, the X4 supports four independent serial ports. Mix different protocols and data speeds (up to 230Kbps) on different ports. Read the data sheet here.
11/03/2005 img
New SCADA-MUX
Multiplexer for SCADA

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img The new SCADA-MUX is an implementation of DCB's sub-rate (under T1 speed) multiplexer technology geared to the requirements of SCADA point-to-point communications. Built on our standard SR multpilexer platform, this new multiplexer enables multiple RTU devices to communicate via a single communications path. Communicating via asynchronous or synchronous links, port speeds may be set indivicually from 300 bps to 57.6 kbps. Mix different protocols and data speeds on different ports. Read the data sheet here.
9/23/2005 img
Applications Note:
Solving T-1 Problems
with the T-Extender

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img Solving T-1 Problems with the T-Extender This application note illustrates how to solve common T-1 demarc problems by using the T-Extender. The T-Extender is a no-configuration T-1 repeater/extender that allows a T-1 line to stretch 5,000 feet or longer. Read the application note here.
9/13/2005 img
New Applications Note:
ISM Band Antenna Applications

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img Solving ISM Band Coverage Problems Using Antenna Diversity DCB is often called upon to assist customers having unusual problems. One of those we commonly run into is the application of ISM band radio equipment in unique situations. This is an introduction to the methodologies we use in those applications. Read the application note here.
8/31/2005 img
New Applications Note:
Automating Dial-Up Routers & Bridges

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img Automating Dial-UP routers and Bridges. The IP-9600 is an industrial rated router featuring four serial ports and two Ethernet LAN ports. The ET-6600 is an encrypted bridge that also operates over serial dial-up lines when needed. This application note details one common method of automating the use of IP-6600 routers and ET-6600 bridges to dial multiple remote locations on a scheduled or automated basis. here.
6/8/2005 img
Synchronous WAN Router Added to
The IP Router Series

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img New Router with Synchronous Interfaces added to the IP lineup.
The IP-9600 is an industrial rated router featuring four serial ports and two Ethernet LAN ports. The new industrial temperature rated IP-9600 model includes two synchronous ports, two asynchronous ports, and two Ethernet ports. Since each Ethernet and serial port is independent, the router has many uses in addition to the commonly used dial-in, dial-out and asynchronous LAN connection modes. The IP-9600 works well with DSL, cable or dial modems, leased line modems, CDPD or GSM modems, wireless links, satellite modems, the DSUs, or even simple line drivers. By supporting asynchronous PPP, synchronous PPP, and Frame Relay WAN protocols, this new router provides a low-cost entry router for those using T1 lines, satellite modems, and other synchronous connections. Read the data sheet here.
3/24/2005 img
8-port Ethernet Switch

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img Now shipping... Industrial hardened eight port ethernet switcht. An industrial rated, hardened ethernet switch. The HSW-08 is an eight port switch that features multiple power supply options , auto speed sensing, and auto MDI/MDI-X sensing, also handles VLAN packets. Compact, stand-alone, DIN-rail, or rack mounting. Read the datasheet here.
3/16/2005 img
Inverse E1 Multiplexer for 100BaseT

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img Now shipping... Inverse E1 multiplexer for Ethernet transport. Transport 100BaseT full duplex Ethernet using up to four E1 lines. Inexpensive way to transport Ethernet by inverse multiplexing multiple E1 lines. Supports VLAN transparency, MPLS, ISL, and alarming. Read the datasheet here.

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