Shared on July 01, 2011 written by USAT CORP
Chantilly, VA - July 5, 2011 - Encore Networks today announced that USAT Corp. has selected Encore's IP+Legacy BANDIT™ line of environmentally hardened VPN routers for broadband network solutions aimed at the public utilities market. USAT selected the BANDIT™ to provide the seamless migration of serial SCADA functions over legacy networks to secure, encrypted, wireless IP networks.
Tom Kittle, Southern Regional Sales Director for Encore Networks said, "USAT is a vital technology partner that provides the right combination of products, services and industry expertise built upon experience with utility sector customers including numerous Investor Owned Utilities (IOU's) electric cooperatives throughout the country."
The BANDIT™ supports virtually all variants of the SCADA protocol, both bit- and byte-oriented, with encryption of all traffic and complete remote management capabilities. The hardened construction of the BANDIT™ allows for operation over the wide temperature ranges found at remote utility sites. The BANDIT™ ensures secure system data and SCADA network connections directly to the Internet, secure Wide Area Network (WAN) and/or Local Area Network (LAN), or commercial cellular data IP services.
"We pride ourselves as a company that provides communications devices tailored to solve our clients' connectivity issues," stated Rick Borsick, Business Development Manager for USAT. "By adding Encore's hardened BANDIT line to our product portfolio, USAT is now able to provide the solutions utilities need when connecting legacy serial-based controls to an IP-based network as well as offering our clients the type of communications redundancy that is specified by NERC."
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