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1 Jul 2016

LogTunnel is here!

Secomea launches Secomea 7.0, featuring the most significant industry upgrade to date

Just 9 months after Secomea launched its 6th major release, the company is ready to launch version 7.0. The company’s CTO Peter Hansen says 7.0 will far exceed the improvements of its predecessor.

“The improvements featured in version 7.0 are all based on customer experiences and challenges we know the market is looking to solve,” says Hansen. “We’ve been working hard to perfect these features so they can be securely implemented into our current customers’ systems and easily adapted by new customers.”

LogTunnel – and simple central configuration
Perhaps the most important feature of the new release is called LogTunnel. Hansen believes it is the most significant upgrade within Preventive and Predictive M2M IIoT solutions. LogTunnel allows easy central configuration of static connections from a central site to all SiteManagers, as well as easy monitoring and logging of data without any IP conflicts.

LogTunnel is based on intuitive drag ‘n’ drop configuration and is completely transparent to IP networks and firewalls, for both the central site and the remote locations. That means anyone can use it – without involving any IT departments – and your LinkManager access is unaffected.

“LogTunnel is designed so that non-IT people can easily set up a complete secure infrastructure for central logging, for example, to a central SCADA system or OPC server,” says Hansen.

The Technical Details

The Master/Client relationship

The solution is based on a SiteManager in the central log server end that functions as an LogTunnel Master, while remote SiteManagers function as LogTunnel Clients. The LogTunnel Master can be configured to act as either “Pull” Master, or “Push” Master. In Pull mode the log server is the active part that connects to the devices and collects information. In Push mode, the log server is the passive part, to which the devices will actively deliver data. Both modes can, however, easily be combined.

SiteManager relays LogTunnel push

Hardware and software
At launch, the EasyLog Master capability is supported by hardware-based SiteManagers. Later in 2016 a software version will be available. EasyLog Client capability is supported by both hardware and software SiteManagers (SiteManager Embedded Extended). EasyLog Master and Client functionality is simply enabled by defining EasyLog Agents in the SiteManagers, and EasyLog Client functionality can even be enabled for existing agents, by just ticking the checkbox “EasyLog” for the agent.

SiteManager relays LogTunnel pull

LogTunnel will also be supported on hosted GateManagers, meaning that users can deploy it with their existing GateManager hosting account. To take advantage of the LogTunnel feature, the GateManager and SiteManager need to be running Secomea release 7.0, available in July 2016.

Contact your local representative to learn more about details and availability.

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