VA, October 1, 2010 - Encore Networks
today announced that Continental Plastics
Company has installed Encore's industrially
hardened (rugged) router, the BANDIT-3™,
to provide Serial-to-IP conversion
between their Fraser, Michigan corporate
headquarters and manufacturing facilities.
As part of the plan to reduce legacy
network operating costs while migrating
to an IP infrastructure, Continental
utilized the high speed serial protocol
conversion capabilities of the BANDIT-3™ to eliminate their costly Digital Data
Service (DDS) circuits.
our expensive DDS, we realized an immediate
reduction in network operating costs," stated
Bill Soule, Information Technology
Manager of Continental Plastics. "Also,
by installing the BANDIT we were able
to retain much of our existing legacy
equipment, allowing us to upgrade to
IP at our own pace."
BANDIT-3™ is an industrially hardened
cyber security router with an integrated
firewall, terminal server, serial-to-IP
conversion, legacy protocol conversion
and Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality.
Ideally suited for the harsh environments
located in manufacturing facilities,
the BANDIT-3™ ensures secure, high-throughput
voice and data networking connections
directly to cellular, VSAT or terrestrial
"The rugged BANDIT
is significantly more robust than standard
routers and less susceptible to failure
in areas with high levels of electromagnetic
interference, inordinate levels of
vibration or shock and wide ranges
in temperatures," said Matthew
Girard, Senior Director of Business
Development for Encore Networks.
application is at the core of our strength
in Legacy-to-IP conversion significantly
improving network availability and
reliability." Continental Plastics
is a leader in manufacturing thermoplastic
injection molded interior and exterior
products for the automotive industry.
Founded in 1951, Continental operates
multiple facilities throughout Michigan
Mr. Girard continued, "Even
though Continental has modern, state-of-the-art
facilities, they are still manufacturing
plants. The hardened technology of
the BANDIT provides them with the peace
of mind that their network will not
go down due to any unforeseen interference
in their manufacturing environment."
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