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Industrial Networking Solutions

Networking is not just confined to offices and datacentres. Increasingly the industrial sectors of the economy are undergoing a transformation as everything from industrial control systems, to vehicles and even the robots used in manufacturing need to connect to the Internet.

Equipment designed for these applications often has to stand up to extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, dirt, and hazardous locations prone to explosion or fire. Products used in these applications need to be manufactured according to strict guidelines and tested to ensure compliance with industry standards.

Sol Distribution can provide a number of different solutions for a variety of industrial environments and applications, and also has a network of resellers and systems integrators that can have a wealth of experience in the sector, and can assist in the implementation of industrial networks.


Transition Networks

Industrial Switching & Media Conversion

The network needs of Industrial or hardened environments require rugged media converters and hardened Ethernet switches and SFPs that can operate effectively and efficiently under extreme conditions, improve network performance and reduce operational expenses.

The proliferation of these technologies has expedited the need for industrial networks that can handle the large volumes of data efficiently, securely, and reliably. Industrial environments mandate a different class of products to handle the extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, dirt, and hazardous locations prone to explosion or fire. Products used in these applications need to be manufactured according to strict guidelines and tested to ensure compliance with industry standards. In order to meet the requirements of these applications, many industrial companies are partnering with Transition Networks for products that solve their most demanding industrial communication needs.

Transition Networks designs the most reliable fiber integration products engineered for hardened environments bringing the security, intelligence and global support to manage your network for a lifetime. Our products are Class 1, Div 2 certified for hazardous, transportation and other settings that are exposed to shock, vibration, and uncontrolled temperatures. These solutions deliver affordable and reliable integration in any data network – in any application – in any environment.

Brochure: Transition Networks Industrial Solutions 


Power Generation Transmission & Distribution

Power, transmission & distribution (PT&D) applications have real-time dependencies on data acquisition, protection, control and performance, which require a highly reliable and integrated communications network. Due to these dependencies, Ethernet has become the preferred communication network architecture for global PT&D applications, such as, Power Plants, Substations and entire SMART GRID systems.

Built to ease the migration to Ethernet, Transition Networks’ Industrial Ethernet products combine fibre-optic and wired Ethernet platforms, improving reliability and security and allowing for better visibility and control of data throughout your network. Designed and certified to operate reliably in harsh environments, Transition Networks’ Industrial Ethernet products are ideal for use in several power utilities applications.


Substation Automation

Substations are a significant part of the power generation, transmission and distribution system and are a vital element of the SMART grid. Substations utilize Ethernet networked power switching, protection and control equipment, and transformers to control and convert electrical power. This mission critical equipment requires reliable data communication. Transition Networks’ INDURA Substation Ethernet switches provide the secure and reliable connection necessary for substation applications. Designed to guarantee smooth integration, security and reliability, the INDURA switches provide lower cost of ownership and increased overall dependability. With IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certifications, the Indura platform combines leading industrial substation standards with Carrierclass attributes not found in any industrial product today.

Datasheet: Indura Industrial Managed Switches 


Hazardous Environments

Transition Networks offers a complete line of Class 1, Div 2 certified industrial Ethernet products designed for use in hazardous locations. Class 1, Div 2 certification ensures safety from explosion due to gases, vapours and liquids that may exist in environments such as, wastewater treatment plants, chemical industries, oil exploration and production facilities, gas pipeline and distribution centres, mining and agribusiness, among others.

With more than 25 years’ experience as a network equipment supplier, Transition Networks has the expertise to design industrial products to meet the high demands of the factory floor, process, outdoor enclosures and hazardous environments for reliable and safe operation. All completely backed by an unsurpassed Lifetime Warranty, Transition will ensure that your entire industrial network lasts as long as your plant or process.


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Ruggedised Switches, Access Points and Routers

OmniSwitch 6855 Series Hardened Switches

Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch™ 6855 Ethernet Hardened LAN Switch models are industrial grade, managed, Gigabit Ethernet switches designed to operate reliably in harsh electrical and severe temperature environments.

This superior, rugged hardware design coupled with the widely deployed and field proven Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS), makes it ideal for the following:

  • Industrial and mission-critical applications – locations that require devices to operate at wider operating temperatures, have more stringent EMC/EMI requirements and have an optimized feature set for high security, reliability, performance and easy management.
  • Applications requiring Gigabit backbone connectivity – power utilities, transportation and traffic control systems, industrial factory floor installations, video surveillance systems and outdoor installations.
  • The target applications for these versatile LAN switches are power utilities, transportation and traffic control systems, industrial factory floor installations, video surveillance systems and outside installations, all requiring the benefits and performance of IP and Gigabit Ethernet.

OmniSwitch 6865 Series Hardened Switches

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6865®is a family of ruggedised, advanced Layer 3, scalable Ethernet switches, designed to operate reliably in the harshest industrial environments and severe temperatures.

OS6865 switches are rugged, high bandwidth switches that are ideal for industrial and mission-critical applications that require wider operating temperature ranges, stringent EMC/EMI requirements and an optimised feature set for high security, reliability, performance and easy management. These switches run on the widely deployed and field-proven Alcatel-Lucent Operating system offering SPB-M based VPNs and other advanced routing and switching capabilities.

The OS6865 series offers a unique mix of features to cater to the Hardened Ethernet applications HPoE for (75W PoE) for those power hungry devices on the access network, SPB-M for fast, cost-efficient roll-out of VPN services on the edge and a comprehensive suite of security features  to secure the network edge. These switches are easy to deploy with Alcatel Lucent’s award winning Intelligent-Fabric technology which offers out-of-the-box plug-and-play, Zero-touch provisioning and network automation. These switches are future ready with the HW designed to support IEEE 1588v2 PTP capabilities for timing requirements of industrial devices. The OS6865 family offers advanced system and network level resiliency features and convergence through standardised protocols.

These versatile industrial switches are ideal for deployment in transportation and traffic control systems, power utilities, video surveillance systems and outdoor installations.


OmniAccess ESR Rugged Routers

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 5725 Enterprise Services Routers (ESR) are highly intelligent industrial-grade routers that deliver secure and reliable broadband IP connectivity to vehicles, as well as SCADA telemetry and remote control networks. Their possible uses include vehicle connectivity, Smart Grid deployment, pipelines and other industrial environments.

Thanks to the integrated Ethernet switch, OmniAccess ESR routers are capable of serving a large number of intelligent electronic devices at the remote site without additional equipment.  They contain the full top-of-the-line routing and switching features of the rest of the OmniAccess ESR router line.

The router can guarantee optimum performance and maximum security in communications among multiple services in different IP networks. It multiplexes remote site communications using embedded cellular broadband or DSL links. Maximum reliability communication is guaranteed thanks to a full range of management, supervision and backup functions.

Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess ESR routers are equipped with the intelligence required for the efficient implementation of highly secured, scalable and permanently available communication services based on broadband links. Communications’ security is supported with state of the art low latency hardware encryption, and the most complete stack of VPN protocols and firewalling techniques.


OmniAccess 270 Series Outdoor Access Points

The innovative Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® 270 series outdoor wireless access points (APs) are aesthetically designed to deliver gigabit Wi-Fi® performance to 802.11ac mobile devices under any weather conditions. The OmniAccess 270 series is also the only outdoor AP that enables 802.11n clients to operate three times faster at greater distances.

Datasheet: OmniAccess 270 Series Outdoor Access Points 


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