RipEX, the future proofed Radio modem from RACOM, was developed with versatility in mind. It can act simultaneously as a base station, a repeater or remote and uses its own routing tables for controlling traffic on the network. These factors enable a robust migration or expansion of a legacy network without the need to purchase expensive temporary migration hardware; an important consideration in any budget calculation.
Many existing SCADA networks are rapidly coming to the end of their effective lives and the market is showing an ever greater interest in upgrading legacy networks. To fully explain how RipEX handles such a scenario, we have now documented how RipEX Migration provides the optimal solution for a phased upgrade of a legacy network to a modern, future proofed radio network, allowing the use of staged funding and available manpower. This allows the scaled upgrade to be completed with no network outages AND using the existing infrastructure and maintenance scheduling of the legacy network. Such innovative planning minimises budget expenditure for the upgrade or expansion at every stage of the project.
We are pleased to confirm the RipEX Migration Solution has recently completed a major European test with flying colours. The end user, a major utility company, was amazed the solution required no extra equipment and that all tests were successfully completed at the first attempt!
When we introduce our brand new Base Driven Protocol in our upcoming firmware release for RipEX, optimised for handling TCP/IP protocols such as IEC104, the market will understand why there is even more reason to fully explore the benefits of RipEX’s Migration Solution. Watch this space!
If you would like to discuss this solution in person please visit us on our stand at EUTC 2016 or contact us directly.