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IOLAN Electric Utility Terminal Server

IOLAN Electric Utility Terminal Server

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  • 8, 16 and 32 serial ports on RJ45 - software selectable RS232/422/485
  • Advanced security features for NERC CIP critical cyberasset substation compliance
  • Substation hardened for harsh electrical utility and industrial applications
  • Universal high voltage power supply: nominal 125v DC / 250v DC or 115v AC / 230v AC
  • Dual Feed low voltage power supply: nominal 24v DC /48v DC
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet with Redundant Path Technology
  • Built-in failsafe alarm relay

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Overview

Electrical utility engineers and project managers that require a cost effective serial-to-Ethernet solution to help meet NERC-CIP compliance for the protection of critical cyberassets in substations must consider the IOLAN SDS HV/LDC Terminal Server. In addition to the most extensive security features available, these IOLAN’s are designed to meet harsh environments associated with Power Substations with attributes such as support for substation AC and DC voltage ranges, extended operating temperatures and meeting emission, immunity and safety approvals associated with substation IT equipment.

Ideal for

  • Electrical utility engineers and Project Managers requiring a high performance serial to Ethernet interface for serial RS232 or RS485 based devices such as SCADA based RTUs and protection relays.
  • Environments that require a serial terminal server with unique environmental, form factor, or power inputs in harsh environments
  • Substation Automation projects where using secured communications in remote connections is required.

Why IOLAN SDS HV/LDC Terminal Servers are the preferred choice:

  • NERC CIP compliance features (EPCIP EU COM(2006)786);

    • TACACS+, RADIUS for centralized authentication, authorization and accounting
    • Support for alternate TACACS+ and RADIUS hosts
    • Two factor strong authentication such as RSA’s SecureID
    • HTTPS, SSL/TLS, SSH ( AES, 3DES ) session encryption
    • Keystroke and data logging
    • Provides the ability to display a customizable “Appropriate Use” login banner upon user access
    • Secure dial-up
    • Enable only the serial ports you need
  • Meets IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 ( IEEE C37 90 ) electrical substation EMI standards
  • FIPS 140-2 – Cryptographic modules meet US Government NIST compliancy
  • Universal High voltage: 88-300v DC or 85-265v AC – dual power models
  • Dual Feed low voltage: 18 – 72v DC models
  • Cisco RJ45 serial port pinout design enables connection to Cisco/Sun console ports using common serial “rolled” CAT5 cabling
  • Encapsulate ModBus and DNP protocols over IP
  • Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU/ASCII gateway
  • High performance 400 Mhz, 750 MIPS, 32 bit processor with integrated hardware encryption processor for the best throughput on the market
  • Next Generation IP support (IPv6 ) for investment protection and network compatibility
  • TrueSerial™ packet technology – the most authentic serial connections across Ethernet ensures serial protocol integrity
  • Primary/Backup host functionality enables automatic connections to alternate hosts should the primary TCP connection go down
  • EasyPort Web – Access equipment serial console ports by using
    your java-enabled Internet browser
  • TruePort – Perle’s com/tty redirector for serial based applications
    operates on Windows, Vista, Linux, Solaris, SCO and Unix
  • Java-free browser access to remote serial console ports via Telnet and SSH
  • Lifetime warranty – best investment protection available


Features

Serial Port Access
Connect directly using Telnet / SSH by port and IP address
Connect with EasyPort menu by Telnet / SSH
Use an internet browser to access with HTTP or secure HTTPS via EasyPort Web menu
Java-free browser access to remote serial console ports via Telnet and SSH
Ports can be assigned a specific IP address ( aliasing )
Multisession capability enables multiple users to access ports simultaneously
Multihost access enables multiple hosts/servers to share serial ports
Accessibility
In-band ( Ethernet ) and out-of-band ( dial-up modem ) support
Dynamic DNS enables users to find a console server from anywhere on the Internet
Domain name control through DHCP option 81
IPV6 and IPV4 addressing support
Availability
Primary/Backup host functionality enables automatic connections to alternate host(s)
Security
SSH v1 and v2
PCI DSS Compliance: TLS v1.2, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.0, SSL v3.0, SSL v2.0
SSL Server and SSL client mode capability
SSL Peer authentication
IPSec VPN : NAT Traversal, ESP authentication protocol
SSH ciphers: AES-CTR, AES-GCM and ChaCha20-poly1305
SSL encryption: AES-GCM, key exchange ECDH-ECDSA, HMAC SHA256, SHA384
Encryption: AES (256/192/128), 3DES, DES, Blowfish, CAST128, ARCFOUR(RC4), ARCTWO(RC2)
Hashing Algorithms: MD5, SHA-1, RIPEMD160, SHA1-96, and MD5-96
Key exchange: RSA, EDH-RSA, EDH-DSS, ADH
X.509 Certificate verification: RSA, DSA
Certificate authority (CA) list
Local database
RADIUS Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
TACACS+ Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
LDAP, NIS, Kerberos Authentication
RSA SecureID-agent or via RADIUS Authentication
SNMP v3 Authentication and Encryption support
IP Address filtering
Disable unused daemons
Active Directory via LDAP
Terminal Server
Telnet
SSH v1 and v2
Rlogin
Auto session login
LPD, RCP printer
MOTD – Message of the day
Serial machine to Ethernet
Tunnel raw serial data across Ethernet – clear or encrypted
Raw serial data over TCP/IP
Raw serial data over UDP
Serial data control of packetized data
Share
serial ports with multiple hosts/servers
Virtual modem simulates a modem connection – assign IP address by AT
phone number
Virtual modem data can be sent over the Ethernet link with or without
SSL encryption
TruePort com/tty redirector for serial based applications on Windows, Linux, Solaris, SCO, HP UX, NCR UNIX and AIX. For a complete list of all the latest drivers click here
TrueSerial packet technology
provides the most authentic serial connections across Ethernet ensuring
serial protocol integrity
RFC 2217 standard for transport of serial data and RS232 control signals
Customizable or fixed serial baud rates
Plug-ins allow customer or Perle provided plug-ins for special applications
Software Development Kit
( SDK ) available
Serial encapsulation of industrial protocols such as ModBus, DNP3 and IEC-870-5-101
ModBus
TCP gateway enables serial Modbus ASCII/RTU device connection to ModBus
TCP
Data logging will store serial
data received when no active TCP session and forward to network peer
once session re-established – 32K bytes circular per port
Console Management
Sun / Oracle Solaris Break Safe
Local port buffer viewing – 256K bytes per port
External port buffering via NFS, encrypted NFS and Syslog
Event notification
Manage
AC power of external equipment using Perle RPS power management products
Clustering
– central console server enables access ports across multiple console
servers
Windows Server 2003/2008
EMS – SAC support GUI access to text-based Special Administrative Console
Ping watchdog probes enable customers to power cycle equipment with attached Perle RPS power switches in the event of an unresponsive networking gear
Remote Access
Dial, direct serial PPP, PAP/CHAP, SLIP
  HTTP tunneling enables firewall-safe access to remote serial devices across the internet
Automatic DNS Update Utilize DHCP Opt 81 to set IOLAN domain name for easy name management
and with Dynamic DNS support , users on the Internet can access the device
server by name without having to know its IP address. See Automatic
DNS update
support for details
IPSEC VPN client/servers Microsoft L2TP/IPSEC VPN client ( native to Windows XP)
Microsoft IPSEC VPN Client ( native to Windows Vista )
Cisco routers with IPSEC VPN feature set
Perle IOLAN SDS/STS and SCS models
OA&M ( Operations, Administration and Management )
SNMP V3 – read and write, Perle MIB
Syslog
Perle Device Manager – Windows based utility for large scale deployments
Configurable default configuration
Installation Wizard
Set a Personalized Factory Default for your IOLANs
Protocols
IPv6, IPv4, TCP/IP, Reverse SSH, SSH, SSL, IPSec/IPv4, IPSec/IPv6, L2TP/IPSec, CIDR, RIPV2/MD5, ARP, RARP, UDP, UDP Multicast, ICMP, BOOTP, DHCP, TFTP, SFTP, SNTP, Telnet, raw, reverse Telnet, LPD, RCP, DNS, Dynamic DNS, WINS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SNMPV3, PPP, PAP/CHAP, SLIP, CSLIP, RFC2217, MSCHAP


Hardware HV and DHV

Hardware Specifications – IOLAN SDSC Electric Utility Terminal Servers

  SDS8C HV SDS8C DHV SDS16C HV SDS16C DHV SDS32C HV SDS32C DHV
Processor MPC8349E, 400 Mhz, 750 MIPS
Memory
RAM MB 64 64 64 64 128 128
Flash MB 16 16 16 16 16 16
Interface Ports
Number of Serial Ports 8 8 16 16 32 32
Serial Port Interface Software selectable RS232 / RS485 / RS422 DTE on RJ45 – RS485: full and half duplex
Sun / Solaris Sun / Oracle ‘Solaris’ Safe – no “break signal” sent during power cycle causing costly server re-boots or downtime
Serial Port Speeds 50bps to 230Kbps with customizable
baud rate support
Data Bits 5,6,7,8, 9-bit protocol support
Parity Odd, Even, Mark, Space, None
Flow Control Hardware, Software, Both, None
Local Console Port RS232 on RJ45 with DB9 adapter ( provided
)
Network Dual 10/100/1000-base TX Ethernet RJ45
Software selectable Ethernet speed
10/100/1000, Auto
Software selectable Half/Full/Auto
duplex
Failsafe Alarm Relay 3A@24v DC. Normally open contacts closed by IOLAN when active and opened upon alarm condition or power failure
Power
Dual Power Supply Terminal Block with screw terminals accommodating a #6 ring terminal for each power source. Protective cover provided
Nominal Input Voltage 125V DC / 250V DC or 100V AC / 240V AC
Input Voltage Range 88-300V DC or 85-265V AC
AC Input Frequency 47-63Hz
Current Consumption @ 125v DC (Amps) 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.13 0.13
Current Consumption @ 250v DC (Amps) 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.07 0.07
Current Consumption @ 115v AC (Amps) 0.13 0.15 0.07 0.2 0.26 0.28
Current Consumption @ 230v AC (Amps) 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.14 0.16 0.19
Typical Power Consumption (Watts) 9 10 12 12.5 17 17.5
Chassis Ground Grounding screw for a #10 ring terminal
Indicators
LEDs Power
System Ready
Network Link activity
Serial: Transmit and Receive data per
port
Environmental Specifications
Heat Output ( BTU/HR ) 30.7 34.12 40.9 42.7 58 59.7
MTBF ( Hours )* 144,323 126,121 117,779 105,368 89,711 82,325
Operating Temperature -40&C ambient for 16 hours and +70C ambient for 16 hours without use of fans
Storage Temperature -40&C to 85&C, -40&F to 185&F
Humidity 5 to 95% (non condensing) for both storage and operation.
Case SECC Zinc plated sheet metal (1 mm)
Ingress Protection Rating IP30
Mounting 1U – 19″ rack, front and rear mounting hardware included.
DIN Rail mounting kit optional
Product Weight and Dimensions
Weight 3.20 kg 3.38 kg 3.22 kg 3.40 kg 3.40 kg 3.58 kg
Dimensions 1U Rack form factor – 26.4 x 43.4 x
4.4 (cm), 10.38 x 17.1 x 1.75 (in)
Packaging
Shipping Dimensions 59 x 36 x 9 (cm), 23 x 14 x 3.5 (in)
Shipping Weight 4.00 kg 4.18 kg 4.20 kg 4.20 kg 4.20 kg 4.38 kg
Regulatory Approvals
Emissions Power Line conducted: IEC 61850-3 Sec 5.8, IEC 61000-6-4,
CISPR 16-2-3, CISPR 22,
FCC Part 15,
Subpart B, Class B
Telecom Line conducted: IEC 61000-6-4, CISPR 22
Radiated: IEC 61850-3 Sec 5.8, IEC 61000-6-4,
CISPR 16-2-3, CISPR 22, FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class B
IEC61000-3-2 Harmonic Current Emissions
IEC61000-3-3 Flicker emissions
EMC Interface Immunity IEC 61850-3 ( substations )
IEEE 1613 ( substations ) (C37.90.x )
Applies to all ports, signal and power connections
ESD: IEC61000-4-2, 8Kv Contact / 15Kv Air
Radiated RFI: IEC61000-4-3, 20 V/m ( 80M-1G )
Fast Transients / Burst: IEC61000-4-4, 4Kv Mains , I/O
Surge : IEC61000-4-5
4Kv AC line to Gnd, 2Kv AC Line to Line,
2Kv DC line to Gnd, 1 Kv DC Line to Line,
RS232 = balanced, ethernet = unbalanced
Conducted RF: IEC61000-4-6, 10 Vrms
Magnetic Field: IEC61000-4-8, 100 A/m, 1000 A/m (1 sec)
Dips and Interrupts: IEC61000-4-11, Criteria A/B/C
Oscillatory: EN61000-4-12, 2.5Kv common and differential mode
Low Frequency conducted: EN61000-4-16, 30V 60s, 300V 1s,15Hz-150KHz @ level 3
Standard Safety Certifications IEC 60950-1, First Edition (2001-10)
and EN60950-1:2001, CB scheme.
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-03 and ANSI/UL
60950-1,
First Edition April 1st 2003 (Recognized Component)
Other Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant
CCATS – G168387
ECCN – 5A992
HTSUS Number: 8471.80.1000
Perle Lifetime Warranty
Serial Connector Pinout

IOLAN DTE

RJ45Socket

RJ45 Socket

IOLAN RJ45 Socket Direction RS232 RS422 RS485 Full Duplex RS485 Half Duplex
1 right arrow RTS TXD+ TXD+ Data+
2 right arrow DTR
3 right arrow TXD TXD- TXD- Data-
4 GND GND GND GND
5 GND GND GND GND
6 left arrow RXD RXD+ RXD+
7 left arrow DSR
8 left arrow CTS RXD- RXD-

A “rolled” CAT5 cable will automatically perform DTE to DCE crossover

Optional Perle adapters for use with straight thru CAT5 cabling

*Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C


Hardware LDC

Hardware Specifications – IOLAN LDC Console Servers

  SDS8C LDC SDS16C LDC SDS32C LDC
Processor MPC8349E, 400 Mhz, 750 MIPS
Memory
RAM MB 64 64 64
Flash MB 16 16 16
Interface Ports
Number of Serial Ports 8 16 32
Serial Port Interface Software selectable RS232 / RS485 / RS422 DTE on RJ45 – RS485: full and half duplex
Sun / Solaris Sun / Oracle ‘Solaris’ Safe – no “break signal” sent during power cycle causing costly server re-boots or downtime
Serial Port Speeds 50bps to 230Kbps with customizable
baud rate support
Data Bits 5,6,7,8, 9-bit protocol support
Parity Odd, Even, Mark, Space, None
Flow Control Hardware, Software, Both, None
Local Console Port RS232 on RJ45 with DB9 adapter ( provided
)
Network Dual 10/100/1000-base TX Ethernet RJ45
Software selectable Ethernet speed
10/100/1000, Auto
Software selectable Half/Full/Auto
duplex
Failsafe Alarm Relay 3A@24v DC. Normally open contacts closed by IOLAN when active and opened upon alarm condition or power failure
Power
Dual Power Supply 2 x Pluggable Terminal Blocks with screw terminals accommodating 28 – 12 AWG wire sizes
Nominal Input Voltage 24v DC / 48v DC
Input Voltage Range 18 – 72v DC
Current Consumption @ 18v DC (Amps) 0.4 0.55 0.85
Current Consumption @ 24v DC (Amps) 0.3 0.4 0.65
Current Consumption @ 48v DC (Amps) 0.2 0.25 0.35
Current Consumption @ 72v DC (Amps) 0.15 0.18 0.25
Typical Power Consumption (Watts) 11 13 18
Chassis Ground Grounding screw for a #10 ring terminal
Indicators
LEDs Power
System Ready
Network Link activity
Serial: Transmit and Receive data per
port
Environmental Specifications
Heat Output ( BTU/HR ) 37.6 44.4 61.5
MTBF ( Hours )* 126,302 105,495 82,402
Operating Temperature -40C ambient for 16 hours and +70C ambient for 16 hours without use of fans
Storage Temperature -40C to 85C, -40F to 185F
Humidity 5 to 95% (non condensing) for both storage and operation.
Case SECC Zinc plated sheet metal (1 mm)
Ingress Protection Rating IP30
Mounting
1U – 19″ rack, front and rear mounting hardware included.
DIN Rail mounting kit optional
Product Weight and Dimensions
Weight 3.16 kg 3.18 kg 3.36 kg
Dimensions 1U Rack form factor – 26.4 x 43.4 x
4.4 (cm), 10.38 x 17.1 x 1.75 (in)
Packaging
Shipping Weight 3.96 kg 3.98 kg 4.16 kg
Shipping Dimensions 59 x 36 x 9 (cm), 23 x 14 x 3.5 (in)
Regulatory Approvals
Network Equipment Building Systems ( NEBS ) SR-3580 NEBS Level 3
GR-1089-CORE : NEBS EMI and Safety
GR-1089-CORE per Verizon VZ.TPR.9205
and ATT-TP-76200
GR-63-CORE: NEBS Physical Protection
GR-63-CORE / ANSI T1.319 per Verizon
VZ.TPR.9305 and ATT-TP-76200
Emissions Power Line conducted: IEC 61850-3 Sec 5.8
CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
EN55011 (CISPR11)
Telecom Line conducted: IEC 61000-6-4
Radiated: IEC 61850-3 Sec 5.8
CISPR 24:2010/EN 55024:2010
EN61000-3-2 : 2010 Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions
EN61000-3-3 : 2010, Limits of Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
EMC Interface Immunity IEC 61850-3 ( substations )
IEEE 1613 ( substations ) (C37.90.x )
Applies to all ports, signal and power connections
ESD: IEC61000-4-2, 8Kv Contact / 15Kv Air
Radiated RFI: IEC61000-4-3, 20 V/m ( 80M-1G )
Fast Transients / Burst: IEC61000-4-4, 4Kv Mains , I/O
Surge : IEC61000-4-5
4Kv AC line to Gnd, 2Kv AC Line to Line,
2Kv DC line to Gnd, 1 Kv DC Line to Line,
RS232 = balanced, ethernet = unbalanced
Conducted RF: IEC61000-4-6, 10 Vrms
Magnetic Field: IEC61000-4-8, 100 A/m, 1000 A/m (1 sec)
Dips and Interrupts: IEC61000-4-11, Criteria A/B/C
Oscillatory: EN61000-4-12, 2.5Kv common and differential mode
Low Frequency conducted: EN61000-4-16, 30V 60s, 300V 1s,15Hz-150KHz @ level 3
Standard Safety Certifications IEC 60950-1(ed 2); am1, am2 and
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
NEBS GR-1089-CORE ISSUE 4 ( Level 3, Type 2 and Type 4 )
Other Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant
Directive 2011/65/EU restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical
and electronic equipment and meets the following standard:: EN 50581:2012
CCATS – G168387
ECCN – 5A992
HTSUS Number: 8471.80.1000
Perle Lifetime Warranty
Serial Connector Pinout

IOLAN DTE

RJ45Socket

RJ45 Socket

IOLAN RJ45 Socket Direction RS232 RS422 RS485 Full Duplex RS485 Half Duplex
1 right arrow RTS TXD+ TXD+ Data+
2 right arrow DTR
3 right arrow TXD TXD- TXD- Data-
4 GND GND GND GND
5 GND GND GND GND
6 left arrow RXD RXD+ RXD+
7 left arrow DSR
8 left arrow CTS RXD- RXD-

A “rolled” CAT5 cable will automatically perform DTE to DCE crossover

Optional Perle adapters for use with straight thru CAT5 cabling

*Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C


Application Diagrams

TCP

Using RAW TCP Sockets

A raw TCP socket connection which can be initiated from the serial-Ethernet device or from the remote host/server. This can either be on a point to point or shared basis where a serial device can be shared amongst multiple devices. TCP sessions can be initiated either from the TCP server application or from the Perle IOLAN serial-Ethernet adapter.

TCP Diagram
 
UDP

Using Raw UDP Sockets

For use with UDP based applications, Perle IOLANs can convert serial equipment data for transport across UDP packets either on a point to point basis or shared across multiple devices.

UDP Diagram
 
Console Server

Console Management

For access to remote console ports on routers, switches,etc, Perle IOLAN’s enable administrators secure access to these RS232 ports via inband Reverse Telnet / SSH or out of band with dial-up modems. Perle IOLAN models with integrated modems are available.

Console Management Diagram
 
COM/TTY

Connect Serial-based Applications with a COM/TTY Port Driver

Serial ports can be connected to network servers or workstations running Perle’s TruePort software operating as a virtual COM port. Sessions can be initiated either from the Perle IOLAN or from TruePort.

COM TTY Diagram
 
Tunneling

Serial Tunneling between two Serial Devices

Serial Tunneling enables you to establish a link across Ethernet to a serial port on another IOLAN. Both IOLAN serial ports must be configured for Serial Tunneling (typically one serial port is configured as a Tunnel Server and the other serial port as a Tunnel Client).

Tunneling Diagram
 
Virtual Modem

Virtual Modem (Ethernet Modem)

Enables the serial-Ethernet adapter to simulate a modem connection. When connected to the IOLAN and initiates a modem connection, the IOLAN starts up a TCP connection to another IOLAN serial-Ethernet adapter configured with a Virtual Modem serial port or to a host running a TCP application.

Virtual Modem Diagram
 

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