Oil & Gas satcom mood tied to price of oil

By | October 18th, 2016|Blog|

Last week's Oilcomm show in Houston had a strange feel to it. In addition to no lines at the afternoon beer stands, the sound of silence echoing through the oil & gas satcom tradeshow seemed to be driven by the price of oil. At least three different visitors to the Uplogix booth referenced the current [...]

Continuing concerns over industrial networks

By | April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It's not a new topic, but SCADA and other industrial control networks continue to be integrated into IP networks and utilize old computing platforms (Windows XP) for management of the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that actually control industrial equipment. There are a number of well-known espionage examples of PLCs being exploited with malware, like the [...]

When an “air gap” isn’t enough

By | January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The remote nature of offshore drilling platforms used to ensure the safety of their networks from the world wide web with three W's of another sort: a physical barrier of waves, wind and water. On-board, the "air gap" between vessel control systems, process control systems and data networks is shrinking as these become increasingly linked [...]

Local Management required for M2M device networking critical to smart grid

By | August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent report by Greentech Media puts the global smart grid market at $400 billion by 2020. The success of this market depends on strong networks connecting aggregation points for M2M devices in the field to data and operation centers. The large number and distributed nature of these networks will require secure automation like Uplogix [...]

Case Study: Local management along a long and lonely pipeline

By | February 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Uplogix helps secure and simplify management of the network that controls the transportation of energy for millions in North America Enbridge operates the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world For over 60 years, Enbridge has operated pipeline systems. Today, millions of people across North America rely on energy transported by Enbridge [...]

Taking our story down-under

By | December 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The winding waterfront of Melbourne A week ago, James Dollar, the founder and CTO of Uplogix had a chance to address the CIOs of one of the largest corporations in the world at a gathering in Australia. It was a chance to introduce a global audience to the concept of local management, as well as [...]

Going beyond monitoring for true network management

By | October 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Uplogix founder and CTO James Dollar was recent interviewed for a story in Via Satellite magazine on the state of network management in the satellite network world. Having been in the room during the phone interview, it was interesting to hear Dollar put Uplogix into the context of other solutions the reporter was including in [...]

Best practices for connecting to machine-to-machine applications

By | September 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Many M2M monitoring applications run in remote locations on low power, increasingly with a satellite or cellular communications link. An increasing number of IT applications are missing one key component: the user. From monitoring product distribution in the energy industry to autonomous machines that humans interact with daily like cash machines to healthcare devices that [...]

Device management flexibility and the hot August sun

By | August 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Unfortunately no automation here: Putting a big, heavy antenna on the roof in 100+ degree sun requires physical effort. One of the nifty things about local management from Uplogix is that we generally just don't care what kind of device we're managing. Console connections are available on many different devices from your standard networking gear [...]

The Power of Local Management for the Energy Industry

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The networking challenges in the Energy business rival those of any other industry. Combine vast distances between sites, large amounts of data and truly critical requirements for uptime and security with the fact that much of the infrastructure is years and decades old, and it's clear why Uplogix has found wide adoption in Energy. Our [...]