Uplogix Solutions for the Energy Industry

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Uplogix is created, coded and constructed in Austin, Texas.

Secure out-of-band access and automation for SCADA and hybrid networks that can make any grid smarter.

Increasing uptime and decreasing support visits

The ongoing convergence of SCADA and IP has introduced additional complexity into networks in the Energy industry. Combined with the remote nature of many sites for generation, transmission and distribution of power, these networks are becoming both more essential and costly to support.

Uplogix increases uptime and decreases support costs in hybrid networks. By locally monitoring both SCADA devices like RTUs and traditional IP devices like routers and switches, and responding automatically to device issues, Uplogix customers save OPEX by reducing the number of truck rolls. In remote locations such as offshore platforms or unmanned pipeline substations, a truck roll might mean hours of 4×4 driving or actually taking a helicopter at great expense, and possibly danger.

Automation in energy networks diagnoses and fixes common problems within minutes without IT personnel involvement. If the situation requires human involvement, Uplogix local management integrates secure out-of-band access to remote sites for a fast, easy connection to remote devices for technicians even when the network is down. These out-of-band connections are available using a variety of methods including dial-up, cellular and low earth orbit (LEO) satellite.

The ongoing convergence of SCADA and IP has introduced additional complexity and security vulnerabilities into networks in the Energy industry. Uplogix helps secure and simplify management of the network that controls the transportation of energy for millions in North America.

Secure out-of-band access and automation for SCADA and hybrid networks

Uplogix enhances network security and serves as a common management platform for administrators supporting pipelines on land and sea:

  • Access Security | All access to remote network and communications devices goes through Uplogix to track user sessions for compliance and reporting.
  • Optimized Monitoring | Local management of devices allows for detailed monitoring with minimal network traffic. Data sent upstream to tools in the NOC is compressed and encrypted.
  • Heterogeneous Devices | From SCADA and networking gear to connectivity over dial-up, cellular and LEO satellite, Uplogix is a single management interface for diverse deployments.

Compliance

Evolving compliance standards such as the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Electric Reliability standards, are placing additional pressures on IT departments to ensure that the systems they manage are not only reliable, but also secure from unauthorized access. A complete audit trail of all changes made to the IT infrastructure as well as real-time detection and remediation of compliance breaches are increasingly required.

Uplogix serves as a secure gateway to devices, not only providing access, but maintaining a complete audit trail of all changes made to the IT infrastructure as well as real-time detection and remediation of compliance breaches.

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CASE STUDIES

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Enbridge

Operating the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world requires an extensive information network. Uplogix provides secure out-of-band access and reduces the number of support truck rolls.

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Regional Independent System Operator

As the independent system operator entrusted with providing power, Uplogix automates basic management tasks in data centers critical to operations, providing security and logging that are part of NERC compliance.

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Featured Resources

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Uplogix Technical Fact Sheet

A list of functions and capabilities of the Uplogix platform

Uplogix 5000 Data Sheet

Configurable to manage 6-38 devices including a managed power supply; option slot for OOB card; LCD screen; dual power supplies; available in AC and DC models

Uplogix 500 Data Sheet

A compact Local Manager designed to remotely monitor, manage and control six or fewer devices including a managed power supply

Uplogix Control Center Data Sheet

Delivers real-time monitoring and management capabilities providing a unified view of what’s occurring in your distributed infrastructure