Cloud clients Secure remote maintenance of machines
The Cloud Clients connect your machines to the mGuard Secure Remote Service securely via the Internet and allow inexpensive and scalable remote maintenance throughout the world. They provide machine builders and systems manufacturers with a simple and operationally secure solution without the need for specific expert knowledge in network technology or VPN technology.
- High security with turnkey VPN infrastructure (IPsec)
- Inexpensive entry into cloud-based remote maintenance
- Easy startup with configuration wizards in the cloud
- Local control of remote connection with a connection for a key switch
- Startup on the device via web interface or SD card
Cloud Clients – versions for any application
The CLOUD CLIENT 1101T-TX/TX is the most attractively priced version and uses a WAN port that is directly connected to the operator network in the system. With just one click, you can configure whether the firewall prohibits any communication between the operator and machine network or whether this communication ought to be possible.
The CLOUD CLIENT 2002T-WLAN uses an existing WLAN infrastructure for communication. If the device is connected to the guest WLAN, it is even possible to logically decouple the machine builder’s remote maintenance access and the operator network.
The CLOUD CLIENT 2002T-4G EU and CLOUD CLIENT 2102T-4G EU WLAN variants for the European market, on the other hand, offer other connectivity options in addition to the cellular interface for full flexibility in connecting the system on site. Whether via the operator network, cellular communications, or WLAN.
Easy connection to the mGuard Secure Remote Service
The mGuard Secure Remote Service is a turnkey remote maintenance platform. With its help, machine builders can dial in to a machine from the office or in the field with one click. The configuration assistants allow secure commissioning without the need for detailed knowledge on creating certificates or IPsec tunnels.
Video YouTube video on how to configure Cloud Clients
Do you want to find out more about how to configure Cloud Clients but would rather not read a great deal of text? Then simply watch our video on the topic.
In the demo, we show how to configure the Cloud Client, the industrial VPN gateway to the mGuard Secure Remote Service.
The Cloud Client signal output allows connection status signaling, for example to a controller or, with the help of lights, for the on-site personnel.
The digital input for establishing the remote connection, on the other hand, guarantees maximum control for the system operator. In the event of any necessary maintenance, the operator can thus grant temporary access to the machine builder. A key switch, for example, which also prevents remote access being opened accidentally, is ideal for this.
The Cloud Clients with extended temperature range can also be used for outdoor systems beyond the production halls. This extends the flexibility of the devices even further.
Overview of Cloud Clients with WAN, WLAN, and cellular interface
|Cloud Client with WAN interface||Cloud Client with WLAN interface||Cloud Client with cellular interface||Cloud Client with cellular interface|
|Product designation||CLOUD CLIENT 1101T-TX/TX||CLOUD CLIENT 2002T-WLAN||CLOUD CLIENT 2002T-4G EU||CLOUD CLIENT 2102T-4G EU WLAN|
|External network||Operator network via Ethernet||Operator network via Ethernet or as a WLAN client||Operator network via Ethernet or cellular network for the European market||Operator network via Ethernet, as a WLAN client, or a cellular network for the European market|
|Technology||100 Mbps||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n||4G with 3G and 2G fallback||4G with 3G and 2G fallback, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Local interface||1 x LAN, 1 x WAN||1 x LAN, 1 x WAN, or 2 x LAN (configurable)||1 x LAN, 1 x WAN, or 2 x LAN (configurable)||1 x LAN, 1 x WAN, or 2 x LAN (configurable)|
|Signal contact for remote maintenance connection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Digital input for establishing connection (key switch)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Temperature range||-40°C ... +70°C||-40°C ... +70°C||-40°C ... +70°C||-40°C ... +70°C|
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