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VLAN Fundamentals and Its Benefit in Network Design for Mission Critical Applications

Switch Hardening Best Practices: How to Secure Your Industrial Network

Network Redundancy: What Are Your Options? Why Choose One Technology over Another?

Making Sense of the Layers. Benefits of Layer 2 and Layer 3.

Keeping an Eye Out: Understanding Network Management Utilization

It’s about Time – Intro to IEEE 1588 and Precision Time Protocol

Ethernet and its Application in Critical Utility Networks

Bridging the Gap Ethernet, Serial, and Legacy Equipment in Substations

“How-to” TechTalk – SB327 California Password Law

RAPTOREye Product Overview

RAPTOR Testing

RAPTOR Product Video

RAPTOR Product Overview

RAPTOR Feature Insight

“How-to” TechTalk – Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

Production Facility Tour

“How-to” TechTalk – RAPTOR® Username Administration

“How-to” TechTalk – RAPTOR® USB Thumb Drive Setup

“How-to” TechTalk – RAPTOR® Initial Setup

“How-to” TechTalk – Enabling SNMP V2C

“How-to” TechTalk – Enabling Link Layer Discovery Protocol

Did you Know – RAPTOREye

Did you Know – RAPTOR iMX950

Did you Know – RAPTOR iMX350

Did you Know – MicroRAPTOR

Did you Know – iSG18GFP

Did you Know – iROC

Did you Know – iRBX6GF

Did you Know – iES8-S

Did you Know – iES6-SFP

“How-to” TechTalk – Creating VLANs on the MicroRAPTOR

Indiana Municipal Power Agency

Customer: Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA)

Industry: Utilities

Region: Indiana, United States

Products: iDS3-S

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Empresa de Energía del Quindío (EDEQ) SA ESP

Customer: Empresa de Energía del Quindío (EDEQ) SA ESP

Industry: Utilities

Region: Latin America

Products: iES28GF-L2 & iRBX6GF

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RAPTOR Series Product Booklet

Click on the button below to view the iS5 Communications RAPTOR Series Product Booklet.

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Classified Airport China

Customer: Classified Airport in China

Industry: Transportation

Region: China

Products: iES26GF & iES10G-S

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Classified Utility North America

Customer: Classified North American Power Utility

Industry: Utilities

Region: North America

Products: RAPTOR® iMX950 – L2/L3/Security

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Product Booklet

Click on the button below to download the iS5 Communications Product Booklet. The booklet includes iS5 Communications’ full product portfolio, featuring the flagship products in the RAPTOR Series

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iS5 Communications iCare Support Services

Click on the button below to download the iS5 Communications iCare iServices Brochure.

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iS5 Communications iCare Resident Engineer

Click on the button below to download the iS5 Communications iServices Resident Engineer Brochure.

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iS5 Communications iCare Consulting

Click on the button below to download the iS5 Communications iServices Consulting Brochure.

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VRRP

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol and the iMX350 RAPTOR Layer 3 Switch

Overview

Learn how VRRP can prevent loss of network connectivity by designating backup routers when the master router fails. VRRP Operation and guidelines enable users to simplify network connectivity and provide redundancy for your Mission Critical applications.

This application note covers the basics of Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), including network examples, uses cases, and VRRP settings for the iS5Com iMX350 RAPTOR®.

Products: RAPTOR® – iMX350

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SNMPv3

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3 and the RAPTOR® and MicroRAPTOR®

Overview

This application note covers the basics of SNMPv3, why to use it, and configuration settings for the RAPTOR and MicroRAPTOR.

Products: RAPTOR® iMX950 – L2/L3/Security & MicroRAPTOR® – iMR320 & RAPTOREye® NMS & RAPTOR® – iMX350

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SNMP V1/V2C

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) V1/V2C and the RAPTOR®/MicroRAPTOR®

Overview

This application note covers Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) V1 and V2C with the settings for the iMX350/iMX950 RAPTOR and iMR320 MicroRAPTOR.

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RS232/RS422/RS485/Fiber Media Converter

RS232/RS422/RS485/Fiber Media Converter

Overview

Learn how the iS5Com iSC2F media converter can help Serial Media conversions within industrial environments. This application note covers examples of three different substation applications, demonstrating how it is a very flexible product that provides users and integrators the ability to connect serial systems over long distances and between diverse serial electrical connections.

Products: iSC2F

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Port Access Control

Port Access Control – How to Configure IEEE802.1X with RADIUS Authentication for the RAPTOR®

Overview

Learn how the IEEE 802.1X security standard can address the need for identity based network and access control. Centralized management of users and authentication information offers great benefit when implementing and managing security policies and compliance requirements. The example throughout this paper uses the iS5Com RAPTOR as the client device but can be extended to all devices supporting LDAP and/or RADIUS.

Products: RAPTOR® iMX950 – L2/L3/Security & MicroRAPTOR® – iMR320 & RAPTOR® – iMX350 & RAPTOREye® NMS

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OSPF

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

Overview

Learn how Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocols allow the iS5Com RAPTOR to automatically discover each connected IP network and adjust to convergency in the internetwork.

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OSA 5401

OSA 5401

Overview

This application note covers how to configure the RAPTOR® as a Grandmaster clock using the OSA 5401 SFP.

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NAT

Network Address Translation (NAT) using the RAPTOR iMX950

Overview

This application note covers how NAT helps improve network security and decrease the number of public IP addresses required by an organization.

Products: RAPTOR® iMX950 – L2/L3/Security

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iMX350 RAPTOR® and GOOSE/Multicast Control in Substations

iMX350 RAPTOR® and GOOSE/Multicast Control in Substations

Overview

Learn how the iS5Com’s RAPTOR platform can apply GOOSE messaging. This application note covers an example of how to configure, segregate and apply priority to GOOSE traffic using the RAPTOR Multi Service platform for different traffic services while connecting legacy and ethernet IP based Communications for SCADA applications.

Products: RAPTOR® – iMX350

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HSR/RSTP

HSR and RSTP

Overview

Learn how High Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR/IEC62439-3) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP/IEEE802.1W) can work together for seamless networks with iS5Com’s iRBX6GF HSR/PRP Switch (RedBox).

Products: iRBX6GF

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HSR/RSTP

HSR/RSTP

Overview

This application note covers how to build scalable and interoperable HSR/RSTP networks using iS5Com patented HSR-RSTP integration technology.

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Forescout eyeInspect on the iROC Module

Forescout eyeInspect on the iROC Module

Overview

This application note covers the integration of the Forescout eyeInspect solution on the iROC module.

Products: iROC

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Control of Substation GOOSE

iMX350 RAPTOR and GOOSE/Multicast Control in Substations

Overview

Learn how IEC61850 GOOSE and Sample Values messages can be controlled and prioritized using IEEE 802.1Q VLANs and how utilizing the priorities identified within IEEE 802.1p priority tags makes certain that the GOOSE and SV data is given the highest priority under high bandwidth utilization.

Products: RAPTOR® – iMX350

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Centralized User Management: RADIUS & LDAP

Centralized User Management using Open Source Protocols: RADIUS and LDAP Deployment

Overview

Learn how centralized management of users and authentication information offers great benefit when implementing and managing security policies and compliance requirements. The example throughout this paper uses the iS5Com RAPTOR as the client device but can be extended to all devices supporting LDAP and/or RADIUS.

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Benefits of Edge Computing for Industrial Applications

Benefits of Edge Computing for Industrial Applications

Overview

This application note provides an overview of edge computing and the various benefits for industrial applications.

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Basics of ICS and SCADA Firewall

Using the RAPTOR as an ICS/SCADA Firewall

Overview

This application note covers firewall definitions, the use of firewalls in an Industrial Control System(ICS)/ SCADA environment, and how to configure the iS5Com RAPTOR internal security stack, which supports the firewall application.

Products: RAPTOR® iMX950 – L2/L3/Security & MicroRAPTOR® – iMR320 & RAPTOR® – iMX350 & RAPTOREye® NMS

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Classified Oil & Gas Africa

Customer: Classified

Industry: Oil & Gas

Region: Africa

Products: iES26GF & iRBX6GF

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Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Customer: Bowling Green Municipal Utilities

Industry: Utilities

Region: Kentucky, United States

Products: RAPTOR® – iMX350

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Classified Utility USA

Customer: Power Utility Service Provider for Municipal and Private Utilities

Industry: Utilities

Region: United States

Products: iSG18GFP

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Classified Aerospace – Europe

Customer: Classified Aerospace Application

Industry: Aerospace

Region: Europe

Products: iSG18GFP & iRBX6GF & iES20GF

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Classified Subway Line China

Customer: Classified Subway Line

Industry: Transportation

Region: China

Products: iES28TG-L2

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what our clients say

Thank you again for working with us to enable this functionality on a one‐off situation. Your willingness to develop a new version of the iDMS software just to support us is greatly appreciated and shows that iS5Com is willing and able to go above and beyond the status quo. Please extend our appreciated thanks to all of your team who assisted in this development.

Travis Phifer, Projects Manager

It was our pleasure to meet with you guys and get excellent information on your company and capabilities! I feel really confident that we'll have an excellent working relationship as we strive to use your products as our standard offering.

Patrick Avery, General Manager, Automation

We, NASMA TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLC, Oman, have installed various models of iS5 Communications Inc. networking devices in our projects and are pleased with their performance and interoperability.

Naresh Pai, Regional Head, Telecom & Security

We had a chance to test the updated switches this morning. It’s a night and day difference. Performance is much better. We’re ready to head out to the field.

Andrew Spurgeon, Manager, Product Management

iS5 provides a solid, hardened product that meets my utilities needs for a very competitive price. Features such as 1000BaseT Ethernet, fiber optic uplink options, POE, secure protocols for administration, standards-based management and solid user interface provide excellent value for the money. So far, all the units have been working perfectly with no issues, some of them have been in place for over a year.

Rett D. Walters, Manager of Information Technology

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