Industrial Switches Operate Automated
Training Systems for Civil Security
Location: Syracuse, NY(USA)
Military defense and civil security have always had a vital role in keeping society safe. Antaira Technologies has also had a role of upkeeping safety by supplying our industrial networking products to a civil defense company located in Syracuse, NY. This company is a global provider of systems for governments, authorities and corporations with products, services, and solutions ranging from military defense to civil security. As this company grows and technology evolves, proper training is necessary for the safety and security of our society. The company operates in a harsh environment where they have created a training simulation of moving targets that military trainees are able to practice their weaponry skills. However, they have found that this simulation is not as effective as it can be due to the lack of control, real-life scenarios, and reliable connectivity.
In the past, the company had been providing trainings that were repetitive and uncontrollable that did not represent any real-life situations. Especially due to the training ground being in a harsh environment, it was necessary for the company to have equipment that is not only able to function properly in these conditions, but also resemble real-life situations. The pre-existing Ethernet cables used to network and connect the devices together were wrapped in foam and trenched underground from one location to the next. In addition, the products they were using to operate their systems needed RS45 ports, limiting much of their distance to only 320 ft. The company needed a product that would help operate their system and provide a strong foundation for their trainings. Luckily, Antaira was able to provide this company with a solution that best suited their needs.
Antaira introduced the LNX-0602-S3-T which is a 6-port industrial unmanaged Ethernet switch. This outdoor-rated device is able to operate within -40°C to 75°C which is the perfect solution to providing real-life military training scenarios. Given the harsh training environment, Antaira’s LNX-0602-S3-T is placed in an enclosure behind each automated target. This enclosure also helps protect the industrial switch from bullets and extreme weather conditions. Over 1,000 of these industrial switches were purchased to control the automated training simulations. The Ethernet switches provide the networking communication to move the automated targets up-and-down, left to right, or even pop up sporadically. This allows the trainees to properly practice with unlimited and different real-life scenarios rather than shooting at the same recurring scenarios. Also, each unmanaged Ethernet switch is Daisy Chained via fiber allowing for the company to easily communicate and control the switches out on the training field. This security company was able to provide adequate training by using Antaira’s industrial switches for the Ethernet and Fiber connection to control targets to practice defense needs.
ANTAIRA'S PRODUCT SOLUTION
6-Port Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switch, w/2*100Fx (SC) Single-mode 30Km, EOT (-40°C - 75°C)
- 4-Port 10/100Tx Fast Ethernet
- 2-Port 100Fx SC Type Connector (Single-mode)
- Supports Auto MDI/MDI-X Function
- ESD Protection:6,000 VDC Support
- Redundant Power Input Design - 12~48VDC