CS141 HW 161 Update
If an IT product does not change to keep up with the times, it will ultimately become a liability. If that product functions as the brain of a complex and vital critical system infrastructure, it must not only change to keep up with the times, it must be pre-emptive in doing so! We at GENEREX understand this truth, and have invested the resources required in order to provide the most cutting edge, responsive hardware and software solutions on the market in an effort not only to keep our products updated and in accord with current data and technology trends, but also in an effort to provide the best and most functionally secure products possible for our clients.
With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that in Summer 2022 we plan to launch the latest hardware iteration of our flagship SNMP card, the CS141 HW161. With this hardware upgrade we are specifically targeting the CS141’s security infrastructure; The revised hardware is expected to be delivered in the middle of this year and will replace the CS141.
The update itself is based purely upon making the CS141 the most cyber-secure SNMP card on the market. We see cyber security as the next focus point in the natural evolution of the broader product category and industry in Europe, North America and in the expanded global market, in the face of a real or perceived increase of attacks to network infrastructure in critical power installations. As such, the update will be targeting the Ethernet stack (Gigabit), in addition to a general increase to RAM and ROM as well as improvements to the physical interface, all of which contribute directly to the functional safety and security of the SNMP card, which itself is the brain, the central interface and therefore the gateway of the system's management and security.
In keeping with industry trends, Gigabit supports 1000Mbit transfer speeds – this is gradually becoming an industry “must-have” with many IT Infrastructures requiring it exclusively, and GENEREX is committed to staying at the head of the pack! Not to worry, though – 10/100Mbit is still supported, as well.
- Substantial Memory UpgradeBoth as a reaction to current industry needs as well as an investment in requirements yet to come, we’re quadrupling the CS141’s memory to make sure that regardless of what comes next in cybersecurity, the CS141 will be equipped to handle it. What’s more: this additional memory better servers to make the CS141 able to provide larger logfiles for the BACS system; it will be able to store battery data for up to 5 years, locally!
- The Reset ButtonThis feature will appeal particularly to engineers in the field – we’ve implemented a “reset” button to the face plate of our BSC and SC cards varieties to allow for a quick and easy restart. With this feature, engineers / users will no longer need to remove or unmount the card from the UPS slot in order to reset the CS141.