The TCS-1002 connects remotely-located serial-enabled devices to the
Connectivity Client via the Connectivity Gateway as part of the
Traversix™ Virtual Connectivity Network, providing an end-to-end solution for
world-wide connectivity to previously inaccessible serial devices - even
for devices behind firewalls without any changes to the firewall or
The TCS-1002 is designed to be located in small places that may have
poor ventilation, extreme temperatures or high vibration. The TCS-1002's
electronics are industrial-temperature-rated and all connectors use
locking mechanisms, including the power connector. The heavy gauge steel
packaging ensures the TCS-1002 can withstand the rigors of industrial
applications and will not be easily moved by its attached cables when in
a data center.
The TCS-1002 requires no firewall changes to operate. Using smart port
access technology, the TCS-1002 connects to the Connectivity Gateway
using open outgoing ports. This is especially attractive when the
TCS-1002 is deployed at third-party locations. No pin-holes, port
forwarding or other changes are required in the third-party's
firewall, greatly simplifying and speeding deployment.
The TCS-1002 is part of a highly secure system using SSL and AES 128-bit
encryption. In addition, bi-lateral authentication between the TCS-1002
and the Connectivity Gateway must be successfully completed before any
bearer traffic can be exchanged. Security is further enhanced by the
TCS-1002's firewall traversal capability in not having the firewall
expose an IP address or pin-hole - the TCS-1002 lets the firewall be a
firewall and keep outsiders out.
Easy to Install
For most installations, the TCS-1002 is self-configuring and requires no
more effort than connecting the serial, Ethernet and power connectors.
For installations requiring special configuration, pressing the mode
switch places serial port 1 into administration mode. A second press of
the switch returns the port to normal operation. A browser-based setup
utility is also available.
The TCS-1002 communicates all standard control signals, and detects the
flow control method being used by your application to ensure that no
data is lost in the event of network congestion. For applications that
do use flow control, the advanced buffering and network traffic
management system of the TCS-1002 optimizes throughput and minimizes
latency while ensuring application integrity.