Compact and Cost-effective for Building Industrial IoT Networks
PLANET WGR-500 is an industrial router designed for such Internet of Things (IoT) networks as industry, transportation, government, agriculture and other public areas. Its compact size and redundant power design are perfect for any network environment and stable operation.
The WGR-500, the best solution for any industry router application, features the following special management and operation functions:
IPv6 Support for IoT Networking
With billions of new IoT devices entering the market each year, IPv4 is faced with the issue of not being able to fulfill the requirements of connecting all the IoT products together. IPv6 offers a highly-scalable address scheme that provides a unique 64-bit host ID to every present and future IoT device. It is sufficient to address the needs of any present and future communication device. That means IPv6 allows IoT products to be uniquely addressable without having to work around all of the traditional NAT and firewall issues.
The WGR-500 supports both IPv6 and IPv4 to ensure industrial Ethernet with a smooth migration path from the IPv4-based networks to the full IPv6 infrastructure. It assigns IPv6 addresses to clients and passes the IPv6 traffics through the IPv4 environment. The WGR-500 supports IPv4 tunneling (6to4 transition tunnel) implementations for IoT connectivity.
Secure Firewall Protection
The denial-of-service attacks (DoS) attempt to consume resources and therefore deny users network and application access. There are two types of DoS attacks – SYN floods and ping of death that consume actual server resources, or those of intermediate communication equipment, such as firewalls and load balancers, and the other, volume-based attacks like UDP/ICMP floods and other spoofed-packet floods that would saturate the bandwidth of the attacked site.
The WGR-500 provides firewall to protect IoT devices against networking attack like denial-of-service (DoS), and emerging malicious traffic before attacks can occur. With firewall protection, it prevents IoT network from threats and keeps networking more secure.
VLAN Support for Isolated Traffic and Security
Virtual LANs (VLANs) offer the logical grouping technique to separate the physical ports of Ethernet switch. It can separate private network into several parts for different users. If there are too many computers or networking devices in the same network segment, it will result in heavy traffics locally. Besides, VLANs provide enhanced network security that network administrators can control over each port and whatever resources it is allowed to use.
The WGR-500 supports 802.1Q VLAN to separate traffic of users and IoT devices and can work as an intelligent traffic forwarder to control traffic and isolate connections of two groups. It will not only optimize bandwidth but also improve network security.
Innovative Wall-mount Installation
The WGR-500 is specially designed to be installed in a narrow environment, such as wall enclosure. The compact, flat and wall-mounted design fits easily in any space-limited location. It adopts the user-friendly “Front Access” design, making the installing and cable wirings easy. The WGR-500 can be installed by fixed wall mounting, magnetic wall mounting or DIN rail, thereby making its usability more flexible.
Dual Power Input for High Availability Network System
The WGS-500 features a strong dual power input system (9V~48V DC) incorporated into customer’s automation network to enhance system reliability and uptime. In the example below, when the 2-pin terminal block fails to work, the hardware failover function will be activated automatically to keep powering the WGS-500 via the DC plug power alternatively without any loss of operation.