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Overview

Wireless systems come with multiple challenges.

Network management and security within a heterogeneous multi-vendor, multi-protocol environment is one of them.

Mass adoption of industrial wireless networks can be possible only by making deployment, configurability, maintenance and security monitoring easy.

As networks grow, there is a need for a system to monitor large-scale wireless sensor networks.

The SoftDEL Solution

SoftDEL’s Aerodel Director is the industry’s first centralized enterprise-grade, multi-vendor, multi-protocol industrial wireless network monitoring system.

Aerodel Director helps network engineers visualize, monitor, troubleshoot and secure their industrial wireless network.

Features

  • A unified platform: Monitor multiple heterogeneous wireless networks 24/7
  • Rich graphical user interface: Microsoft Silverlight GUI console
  • Industry-standard wireless network protocols
  • Real-world models: With location-based network monitoring
  • Consolidated dashboard view: See live network information and chart updates
  • Network visualization: Geography-based, with color-coded devices and links
  • Real-time alerts: For constant security and performance monitoring
  • Seamless integration: Of Aerodel Director’s network data into the application ecosystem

Benefits

Monitor your network 24×7

  • Place devices on a floor plan or an outdoor map
  • Visualize the network topology and inter-connectivity between the devices in real-time
  • Visualize the devices, individual wireless links, and the network as a whole
  • Track your wireless network non-stop with the appliance server
  • Observe all wireless network-related activity from a single screen with the Aerodel Director Dashboard

Quick troubleshooting

  • Isolate network faults by quickly narrowing the problem down to failing links or overloaded intermediate nodes
  • Assimilate important network metrics and data using intuitive charts and graphs

Guard against wireless network vulnerabilities

  • Get instant notifications when security settings on your wireless devices are altered
  • Get alerted when unauthorized wireless devices access your airspace and connect to your network

 

Aerodel Director console

The console provides the best of both worlds by allowing users to securely log in from any desktop browser, while experiencing a rich application interface.

Features include live updates, drag and drop, maps, zoom and pan, and animated charts.

Users can segment the plant into zones and locations that can be monitored separately per local policies.This is useful when a plant-wide network either grows too large and unwieldy, or for monitoring multiple network technologies with different configuration and settings, such as WirelessHART, ZigBee and ISA100.11a

Aerodel Partner Program

SoftDEL’s Aerodel partner program enables OEMs of industrial wireless devices, to offer end-to-end Wireless network planning and monitoring capability. The Aerodel partner program allows OEMs to use SoftDEL’s product (Aerodel Designer, Aerodel Director) as a white label product – directly with their industrial wireless product suite or they can customize and integrate it with their existing product suite.

Technical details

  • Secure HTTPS- and SSH-based connectivity
  • Aerodel Director can be configured to monitor multiple networks, such as WirelessHART, Wireless Ethernet, 802.15.4 and other proprietary wireless networks
  • It can be installed as an add-on over existing industrial wireless installations
  • Aerodel Director continuously plots important network metrics and data using intuitive charts and graphs

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