RICHMOND, VA (September 18, 2018) — Weidmuller announces the release of u-li nk, their new cloud-ba sed service for remote machine monitoring and maintenance. The combination of u-li nk and Weidmuller's hardened industrial security router provides customers secure, easy and efficient access to machines and plants worldwide for improved servicing and reduced downtime.
Weidmuller's u-li nk cloud-ba sed solution incorporates an intuitive web-ba sed interface, the u-li nk Portal, to allow for easy configuration for customer applications. The u-li nk cloud functions as a meeting point, securely connecting a user's PC running the u-li nk VPN software, with the u-li nk enabled Weidmuller security router. Once the security routers are added to the u-li nk Portal, users can access network devices including switches, PLCs and other Ethernet capable automation devices for trouble-shooting, maintenance or PLC program changes.
u-li nk can be customized to suit needs, no matter how simple or complex the application may be. Managing users, groups and access rights, adding security routers and other user-defined devices can be easily accomplished without the need for in-depth IT expertise.
The new u-li nk cloud-ba sed service is very cost-efficient. The entry version of the service allows users to add up to 50 security routers to the u-li nk Portal with no added cost. Customers already using the Weidmuller security routers only need to install the latest version of the security router firmware to access the u-li nk functionality. License upgrades are also available for use with up to 150, 300, 500 or an unlimited number of security routers.
Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.