Phoenix Contact launches new 19" splice boxes for FO-based data cabling of control cabinets or computer centers. The splice boxes for fiber classes OM2 and OM4 feature a compartment that can be pulled out at the front with 12 or 24 LC duplex connections. The FO pigtails fed into the splice cassettes each have unique color coding to simplify assignment to the front connections. Individual test reports establish the insertion and return loss of each pigtail, so that the pre-assembled boxes made from robust sheet steel are ready to splice immediately.
Phoenix Contact has now launched new RJ45 socket modules on to the market, in a compact design, suitable for industrial applications. Versions for DIN rail mounting as well as for integration into existing panel mounting frames allow use in a wide range of possible applications. The socket modules are suitable for use as coupler modules between two RJ45 connectors as well as for direct connection of solid and stranded conductors (AWG26 ... 24). All versions are designed for 10GBASE-T applications, thereby enabling data rates of up to 10 Gbps over cabling distances of 55 meters in the case of coupling modules according to CAT6, up to 100 meters in the case of cable connection modules according to CAT6A. The zinc die-cast housing of the installation modules is free of halogens and heavy metals, in accordance with RoHS 2.
The new firmware 8.4 for the mGuard security appliances from Phoenix Contact extends the functional scope of the devices to include functions such as Modbus/TCP inspector and DNS-name-based-firewalling. With the Modbus/TCP inspector function, a deep packet inspection for Modbus/TCP, connections using this widespread industrial protocol can be protected with high precision. Access rights can now not only be set at the level of the IP addresses and ports, but also at the level of the function codes and registers used within the Modbus protocol. This enables you to specify, for example, which Modbus devices have read-only or read-write permission. Register-specific access rights can also be defined. With DNS-name-based-firewalling, firewall access rights can be defined not only in relation to IP addresses but also in relation to DNS names. This simplifies configuration in the case of applications with frequently changing IP addresses. The new mGuard 8.4 firmware version is available to download from the download area of the mGuard product pages.