Local Connectivity and Remote Monitoring
Two Ethernet ports are available on the T-Star controller.
ETH1 is connected to a customer HMI (with 3 levels of password access protection) and can also be connected to a customer’s internal Ethernet network to allow authorized users (such as operators) to watch the real-time performance.
ETH2 is used for an SSL VPN embedded in the controller that automatically connects to T-Star, allowing remote monitoring, tuning, and if necessary, diagnosis of the SVC. This secure connection is accessible only to qualified T-Star personnel.
No Internet traffic is allowed between ETH1 and ETH2. This configuration provides customers with maximum internal security. Our customers find the remote VPN connection invaluable. T-Star remotely tunes (adjusts) systems, and updates software to provide new features as they become available. Remote access, combined with conscientious annual on-site maintenance, provides the optimum combination of low maintenance cost and high reliability.