The LinkManager is designed for remote programming and servicing of industrial equipment. Apart from approving access similar to VPN, it also simulates a virtual phonebook due to concept of “device agents”. The LinkManager displays a view of all your sites and SiteManagers and each device will be shown with the name given when initially configured, its type and whether it is online or not. Just locate the device you want to connect to, click it, and you are online with it.
The LinkManager installs a virtual adapter and thus requires running on Windows. But it works fine alongside VPN clients and is designed for both 32 and 64 bit windows, and even runs inside a virtual machine such as VMWare, ESXi or HyperV.
Unique about the LinkManager is its ability to not only connect to UDP and TCP based equipment. LinkManager includes a virtual COM port driver that makes it capable of connecting to Serial equipment that is connected to the SiteManager at the factory. Furthermore, the LinkManager will make a USB redirect if connecting to an agent that represents a USB device connected to a SiteManager at a factory.
- Included with the Starter Package
- Supports 32 and 64 bit Windows
- “VPN like” access to equipment
- Access to web enabled devices
- Access to Remote Desktop (VNC/RDP)
- Access to USB and Serial devices