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With 20+ years of experience in designing and manufacturing PC-based HMIs for industrial control systems, FoxGuard Solutions is well-versed in the needs of the energy industry (including electricity, fossils, renewables, and nuclear). FoxGuard can minimize vulnerabilities and downtime, as well as aid in maintaining compliance with NERC CIP standards. As part of our work with the US Department of Energy Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) project, we have built a suite of patch management solutions to ensure a reliable and secure program to protect against vulnerabilities, all while meeting compliance requirements. To further enhance consistency and reliability, FoxGuard offers custom scripted installations, in which the company works with the customer to determine and apply custom settings to all computers provided. If needed, FoxGuard can also design solutions integrated with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software.
With a thorough understanding of the simulation and training industry, the FoxGuard team can tailor a solution to meet the demanding requirements of the computers used in this market, including Image Generators (IG), Control Loaders (CL), and Instructor/Operator Stations (IOS). FoxGuard Solutions can integrate these systems into a rack to provide a full, turnkey solution. We can also provide large format LCDs for visual systems.
FoxGuard Solutions serves the Independent Software Vendor market with custom-designed computing solutions. This enables the ISV to offer a total, turnkey solution to their customers. With a custom appliance solution, the ISV is able to promote their brand and identity and control the total customer experience while focusing their resources on their core competencies of software development and maintenance.
FoxGuard Solutions has been serving the marine market since 2002. Committed to helping our clients achieve marine regulatory compliance, the FoxGuard team offers rugged and reliable computing solutions that meet a variety of marine certifications and type approvals, including IEC/EN 60945, DNV, and ABS.
FoxGuard Solutions designs and manufactures computing equipment that can withstand the extreme environmental conditions and heavy amounts of shock and vibration found in many oil & gas applications. To meet these requirements, purge controllers, heaters, and A/C units can be added to FoxGuard’s envirosealed enclosures. Purge controllers keep flammable gases out of the unit, making it safe for Class I Division 1 and 2 hazardous environments. FoxGuard also provides solutions that are intrinsically safe, IP67, UL compliant, and meet certain environmental standards.
Commercial, industrial, government and other institutions are utilizing building automation systems to reduce energy and maintenance costs in operating building sites. In addition, safety systems are used for ensuring the well-being of the buildings’ occupants. Integrated and centralized controls monitor and manage the HVAC, lighting, cooling, fire, security alarms and CCTV systems. All of these integrated and networked automation systems have introduced a new landscape with ever expanding risk for cyber-attacks. FoxGuard understands there are many vulnerabilities that can wreak havoc on critical assets within your environment. Whether physical or cyber, the risks are high and the costs are great to keep a pulse on the equipment that helps you do business. We have built a solution to identify and monitor field controllers for vulnerabilities, continuous monitoring of security controls, identify patches for Building Automation Systems software, hardware and firmware, while also facilitating the deployment of those patches.
While the fundamentals of manufacturing have changed little over the years, the technology and processes used by the industry have advanced dramatically. Demand for high-quality, efficient production has led to the adoption of more accurate monitoring and processing equipment which is often part of a computer network. As factories/plants upgrade computers and electronics on the production floor, it is important to consider the harsh environmental conditions present that can wreak havoc on valuable, mission-critical equipment. FoxGuard Solutions offers a variety of long-lifecycle solutions that are rated to withstand these harsh conditions. If needed, we can also provide assistance with maintaining legacy support.
In addition to serving the marine, oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, and simulation & training industries, the FoxGuard team has worked with a number of other markets. Our computer, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering expertise combined with our regulatory compliance knowledge allows the FoxGuard team to design a wide variety of industrial computing solutions to meet the necessary regulatory requirements of our customers.