TOSIBOX® Lock 500: Your top 10 questions answered
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TOSIBOX® Lock 500: Your top 10 questions answered

Miikka Lääkkö, Product Manager, Tosibox

The new TOSIBOX® Lock 500 is a gamechanger for IoT connectivity in industrial automation. Our customers have had the chance to receive the first orders and start testing the product, to see its superiority for themselves. We are constantly collecting feedback from our customers, and have put together this blog post of the most common questions we receive concerning the Lock 500.

What are the most obvious use cases for the Lock 500?

This product is suitable for any industry and ideal for industrial automation and maintenance. At the same time, there’s great potential for example in security and office networking sectors. The massive encrypted VPN throughput enables remote video streaming and could also be used to connect network environments for remote work and locations.

Why is this such a great product for the industrial setting?

The Lock 500 is ideal for demanding industrial environments, thanks to its industrial power connector, industrial housing, integrated DIN rail mounting bracket, and digital I/O.

What is the I/O functionality of the Lock 500?

The Lock 500 has 2×2 x Digital I/O, which is one of the biggest new features. The digital I/O offers new possibilities to monitor and manage the device and connected devices. It can be used for the control of VPN and Internet connection status, e.g. to turn the maintenance window on and off or indicate e.g. with a light that somebody may be remotely servicing the machinery.

What is the IP rating of the Lock 500’s enclosure?

The Ingress Protection class of the Lock 500 is IP20.

What is the power consumption of the Lock 500?

The maximum power consumption of the TOSIBOX® Lock 500 is 10W.

What is the difference between Lock 500 and Lock 500i?

The TOSIBOX® Lock 500i version has a built-in LTE modem, while the Lock 500 does not. The Lock 500 has altogether six product variants: TBL5, TBL5PS, TBL5iA, TBL5iAPS, TBL5iB, TBL5iBPS (product codes). See set codes to learn more about their differences and find the best version for your needs.

What makes the Lock 500 so secure?

The TOSIBOX® Lock 500 has secure storage of encryption and authentication keys in a hardware-based secure storage, making copying or faking of the device identity impossible. The integrity and confidentiality of the software are always verified at boot-up. All software updates are cryptographically signed and verified before installing. This means only product updates from Tosibox are allowed.

Is the Lock 500 compatible with other TOSIBOX® Locks and TOSIBOX® products?

Yes, the new Lock 500 is compatible with all existing TOSIBOX® products. The modularity of the products enables easy and fast extension of networks.

What is the throughput of the Lock 500?

The combined VPN throughput of TOSIBOX® Lock 500 is up to 70 Mbit/s. This massive encrypted VPN throughput enables, for example, remote video streaming and could also be used to connect network environments for remote work and locations.

What makes the Lock 500 so reliable?

TOSIBOX® Lock 500 offers an even easier and more reliable way of building remote access thanks to the built-in LTE modem (optional), WiFi, and the dual SIM-slots that help to achieve operator redundancy. Moreover, the TosiOnline™ feature delivers maximum uptime by automatically re-establishing dropped connections.

If you have some more questions about the Lock 500, please visit Tosibox Helpdesk. TOSIBOX® Lock 500 is available through Tosibox global sales and our distributors. If you have a question about the Lock 500 or want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us!

“TOSIBOX® Lock 500 offers an even easier and more reliable way of building remote access.”

Miikka Lääkkö, Product Manager, Tosibox