Predator Software

Predator Secure DNC

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Secure Features

  • Eliminates requirements of corporate domains, workgroups, or Windows Shares
  • Supports older Windows versions of operating systems on CNC controller
  • Wireless or wired Ethernet interface via TCP/IP
  • Works for Windows-based CNC machines, CMMs, test stands, and other equipment

Predator Secure DNC

This Windows-based Predator application helps make secure program transfers an easier and safer process across many Windows based CNC controllers.   The application is a headless Windows product designed to be installed on any equipment on the shop floor.  The product uses a standard TCP/IP protocol and included with Predator DNC and DNC Enterprise.  Think about all the network based CNCs in your shop, are they secure and protected?

Benefits of Using Secure DNC

Many shops have older CNCs that still run legacy operating systems but can’t afford to upgrade the controller or the machine tool builder does not provide an upgrade path to the latest operating system.  Or the IT Department is not sure how to integrate the latest CNC to the network without security risks.

  • No extra cost for the solution
  • Integrate all types of legacy equipment
  • Common application between all equipment
  • Secure and transparent
  • Reduce or eliminate cost for upgrades to older equipment
  • Standardize on communication protocol
  • Compress, encrypt and authenticate transmissions each and every time

Be sure to contact us, if you have any questions on the compatibility with your equipment.

IT Department Challenges

While most machines can easily be connected to the corporate network, there are always risks.  We help bridge the gap between the IT Department and the Shop Floor by using a standard across all equipment.  IT Departments are already fighting hackers and virus and don’t need to add more to their daily tasks.  Predator Secure DNC will secure your shop floor by eliminating these challenges:

  • Security Risks
  • Unsupported O/S
  • Workgroups
  • Homegroups
  • Domains
  • FTP
  • Windows Shares
  • Time and money to maintain equipment

How does it work?

“The best way to explain how it’s helpful is that it allows secure file transfers to CNC machines through firewalls,” said one of our techs at SFA, who is experienced with Secure DNC. “For example, if a shop has Windows-based machines and strict network security, they can send directly to the hard drive of the machine without interfering with the network, or without creating additional security risks.” Another one of our techs also added that “you no longer need to share unsecured folders on machines.”

  • Can be loaded on the CNC controller and runs as executable – nothing needs to be installed
  • Runs under Windows operating systems dating back to Windows 95, 98. ME, XP, 7, 8, and Server 2000, 2003, 2008
  • Easy to setup on the CNC and DNC Server

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Manage your CNC programs, machine parameters, & offsets with Predator DNC Software. Simplify operations with one network for all of your CNC machines, Robots, PLCs, & part makers, grouped by building or cell. We encourage you to sign up for a DNC Software webinar or call (877) 611-5825