Cellular router connects Ethernet, remote LANs

Product Exclusive: Spectre 3G cellular router from B+B Electronics connects Ethernet equipment and remote LANs via the cellular telephone network, with secure Ethernet connections, for cable-challenged applications.

10/15/2012


Spectre 3G cellular router from B&B Electronics connects Ethernet equipment and remote LANs via the cellular telephone network, with secure Ethernet connections, for cable-challenged applications. Courtesy: B&B ElectronicsB&B Electronics’ new Spectre 3G cellular router connects Ethernet equipment and remote LANs via the cellular telephone network.  It creates secure Ethernet connections in locations where cable connections are impractical, as is so often the case with devices like ATM machines and remote video cameras.  The Spectre 3G also creates reliable mobile Ethernet connections.

With upload speeds of up to 5.7 Mbit/s and download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbit/s, the wireless router provides ample bandwidth, even for applications that require video.  The standard configuration includes multiple 10/100 Ethernet ports, one USB host port, one binary input/output (I/O) port, and dual SIM card holders. The second SIM card holder provides network redundancy, as the router can automatically switch between cellular service providers if one connection fails.

The router supports the creation of VPN tunnels using IPsec, OpenVPN, and L2TP. It supports DHCP, NAT, NAT-T, DynDNS, NTP, VRRP, control by SMS, and numerous other functions, as well as additional software like SmartCluster VPN Server and R-SeeNet.

A password-protected Web interface allows users to configure and manage the wireless router from remote locations, as well as view detailed statistics about the router’s status and activities.  The router can automatically upgrade its configuration and firmware from the operator’s central server, allowing for simultaneous mass reconfiguration of every router on the network.

Users may insert Linux scripts and they can create up to four configurations for the same router.  Examples would include the SMS and binary input configurations.  Users may switch from one configuration to another at any time. 

B&B Electronics

www.bb-elec.com   

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager CFE Media, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

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