B&B Electronics, a company offering M2M connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks based on serial, Ethernet, wireless and USB communication technologies, has unveiled SPECTRE 3G cellular router, which can wirelessly connect remote machine-to-machine (M2M) equipment over the CDMA and HSPA+ cellular telephone networks, and for network back-up.
The SPECTRE 3G backs a wide variety of VPN protocols such as IPSec, OpenVPN and GRE Tunneling. It also supports DHCP, NAT, NAT-T, SMTP, DynDNS, NTP, VRRP, HTTPS, SSH, OSPF, RIP, BGP control by SMS and more.
This new cellular router is designed to offer a plug-and-play option with remote management, deployment and customization, and wirelessly extends local M2M networks connected via Ethernet 10/100, RS-232 or RS-422/485.
Company officials said the new SPECTRE 3G is suitable for enterprise and industrial M2M communications systems such as enterprise networking, intelligent transportation systems/ITS (traffic, toll, parking), security/camera-monitoring, transaction management (ATMs, point-of-sale, kiosks, lottery), remote monitoring, industrial automation, energy management (oil/gas/water distribution networks and grids), and geological, environmental and weather-monitoring systems.
SPECTRE 3G also works with M2M connectivity in harsh or remote environments and allows the user to handle the router's configuration options, such as automating firmware updates that reconfigure many routers simultaneously, through a secure and easy-to-use Web interface or a powerful scripting engine.
This router comes in a rugged metal casing with wide operating range (-30 to 60 degrees C) and DIN-Rail mounts.
The company is currently offering the new router in a modular format and seven different configurations that help the users to deploy and manage fleets of devices. Its standard configuration includes one 10/100 Ethernet port, one USB host port, one binary input/output (I/O) port and dual SIM card holders.
The router also accompanies two expansion ports that help customers to add either more Ethernet ports (two additional for a total of three), Serial ports (RS-232/485/422), or I/O ports.
Edited by Braden Becker