In the fast changing wireless landscape, several converging trends have encouraged industries to adopt the LTE (Long-Term Evolution) cellular standard for M2M applications: the gradual decommissioning of legacy networks, the cost-benefits of LTE technology, and the increased demand in rich media and real-time monitoring.
Moxa, a leading manufacturer of communications equipment for the Industrial Internet of Things, is helping system integrators embrace and take full advantage of LTE to transform M2M applications by introducing their first LTE cellular gateway, the OnCell G3470A-LTE. The unit features an integrated, high-speed 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch that allows up to 4 devices to be connected with the ability to NAT and route between the cellular connection and the wired ports.
"Our new OnCell G3470A-LTE provides higher cellular bandwidth and a more reliable connection to Ethernet networks for cellular applications with minimized latency and a lower cost-of-ownership," said Ariana Drivdahl, Product Marketing Manager. "With video data transmission demand increasing in industrial automation, LTE devices are the perfect solution. However, big bandwidth support doesn't guarantee seamless connectivity -- the LTE device must be reliable enough for continuous video transmission and that's the core value the new OnCell G3470A-LTE delivers."
To enhance reliability, a key for industrial users, the OnCell G3470A-LTE is equipped with built-in power and antenna isolation to fight against EMI, along with Dual SIM support for cellular connection redundancy, dual power input, and innovative GuaranLink technology for connectivity. Together these features ensure uninterrupted video streaming over LTE networks in harsh and demanding industrial environments.
The new OnCell G3470A-LTE comes with Moxa's OnCell Central Manager v2.0 software, an industrial-grade centralized solution that allows up to 2000 OnCell network devices to be configured, managed, and monitored on the Internet.
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