Siemens launches wire­less router for Smart City ap­pli­ca­tions

Power Watch India - - EQUIPMENT WATCH -

Siemens an­nounced the launch of the Rugged­com RX1400, a smart multi-pro­to­col net­work node with in­te­grated fire­wall. The de­vice com­bines the func­tion­al­ity of Eth­er­net switch and router with var­i­ous con­nec­tiv­ity op­tions for wide area net­works (WAN).

Among the de­vice’s var­i­ous ap­pli­ca­tions is its use for se­cure com­mu­ni­ca­tion of me­ter­ing data to a Smart City’s Con­trol Cen­ter via a wired net­work or a wire­less wide area net­work (2G or 3G). A cost-ef­fi­cient so­lu­tion for con­nect­ing net­work com­po­nents to a WAN in large-scale de­ploy­ments, it is also ideal for oil and gas fa­cil­i­ties, sub­sta­tions of power dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems, switch cab­i­nets for traf­fic and rail trans­port con­trol as well as ap­pli­ca­tions in any harsh in­dus­trial en­vi­ron­ment.

The router is pri­mar­ily de­signed for com­mu­ni­ca­tion via com­mer­cial long-term evo­lu­tion (LTE) net­works, where it lever­ages the ex­ten­sive ad­vanced LTE func­tions for qual­ity of ser­vice/QoS man­age­ment. For ex­tra re­li­a­bil­ity, the de­vice can also use 2G and 3G con­nec­tiv­ity for com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The router’s dual SIM card slot al­lows au­to­matic failover be­tween mo­bile ser­vice providers in case of net­work fail­ures, if nec­es­sary. Users can equip the de­vice with two op­tional fiber-op­tic small form-fac­tor plug­gable (SFPs) to es­tab­lish wired com­mu­ni­ca­tion con­nec­tions where needed.

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