Encore’s BANDIT 2 – C2C™ with Embedded Cellular Modem Preserves Existing Analog Modem CPE While Migrating from POTS to an IP Cellular Infrastructure
In response to the need to preserve existing CPE using embedded analog modems as the network connection, while supporting advanced IP applications over cellular transport services, Encore Networks today announced the BANDIT-2™ with Copper-to-Cellular (C2C™). The C2C™ is a low-cost, embedded replacement of POTS lines needed when migrating to M2M applications.
Available in both an industrial, ruggedized version and a mass market commercial model, the C2C™ provides IP interworking capabilities to an analog modem interface in a single box solution. The C2C™ simply connects a users existing analog modem to 2G, 3G or 4G cellular networks. The remote equipment continues to function with no changes to Operations Administration and Maintenance (OA&M) with the added benefits of the cellular network’s increased data throughput, reliability, data security utilizing IPsec (AES256, 3DES), and other IP-based services and applications.
“Encore’s C2C™ router enables customers to eliminate their dependence on high cost analog copper lines and move to a lower cost, all IP wireless cellular infrastructure,” said Peter Madsen, President of Encore Networks. “Customers continue to use their existing M2M, Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), meters, HVAC, and other legacy devices while enjoying the increased bandwidth capacity of a cellular infrastructure supporting new IP-based functionality.”
The C2C™ works with a variety of host site solutions including IP straight to the server, or serial conversion via a host solution like Encore’s VSR-1200 – RDU™. Along with the embedded cellular modem, the C2C™ has an RJ11 analog C.O. modem port and an RJ45 Ethernet port. The C2C™ also provides the ability to simultaneously multicast to numerous data centers providing users maximum network reliability and security.
About Encore Networks
Encore Networks www.encorenetworks.com is a leader in secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for converged and broadband solutions for M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid and industrial applications. Encore’s environmentally and electrical immunity hardened (rugged) routers use embedded cellular modems and innovative VPN solutions for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. Made in the USA, Encore’s BANDIT™ Family of rugged routers are SCADA, Smart Grid and AMR/AMI enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, railroad wayside stations, transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale infrastructures. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), and the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC).