Digi Launches Low Cost, Enterprise-Class Cellular Router

Digi TransPort WR21 offers 2.5G/3G/4G high-end functionality for the price of a cellular modem.

Digi International today introduced the Digi TransPort® WR21, a low cost, enterprise-class 2.5G/3G/4G cellular router for network back-up and remote device connectivity applications.

The compact, flexible router offers feature sets which scale from basic connectivity to high-end routing with advanced functionality such as dynamic routing, security and firewall capabilities and optional two-port Ethernet switch.

No other router offers the same level of high-end functionality and flexibility for a similar price,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales marketing, Digi International.

“The Digi TransPort WR21 offers enterprise-class functionality in a compact commercial-grade form factor for less than the price of most basic cellular modems. From remote industrial applications to remote site network back-up, customers can choose the right solution to fit their needs.”

Comms365 Limited, a mobile data aggregator and provider of innovative fixed IP 3G services for M2M applications, uses the Digi TransPort WR21 for 3G connectivity to its customers’ remote devices and for network backup applications. Mike van Bunnens, managing director, comments:

We’ve been using Digi TransPort technology for more than five years and have routers deployed in hundreds of customer sites. The Digi TransPort WR21 delivers a great value and is ideal for our range of Managed Service propositions. From point-of-sale, out-of-band management, telehealth and transportation to complex managed IP-VPNs, it features the high-end routing and security features we need for easily connecting our customers’ devices in virtually any application.

The Digi TransPort WR21 is also ideal for connecting remote devices in energy management, medical, industrial, point-of-sale, kiosk, lottery and financial applications and is available in standard and enterprise-class software versions. The standard router features an RS-232 serial port, one Ethernet port, two SIMs, basic routing, IP Passthrough, IP Filtering, Digi SureLink and Digi RealPort® COM port redirector. Options include a RS232/422/485 serial port, two Ethernet ports, and high-end dynamic routing protocol support with integrated VPN and stateful firewall.

Qualcomm Gobi 3000 technology is also available providing carrier agility by allowing a single router to operate on multiple 3G/4G HSPA/HSPA+/EVDO carrier networks with fall back all the way to 2G.

Digi remote management software, including cloud hosted iDigi Manager Pro™, provides easy setup, configuration and maintenance of large installations of remote Digi TransPort devices.

Digi TransPort WR21 2.5 G models are available now starting at $349 MSRP, and 3G/4G versions start at $399 MSRP.

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