4G routers offer increased RAM and texting capability

A firmware update, INSYS OS 2.12.11, enables EBW L100 4G mobile routers to send and receive text messages. New functions include sending event-driven messages e.g. when the router is re-booted or network cables are plugged and unplugged. Incoming text messages can be used to trigger a reset or establish a VPN tunnel.

The company has also expanded the memory from 32 to 64Mbyte for all EBW models, which mainly provides a RAM increase from 10 to around 40Mbyte in the Sandbox, resulting in enhanced performance for applications that run in this virtual Linux environment, says the company. The Sandbox provides a permanent file system with 150Mbyte of storage capacity. It is integrated as a Linux environment directly on the EBW devices. It can be programmed separately from the firmware like a virtual machine, allowing users to run their own scripts and programs on the device (edge computing). The transfer of data to (mobile) devices, custom infrastructures or cloud services (cloud computing) is also supported.

All EBW models, with the exception of the EBW-E100, combine a modem, router, and two-port switch to allow for custom IoT solutions. These broadband routers also feature intelligent connection management for autonomous operation. A firewall, MAC filtering and VPN functionality, which enables secure, unlimited access to mobile and corporate networks, ensure maximum safety, claims the company.

The update for the EBW router series is available for download at the company websites.


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