Advantech introduces a range of intelligent cellular routers for industrial IoT

Advantech’s smart cellular routers and gateways for industrial internet of things (IoT) and enhanced networking includes 5G, LTE, 3G HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS. Built and optimised for critical infrastructure applications in the most challenging and remote locations and environments their simplified plug-and-play designs, with remote management enables users to quickly configure, deploy and customise any installation from anywhere over an IP network.

Deploying cellular routers effectively into industrial networks requires taking intelligence to the absolute edge. It needs hardware that is carrier-agile, cost-competitive and has the flexible configuration interfaces to fit M2M applications. More importantly than ever, a truly open development platform is needed to build application software, host applications, seamlessly manage network connectivity and securely administer the system.

The versatility of industrial 5G, 4G applications requires hardware that is fit for purpose. Advantech offers a selection of routers and gateways designed and built in the European Union with the right data speeds, the right interfaces and the rugged specifications required.

The line between a router and an embedded computer is blurring in many of the latest applications and, depending on the processing power required, an intelligent router is a significantly more cost-effective than an embedded computer, claimed the company. New data demands for IIoT or operations optimisation initiatives also open new questions as to where data is compiled, enriched, and processed.

Advantech’s range of cellular routers and gateways for IIoT and enhanced, flexible, effective and secure networking include: ICR-2000 / ICR-2400 / ICR-2500 4G entry-level routers LTE Cat.4 with 3G/2G fallback industrial popular port options up to 4× Ethernet 10/100; ICR-4453 ultra high-speed 5G router and powerful edge computing gateway 5G NR cellular connectivity, Sub-6GHz Quad-core CPU with 1 GB RAM 2× SIM, eSIM Ready, TPM 2.0 5× Gigabit Ethernet, SFP Connector RS232, RS485, CAN BUS, 2× DI, 2× DO, USB Host; and ICR-2700 Libratum / ICR-2800 successors of v2 platform next-generation of successful design LR77 v2 router platform.

With pre-built APIs in selected applications platforms and an open environment that supports app development in Java, Python, C/C++, Node-Red, Docker, Advantech claimed its routers provide more flexibility than any other router on the market. An online app library is accessible for downloads on apps already developed to enhance specific router functionality.  

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