Acal BFi is now offering the first samples of the Lantronix PremierWav XC hybrid GSM/GPRS and Ethernet dual-port serial device server which enables remote management and control of virtually any serial device via a GSM/GPRS or Ethernet network. The combination of the Linux-based application server, with secure cellular communication, offers M2M applications the advantage of easy implementation, robust server functionality, and GPRS connectivity, in an excellent value/performance package.
Based on Lantronix server technology, the PremierWave XC combines GSM/GPRS and Ethernet to provide reliable communication in applications without Ethernet or Wi-Fi infrastructure; or for installations that use GSM/GPRS as backup to provide redundancy for Ethernet connectivity.
The PremierWave XC features a dual serial port with speeds of up to 920kb/s and a unique design which enables fast and easy connectivity to virtually any device with a serial port, using the TCP or UDP protocol. A variety of robust data encryption and authentication options, via AES, SSH and SSL, ensures enterprise-level security in the 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequency bands. Implementation is simplified by the use of powerful, industry-standard Web, CLI, XML management tools for device configuration and monitoring and an optional programming environment for custom applications.
“Robust and secure communication is critical in M2M applications,” explains Martin Kemp, RF & Wireless European Product Manager at Acal BFi: “As the latest addition to the award-winning PremierWave® family of application and device servers, the XC gives designers an easy route to equipping networks with field-proven server technology which delivers the flexibility to deliver remote access and control in addition to redundancy for improved system availability.”
PremierWave XC will benefit applications such as telemetry, utilities, industrial automation, healthcare, digital signage, street lighting and other wireless networks which require the combination of security and high performance.