A Comprehensive Review of the Multi-Tech MultiConnect rCell 100 Series

Jul 18, 2014
 

Machine to machine (M2M) technologies are being implemented across a wide variety of industries to track assets, automate intelligent buildings, and monitor utilities and smart meters for an assortment of conditions, among other uses. Commercial and industrial devices are by and large replacing Wi-Fi connectivity with cellular modules which connect directly to the Internet or VPN, or other IT Service infrastructure. This is causing a major migration in network architecture.  

 

When designing an M2M application, reliable and cost-effective connectivity is a key consideration. We’re often asked how best to implement this functionality into M2M designs. While there are a number of options available, including either modules or full solutions, Multi-Tech offers one of the simplest connectivity options with the MultiConnect rCell 100 Series cellular routers.

 

What is a Cellular Router?

Cellular routers allow an internet connection to be shared among other devices. The MultiConnect rCell 100 Series provides cellular connectivity to devices, but also offers options for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity as well. Models are available for use in the United States, Europe, Australia, and other global markets.

 

Why is the Multi-Tech MultiConnect rCell 100 Series a Great Option?

The Multi-Tech MultiConnect rCell 100 Series offers a long, stable lifecycle, an important consideration for M2M solutions. It is available in HSPA+ H5 Models, HSPA H6 Models, and 1xRTT C2 Models options, and comes already certified and carrier approved, saving you significant time and money. It provides the lowest total cost of ownership to customers, and has the industry’s most cost effective approach to Cloud-based remote device management.

The Multi-Tech Device Manager simplifies and scales the management of Multi-Tech’s networking devices. Users can remotely monitor, upgrade and configure an entire device population from a single location. Multi-Tech Device Manager simplifies access to devices, resulting in lower total cost of ownership, improved reliability, increased operational efficiency, and enhance the visibility of your device performance. The Device Manager home screen provides an overview of the fleet status, including map views, device charts, notifications, and required actions.

 

Benefits of the Multi-Tech rCell 100 Series

  • Cloud-based device management to simplify and scale deployments anywhere in the world
  • Lowest total cost of ownership
  • Wide selection of cellular technologies and models to optimize deployment needs
  • Long and stable lifecycles
  • Fully certified

 

Key Features of the Multi-Tech rCell 100 Series

  • Remote device management
  • 3G and 2G models available
  • HSPA+, EV-DO, 1xRTT and GPRS
  • Ethernet and Serial interfaces
  • Supports IPSec VPN tunnels for secure LAN-to-LAN access
  • IP Passthrough
  • API
  • Models with GPS connectivity
  • Models with Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Rugged, military and SAE tested
  • Carrier approved
  • Two-year warranty

 

If you’d like to discuss connectivity options for your M2M design, please call Symmetry Electronics at (310) 536-6140, or contact us online.



Written By: Stephanie Guimera

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