Westlake Connect / 3G Router Store have announced a series of amazing deals on the Teltonika 3G and 3G Routers with the entry level Teltonika RUT500 M2M 3G Router at just £82.00 each.
The RUT500 is an embedded, industrial grade 3G router with 3 x RJ45 Ethernet LAN Ports and WiFi and includes an embedded 3G module – so you can insert your 3G SIM card and connect to your mobile broadband service.
The RUT500 includes a 3G keep alive feature called ping reboot that is configured to ping an IP address on the Internet, something like Google public DNS server and if the router does not get a response then it will reboot and re-establish the 3G connection. This sort of feature is needed because 3G and 4G services are an always available service and not an always on service.
This Ping Reboot feature makes the Teltonika RUT500 ideal for M2M (Machine To Machine) applications that need a reliable 3G connection – after all there is no point relying on a 3G connection for remote monitoring and management if you need to drive to site every week to turn your router off and on to get it to reconnect to the mobile network. This is why many M2M installations that want to use a 3G or 3G connection will use an M2M type router rather than rely on a cheaper router and USB Modem set up.
The Teltonika RUT500 also has an extra resilience feature called SMS Reboot so you can send the RUT500 an SMS message to get it to reboot or to send an SMS with the router status or to switch the 3G connection on or off.
Of course the 3G router is just one part of the equation to provide remote access using mobile broadband. You will also need a SIM Card and the majority of users will opt for a Fixed IP SIM Card – this is a service from a specialist provider that enables the 3G router to use the mobile phone networks for the 3G connection but also provides a Public, Fixed IP Address so your 3G router, when used with a Fixed IP SIM Card provides you with a router, with an internet connection with a Fixed, Public IP address – that means you can contact the router from anywhere on the Internet and use port forwarding to connect to your devices on the LAN such as CCTV equipment (IP Cameras, DVR etc) or any other type of networked device including building management, energy monitoring (Wind/Solar), Digital Advertising (Remote Media/Digital Signage). If you just use a normal SIM card directly from the mobile networks your SIM card will connect to the Internet but will only be issued with a private IP address so you will never be able to communicate directly with your router, nor use features like port forwarding or DYNDNS – of course when you use a PC connected to the 3G router and open a web browser and visit a site like www.showmyip.co.uk then you will see that your connection has what appears to be a public IP address, however your router will have a different private IP address on the mobile network private network and the public IP address you see will be shared with up to 250 other users because the mobile network is using CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT).
Teltonika also provide other 3G and 4G routers through their distributor in the UK, Westlake Connect Ltd (www.westlake.co.uk) who own and operate several dedicated online stores including www.3grouterstore.co.uk and www.4grouter.co.uk.
The Teltonika range consists of:-
- Teltonika RUT500 3G Router
- Teltonika RUT900 3G Router
- Teltonika RUT950 4G Router
- Teltonika RUT955 4G Router
- Teltonika RUT750 Weatherproof Outdoor 4G Router