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Teltonika RUT500 3G Router Reduced To £82.00

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.

Teltonika_RUT500_Fixed_Antennas

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

 

 

Proroute – New M2M 3G Router Storms Ahead Of Competition

Since it’s launch in September 2012, the Proroute range of M2M 3G Routers have taken the UK market by storm.  Offering an industrial grade, M2M 3G router using the latest high speed HSPA+ embedded modem technology the Proroute H685 and H700 3G Routers have won the hearts and minds of both the security and energy services marketplaces as the premium 3G router to provide 3G wireless Broadband connectivity for remote management and monitoring of equipment at remote sites using high speed 3G mobile broadband services.

The cost of using 3G compared to traditional landline broadband is now more competitive in many instances and the Proroute 3G routers provide a convenient and reliable 3G service for Machine To Machine (M2M) communications with advanced keep alive features and a specification list making it suitable for 99% of applications the Proroute M2M 3G Routers are the ideal choice for your 3G remote connectivity services for small and large projects alike.

Already used in over 36,000 installations worldwide, the Proroute M2M range of industrial grade 3G routers have been providing robust, reliable M2M connectivity for over six years and with the latest HSPA+ technology offering download speeds of up to 21Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps these 3G routers offer a real alternative towired broadband services.

The Proroute H685 series router provides a single HSPA+ Module withan  RJ45 Ethernet port for wired LAN connectivity as well as a WAN Port to enable the router to be used as a failover 3G router.  Also inlcuded inside this robist metal casing that protects the router in the harshest of environments is built-in WiFi offering high speed N Wireless as well as 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, Keep Alive features to ensure a permanent 3G connection, firewall and port forwarding options to suit most installations as well as wide ranging temperature and voltage specifications to ensure compatibility and functionality in the majority of applications.

The Proroute H700 has all the same features as the H685 3g router but includes a second HSPA+ 3G Module making this dual SIM 3G router the ideal solution for mission critical applications where redundancy is required.  The Proroute H700 3G Router will failover to a second network in the event that the primary network becomes unavailable and becuase the router contains two 3G modules it can either do this with a cold start to switch to the second module and SIM card or can be configured for a Hot Start whereby both 3G module are actice at the same time allowing for a hot switch to the backup network if required ensuring the miniumum of disruption or downntime.  The H700 M2M Dual SIM 3G Router can also be configured to use both HSPA+ 3G connections at the same time using built-in load balancing, ideal for users that need additional bandwidth within a single dual SIM 3G Router.

The manufacturers of the Proroute 3G routers are so confident in their reliability that they offer an advance replacement warranty free of charge for all Proroute 3G routers in the UK.  This warranty covers hardware failure to ensure that customers and users of Proroute routers provide the best levels of customer service and satisfaction from a company that wants to deliver the same reliability and service as it’s products.

Cows Can Text with M2M

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, BONN – 19th October 2012

 M2M solution for agriculture – real-time monitoring of cows
 Deutsche Telekom and MEDRIA partner in M2M solutions
 Available on Telekom’s M2M Marketplace

Cows can text, thanks to Machine-to-Machine communication (M2M). Using the Vel’Phone® and HeatPhone® solutions supplied by French monitoring solutions experts MEDRIA Technologies, farmers are notified automatically when calving begins or when a cow is in heat and ready for insemination. Deutsche Telekom and MEDRIA have formed a partnership and agreed to cooperate in equipping 5,000 farms around Europe with the application and with Telekom SIM cards.

“M2M solutions deliver major benefits in nearly all industries,” says Jürgen Hase, head of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center. “That is why we are banking on innovative partners like MEDRIA Technologies, who know the specific demand and use cases in their industry. Together with strong partners, we develop and provide end-to-end M2M applications to best serve customer demand.”

For MEDRIA, Deutsche Telekom’s excellent network quality was the deciding factor. “For us, it ensures that important information is relayed securely and is highly available,” says Emmanuel Mounier, MEDRIA’s Managing Director. “Another advantage is Deutsche Telekom’s marketing support, including the use of the M2M Marketplace, where the products are now available.”

The Telekom SIM Cards are housed in M2M data collection devices in the cow’s stable or the field. Special sensors measure the cow’s vital data and relay it to the data collection device. The device then notifies the farmer immediately by sending a text message. M2M communication technology means that the farmer no longer needs to spend long nights in the stable. The M2M solution ensures that he can intervene promptly when a cow is about to calve and can make optimal use of the short time when a cow is in heat.

The result is a higher reproduction rate for the herd, while avoiding emergencies means less stress and more profit for the farmer. Data readings are not just available as texts on the farmer’s cell phone. Every farmer can follow his cows’ vital data on the MEDRIA’s Daily Web Services® Internet platform thanks to the M2M GPRS data transmission link between the data collection device and MEDRIA’s datacenter.

If the Telekom network is not available, the SIM card switches automatically to the best available network at the location and thereby ensures constant availability even in remote areas.

Teltonika RUT104 HSPA+ 3G Router

Teltonika, a leading manufacturer of GSM and 3G M2M communications technology has announced the launch of their new RUT104 HSPA+ Router.

This revised version of their popular 3G router provides faster 3G Internet connectivity for the RUT104 Router.  Using the latest HSPA+ network technology the RUT104 offers fast mobile broadband download speeds up to 14.4Mbps and upload speeds up to 5.76Mbps.

Teltonika RUT104 HSPA+ 3G Router

The Teltonika RUT104 boasts an impressive feature list for such a low priced, industrial grade 3G router including built-in site to site VPN functionality (IPsec, Open VPN and PPTP), Firewall and Port Forwarding features, all essential on a 3G router designed to provide remote access over the 3G network for applications such as CCTV, Digital Signage, Solar Installations and Wind Turbine management and monitoring.

Using a 3G router instead of a wired broadband service has become increasingly popular and Teltonika have seen a huge rise in demand for their 3G routers and this has led to a significant investment in a revised version of their RUT104 router including a redesigned web interface.

This router is easy to install and configure and provides a reliable 3G internet connection and with the added benefit of a Ping Reboot feature that can be configured to automatically reboot the router to re-establish a 3G connection in the event that the 3G network disconnects the device, makes the Teltonika the first choice of 3G router for high speed mobile broadband connectivity for a wide range of M2M (Machine to Machine) remote monitoring and management applications.

The rise in the use of 3G mobile broadband routers for M2M applications has been driven by the low cost of reliable 3G Routers, the availability of Fixed IP SIM cards, the falling cost of 3G connectivity and the rising cost of installing wired broadband in temporary or remote locations as well as the availability of 3G connectivity from O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and Three across the UK.

The Teltonika RUT104 is available in the UK from Westlake Communications Ltd, a leading supplier of 3G Routers.

 

Deutsche Telekom: new M2M developer community as creative hotbed for the Internet of Things

 Programming and marketing applications for the Internet of Things
 Programming tools and networking for machine-to-machine application developers
 Deutsche Telekom plans to tap the growing M2M market with partners and a wide spectrum of offerings
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Deutsche Telekom’s Developer Garden platform opens new M2M Developer Community – www.developergarden.com/m2m/home – for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication solutions developers. The community offers developers access to tools such as APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits (SDK) to develop and sell applications for M2M – the Internet of Things – easily and quickly. For example, a smoke detector alarm can be monitored online utilizing the appropriate M2M API, and by meshing-up with Deutsche Telekom’s SMS API can be further enhanced with SMS alarm notification. The finished M2M application can then be directly marketed and sold via Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Marketplace. The community also provides developers with the opportunity to exchange information and ideas with Deutsche Telekom experts and other community members on the forums.

“Our M2M Developer Community is designed to serve as a central point of contact and exchange for M2M developers globally,” says Rainer Deutschmann, Senior Vice President Core Telco Products at Deutsche Telekom’s Digital Business Unit. “Following the foundation of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center and the launches of the Global M2M Association, our Partner Program and the M2M Marketplace, the M2M Developer Community is now a further stepping stone in executing our global M2M strategy”.

Supporting innovative partners in the growing M2M market is key to the sector’s development, while also critical to extending Deutsche Telekom’s M2M ecosystem. According to information from the OECD, around five billion M2M devices exist worldwide and ten times as many are expected by 2020.

“To provide development and at the same time marketing support focussed specifically in the area of M2M is currently a unique approach. By incorporating its partners’ solution expertise in the identified sectors, Deutsche Telekom will be able to speed innovation and bring diverse applications to market more quickly in the future,” says Jim Morrish, director of the research and consultancy company, Machina Research.

Going forward, the M2M Developer Community will be further expanded by providing dedicated programming environment for creating and testing of rich M2M solutions, with the possibility for mesh-up with an ever growing number of telecommunication and partner APIs and software components. Via our partnerships, Deutsche Telekom’s Developer Garden platform www.developergarden.com reaches up to 1 million potential developers worldwide.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 129 million mobile customers, almost 34 million fixed-network lines and 17 million broadband lines (as of March 31, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).

Taking advantage of 3G Mobile Broadband with 3G USB Modems and 3G Routers

We found this useful article about the uses for 3G Mobile Broadband.  The article details how users can share their 3G USB Modem with multiple users and also provides information about how you can use a 3G Router to provide a wireless internet connection for remote offices or for M2M applications such as CCTV.  The article also provides information about the way that 3G Mobile Networks drop the connection and how the 3G Router manufacturers have provided innovative ways of ensuring that their 3G devices stay connected and available for critical business applications such as remote monitoring and management.