Digi Releases TransPort LR54 LTE-Advanced Enterprise Router

lr54-aw401_ant_5x5Entrix announces the availability of the Digi TransPort® LR54, Digi International’s fastest, low cost LTE Advanced router for managed network services, digital content delivery, self-service kiosks, and managed retail networking.
The Digi TransPort LR54 is the new, high performance LTE-Advanced networking platform that provides fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi and high-speed cellular LTE in a form factor capable of
performing in extended operating temperature ranges. Featuring a software-defined LTE radio, the Digi TransPort LR54 supports carriers in most European countries.

Key attributes that distinguish the Digi TransPort LR54 include:

  • Maximum speed: The LR54 was designed for high-speed, low-latency Cat 6 LTEAdvanced speeds (300Mbps), twice the typical speed of current LTE.
  • Powerful and reliable Wi-Fi: Features the latest in Wi-Fi performance with dual 2.4 and 5GHz radios, with 802.11ac, limiting the need for intermediate Wi-Fi bridges.
  • Global LTE network support: Offers software selectable 3G/4G LTE to choose the best network or carrier option.
  • Continued connectivity: Features the patented SureLink™ connection persistency software that proactively monitors and self-repairs network connections.
  • Enterprise security: Offers PCI-certified Digi Remote Manager®, IPsec VPN firewall, and 256-bit AES encryption as well as the new Digi TrustFence™ Device Security Framework, offering the critical features that protect connected devices and applications now and in the future.
  • Sturdy hardware: The LR54 is an industrial grade “beast,” temperature hardened to operate between -20° – 70° C.
  • Remote device management: With Digi Remote Manager, administrators have a tool for centralized device configuration and a dashboard for troubleshooting remote devices to analyze network performance and connectivity points.

Further details and pricing are available on our website or by calling 01223 750277.

How to reboot a remote PoE device with an Ethernet Extender

Only Perle offers a unique feature that enables a central site to reset the remote PoE device without a truck roll.

Power over Ethernet ( PoE ) equipment such as IP cameras and wireless access point are generally deployed in areas that are isolated and hard to reach.

Periodically an issue arises that can be resolved with a simple “Power Off then On” ( Power Reboot ) of the device. However, given the isolated location of the equipment, this can be difficult to accomplish.

Perle’s unique PD Reset feature on its PoE Ethernet Extenders enables a central site to reboot the remote PoE device without a truck roll.

Read more to learn about the Powered Device (PD) Reset Feature.

Sonic Automotive use Perle Ethernet Extenders in a Project that Reduces the Time it Takes to Purchase a Car

perleethextendersPoE powered WAPs enable sales people to use iPads and iPhones to access network data in the palm of their hand.

In an effort to reduce the car buying process from five-hours to one-hour, Sonic Automotive provided their sales team with iPhones and iPads loaded with custom apps to access the extensive data on the company network.
For the iPad and iPhone roll-out to work successfully, Sonic needed reliable WiFi network access throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of each of its 120 dealerships.

WAPs, of course, are the answer and installing them indoors is quite straightforward. However, prior to installing the WAPs on the lots outside of the dealerships, where a bulk of the customer interaction takes place, Larnel Hight, Network Engineer at Sonic Automotive, was confronted with two issues:
1. The outdoor car lots do not have power outlets.

2. Copper-based Ethernet connections are limited to data transmission distances of only 328ft. Sonic needed a much longer range as some dealerships are as large as 1600 square feet

Read the Sonic Automotive Case Study to find out how Perle PoE Ethernet Extenders solved their problem.

Digi launches new WR31 rugged industrial cellular router

The new WR31 Industrial Router
The new WR31 Industrial Router


The Digi Transport range of cellular routers has been very succesfully used in industrial environments for years but now for the first time we have a fully industrial product called the WR31.

This rugged design is suitable for DIN rail and cabinet mounting and has all the connectors and indicators on one accessible edge. It comes equipped with digital sensor and relay connections, two Ethernet ports and serial connectivity. It is available in LTE (4G) and HSPA+/3G versions.

For more details, take a look at our website  or call 01223 750277.

Perle Launches Wireless Serial Device Servers

Perle SDS W Wireless Device Server
Perle SDS W Wireless Device Server

The new Perle IOLAN SDS 2 Wireless Serial Device Server provides secure transmission of RS232/422/485 serial data across a WiFi network.

The need to transmit diverse data types over a wireless network is growing. However, that data often originates in a device that does not support 802.11 WiFi.

This is where a product like the IOLAN SDS W Wireless Serial Device Server comes into play.

Click here to earn more about Seamless Wireless Roaming, Secure Console Management over a Wireless LAN and Raw TCP or UDP Sockets over WiFi.

Or call Entrix on 01223 750277.

Entrix introduces Powertxt Duo® to control power by text message

PowertxtDuoFrontAnglePowertxt Duo® is a brand new product for 2015 developed by Tekview. It allows remote power control of two independent devices over the GSM network (global system for mobile communication). Powertxt Duo® is the simplest remote power device on the market. It requires no installation; just plug and play. It doesn’t need any device configuration; just simply send a text from your mobile phone to Powertxt Duo® and you are in full control; it’s that simple. You could also use our dedicated software.

Powertxt Duo® is one of the most secure remote power access solutions as it doesn’t require any IP address or network connection.Unlike IP power solutions it can be easily deployed without creating a potential weak spot on your network and Powertxt Duo can ONLY control the power to your connected devices not the actual devices themselves.

For more details, visit the Entrix Powertxt Duo product page or call 01223 750277.

Perle Ethernet Extenders help explosives test

A 330m safety perimeter was provided by Perle Ethernet Extenders during explosive field test recently.

Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory needed to test a new pump that would contain 20kg of high explosives.  If the test failed, metal shrapnel would be lethal for a 1km radius.

Needless to say, I did not want to be anywhere near this pump if it blew explained Lorne McCauley, Explosives Technologist at Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory.

To find out how Perle Ethernet Extenders solved the problem, read the full Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory Case Study.

Opengear Announces Failover to Cellular (F2C)

The demand for always-on connectivity and resilience for remote networks continues to rise. This has led us to develop Failover to Cellular (F2C) – a new feature that keeps your remote networks up, when the primary WAN is down.

  • Utilise Opengear’s built-in 3G or 4G LTE cellular modem as a backup WAN connection
  • Maintain Internet connectivity during network faults and failure events with transparent, automatic failover and failback
  • Built using reliable IP Passthrough technology, an easy drop-in solution supporting most dual WAN routers
  • Combines with Opengear Smart OOBTM out-of-band management for remote troubleshooting, remediation – and true network resilience

The Failover to Cellular feature will begin shipping in January as a standard feature in all ACM & IM products featuring embedded cellular, and as a free feature upgrade for existing customers.

Or if you’d like to try it early, download a beta today!

Cambridge University uses Perle PoE+ Industrial Media Converters to power a free Wi-Fi service throughout Cambridge

With the third stage of the Tour de France passing through Cambridge, the University, in conjunction with City Council, wanted to unveil a free Wi-Fi service for students, city residents and the hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to visit.

The goal was to provide roaming wireless access across public spaces in the metropolitan area.

Find out how Perle PoE+ Media Converters were instrumental in the rollout of a free public Wi-fi service by reading the University of Cambridge Case Study.

Bally Technologies utilise Perle Terminal Servers to offer High Availability in Virtualisation Platform.

Bally Technologies utilise Perle Serial to Ethernet Terminal Servers to offer High Availability (HA) in their latest ACSCTM Virtualisation Platform.

We are really excited about this,” says Mike Grawl, Director of Technical Services at Bally Technologies. “Being able to offer High Availability to our customers is ground-breaking and unprecedented in our industry.”

Perle IOLAN Terminal Servers, in the new network architecture enable Bally to:
1. Exceed expectations with increased data throughput.
2. Reduce capital expense and simplify the IT architecture by substantially reducing the amount of hardware needed.
3. Minimise lost revenue by reducing planned and unplanned downtime.
4. Move critical equipment to a secure, temperature and environmentally controlled data centre room.

To find out how, read the full Bally Technologies case study.