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Embedded World 2017

Router series with CAN

The NB800 router enables Internet connection for vending machines, ticketing, or asset tracking. By means of a CAN shield it can be connected to the embedded machine network.

The routers are available in an IP40 or optionally in the IP65 housing and are designed for stationary use in indoor and outdoor applications (Photo: Netmodule)

The industrial grade router presented at the Embedded World tradeshow provides key technologies to access applications in the Internet, but also Intranet sites and remote stations, which can be connected via its VPN protocol suite including OpenVPN and IPsec. The integrated modem supports Mimo LTE or UMTS networks and ensures WWAN connectivity with up to 100 Mbit/s. Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11abgn, Bluetooth 4.2 including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), or USB open further possibilities to integrate sensors and actuators into the network.

A hardware shield concept brings additional flexibility to turn the NB800 into an application specific tailored device (OEM) or to follow the technology changes. The following shields are currently under development: CAN, digital I/O, EIA-232, EIA-485, GNSS, and Lora concentrator. The product comes in a durable aluminum housing suitable for wall mounting in combination with the supported temperature range -40 °C to +70 °C. It resists mechanical and thermal stress, said the company.

The router software is based on components including an embedded Linux operating system and a range of communication and routing protocols as VLAN, Mobile IP, OSPF, BPG, and RSTP. It's possible to run customer applications in a LXC Container. An SDK gives programmers a tool to implement all kind of applications with simple scripts. Data preprocessing can be done directly on the router, thus saving an additional IPC.

Other features include a smart Link Manager for cellular connections, Quality of Service (QoS) for data exchange, E-Mail and SMS for alarming and notifications, a web server and Radius authentication, and hidden SSID’s for WLAN.

The company is part of the Embedded World 2017.


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