amiROUTER

amiROUTER was designed as a reliable and secure tool for transmitting data in such environments as AMI systems, smart grids and AMR solutions. The device combines compact dimensions with a flexible design that supports up to two different 3G/LTE/CDMA radio communications modules. Two independent communications links ensure efficient and robust data connectivity at any location, which is particularly important when SLAs are involved. The router can also be equipped with additional communications interfaces that expand its functionality.

Specifications

Key characteristics of the amiROUTER device include:

  • Compact dimensions (height × width × depth): 169 × 130 × 44 mm
  • High protection rating IP
  • Support for various types of power sources: 12 to 48 V DC, 100 to 240 V AC or 3 × 100 to 240 / 400 V AC
  • Broad range of operating temperatures: -30 to +65°C
  • Sealed connector cover to protect against unauthorized access
  • Clear status and signal level indications with LEDs on the front panel
  • Low power consumption: 5 W average, 7.8 W maximum
  • DIN rail mounting capability

Radio communications

The router’s universal design makes it possible to use up to two GSM radio communications modules that support the following technologies:

  • Penta-Band LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz, FDD Band (20, 8, 3, 7, 1)
  • Tri-Band UMTS/HSPA (WCDMA): 900/1800/2100 MHz, FDD Band (8, 3, 1)
  • Dual-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 900/1800 MHz

Functionality

The router provides a number of useful features that distinguish it from the competition:

  • Support for various protocols: ARP, DNS, FTP, ICMP, IPv4, DHCP, HTTPS, iperf3, NHRP, NTPv3, OSPF, PEAP/EAP/MSCHAPv2, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, TFTP, SCEP, SCP, SSHv2, SNMPv1.2c and 3, syslog (RFC5424) and TLSv1.2
  • Support for useful networking functions: DHCP relay/server, DNS, GRE/mGRE, IPSEC with IKEv1 and IKEv2, NAT (DNAT and SNAT), NTP server, RADIUS, 802.1x – remotely and locally, using PEAP/MSCHAPv2 and TLS, X.509, 802.1Q
  • Optional backup transmission channel with support for static IP addressing independent of the radio link (vROUTER application)
  • Powerful feature set to support electricity meters and data concentrators (including time synchronization and automatic protocol recognition)
  • Real-time clock with battery backup; clock synchronization via NTP, from the GSM network or via GPS
  • Remote and local hardware and software restart feature
  • Proprietary watchdog capabilities
  • Powerful device configuration access security controls
  • Internal and external event log
  • Built-in IP address, MAC and TCP/UDP port filter
  • Optional ability to send alerts when power is lost/restored (built-in battery)
  • Compliance with industry standards in terms of technical and security specifications

Equipment

The universal, modular design makes it possible to use diverse interfaces and connectors. Depending on the client’s needs, these can include:

  • Up to five LAN interfaces (RJ-45 Ethernet)
  • mini USB 2.0 configuration port
  • SMA antenna ports
  • Up to two SIM card slots – dual SIM or two modules (2FF USIM)
  • Additional RS232/RS485 serial interfaces (terminal block)
  • Potential-free input set (terminal block)
  • Reset button

vROUTER

This tool provides static IP addressing that is independent of the link currently being used.

A fixed IP address (virtual address) for each endpoint facilitates management. Connections to endpoints can be established by using both available links (CDMA and 3G/LTE) simultaneously (hot standby). The tool monitors the available telecommunications lines and manages their utilization to maximize data transfer efficiency.