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Encore releases 4G M2M router for digital signage, video surveillance

Iain Morris
August 14, 2014
Router maker Encore Networks has taken the wraps of a new M2M VPN wireless router it describes as an “ultra-low cost” device that would support the deployment of video surveillance and digital signage services.

The router has been configured to operate on the 4G LTE network of US operator Verizon Wireless (New York City, NY, USA).

Encore (Chantilly, VA, USA) says it is aimed at supporting “high-availability M2M applications in fixed or portable locations”.

“The global M2M market is expanding at a rapid pace with no end in sight,” said Peter Madsen, the president of Encore Networks. “As the rate of adoption for M2M technologies grow exponentially I anticipate Encore will keep pace as a majority of these connections will require low-cost, low-power, high-performance routers.”

Encore says that enterprise customers now have the option of making use of 4G as either a primary or back-up connection and to eliminate the high costs of traditional wired networks and the related challenges regarding installation times and outages.

The LTE-only embedded module that comes with the router consumes less power than traditional dual-mode 3G/4G modules, which can be up to three times as expensive, says Encore.

The manufacturer also notes that its equipment provides “license-free” enterprise class IP, VPN, firewall, routing and IP interworking features.

Its latest router comes with a three-year warranty and will be available at a list price of $285.

However, discounts are available for dealers, distributors and resellers.
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