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IRG5000 LTE Routers Enterprise-Class Edge Cellular Routers & Gateways

06/03/2020
by Papa Test
IRG5000 LTE Routers Enterprise-Class Edge Cellular Routers & Gateways

IRG5000 LTE Routers Enterprise-Class Edge Cellular Routers & Gateways

LTE Routers are used to minimize the cost of downtime, reduce service calls, and bring distributed sites online faster. Whether enabling secure financial transactions, or routing data in rugged outdoor environments for mass transit and industrial applications, LTE Routers and Gateways accelerate deployment of high performance cellular networking with secure connectivity, location-based services, and remote management. Perle IRG5000 LTE Routers are certified for operation on 33 LTE bands internationally to deliver reliable LTE connectivity to any remote location or hazardous environment.

Easily configure as a Router, Gateway or Bridge to:

Connect the distributed enterprise with primary or back-up LTE coverage for business critical equipment to ensure you can continue to serve customers.
Provide an out-of-the box, secure, managed LTE network for IoT/M2M applications such as IP Cameras, Security, Point-of-Sale terminals, and Smart Lockers.
Connect industrial, remote data logging, and sensing equipment to process IoT data at the edge.
Intelligently manage and monitor remote assets, machinery, critical infrastructure, Smart Grids, Pipelines, Meters, Smart City Infrastructure, Industrial Equipment, and Automation and Control Systems.
Extend the total life of equipment deployed in today's wireless networks with an IRG5000 router that supports a broad range of protocols (including Modbus & DNP3)
Connect mobile mission critical applications in public safety command centers, transit, field services, and in-vehicle applications. IRG5500 LTE Routers also support FirstNet Band 14.

Applications

M2M / IoT LTE Connectivity

Perle IRG5500 LTE Routers offer always-on M2M connectivity that is secure, reliable, cost-effective, and easy to deploy. Featuring an industrial-grade ruggedized housing, Perle IRG5500 Routers are a versatile and compact solution that provides 2G/3G/4G LTE connectivity with built-in GPS capabilities and optional WiFi support. Perle IRG5500 Routers are ideal for solving wireless connectivity challenges in a variety of vertical markets including video surveillance, digital signage, home security, oil and gas exploration, kiosks, fleet management, smart grid, vehicle diagnostics, telematics and many more.  

M2M LTE Connectivity Diagram

LTE Failover & Out of Band Management with "Four-Nines" (99.99%Up-time)

When the wired link is down, network access can be maintained with automatic failover to LTE. There are several ways to determine with the Primary WAN is down. One example, is to use the Health Monitoring function where IRG5000 will ping a destination IP through the primary route. If there is no response, the IRG5000 router will initiate a direct connection using the back-up LTE route. The relatively low cost of LTE for business continuity means a greater return on investment and scalability for multiple locations that have limited IT resources. By deploying Perle IRG5000 LTE Routers, businesses will have on-demand network connectivity that is quick to deploy, simple to manage, and ensures maximum uptime.

LTE Failover Diagram

Primary Router Deployments
For pop-up stores, or branch locations with limited IT resources, IRG5500 Routers with WiFi, are an easy to deploy "all-in-one" solution. This single box will function as an LTE Router, two-port or four-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switch, and WiFi Access Point. IPv4 and IPv6 is supported on both the WAN and LAN sides.

 LTE Primary Router Diagram

PCI Compliant LTE Failover

The credit card industry requires retailers to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard to maintain a secure environment when processing payment card transactions. For these transactions, a Perle IRG5000 Router acts as a wireless data conduit (Gateway) for routers and POS (point-of-sale-terminals) that have been configured for PCI compliance. The USBnet is on a different subnet from the point-of-sale-terminal. All security protocols must be established from the point-of-sale terminal to the payment processor. Payment card terminals must be on a dedicated LAN or VLAN. The Perle IRG5000 Router configured on gateway mode must be connected to a router that is configured for PCI compliance.

PCI Compliant LTE Failover Diagram

Vehicle Area Networks (VANs)

With GPS and GNSS (Galileo, Glonass, and Beidou) included by default, an IRG5500 LTE Router serves as the main connectivity hub in creating a VAN. This enables real-time location tracking of remote assets. In addition, real-time network clock updates for the router, or any attached equipment, ensures accurate time-stamp usage in time-sensitive applications. In-vehicle telemetry, sensors, surveillance cameras, ticketing, and other devices are connected to transmit data to the cloud or headquarters over LTE. In public transportation applications, like taxis, buses, street cars, and trains, the WiFi can be used to provide free or paid internet access to customers. With the ability to establish and maintain cellular tower connectivity at up to 100 meters per second (360km/224mi per hour), the IRG5500 provides reliable LTE access in any moving vehicle application. Ignition Power Management can be used to schedule a delayed shutdown or start-up of the IRG5500 based on the vehicle ignition status to ensure all data is safely transmitted. Dual SIM slots to ensure reliable network connectivity when the IRG5500 needs to automatically switch over to a back-up data plan or carrier because the primary carrier contract data cap has been exceeded, there is a lack of coverage or carrier network failure, or long-distance roaming is enabled and used.  

LTE Router for Vehicle Area Networks Diagram

Communications Gateway for Railway

IRG5500 Routers are compliant with railway regulations and have the operating temperature, vibration, and emission certifications required for installation on trains, light rail, subways, and trams. They are perfectly suited for installation directly in the train or subway cabin, the dusty and humid environments of metro tunnels or, the enclosures found alongside rail tracks. Central administration centers can monitor rail traffic, switching status, track conditions, weather conditions, and security data gathered by the sensors and other equipment located in wayside monitoring stations. Onboard, the IRG5500 railway router, with integrated Wi-Fi access point, enables travellers to access services and applications, such as music, games, cinema, books, and Internet connectivity for email and other personal applications. Connecting security cameras, informational displays, and other equipment allows for a wide variety of operational tasks to be undertaken by the control staff. With the ability to establish and maintain cellular tower connectivity at up to 100 meters per second (360km/224mi per hour), the IRG5500 is the best LTE Router for any rolling stock application.
LTE Router for Railway Diagram

 

Failover with Static Routing

Force specified traffic to use different routing rules to direct specified traffic from the IRG5000 Router, or a connected device, to a designated primary router. If the primary route fails the specified traffic uses a backup route

Failover with Static Routing Diagram

VPN Failover

With DPD and VPN Failover configured in the IRG5000 Router, two VPN tunnels are configured but only one is active at a time. If DPD detects that the destination is not responsing through the Primary VPN, traffic is automatically switched to the Secondary/Backup VPN. The VPN Failover feature will continue to ping the desintation through the primary tunnel and, if configured to do so, will automatically revert back to the primary once it up again. Status fields can be viewed to see the current status of both VPNs.

VPN Failover Diagram

Non-NATed Networks
The Perle IRG5000 Cellular Router can handle multiple non-NATed networks behind a connected router or switch.

Non-NATed Network Diagram

VLAN Support
The Perle IRG5000 Router supports up to 4000 VLANs on its Ethernet ports. VLANS are logical groupings of network devices that share the same broadcast domain. All devices on the same VLAN can ping each other without routing. There is no routing between VLANs.

VLAN Support Diagram

Port Forwarding
Any unsolicited data coming in on a defined Pulic Port is routed to the corresponding private port and IP of a host connected on the LAN.
Port Forwarding Diagram

SMS support
The IRG5000 Router accepts SMS commands for basic actions and status. The IRG5000 Cellular Router will send back an acknowledgement that the SMS command was received every time.

SMS Support Diagram

Event Reporting
The IRG5500 Router can be configured to generate reports, or initiate actions, based on specified events. These events can be generated internally, or externally by devices attached to the IRG5500 Serial RS232, RS485, or digital inputs.

Event Reporting Diagram

Serial Gateway
The Serial Port on the IRG5000 Router can be used to establish Serial to IP communications. Connect PLCs, RTUs, Card Readers, or any device with a serial COM port and transmit data over LTE.

Serial Gateway Diagram
PPP / SLIP / DUN Support
The Perle IRG5000 supports Point-to-Point (PPP) to establish a connection to a host PC serial port. The IRG5000 supports Windows Dial-up Networking when PPP is enabled to establish a connection to a host PC serial port.  

PPP Support Diagram

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