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