ReliaGATE 10-12 IoT gateway and ReliaCELL USB cellular adapter both support LTE Category 4 transmission speeds for the industrial setting.
Eurotech has announced two products that provide pre-certified 4G/LTE cellular connectivity: the ReliaGATE 10-12, which extends the ReliaGATE Multi-service IoT Gateway family for industrial applications, and new models of its ReliaCELL rugged USB cellular adapter, now supporting LTE Category 4 transmission speeds. The company says the products will help accelerate IoT deployments.
Figure 1: The ReliaGATE 10-12 has a Texas Instruments AM3352 ARM Cortex A8 processor and features 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC and a MicroSD slot for storage.
The ReliaGATE 10-12 is a multi-service IoT gateway for industrial-grade IoT applications, such as servitization of remote capital assets, data collection, telemetry, energy monitoring, brownfield connectivity and remote maintenance of field devices.
The product uses a Texas Instruments AM3352 ARM Cortex A8 processor and features 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC and a MicroSD slot for storage. I/Os include (2x) Ethernet, (2x) Digital I/O, (2x) USB and (2X) IEEE RS-232/485. GPS with Dead Reckoning and optional odometer/direction input are also available. Embedded connectivity options on the ReliaGATE 10-12 include Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and BLE. The product also offers AT&T pre-certified LTE Category 1 variants for U.S. and EU markets, and the company said more carrier and country certifications will be offered when the product becomes available in Q3 this year.
Like other Eurotech IoT gateways, ReliaGATE 10-12 uses Everyware Software Framework (ESF), a commercial, enterprise-ready edition of Eclipse Kura, which is an open-source Java/OSGi middleware for IoT gateways. ESF adds security, diagnostics, provisioning, remote access and integration with with the company's Everyware Cloud (EC).
Figure 2: ReliaCELL provides a modular, quickly interchangeable modem that can be upgraded as new cellular bands and technologies become available.
With the second product, ReliaCELL--highly ruggedized, IP67 rated, modular USB Cellular Adapters for mobile and industrial IoT applications--the company has added suppport for LTE Category 4 transmission rates. Information on carrier and country certifications for Asia were, again, not available at the time of this writing but the company stated variants other than those for the U.S. and EU will be available.
ReliaCELL provides a modular, interchangeable modem that can be upgraded as new cellular bands and technologies become available.
Both products will be available 3Q 2017.
Both the ReliaGATE 10-12 and ReliaCELL LTE models will be available in 3Q 2017.