Opengear pioneers new class of smart cellular router with launch of ACM5004-G


9th of December, 2010 Bookmark and Share
Opengear (www.opengear.org.uk) a leading provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced the debut of ACM5004-G, a new line of smart cellular routers. ACM5004-G routers go well beyond previous generations of cellular routers by unifying Opengear’s advanced router, firewall, power management, environmental monitoring and advanced console server functionality.

While previous generations of wireless routers and firewalls were limited to managing distributed Ethernet devices, Opengear has created a new category with its smart cellular routers. The Opengear ACM5004-G monitors all devices with serial, USB, Ethernet and digital I/O interfaces. Opengear also allows for UPS monitoring and management for PDUs and RPS. Environmental monitoring includes internal temperature sensors and optional support for attaching sensors for smoke, fire, vibration, water detection and door contacts.

The Opengear ACM5004-G is also the most secure cellular smart router on the market, offering industry-leading security with RSA certification and FIPS140-2 compliance.

Each ACM5004-G has an embedded Sierra Wireless MC8795V PCI Express mini card which are compatible with the UK 3G Networks including Vodafone, 3 Mobile, T-Mobile, Orange and O2. A full overview of ACM5004-G cellular smart router functionality is available on the Opengear web site (http://www.opengear.org.uk/product-acm5000-g.html).

Smart cellular routers are particularly useful for managing new types of distributed smart infrastructures being built to manage gas pipelines, traffic flow and utilities. These deployments require secure, full-proof remote connection and management across all the devices at the remote site.

“A growing number of our customers have been asking for a next generation cellular smart router,” said Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear. "While there are quality wireless solutions in the market - like Digi's ConnectWAN/ Sarian and the AirLink Raven- that provide masquerading, forwarding and filtered access to remote devices, they don’t provide the functionality, they aren’t as easy to use and they don’t provide the security of our solutions. Our new class of smart cellular router goes beyond these legacy solutions as we provide access to remote devices, and also monitor and manage the whole remote site."
Robert Waldie
Robert Waldie Business Development Manager, Opengear sales@opengear.org.uk About Opengear Opengear designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and remote access solutions for distributed networks. Opengear console servers and device servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.