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Some IoT use cases will require ruggedized hardware

The “Internet of Things” revolution, particularly in the industrial IoT space, promises to bring connectivity to everything from manufacturing and shipping to more environmentally challenging industries like mining, oil and gas and the like. That means in addition to providing reliable connectivity, IoT hardware needs to be able to stand up to extreme conditions including high and low temperatures, for example.

The Digi TransPort WR31 3G and LTE router was built with these challenging conditions in mind. The tech is fitted inside a ruggedized aluminum enclosure designed to fit in cabinets, weatherproof enclosures and substation sheds. The hardware is certified for use in hazardous environments and includes local sensing and alarming applications.

Digi International CTO Joel Young said, “The Digi TransPort WR31 was built specifically for network engineers with hard hats. No longer will they have to settle for a vendor that has tried to tack 3G onto a legacy industrial product; they can have an advanced 4G LTE router plus Digi’s proven serial, IP and I/O networking capability.”

Spokesman Joe Rigoli, in an email to RCR Wireless News, said the product “is targeted for installation at electric and water utilities, state and municipal traffic agencies, oil/gas production and distribution facilities and manufacturing automation companies.”

The Digi router has a three-tier management configuration with a centralized portal, dual SIMs “to provide continuous service through failover from one service provider to another,” and enterprise software VRRP+ and SureLink to ensure connectivity.

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