News | May 29, 2014

B&B Electronics' New Conel Bivias v2 Cellular Routers Enable Prompt, Reliable, 4G Failover For Wireless Networking In Europe

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One device with dual wireless modules can simultaneously connect to two cellular carriers

Conel s.r.o., a subsidiary of B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, has expanded its family of wireless routers to include the new Conel Bivias v2 industrial cellular router which will be available throughout Europe.

Featuring dual, independent communications modules, the router can connect to two different cellular carriers at the same time. The router can also support two different mobile technologies at the same time, such as UMTS/HSPA+, LTE, or CDMA. If one cellular connection should fail, the router will connect to the alternate cellular carrier in a matter of seconds, providing swift, automatic network backup in a single device.

The Conel Bivias v2 router takes advantage of the fast 4G LTE network data transfer speeds; up to 100Mbit/s for download and 50 Mbit/s for upload. It is specifically built for industrial M2M applications that demand speed, security and the ability to handle large data loads. With its 4G LTE capabilities it can serve as the main communications system or as a backup for fixed lines.

Designed for plug-and-play simplicity with extensive remote management, deployment and customization options, the Conel Bivias v2 router is used to wirelessly connect Ethernet equipment and other devices to the Internet or intranet. Self-diagnostics, a watchdog capability and the ability to easily create VPN tunnels ensure secure, consistent operation and extremely reliable wireless connections.

The router aggregates multiple data networking protocols. Its standard configuration includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, USB host port, binary input/output (I/O) port and dual SIM card holders for network redundancy. The Conel Bivias v2 cellular router also has 2 auxiliary ports for connecting to other types of networks such as additional Ethernet switch ports, serial RS-232/422/485 interfaces and additional Digital/Analog I/O. The Conel Bivias v2 cellular router is also available with integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi- Fi technology, which allows the Conel Bivias v2 cellular router to serve as a Wi-Fi access Point (AP) or “Hotspot”.

About B&B Electronics’ Conel Family of Cellular Routers:
Uniquely designed on an open source LINUX-based architecture, Conel routers are easily customizable through installation of software plug-in modules. Users can create their own through common LINUX commands and scripts, or add from B&B’s existing library, including Modbus gateway, dynamic routing protocols and secure VPNs.

B&B’s R-SeeNet router management platform offers extensive remote management capabilities. R-SeeNet allows users to easily configure and manage multiple Conel routers throughout a network. The software continuously collects router statistics and presents information in a concise, user-friendly dashboard.

“This is an exciting addition to our router line for Europe,” said Jerry O-Gorman, President of B&B Electronics. “Its ability to use different networks and different cellular technologies gives our customers prompt, flexible, secure cellular network failover in a single box solution.”

The Conel Bivias v2 cellular router’s industrial design makes it ideal for use in a variety of wireless M2M communication applications, including: traffic and security monitoring systems, point-of-sale transactional terminals, industrial control systems, and energy, alarm and sensor monitoring systems.

All models carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available from the company’s distributors: http://www.bb-elec.com/How-to-Buy/Find-a-Distributor.aspx.

For more information, visit http://www.conel.com/conel-bivias-v2/.

About Conel s.r.o.
Conel s.r.o. provides wireless data transmissions and control solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications. The company develops and manufactures its equipment in the Czech Republic, in the European Union. Products are distributed throughout the European Union, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the Middle East. Founded in 1991, Conel was acquired by B&B Electronics of the United States in 2012. Through this acquisition, Conel equipment is now distributed throughout South America through B&B and its channel partners.

Conel is known for extensive product breadth in this sector, with strong product offerings for GPRS, EDGE, UMTS / HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, CDMA, LTE protocols in its current line of modems and routers.

Conel rapid growth rate in Europe has been tied to a customer-centric strategy. Conel products are designed with an emphasis on high reliability requested by professional applications, safety and simplicity, making integration simpler for customers.

About B&B Electronics
Founded in 1981, B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. provides mission-critical network connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks based on Ethernet, serial, wireless and USB communication technologies. The company is known globally for its easy to use, rugged and reliable device networking products, as well as for its knowledgeable technical support, field applications personnel and responsive customer service. For more information, visit www.bb-elec.com.

SOURCE: B&B Electronics

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