Advanced Portable Technologies (1994) Ltd is announcing the availability of the first 850MHz EDGE industrial router for the yet to be launched Telecom New Zealand EDGE/GPRS mobile network.
The Hongdian Galaxy H7920 is a small form factor, quad-band industrial router featuring both Ethernet and RS232C ports designed for a wide range of telemetry applications.
Both the Ethernet and RS232C interfaces can be used simultaneously to transfer data. The H7920 can operate independently utilising both an in-built PPP and TCP/IP protocol stack, without the need for PC control.
Its low current requirements and wide input range (7 to 26VDC) make it ideal for solar powered installations in remote locations where power consumption really matters, including remote weather stations and seismic monitoring.
The H7920 also supports a number of advanced routing features, user configurable connection settings, and industry standard SNMP monitoring, all of which are readily configurable through a simple to use web interface.
Telecom New Zealand is currently working to deploy the first EDGE network in the country, for remote areas coverage using the 850 MHz band. The company is deploying UMTS/HSDPA in the main centres. This new network will eventually replace the current CDMA EV-DO mobile network in operator. Telecom New Zealand says the CDMA network will still be available for anothe five years.