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New Gigabit Cellular Router

The Contemporary Controls EIPR and EIGR Series IP routers allow you to create subnets to separate your IT and OT infrastructure. VPN models allow remote access to your devices at the job site for easy troubleshooting and commissioning. The EIGR line of Gigabit IP routers allows for faster speeds and higher data throughput. The EIPR-V supports OpenVPN client functionality and EIGR-V supports OpenVPN client/server functionality for worry-free communications. The EIGR line is being expanded with the introduction of a 4G LTE cellular router that has been certified and approved for use on Verizon networks.

We are now shipping the EIGR-C3 VPN Router which allows for cellular, secure VPN connection to remote sites where wired connection is not an option. The EIGR-C3 is a high-speed router that links cellular to 10/100/1000 Mbps Internet Protocol (IPv4) networks – passing appropriate traffic while blocking all other traffic. One network is the local-area-network (LAN); the cellular is the wide-area-network (WAN). It also has an Ethernet port that can act as the WAN if cellular access is not required. The built-in stateful firewall passes communication initiated on the LAN-side while blocking WAN-side initiated communication. With Port Address Translation (PAT), LAN-side clients can access the Internet. The EIGR-C incorporates a built-in CAT1 cellular modem that works with Verizon, a real-time clock and OpenVPN client functionality compatible with the Cloud-VPN service from Contemporary Controls (RemoteVPN). The EIGR-C3 operates over 0 to 60°C temperature range and the EIGR-C3X operates over −40 to +75°C range.

The EIGR-C3 router supports both the main and diversity antennas required for optimum LTE signal reception. The SMA connectors on the unit easily support the choice of whip antennas that can be mounted directly on the unit or antennas with extension cables. Although the EIGR-C has many of the same features found in high-end routers, it is simpler to install and commission. A resident DHCP server on the LAN-side will provide IP addresses to LAN-side clients. Configuration is via a web browser using authentication. With a DIN-rail mounting clip, rugged metal enclosure and the ability to be powered from a low-voltage AC/DC power source, the EIGR-C is ideal for automation and building management systems alike.

Visit the EIGR-C product page for more information about secure remote communication over the internet.


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