While cellular networks promise high bandwidth connectivity to remote locations, actually getting seamless connectivity to the roadside from an instation can present a challenge.
IDT's iCell router continues the success of our 2G and 3G routers (nearly 2,000 installed) and enables you to connect roadside UTC or CCTV to your instation network, securely and without BT.
IDT's iCell Router establishes a secure IP tunnel (using the IPsec protocol through the public cellular network) which is terminated at a VPN router at the instation. Our iCell router has been thoroughly tested with Peek Chameleon and Siemens Gemini OTUs on-street with operational UTC systems.
iCell for UTC
A typical solution for UTC backhaul using the iCell router is shown below. This drawing shows a UTC instation communicating with two iCell routers; one of which is in a controller cabinet which does not have line-of-sight with any other junctions. The other iCell router is in a cabinet which has line-of-sight with another junction. An iMesh router has therefore been added enabling one iCell router to provide the backhaul for three junctions and a VMS. A solution like this represents a significant financial saving over multipoint circuits.
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A VPN router is required at the instation to route data via the service provider to the roadside equipment (which can be any IP-capable equipment). To provide adequate levels of security, cellular networks are complex to set up but, once implemented, have low maintenance requirements. We normally design and implement all networks which use our iCell Routers.
- 3 G - HSxPA Tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz
- Speeds Up to 7.2Mbps downlink, up to 2Mbps uplink
- EDGE/GPRS Class 10 - Quad band
- 900/1800/850/1900 MHz
- EDGE Speeds 236kbps downlink, 59kbps uplink
- GPRS Speeds 80kbps downlink, 20kbps uplink
- 10/100baseT Ethernet RJ45
- RS232 (9-way D-type) for terminal
- 240 x 230 x 44 mm
- 1.5 Kg
- 110/23V (auto switching) 10W Max
- 240V ac at 1.5 A max
- IP54 or IP67 (please specify which is required)