M2M 3G router for industrial network communications

Baltic Networks MaxxWave 3G Industrial Indoor/Outdoor Router runs on Sprint 3G network and was designed for industrial and other rugged applications, such as machine to machine (M2M) communications.


Baltic Networks introduced a new MaxxWave 3G broadband NEMA 4 Indoor/Outdoor router, running on a fully featured RouterOS operating system by Mikrotik. The 3G router utilizes the Qualcomm GOBI 2000 embedded chipset and will reportedly offer high-speed, secure-fixed and mobile connectivity through Sprint’s high speed broadband network. The router will work anywhere there is Sprint service and can roam worldwide through Sprint roaming partners. 

Specifically targeted for rugged and industrial applications, the device will operate in any weather environment from -30c to +60c. The compact design and combined power over Ethernet allow placement of the device outside where signal strength is at its best for the highest performance. The router also has on-board WiFi and advanced software features that emulate high-end enterprise routing equipment. Additionally, a free RouterOS management platform will allow remote device monitoring and OTA software upgrades.

Brian Vargyas, Managing Director at Baltic Networks, said: “We believe there is gap in embedded routers when it comes to software features and price. We wanted to provide customers with the Swiss army knife of 3G embedded routers at a fraction of the going market price." He said the product is appropriate for simple M2M field applications, requiring green low power, and high-speed secure enterprise data routing and VPN solutions.

Some features include:

  • NEMA 4 Indoor / Outdoor Enclosure
  • IPSec/PPTP/L2TP/SSL VPN Server Client Capabilities
  • GRE / IPIP Tunnel
  • SPI Firewall with NATCALEA Support with Traffic Capture
  • Fully Integrated Customizable HotspotOSPF/BGP and MPLS Routing
  • 802.11 b/g 100mW WiFi (Optional 325mW 802.11n)
  • Mesh Networking
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • 12-24 V dc Power over Ethernet

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com

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