VA, February 27, 2012 — Encore Networks,
a leader in M2M solutions for fixed and
wireless communications, today unveiled
added software and hardware options to
increase physical and cyber security.
Encore has also added ruggedized capabilities
for applications in harsh environments
available across the full C2C™ product
line. In addition the company announced
its latest M2M router model.
The newest model designated
C2C-E2C™, is the Ethernet-to-Cellular
version of the C2C™.
The new router delivers TCP/IP Ethernet-only
services over public or private cellular
networks anywhere in the world. Available
in both commercial and ruggedized temperature
hardened units, the C2C-E2C™ operates
on a wide range of AC or DC power.
“For years Encore has recognized that
both physical and cyber security are
of paramount importance for mission critical
in M2M communications that involve advanced
automation or sensitive data,” said Peter
Madsen, President and CEO of Encore Networks.
“We continue to develop and deliver products
and security features that address cyber
security, for example, our Intrusion
Detection Tracker software. Physical
security is increased by our Power Failure
Alert for dying gasp notification when
there is a loss of site or system power
and the Ethernet Port Lock Down (ELock™)
which stops transmissions if a physical
cable disconnects or the Customer Premise
Equipment (CPE) changes. These improvements
appear in our entire C2C portfolio."
The latest release includes:
- Ethernet To Cell Router C2C-E2C™
-- Commercial and temperature
hardened versions that provide Internet
Protocol (IP), SSL, IPsec VPN, Firewall,
a 10/100 Ethernet Port, and an integrated
3G cell radio in a single box.
- Power Failure Alert (PFA) –
For network notification of site or
system power outage the C2C™
router portfolio can be equipped with
the PFA module. It provides short-term
backup power ensuring that the router
can send a last-gasp series of SNMP
trap messages to report the outage
at a central monitoring point. It also
reports immediately when power is restored.
- SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
-- The C2C™ router
supports SSL security technology
for establishing an encrypted link
for Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
or Point-of-Sale (POS) devices whether
connected via Analog Modem or Ethernet..
- Intrusion Detection Tracker™
-- Cyber Security activity detection.
OSI Layer 4 protection for incoming
and outgoing data transmission provides
detailed reporting in real time.
- Ethernet Port Lock Down (ELock™)
– The ELock™ feature
recognizes the Media Access
Control (MAC) address of
the device connected to the C2C’s
Ethernet port. If a new MAC address
attempts to communicate or the physical
Ethernet cable is detached the C2C™
will lock the Ethernet port-- no
data can be transmitted or received.
- Temperature Hardened versions
of the C2C™ platforms for harsh environments
from -40 C to +75
- DC Voltage Options –
Hardened Internal Power inputs for
12, 24 and 48 Volts d.c.
The C2C-E2C™ is a low-cost,
embedded replacement of POTS lines needed
when migrating to M2M applications. Using
Ethernet as the network connection, the
C2C-E2C™ supports advanced IP applications
over cellular transport services.
Madsen continued, “The E2C™ and
the C2C™ provide our customers solutions
that they can rely on today, tomorrow
and in the future to meet their needs.”
For more information about the Encore
Networks line of rugged and commercial
grade routers, please visit www.encorenetworks.com or contact, email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone
Encore Networks is a leader
in environmentally and electrical immunity
hardened Routers providing Internet
Protocol (IP), SSL, VPN, Firewall,
Ethernet Switching and Legacy Protocol
to IP interworking with an embedded
cellular modem all in a single box
solution. Manufactured specifically
for banking, Point of Sale (POS), ATM,
M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid, AMR/AMI telemedicine,
oil and gas, industrial plant floors,
security, elevator, railroad, transportation,
and mass transit infrastructures applications. Enabling
companies to reduce total cost of ownership
by reducing dependence on high cost
wireline connections and converting
them seamlessly to next generation
cellular connections. Made in the
USA, Encore’s BANDIT™ Family of routers
is designed for mission critical M2M
applications. Encore is a member of
the Virtual Private Network Consortium
(VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council
(UTC), and the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association (NRECA) and
the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).