Encore Networks

Encore Networks Expands Copper to Cellular M2M Product Offerings


The C2C™ Router Expands on Mission Critical Security and Protection for both Commercial and Ruggedized Applications

Chantilly, 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 C.
  • 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, sales@encorenetworks.com - info@encorenetworks.com or by phone 703-318-4325

About Encore Networks
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).


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