An industrial router is a rugged router designed for harsh environments. It is ideal for many applications including remote monitoring, industrial automation, building automation, fleet management and environmental monitoring. It is designed to withstand harsh environments and handle a wide temperature range from sub-zero freezing environment to sweltering desert heat.
Digi industrial routers provide the rugged, reliable network connectivity and remote management tools for heavy-duty applications such as precision farming, oil fields, industrial tanks, water treatment and construction.All models of the Digi Industrial 4G LTE routers support 4G connectivity with 3G fallback.
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Industrial 4G LTE Modem Routers
Digi IX series of routers are Industrial 4G LTE modem routers, Ethernet modems designed to provide internet connectivity to Ethernet devices. They come with one or two Ethernet ports for wired devices such as meters, security cameras, or SCADA equipment.
Digi is a modem-router, which means it contains both an Industrial LTE 4G modem router capable of providing cellular data and a router So capable of routing packets between computer networks. Digi can perform network functions such as Port Forwarding, NAT, Fire walling, VPN, and DHCP. The Digi can connect to any device with Ethernet or Wi-Fi and provide access to the internet. This can also provide a ‘fail-over’ or backup connection for a residential or commercial internet connection, thereby ensuring that your critical services and equipment don’t experience unnecessary downtime.
Digi is available with multiple 4G modules. This allows the end-user to choose the modem best suited to their performance and frequency band requirements. All mainstream variants of the Digi run with a minimum of Cat 1 speed, and offer support for at least Bands B1, B3, B5, and B28. This means that the modems are compatible with Telstra’s 4GX network. Variants are available with up to Cat 6 speed (300Mbps Download and 50 Mbps Upload), and with support for many additional bands. All variants also support 3G fallback, which means they can use the 3G network for connectivity if the 4G network is not available.
Digi operates from a DC Voltage source, ranging from 4 to 36 VDC. The modem is provided with a 12V power supply and consumes 40mA while idle with a peak consumption of 240mA while it is transmitting. Power is supplied via a 4-pin Micro fit connector. Adapters are also available to power the modem through 12V automotive connectors.
Digi is also available with a remote management system, Digi Remote Manager. This system allows you to monitor all your modems remotely through your web browser, allowing you to track their data usage and other key performance statistics. Cloud management simplifies the deployment and monitoring of remote installations and reduces your workload.
Digi Industrial 4G modem routers are designed to provide either Ethernet or Serial connectivity to connected devices using 4G LTE. The modem includes support for Telstra 4GX, which offers an advantage to the Digi over non-4G modem routers.
IO Options of Industrial Routers
Digi routers have a single 100 Mbps Ethernet port, suited for connecting any Ethernet-enabled device. These include PLCs, servers, desktop computers, building management systems, or any other embedded system with networking capability. It is also equipped with an RS-232 connection using a terminal block, which enables remote connectivity for legacy Serial equipment.
Industrial 4G LTE Modem Routers
All models of the Digi industrial 4G LTE modem routers support 4G connectivity with a 3G fallback. Digi is available in variants with Cat 1 or Cat 4 speed. Each variant offers a higher maximum speed if your local 4G network has the available capacity to provide it and reception is adequate.
All models of the Digi Industrial 4G modem routers offer excellent reception and have been installed in both urban and rural areas across Australia. For applications with a requirement for higher speed, higher speed variants are offered of both models. For most general applications, a Cat 3 speed is more than enough.
For customers operating on the Telstra network, a 4GX modem router offer a significant improvement on legacy 4G technology. 4GX adds Band 28 (700Mhz), a frequency band that improves the range and performance of devices, especially those in remote areas. Non-4GX industrial modem routers lack these frequency bands, which may impact their reception in rural areas or areas with limited coverage.
The Digi is an Industrial 4G LTE modem router designed to be used in industrial applications. It can function from a wide voltage range of between 5V and 36V DC, which means it can be integrated into a 12V or 24V system without needing its power supply. It is rated for temperatures from -30C to +70C. This ensures the long-term reliability of the industrial 4g cellular router when it is installed in a remote site and exposed to temperature fluctuations over many years.
The Digi can be mounted using either the included DIN mount, which can be installed on either side of the modem, or with a generic bridle-style mounting mechanism.
Ease of use
Most legacy modems use a serial interface, which means that all configuration needs to be done using either AT commands over serial or using a proprietary application. Because Digi is an industrial 4G cellular router rather than simply a cellular modem, it has an onboard HTTP server that enables you to configure the modem in your web browser, much as you would for a conventional router or network switch. This means you can get the modem working faster and without needing to resort to data sheets or AT commands.
Telstra announced on the 25th of March 2019, the 2100 MHz (Band-1) 3G frequency will be shutdown. If you have equipment that is using this band, you may be concerned about continuity of service, or perhaps you’re just confused and not sure what this means.