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Digi Router Boasts Price/Performance Value

December 06, 2016

Digi International has come out with a new wireless router that it says offers unprecedented performance and speed at its price point.

The Digi TransPort LR54, which has a $649 to $699 MSRP and includes a three-year warranty, was designed for such applications as digital content delivery, managed network services, managed retail networking, and self-service kiosks. It is suitable for use by carriers in North America and most of Europe, and it’s pre-certified for AT&T and Verizon networks.

This is an LTE-Advanced router that includes 256-bit AES encryption, the PCI-certified Digi Remote Manager IPsec VPN firewall, and a software-defined LTE radio. It supports connectivity rates of 300Mbps, allowing for both LTE and Wi-Fi (802.11ac) connectivity with its dual 2.4 and 5GHz radios.

Its software enables the unit to automatically select between 3G and 4G cellular networks based on the best available choice at the time. Additionally, the LR54 includes SureLink software for monitoring and automatic network connection repairs and the Digi TrustFence Device Security Framework. And it can perform at temperature ranges between -20 and 70 degrees Celsius.

Berg Insight last month released a study about the global M2M/IoT terminal market, which includes general-purpose cellular routers, gateways, and modems that are chassis based and have at least one input/output port. The research firm said 2.7 million of these terminals were sold last year at a total market value of $550 million. 

The leader in this space, according to Berg Insight, is Cradlepoint, which has $90 million in revenues from terminal sales. Meanwhile, SIMCom in 2015 shipped half a million terminals to the tune of $74 million, while Sierra Wireless sold $63 million worth, and Digi International sold $59 million worth, Berg Insight reports. These four vendors own half of the IoT/M2M marketplace, according to Berg Insight, which says others in this space include Advantech B+B SmartWorx, CalAmp, Dr. Neuhaus, Encore Networks, Eurotech, Gemalto, HMS Networks, InHand Networks, Maestro Wireless, Matrix Electronica, MultiTech Systems, NetComm Wireless, NetModule, Option, Systech, Westermo, and Xiamen Four-Faith.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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