Siemens has unveiled the Ruggedcom RX1400, a smart multiprotocol network node with integrated firewall – targeting smart city projects in India.
The device combines the functionality of Ethernet switch and router with various connectivity options for Wide Area Networks (WAN), said Siemens.
It’s useful for secure communication of metering data to a Smart City’s Control Center via a wired Network or a wireless Wide Area Network (2G or 3G). Siemens will be targeting oil and gas facilities, substations of power distribution systems, switch cabinets for traffic and rail transport control as well as applications in harsh industrial environment.
Siemens said the router is designed for communication via commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The device can use 2G and 3G connectivity for communication. The router’s dual SIM card slot allows automatic failover between mobile service providers in case of network failures. Users can equip the device with two optional fiber-optic SFPs (Small Form-factor Pluggable) to establish wired communication connections where needed.