Opengear Extends Console Servers Into Cell Networks

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Opengear, a leading provider of next-generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced the ACM5004-G, the world’s first advanced device server supporting EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDA and HSUPA high speed cellular access.

“Opengear continues to drive innovation in the console server marketplace,” said Bob Waldie, Chairman and CEO of Opengear.

“We are the first to add high speed cellular connection to serial device servers because customers want a faster way to connect if their network goes down; and because a growing number of serial device servers are in locations without any LAN access.”

The ACM5004-G can be deployed globally over any GSM network and provides secure infrastructure management over cellular networks; secure telemetry and SCADA over wireless; always-on remote management with wired to cellular failover; and management over cellular for non-wired locations. Other features include:

  • Network access for roaming on high-speed Cellular network worldwide with peak downlink speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and peak uplink speeds up to 5.76 Mbps
  • Embedded NUT and Powerman to monitor all the distributed serial, USB and network attached UPS and PDU systems on site
  • Embedded FIPS140-2 OpenSSL cryptographic module validated to meet the FIPS140-2 standards and has received Certificate #1051
  • IPSec VPN Gateway to access serial devices over a IPSec VPN infrastructure
  • Four port serial configuration with Cisco pinout and free virtual COM port redirection software
  • One USB drive for offline logging and stored configurations
  • Built-in temperature monitor and dry contacts for leak detection, smoke alarms, vibration sensors and door contacts

    The ACM5000 is one of Opengear’s fastest growing product lines and is used across many companies and organizations, including retail chains, financial institutions and hospital systems.

    Organizations can centrally manage and monitor network devices and power status at all the remote branch outlets and centralize alarms to set up automatic shut-downs to be triggered in the event of battery back-up outages.

    ISPs and carriers are using the ACM5004-G for monitoring and out-of-band management of their remote POPs over the cellular network. Companies can also run software applications on the virtual servers at the head office that communicates securely to serial devices at the remote sites.

    Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and KVM over IP solutions for secure remote access and control of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices in distributed networks. Opengear console servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world.

    Opengear’s open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.