Steatite has announced a new strategic partnership with CalAmp of Oxnard in the USA. CalAmp specialises in rugged wireless solutions from narrowband to broadband, using licensed, spread spectrum and cellular 3G, 4G LTE technologies to support fixed and mobile connectivity for mission-critical communications. The partnership with Steatite enables customers to have access to a wide range of radio and cellular based solutions including CalAmp’s Fusion, Vanguard 3000 and Viper SC range of IP L3 routers.
This newly-forged relationship enhances the Steatite Mobile Systems product portfolio with multi-carrier 3G cellular broadband routers. Most modern automation systems are converging on a common IP-based architecture that uses all or some of the elements described below:
Industrial PCs are the data processing and visualisation ‘brains’ of the system. Ethernet is used as the network infrastructure through the deployment of industrial ethernet switches. Cellular routers provide cable-free access to the internet and to other remote sites. Digital and analogue signals from a myriad of transducers can be captured with remote I/O modules serial ethernet convertors allow legacy RS232/422/485 devices to be used on an IP-based network.
CalAmp sales director David Moss said: "The agreement between CalAmp and Steatite in the UK represents another step in our international expansion strategy.
"Teaming up with Steatite will provide mission-critical remote GPRS, 3G, HSPA+, 4G and UHF connectivity to transportation, digital signage, blue light servers, energy and utility markets in the UK."
Steatite is able to deliver complete hardware solutions and can customise or integrate different parts of the system. Our team of qualified technical sales engineers, product specialists and application engineers are able to provide free pre-sales consultancy and assist with the design and implementation of bespoke solutions.
Steatite builds close individual relationships with its clients, who are typically system integrators, manufacturers and test houses operating in the military, transport, security and oil and gas industries. All who require a non-standard, extended specification, high quality product backed up by technically competent long-term support, and a supplier who can shoulder some of the burden when supplying systems to applications where quality, conformance and long-term support are mission critical.
Steatite is proud to represent CalAmp devices for robust wireless network solutions, allowing integration wherever possible with existing customer infrastructure. The newest product portfolio is now being offered to Steatite customers and a few offerings are noted below.
Vanguard 3000 broadband router
- 3G GSM connectivity
- Serial to ethernet conversion
- Industrial hardened with EN50155 compliance
- Wi-Fi and GPS options
Viper SC Private Licensed Router
- UHF, VHF, 200 and 900MHz spectrum
- Multispeed operation up to 128kbps
- Single device store and forward
- Advanced security meeting FIPS 140-2
All the products within the CalAmp portfolio are fully manageable through local craft tools, or a range of powerful network management systems (NMS) such as the COLT management system from CalAmp, or by integration with third party platforms such as Castlerock, HP Openview or Netcool, using the embedded SNMP protocol.