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Verizon chooses NetComm router to secure M2M data

Steve Rogerson
March 10, 2016
Verizon Wireless has certified the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light industrial M2M router (NWL-25) for use on its private network. It is said to deliver a cost-effective method for LTE and XLTE network coverage, and addresses public network security and privacy concerns by enabling the direct transfer of data from wireless M2M devices to internal enterprise systems over a segregated private network.
This means enterprise users can secure the transfer, management and control of large amounts of data from remote and mobile assets such as digital signs, healthcare devices and business backup using the NWL-25 to separate data from public internet traffic, and deliver an uninterrupted connection to internal IP networks.
Designed to support the implementation of M2M across all industry sectors, the router could enable new business models and is expected to fast-track the uptake of M2M in the USA, which continues to dominate the global market in terms of cellular connections and M2M revenue, estimated to be US$1.6trn by 2024.
"Security is one of the biggest barriers to M2M adoption and growth, and as the proliferation of connected devices brings new challenges, data must be safely managed," said David Stewart, CEO and managing director of Australia-based NetComm Wireless. “We are pleased to join Verizon Wireless in providing enterprise customers with a scalable and economical approach to the secure management of mission-critical M2M applications.”
Virtually any LAN connected device can be managed and controlled using the router for remote access to a private network that is supported by the coverage, speed and reliability offered by Verizon Wireless.
The NWL-25 is a future-proof 4G LTE and XLTE router that combines edge processing capabilities for complete control over device access and management. Using the open embedded Linux operating system and software development kit, enterprises can freely create and run custom applications such as asset tracking, security alerts and the management of sensor settings.
The industrial-grade router has multiple interfaces and seamless integration to support M2M applications with access to: external antenna connectors for cellular antennas; a software configurable serial port; three multipurpose IO ports; a 100Mbit/s Ethernet port; a USB-OTG for additional interfaces; and ignition sense capability for vehicular applications.