RuggedCom's Sean Fraser shows off two new products, the RuggedMax base dish (sliver unit) and the black.
RuggedCom is showing its new RuggedMax 4G broadband technology base dish, for users that need a private communications system unaffected by possible outages of public networks.
“With a system like this you get the same benefits and range of 4G technology, but because it’s a private network it allows you complete control of your own system,” said Sean Fraser, RuggedCom’s ITS market manager.
“It’s suitable for any critical asset that needs to have constant coverage and connectivity and you can’t afford it to go down, especially when there’s high user demand. For example, if you have a border crossing, a major incident occurs there, everyone starts using their smartphones and the public network goes down.
“The RuggedMax is on a licenced frequency band, so you’re not competing with other people.”
Another possible application would be creating a connectivity corridor along a bus route. When combined with in-bus subscriber units, it creates mobile hotspots to provide bus riders with additional services.
Among other new products that RuggedCom is unveiling at the World Congress is the RS900GP, a 10-port PoE managed Ethernet switch with gigabit uplink ports. It comes with eight PoE+ ports and optional dual gigabit ports for fibre or copper. With a total power budget of 240 watts, a single switch can power multiple CCTV cameras and wireless access points, with the capacity for additional devices.