Unlimited safe surfing enabled in automotive applications

27th August 2019
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Unlimited safe surfing enabled in automotive applications

ELTEC Elektronik has expanded its successful family of wireless LTE routers with the CyBox RT 2-A, a stable and reliable dual LTE/WiFi system for automotive solutions. The new high-performance system combines a wireless router, access point and integrated switch in a compact and robust housing.

This allows unlimited Internet surfing and data exchange with the control centre for mobile applications in buses, trams and trucks. In addition to the 1GbE interface, additional interfaces enable the connection of vehicle-internal bus systems (CAN, IBIS, OBD-2, RS232 and RS485).

With this new router, for example, efficient fleet management can be implemented. Optimum capacity utilisation can also be achieved by transmitting and controlling passenger numbers. Operators benefit in the form of cost reductions and better service.

The CyBox RT 2-A supplements the proven ELTEC family with gateways and routers for railway applications. It is specially designed for automotive applications but is also perfect for demanding industrial applications.

With the integrated WiFi access point (up to two 802.11 ac with 1300 Mbit/s and 3x3 MIMO each) and the two LTE interfaces (Cat 6/2 x 300 Mbit/s download and 2 x 50 bit/s upload) the CyBox RT 2-A can also be used as a head station for mobile WiFi compatible devices in a bus or tram.

There, it provides communication with the internet or access to local data such as timetable information, videos, etc. The integrated configurable firewall with client isolation prevents the respective users from accessing other clients in the network.

Design features

The CyBox RT 2-A supports WiFi and GSM/UMTS/LTE modems and has two LTE modules. Two SIM slots per LTE module enable convenient operation with several mobile phone operators for optimum network coverage.

Thanks to the design without rotating mechanical parts and the low power consumption, this product is maintenance-free. The robust IP40 housing requires no active cooling and is highly resistant to shock and vibration.

Several Ethernet devices can be connected using the integrated five one Gigabit Ethernet switch (via RJ45). The CyBox RT 2-A also has a USB interface and optionally an internal SSD for storing local data. The geographical position can be tracked by means of an integrated GPS/GLONASS receiver.

The CyBox RT 2-A was developed with automotive requirements in mind, providing all necessary functions on a single board with an additional interface module. Different mounting variants are available.

For easy installation, all status indicators are located on the front panel. An easy-to-use web interface allows secure remote access for updates and convenient configuration of the router. All source codes are delivered with the OpenWrt operating system software for a transparent and secure system without ‘hidden backdoors’.

The new router with its wide-range power supply meets the requirements for E1 approval. It operates in an operating temperature range of -40 to +75°C.


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