MultiTech Announces New Version of Analog-to-Ethernet/Wireless Converter

The MultiConnect AEW introduces a path for customers using legacy analog systems to extend the life of their assets without extensive redesigns or certifications.
By IOT Journal
Dec 08, 2016


Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has announced a new version of its MultiConnect AW analog-to-wireless converter, the MultiConnect AEW analog-to-Ethernet/Wireless converter. Ideally suited for customers leveraging legacy analog networks, the converter is a turnkey solution that allows legacy equipment with built-in analog modems to continue to connect natively using analog connector to the cellular packet data network or a wired Ethernet internet connection.

The newest model features an integrated cellular radio, an RJ-11 port and RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 support. Additionally, it supports inbound and outbound traffic for enhanced monitoring and control. MultiConnect AEW features a Web interface for easy set up and configuration and acts as a gateway between analog to cellular and analog to Ethernet with failover capabilities.

"The options to connect over either Ethernet or cellular is an attractive proposition for those customers that wish to reduce costs by using an always on wired or wireless broadband network," said Alex Romero, product manager at MultiTech. "The easy-to-install and versatile AEW emulates a traditional dial-up PSTN network over Ethernet or cellular and is ideally suited for customers in the Medical, Industrial Automation and ATM/Vending Machines markets for whom it imparts new life to devices currently using traditional analog dial-up communications."

Additional features include:
• Set-up wizard
• Open VPN with Open SSL encryption for better security
• Certified in North America, European Union, and Australia/New Zealand
• Supports packet data and PPP pass-through modes
• Supports analog modem connections from 300 baud to 33.6K bps with error correction and data compression
• Plastic chassis for indoor environments
• Outbound and inbound calling
• LEDs for visual monitoring of power, signal strength

Analog data line costs are projected to double over the next 12 months. At the same time, service levels are decreasing making it more difficult to justify using analog data lines as a principal connectivity option. Learn more about how MultiTech is helping customers transition from analog to digital.

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