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Arcadian Networks Introduces 2nd Generation Gateway for SMART Grid Communications

Arcadian Networks has launched the AE20r, a second-generation router/gateway that integrates a multitude of technologies with numerous applications and devices. The AE20r allows utilities to gather real-time information from virtually any converged platform, empowering utilities to manage and monitor assets and to generate smart grid efficiencies.

This newest device from Arcadian Networks is a second-generation router/gateway that builds on the tradition of Arcadian's Gateway products, but adds the ability to link with WiMax. By combining Arcadian's licensed 700 MHz spectrum with an interface to WiMAX, utilities can leverage the wide-scale coverage, security, and reliability of the licensed spectrum with the increased capacity and redundancy provided by WiMAX.

The AE20r enhances Arcadian's comprehensive package of end-to-end communication solutions that include:

  • licensed and secure 700 MHz spectrum
  • IP, open-standards based hardware
  • an energy-focused expertise in design and build-out

The multiple AE20r interfaces are capable of supporting:

  • Arcadian 700 MHz
  • WiMAX (802.16e, 802.16d)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • 3G/4G (EVDO,GPRS,EDGE,HSPA,LTE)
  • Serial, USB, Ethernet
  • 900 MHz (ISM and MAS) industrial radio

With regard to integration capabilities, the AE20r is designed with support for partner integration. The unit provides a standards-based platform enabling 3rd party integration of Network Management and Control Systems.

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