offers a seamless solution for branch or retail locations that rely upon a
wired “last mile” internet connection. With the Mtrex automated LTE router plus
stand-by data plans, internet connections are automatically restored. It is also effective as a primary method of
connectivity for locations without dedicated internet access.
today’s connected environments, if the “last-mile” (or land line) fails, most remote
locations cannot process “real-time” transactions.
Failover and redundancy for remote systems and terminals. Full turnkey cellular
router solution at an affordable price point.
Paired with stand-by data plans (includes pooled data usage plans).
achieve highest uptime
Value: offer differentiated
Ease of use: Seamless
restores full processing or internet functionality
“pretty good” just won’t do
Many of our clients rely on their DSL, Ethernet
or Cable Internet connections to provide connectivity for the IoT services. While these connections provide admirable
uptime, downtime is still a reality.
According to a recent Globe & Mail article,
average uptime for internet connection ranges from 98.7 to 99.1 percent
availability. That means the service is
UNAVAILABLE between 0.9 to 1.3 percent of the time. While this might seem “pretty good”, that
amount of downtime translates to one and a half hours per week of downtime at
98.7 per cent uptime.
What happens to the client’s ability to
transact business and send information during the downtime? It is generally suspended until service is
restored. Yes, some have implemented
“store and forward” approaches but this can be fraught with both security and
financial risks, not to mention the potential damage to the company’s brand and
Solution – Mtrex LTE Failover Solution
the Mtrex LTE Failover, or Back-up Solution, internet outages are automatically
and seamlessly bypassed using our H-8951 LTE Router and Mtrex Stand-by data
plans. Here’s how it works:
Our router can work with existing on-site
networking gear, or can provide a complete connectivity solution including
Wi-Fi, all at a surprisingly affordable price point. The H-8951 continuously monitors the primary internet
connection, and when it fails, the device will bring up a high-speed cellular
data connection over our LTE network.
This will restore internet connectivity and the ability to pass data and
process transactions. There is a nominal
monthly stand-by charge which includes a data plan that could be increased
should the failure be of a prolonged nature.
Since it is preferable to run over the primary internet connections, the
LTE Failover Router will keep an eye on the status of the main internet
connection, but only switch back once the service is fully and reliably
restored. The device has the
intelligence to wait until there have been three successful retry attempts, and
then it will switch back to the primary service. This avoids the unwanted scenario of
switching back and forth. This service
can be made available as a traditional purchase or can be provided as a low
monthly lease payment to avoid up-front capital cost expense, working like an
uptime “insurance” program.