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Eaton introduces ELPRO 645M-1 industrial 4G LTE modem

October 272016
Eaton introduces ELPRO 645M-1 industrial 4G LTE modem

October 27, 2016 - Power management company Eaton introduced the ELPRO 645M-1, a 4G, long-term evolution (LTE) especially suited to a variety of monitoring and control needs in the industrial, construction and utility sectors. The technology is designed to make it faster and simpler to connect, monitor and control a variety of mission critical field devices and assets, including sensors, meters, pumps and controls used in water, wastewater, utility, irrigation and oil and gas applications. 

The multi-service broadband cellular modem and router package is equipped with wide-area Ethernet, serial, and internal input/output (I/O) connectivity options. It is designed to enable customers owning several types of devices – including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), sensors, pump panels, human machine interfaces (HMIs) and other advanced devices –connectivity to a cellular network for remotely and wirelessly monitoring and controlling systems or for diagnosing and troubleshooting network issues. 

A cellular broadband modem and router solution, the ELPRO 645M-1 features up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 50 Mbps upload speeds. Automatic fallback to 3G and legacy EDGE/GPRS networks is included. The solution meets the requirements of multiple frequency bands and is compatible with multiple carriers with networks in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

The ELPRO 645M-1’s multiple connectivity options span Ethernet, serial, and built-in I/O points for meeting a variety of both digital and analog interfaces.  The modem includes seven digital inputs, five digital outputs, and four analog inputs accessible with SMS messaging or SNMP. Expandable I/O options enable local alarms.  Both a DHCP server and a secure HTPPS Web server are built-in to allow for client and router configuration, port forwarding and monitoring modes within the ELPRO 645M-1 solution. The product is tested and certified to meet the latest security protocols, including: IPsec, GRE tunneling, PPTP, RADIUS clients.

The ELPRO 645M-1 carries all current safety ratings required for heavy industrial applications, with wide temperature range and Class I, Division 2 certification for hazardous areas. The product is United Laboratories (UL) listed with Environmental MIL810 compliance for thermal, shock, vibe, and humidity conditions.

About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. 

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