Industrial Applications
for the LAN-Cell 3G/4G Cellular Router

Remote Control, PLCs & RTUs

Internet Enable Ethernet & Serial Devices
The Proxicast LAN-Cell 3G/4G cellular router is the "all-in-one" solution for providng secure remote communications for all types of industrial equipment including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), data loggers, process monitors, analyzers, amd other devices.

The LAN-Cell 3G/4G router supports any TCP or UDP-based industrial networking protocol such as Modbus-TCP. Ethernet-based controllers can be connected natively to the LAN-Cell. Serial-based systems (RS232/422/485) can be easily interfaced with an inexpensive serial-to-Ethernet converter. You can even "mix & match" Ethernet and serial devices using the LAN-Cell's built-in 4 port 10/100 Ethernet switch.

Access Remote Equipment From Anywhere
The LAN-Cell can stay "always connected" to a Cellular Data Network (CDMA or GSM) providing continuous access to any devices attached to the remote LAN-Cell unit. Using either static IP addresses from the ISP (or the LAN-Cell’s Dynamic DNS feature), you can seamlessly connect OPC client and server devices over the Internet to extend your control network to all of your remote sites.

Total Security for Remote Access & Control
Standard cellular modems can provide remote access, but they leave your equipment unprotected against Internet threats.

Offering much more than any modem, the LAN-Cell 3G/4G router combines a user-upgradable 3G/4G modem with state-of-the-art IP routing, Firewall and VPN features into a single easy to deploy device. You have complete control over a set of fine-grained security options to "lock-down" access to your equipment by remote IP address, port or protocol. With its built-in VPN client & server, the LAN-Cell allows you to securely extend your corporate network to industrial devices without the need for additional hardware, software or device configuration changes.

Compact & Rugged Design
The LAN-Cell 3G/4G routers small size, wide operating temperature, low power consumption, and external antenna options make it easy to integrate into existing control cabinets.

LAN-Cell 3G/4G Router Advantages
  • Add plug-and-play Internet & VPN capabilities to industrial controllers
  • Connect multiple remote systems to one LAN-Cell cellular router
  • External antenna jack supports a wide range of antennas for different applications
  • Highly configurable & flexible firmware routing, security, and management features
  • Compact, rugged design with physical security features

Click To View
Presentation: Naked on the Internet - Securing Cellular Data Communications

Security concerns are often overlooked when deploying remote communications using cellular broadband data networks. Unlike analog telephone or point-to-point radio links, cellular data services expose remote equipment to all of the threats that are pervasive on the public Internet such as hackers, service attacks and viruses. Improperly secured cellular connections can not only compromise remote sites and data, but can also provide a “back-door” into secure corporate networks. This presentation explores common myths, misconceptions and vendor half-truths about the need for implementing enterprise-class security for all remote cellular data communications.

Proxicast LAN-Cell 3 3G/4G/LTE RouterProxicast's family of wireless and cellular products (3G routers, 4G routers, 3G/4G routers, LTE routers, HSPA+ routers, 3G modems, 4G modems, 3G/4G modems and LTE modems) utilize user accessible and upgradable high-speed 3G/ 4G cellular technology which can support all CDMA & GSM 2G, 3G, 4G cellular modem standards including LTE, HSPA+, HSPA, HSUPA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO RevA, EV-DO Rev0, 1xRTT; UMTS / W-CDMA; on all major wireless carriers worldwide including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile, Rogers, Telus, Bell Mobility, Telcel, Orange, Vodafone, O2, Telstra & others. The rugged industrial-grade and ultra-capable LAN-Cell cellular router series offers wired Ethernet, wireless WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and advanced enterprise mobile router features such as multiple IPSec VPN tunnels, NAT/DMZ and more.  The ultra-small PocketPORT cellular modem bridge instantly connects virtually any cellular 3G/4G USB modem to any Ethernet device. Proxicast's family of wireless products (3G routers, 4G routers, 3G/4G routers, LTE routers, HSPA+ routers, 3G modems, 4G modems, 3G/4G modems and LTE modems) are optimized for corporate, financial, video surveillance, security, mobile in vehicle applications (cars,trucks, buses, trains,boats), industrial automation, solar power, public transit, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) telemetry and SCADA.  Popular applications include mobile video surveillance, construction site monitoring, PLCs and industrial controls, remote device data collection, traffic control, point-of-sale (POS), ATMs, mobile WiFi hot-spots and more. Many of Proxicast's 3G, 4G, LTE and HSPA+ products are excellent alternatives or backup for Low Earth Orbit - LEO (ORBCOMM, Iridium, Globalstar) and VSAT (HughesNet, Starband) satellite network sites.