FREMONT, CA — GarrettCom®, Inc. announced today that GarrettCom’s Magnum™ DX940 Industrial Router is now Verizon 3G certified, allowing the router to act as a secure gateway to the outside world from power utility substations and other remote installations. GarrettCom recently completed compliance testing through Verizon Wireless’ Open Development program.
“As the largest wireless 3G mobile broadband network in the United States, Verizon gives GarrettCom customers the most flexibility when planning to deploy their routers in remote areas,” said Aparna Khurjekar, executive director, Business Solutions, Verizon Wireless “GarrettCom and Verizon share a passion for high reliability, which is important when providing communications capabilities for the power industry.”
The ability to connect to remote sites using cellular technology offers two major benefits for power utility substations and other remote, harsh industrial environments. The Magnum DX940’s encryption software keeps cellular connectivity secure, and cellular can be considerably less expensive than running wireline service or other dedicated phone service to remote locations.
“Cellular connectivity makes it easier to include remote substations in a NERC-defined cyber asset management system,” said Frank Madren, GarrettCom President. “In addition, we all know that NERC/CIP security regulations are likely to be tightened over time. A secure cellular solution from GarrettCom and Verizon puts power utilities ahead of the game.”
GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., is a leading provider of premium industrial networking products for specialty and stressed applications; its network management software supports the cyber security, physical security, and fault-tolerance required for high-availability industrial networking. The company has business locations in North America, Europe and India. It has diversified sales channels with a premier customer base, including 75 percent of the top 100 power utilities in North America and top-tier industrial system integrators worldwide. GarrettCom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Belden®, Inc.
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