BR1 Comply/ Doesn't Comply/ Partial Comply and Comments

I’m new to Pepwave and working with a customer that is comparing models. Here is a list of questions I’ve gotten. Can you please help by letting me know if it Complies, Doesn’t Comply, or Partial Complies with comments.

  1. List of products associated with the BR1 to include hardware accessories, software and services required to support in-vehicle communications, back-end management system and applications, as well as complete mobile network security.

  2. Does Pepwave solution include a vehicle-mounted mobile communications gateway to enable wireless data communications between vehicle-based computing devices and enterprise application servers

  3. Is Pepwave BR1 capable of reporting GPS location information to gateway-connected computers using TAIP and NMEA 0183 messaging standards using a serial or Ethernet connection to computers. (The gateway can send the GPS data to the laptop via serial port. The laptop-then sends the data thru the net motion server, that sends the data to the P1 CAD server, then to the CAD workstations.)

  4. Does the BR1 have rugged design, with a cast alloy enclosure to protect all electronic components.

  5. All electronics comprising the gateway device (including cellular data modems, Wi-Fi modems, etc.) shall be fully contained within the enclosure

  6. The gateway shall operate with standard 12 VDC vehicle power.

  7. The gateway power supply and electronics shall be protected from damage caused by reverse polarity of DC power connections and from short periods of overvoltage operation.

  8. The gateway shall operate without impairment when subjected to automotive voltage transients exhibited during cold cranking engine start events with voltage dips.

  9. The gateway shall be configurable to support automatic power-up at a specified day/s of week and time/s of day. The time and date shall be remotely configurable via software.

  10. The gateway shall automatically switch wide area traffic between wide area wireless networks according to administrator-defined switching policies. Switching policies shall be based upon, at a minimum: network availability, network priority, signal strength, time of day, vehicle location and vehicle speed.

  11. The gateway shall provide an option to distribute network sessions across two or more wide area network links (network load balancing) in order to expand the overall capacity of the wide-area connection to effectively accommodate wide-area connections with different performance characteristics.

  12. Modem upgrades to enable access to new wireless network infrastructure deployed in the future, it shall be possible to replace previously configured wireless modems or install new wireless modems in the gateway.

  13. RF antenna connection shall be possible to connect any wireless modem embedded in the gateway to an external RF antenna via a connector mounted on the gateway enclosure. There shall be sufficient antenna ports to support each WAN and Wi-Fi radio interface.

  14. The gateway shall have two (2) built-in SIM trays for use with SIM-based cellular radio modules.

  15. It shall be possible to optionally configure both Wi-Fi radio modules embedded in the gateway as two separate Wi-Fi access points, one to serve Wi-Fi clients outside the vehicle and the other to serve clients inside the vehicle.

  16. Gateway operating system software shall be upgradable via a wireless download, with no need for maintenance personnel to visit each vehicle. It shall be possible to enable (and disable) automatic over-the-air software updates when a WAN link is connected.

  17. The gateway management system shall automate distribution and activation of fleet wide configuration changes. The system shall assure the successful application of such configuration and shall report the update status for each vehicle.

  18. The gateway management system shall have the capability to log the location of all vehicles and view their location in a map-based/geographic format.

  19. The gateway management system shall enable authorized users to perform remote administration of computing devices which support VNC (virtual network console) access.

  20. The network management system using logged information, the system shall generate management information reports both on an ad hoc basis and automatically at scheduled times. Report output shall be saved on the server and optionally distributed to a predefined email list. The system shall report wide area network utilization, network availability based on location, and trends in accessibility of each Gateway.

  21. The VPN solution shall consist of VPN client software running on the gateway, which automatically establishes and maintains a secure IPsec tunnel between the vehicle and enterprise VPN security appliance. All devices connected to the gateway can then share this secure VPN tunnel. The VPN solution shall not require any special VPN client software or license to be installed on each computingdevice (PC, Laptop, tablet, etc.).

  22. The VPN solution of the mobile communications system shall provide IP address persistence using IPsec to enable extremely fast switching across multi-WAN environments.

  23. The mobile communications system shall have the ability for administrator to remotely manage and automatically rotate and change the security credentials for the VPN and Wi-Fi on each gateway on a regular basis. The management of the security credentials shall be done via the central gateway management system.

Please work with local Peplink partner. I believe you need more helps beside answering the compliance table.

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Hello @Drayton,
Many of what you have requested in the list from your client needs to be addressed by a specialist with good understanding of the commercial, piratical & regulatory reasons behind each of the points, looking through a lot of these points, the costs of having that feature would out-way the cost of getting the right solution that can be evolved over time and well supported.

There are many very knowledgeable & experienced active partners here in the forum from all around the world and it is important that you engage with a local regional partner that has the Peplink authority to look after your area and clients interests. Most partners can work with international clients though they all have a respect for each others areas and will professionally engage and refer to other Peplink partners as is best suitable for the client, this helps to make costs of delivery and support more manageable.

In bigger markets of the world Peplink have many trusted partners with good experience, the proactive ones are here in the Forum are up to date and knowledgeable on how to work with what you need.

I am based in Australia and am open to look over your needs in more deatil if that is suitable or steer you in the direction of someone suitable to where you are based.

Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile: