Upgrading to LTE for emergency kiosks

Environment

  • A producer of emergency and help kiosks for numerous transportation, retail, education, healthcare and public access facility kiosks.
  • Multiple locations from indoors to outdoors in all weather conditions.

Requirement

  • To create a secure environment for people and assets in a way that is reliable and accessible to all.
  • Flexible with new kiosk locations without the need to implement extra cellular phone lines every time, especially for remote locations.
  • Able to centralize the network management and communication.

Recommended Solution

  • Embed MAX BR1 Mini router within each kiosk. These shock and vibration certified routers are tested to work in even the harshest environments.
  • Using LTE for connectivity removes the need for cellular phone lines.
  • The MAX BR1 Mini has multiple power input options including a DC Jack input or simply hardwire an AC feed to the power terminal block.
  • Further enhancements are possible with the use of Peplink’s InControl 2 Cloud based SD-Wan network management configuration to monitor and manage the entire configuration. This also allows for valuable data to be collected for traffic analysis.

Devices Deployed

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What are you using for the phone line an ATA? Any pictures of the inside of this unit?

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As this is a concept case study, there are no pictures of the inside. The analog phone lines have been completely replaced by LTE due to the remote locations. Have you worked on a similar project?

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We have done a lot of analog intercom conversions , so adding it into a call box would be pretty straightforward.

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Hello @Eric_W,
We have done similar designs for use in lift shafts and other areas, initially, we used the NetComm NTC-30 series of 3G routers as they had an analogue line adaptor built-in, similar to this now discontinued model NTC-30WV https://risingconnection.com.au/product/netcomm-ntc-30wv/ though since moving over the LTE chipsets (not just Peplink|Pepwave) we have always had to add in an ATA for legacy systems. We use the CISCO SPA112 as we have found it to be the most reliable and widely compatible ATA out there https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/unified-communications/spa112-2-port-phone-adapter/index.html having attempted using several other and eventually repaced them all over time with the SPA112.
With Lift systems, they all have to get battery backup for several hours and a certain level of environmental and fire protection.
Happy to Help,
Marcus :slight_smile:

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