Cisco eyes the M2M market with release of a super small ‘go anywhere’ router

Small, rugged and perfectly formed? As part of their vision to deliver on ‘The Internet of Things’, Cisco has released the 819 ISR in a bid to aggressively target the transport, smart meters and embedded apps market.

The Cisco 819 ISR Machine-to-Machine Gateway serves as a single, integrated platform that extends corporate 3G/4G wireless WAN network services to small devices in challenging environments far beyond the confines of headquarters. Cisco estimates that technologies such as the Cisco 819 ISR will help connect more than 50 billion devices to the Internet by 2020.

Being marketed as “lighter than the lightest Apple MacBook Air”, “smaller in length and width than the Apple iPad2”, the hardened version can withstand temperature ranges of minus 25 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius — both of which may be encountered in outdoor ATM deployments. The hardened version also provides the flexibility for deployment in many different stationary and mobile environments where they may be subjected to shock from falls, vibration such as that encountered on commercial vehicles, temperature variations and fluctuations, dust, splash water, or low power availability.

Tellingly, the 819 ISR has been priced to target emerging markets. Many emerging countries are adopting 3G as their main connectivity. Priced at approximately €1600 for the ruggedised version and with its 3G support, the Cisco 819 ISR should appeal to organisations in these countries looking for integrated micro-branch support.  

With a working example of the technology in action, Ketil Kivedahl, chief executive officer at TDC Norway, added, “The Cisco 819 ISR offers TDC a unique opportunity to deliver an affordable and competitive service to the market. In the case of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the hardened Cisco 819 router enables TDC to offer a new real-time traffic monitoring service by connecting 700 traffic enforcement cameras into their WAN network. TDC also sees a huge potential in IP enablement, especially in the transport and industrial sector.”

Praveen Akkiraju, senior vice president and general manager of the Service Routing Technology Group at Cisco said, “Disruptive technologies and new business models are driving our customers to deploy intelligent networks closer to end users across diverse environments. We are excited to bring the ISR to interesting new applications such as ATM machines and ambulances.”

FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, iot home automation is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more
RECENT ARTICLES

Snow Software study uncovers the realities vs. the promises of cloud

Posted on: October 26, 2021

26 October, 2021 –Snow Software, the global provider of technology intelligence, unveiled findings from its most recent survey, based on the input from more than 500 IT leaders from organisations with over 500 employees in the United States and United Kingdom to determine the current state of cloud infrastructure.

Read more

CloudM announces Archive feature which save businesses time and money while meeting compliance demands

Posted on: October 26, 2021

CloudM, a SaaS data management platform, has announced the launch of Archive, a new feature which allows users to easily, automatically, and safely store and recover user data, helping businesses to remain compliant without facing the mounting user license fees associated with traditional archiving and ediscovery solutions.

Read more