Sigfox Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) base station are typically connected to the internet on a single internet connection. This is a single point of failure. When there is an internet service outage, the Sigfox base station and all the Sigfox IoT objects will be disconnected.
The Peplink MAX BR1 router is an ideal solution to remove this single point of failure.
Instead of connecting an internet connection directly to the Sigfox base station, the Sigfox base station connects to the MAX BR1 router.
The MAX BR1 router features one ethernet WAN port and an embedded 4G LTE/3G modem. It is able to connect to a landline internet such as DSL or fibre, as well as a 4G LTE/3G network.
When the landline internet fails, the MAX BR1 router will automatically switch to use the 4G LTE/3G network. The Sigfox base station and all the Sigfox IoT objects will therefore remain connected to the internet.
The MAX BR1 will continuously monitor the landline internet, and will seamlessly switch back to it once its service restores to ensure minimum data usage and data cost on the 4G LTE/3G network.
The Bandwidth Allowance Monitor featured in the MAX BR1 router allows network operator to keep track on the 4G LTE/3G data usage and cost.
The MAX BR1 also features a redundant SIM slot which can house a SIM card from a secondary 4G LTE/3G network provider. It will use the secondary SIM when the primary 4G LTE/3G network experiences outage or is out of data quota for extra resiliency.
Peplink MAX BR1 router leverages 4G LTE/3G network to backup the landline internet. Smart meters, logistic trackers, intelligent sensors, security equipment, and other Sigfox IoT objects, will maintain internet connectivity via the 4G LTE/3G network when the landline internet fails.