Systech Corp. adds the SL-500, an IP to Cellular M2M Gateway, to the SysLINK line of products. The SL-500 connects "things" to the cloud, as part of the growing "Internet of Things," also known as machine-to-machine (M2M) network. Support is included for Ethernet, Wi-Fi or USB "things." Connectivity to the Internet is provided through a built-in cellular modem, or through a conventional wired or wireless IP network. This is the perfect communication tool to allow vendors to install kiosks or secure vending in any site (convention centers, malls, bars or convenience stores) where the vendor may not have economical access to the Internet, according to Systech Corp.
The SL-500 is the smallest member of the SysLINK family of gateways. It is intended for applications requiring small size, and low cost. It also includes a unique interface to sense tampering, motion or other events via a simple GPIO (General Purpose Input Output) interface.
The installation process of the SL-500 couldn't be easier – especially when using the optional integrated cellular modem, according to the company. Simply plug the Kiosk's (or other device's) network interface into the SL-500, identify the device to the cellular network carrier and you have immediate access via the cellular network. The SL-500 also provides PA-DSS certified security, if desired, to support PCI compliance for payment processing transactions.
"The SL-500 really hits the mark as a small, powerful solution for remote access and monitoring" said Robert Lutz, Systech marketing director, in a prepared statement. "Even beyond kiosks, there is a driving need to remotely monitor and detect tampering at many unmanned buildings and equipment locations such as pumping stations, phone switches and power substations. The integrated cellular modem truly makes this a plug-and play solution without need of local Internet access."