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CloudGate Communications

Communications Processor and Router

CloudGate is a carrier approved (PTCRB Certified) platform that ensures  device  connectivity,  network  security  and  data  bandwidth  for  remote  applications. It provides flexibility and redundancy of communications structures including automatic channel transfer in the event of a failure in a primary data network.

CloudGate automatically resolves common problems associated with wired or wireless data network connections. 

  • “3G Only” (C2E) Configuration: data travels on a private wireless network, not  connected to other Ethernet based routers.
  • “Hybrid” (E2E) Configuration: CloudGate connects to Ethernet in and Ethernet out while providing cellular redundancy to ensure communications continuity in the event of a primary network failure. Software and hardware watchdogs continuously monitor each communication component as well as network connection to home servers. If an error is detected CloudGate switches to alternate channels to re-establish data traffic. 

All software and configuration images are protected  with digital  signatures and have dual rollback images to allow CloudGate to revert to previous working settings if an error is detected. Management functions are protected by certificate and/or password based security mechanisms and all  management actions  take  place over hardware assisted encrypted links.

One of  many CloudGate options is GPS location capability. Two expansion I/O slots allow enhanced wireless or wired interface with sensors and site or project specific network requirements.

Cellular communications links require a SIM card which can be provided with the CloudGate or purchased separately. CloudGate has been approved for Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Mobility and TELUS networks. Ongoing cellular communication network access requires an agreement with a communication service provider. Various rate structures and data plans are available. Contact Juice Goose for further information.

Expanded CloudGate Applications
Extensive application development is possible with CloudGate. An on board Linux based processor, data storage and several optional I/O expansion cards provide CloudGate with a broad range of additional applications that allow system integrators to tailor the product to their solution as it accommodates site specific requirements.

The unit  incorporates two hardware expansion slots that allow CloudGate to be enhanced with GPS, additional wireless or hard wired network interfaces or with electronic sensors or components. CloudGate also allows simple integration with customer or system integrator middleware and applications.

The automated cloud provisioning system means that each device can be set with its own custom configuration and image that is automatically loaded from the cloud when it initially connects to the internet.

Existing CloudGate Applications
Juice Goose iP Series products provide web based AC power control and monitoring to AV, telecom, security and other system components.
The option of accessing iP via CloudGate provides a backup communications channel to ensure continually functional power control and monitoring in cases of primary network failure. CloudGate may also perform as the primary communications link with Juice Goose iP Series when Ethernet connection is impractical or not desired for security reasons.




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