REMOTE AND MOBILE VIDEO MONITORING USING CELLULAR LTE/4G
LTE/4G cellular technology is suited for collecting or streaming surveillance video data due to it's high speed, high mobility.
Here we show how the LTE/4G FATBOX G3 gateway can be easily configured to securely send video data from remote or vehicular-mounted IP cameras, using its Ethernet port to a command center or server. The G3's dual SIM feature also enhances the cost effectiveness and reliability of feed across areas of different coverage in mobile video applications. At the same time, the gateway's CANBus and Modbus protocols can also be used for on board vehicular or sensor data to be managed together.
The LTE/4G FATBOX G3
KEY IMPLEMENTATION FEATURES
High speed LTE/4G cellular connectivity with 3G/HSPA+ and GPRS fall back
Dual SIM feature
Dynamic DNS client for dynamic IP
Multi-Industrial protocols support - Ethernet, CANBus, Serial RS-232/RS-485 (e.g. MODBUS)
SNMPv2 for management
Robust industrial aluminium enclosure
Wide industrial operating temperature (-40C to 75C)
Wide power supply 12~30VDC (12/24V) to ensure stability of operation
Advantage of a dual SIM LTE/4G gateway.
As a dual SIM gateway, the G3 automatically switches to a secondary SIM connection if the primary one fails (i.e. the vehicle moves to a location where the primary telco has low coverage). In this example, a mounted IP camera on a vehicle is connected to the FATBOX G3's ethernet port. The video feed is securely streamed in real time to the customer command center using LTE/4G with a backup 3G HSPA network.
Using the Dynamic DNS Client.
To connect IP cameras usually will require a SIM card with a static IP address. However static IP SIM cards are rare. If one is unavailable, it is also possible to use the FATBOX G3 to connect the camera up with a public IP SIM card working in tandem with an assigned hostname (via a dynamic DNS service like DYNDNS service like www.dyndns.org).
More detailed information on how to set up and configure IP cameras can be found on our FAQ Page.
For this application you will require:
- An activated SIM card with either a static IP address or a Public IP
- A dynamic DNS account (only for SIM cards with a Public IP)