cloudgate M2M gatewayRichardson RFPD Inc. announced that the CloudGate M2M gateway from Option has been selected by Simply Home, LLC ("SimplyHome") to provide, in conjunction with Aeris Communications ("Aeris") cellular service, 3G coverage to all its customers.

SimplyHome designs and installs in-home, wireless technology to enable independent living for aging and disabled populations. By replacing multiple fixed internet lines connected to the SimplyHome system with a 3G cellular connection on CloudGate, SimplyHome is able to eliminate costly wired internet service. And by combining the CloudGate gateway with the aggressively-priced plans from Aeris, SimplyHome is able to have one portal and a fixed cost for all their customers, regardless of location.

CloudGate's multi-network capability means that it uses the best Aeris network coverage (GSM or CDMA) at the particular location of each customer.

"Many of our customers are in rural locations, and we needed a data usage plan on CDMA," said Jason Ray, Vice President of Business Development for SimplyHome. "The combination of the CloudGate and Aeris represented a complete business solution, allowing us to go to our customers with something that cost a fraction of their previous connection and was a 'no-brainer' for them to switch."

Additional information may be found in the SimplyHome Connects to In-Home Healthcare with Aeris case study.

The new CloudGateM2M 3G gateway provides competitively priced LAN-to-WWAN routing and GPS functionality in a single basic unit. It is certified on all major US cellular operators (CDMA/EV-DO and WCDMA/HSPA+). The CloudGate automatically resolves problems associated with wireless M2M connectivity and incorporates two hardware expansion slots for additional interfaces.  It also offers a software development platform and is a powerful hardware development platform for integrators.

Key features of the CloudGate M2M gateway include:

  • EV-DO CDMA & HSPA+ CAT 10 Modem
  • Penta band 3G HSPA+
  • Quad band 2G GPRS/EDGE
  • Dual-band EV-DO
  • State-of-the-art GPS (S-GPS, A-GPS, GPSOne XTRA)
  • Linux based routing platform
  • PC and Phone browser configuration pages
  • Automatic provisioning system – CloudGate Universe
  • Connectivity monitoring and automatic recovery including unattended modem power cycle
  • Connection Hunting (carrier failover feature)

Richardson RFPD also offers the Cloudgate_QSK quick start kit that includes all accessories needed to get up and running with the CloudGate gateway. Additional information on the CloudGate products may be viewed in this video, and a CloudGate selector guide is also available.

Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for the CloudGate M2M gateway. The device is in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to order this device today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the CG0192-11897 webpage.The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support.