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New Gigabit Routers Introduced

The Contemporary Controls' EIGR series of Gigabit IP Routers are being introduced with features beyond our popular EIPR series of 10/100 Mbps IP routers while retaining the EIPR's ease-of-use. Besides gigabit speed on both LAN and WAN ports, the new line of EIGR Gigabit IP routers allows for faster routing throughput, VPN server in addition to VPN client, and outdoor temperature operation. In addition to the basic EIGR-E model is the EIGR-V offering the choice of OpenVPN client or server. Outdoor temperature range operation of −40°C to +75°C is supported with the EIGR-EX and EIGR-VX models.

The EIGR-E and EIGR-V both have a 4-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet switch on the LAN side and a single 10/100/1000 Mbps port on the WAN side. The routers can be used to simply connect two IPv4 subnets together but they also support advanced features found in the EIPR like Port Forwarding, Port Range Forwarding, NAT etc. The web pages on the two series are quite similar. The EIGR series features:

  • Web page configuration
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN port
  • 4-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN switch
  • Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client/ Server (EIGR-V)
  • PAT, NAT, Port Forwarding and Port Range Forwarding
  • Stateful Firewall
  • NAT Loopback
  • Remote Router Access
  • Allowlist
  • DHCP client (WAN) and DHCP server (LAN)
  • DIN-rail mounting
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • CE Mark, RoHS, UL 508, C22.2 No. 142-M1987
  • 24 VAC/VDC powered
  • Operates over 0 to 60°C or −40°C to +75°C, depending on model

The EIGR-V Gigabit VPN router allows you to create secure VPN remote access to equipment located at the job site. The first approach is to use our cloud-based RemoteVPN subscription service hosted by Contemporary Controls along with the new EIGR-V acting as a VPN client. With our RemoteVPN service you gain secure remote access eliminating the need to travel to the job site for activities that could have been accomplished remotely. Using the RemoteVPN service eliminates the need for Static/Public IP addresses.

The second approach is to configure the EIGR-V as a VPN server and install it at your office with direct Internet access eliminating the need for the RemoteVPN cloud service. Another EIGR-V router, acting as VPN client, is installed at each job site that requires remote access. It can be behind firewalls and still communicate with the EIGR-V VPN server. Once installed, they provide a secure VPN connection between each other, providing you with secure, remote access to the connected devices on the LAN side at the job site.

Visit the EIGR product page to learn more.


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