Mushroom unveils appliances for mobile broadband

 Mushroom Networks unveiled new versions of its PortaBella wireless broadband bonding appliance—the Portabella 5200i and Portabella 7100i—designed to provide ultra-fast and reliable mobile Internet over bonded 3G/4G, the company said.

The company said the new appliances feature up to six embedded modems to deliver the fastest Internet connections for mobile applications used in challenging physical environments, and transportation applications such as on trains, buses and specialty vehicles.

“PortaBella appliances provide cost-effective and highly reliable Internet connectivity for mobile locations by bonding together multiple cellular wireless Internet access cards – aggregating performance and increasing dependability,” the company said.

The Portabella 5200i supports sim slots for three embedded modems, and the Portabella 7100i supports up to six embedded modems. Both are built with aluminum extrusion and heavy-duty steel and have IP40 certifications, according to the company. The sma antenna connectors, M12 Ethernet connectors and the remotely manageable power switch are all designed to operate in challenging installation environments.

“The Portabella 5200i and Portabella 7100i can withstand up to 5 Grms of vibration at 5-500Hz, making them ideal for in-vehicle installations, and they can operate in a temperature range of 40°C ~ +70°C,” according to the company. “Both have been certified to meet U.S. and European Union standards, including FCC Class A, CE, and various railway certifications.”

“Each weigh under 4 Kgs (8.7 lbs) and measure 244 mm (9.6") (W) x 180.5 mm (7.1") (D) x 65.1 mm (2.56") (H), making them about the same size as a household cable modem,” the company added.

"Portabella provides reliable, super-fast Internet on the go in places where traditional services are either unavailable or too costly, and the new 5200i and 7100i are rugged enough to be used in challenging environments such as public transportation or construction sites,” said Cahit Akin, co-founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. “The new Portabella appliances are powered by Mushroom's latest software-defined networking architecture with Broadband Bonding and WAN Orchestration that intelligently and dynamically boost connectivity and significantly reduce signal outages in real-time.”

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