Bausch Datacom continues offering PSTN products and support
Over the past few years, the industry has seen a rise of TCP/IP datacommunication and a shift to broadband mobile solutions such as LTE Cat. '1' and Cat. 'M1', or IoT technologies such as LoRa or Sigfox. Most industrial applications are thus evolving to these technologies. This is for instance the case in the industrial M2M or IoT world and alarm world, but also electricity, water, gas companies have abandoned 'the PSTN way'.
There are almost no routers, (socket) modules for integration purposes and plain fixed line modems available in the market these days. The number of suppliers who support this way of communication (Switched data over telephone numbers - pay by time) are decreasing dramatically. Many renowned manufacturers such as Westermo, Multitech and many others are reevaluating the business case of PSTN.
This evolution is of course one of common sense, the advantages of high speed, broadband, TCP/IP based communication is the way to go forward, no doubt. Big corporations have defined their strategy and came to the conclusion that there is simply not enough Return on Invest anymore to maintain product portfolios and supporting engineering (and engineers!).
However, there are still thousands of installed bases and infrastructures all over the world which function perfectly based on PSTN datacommunication. The good old telephone line - copper is tangible and extremely reliable once installed - is in many countries still being used in aging but surviving infrastructures. In alarm applications for instance, many devices still use PSTN, if not as main commmunicator, then at least as a dependable backup tool. Also, the trend of automating cash registers as a tax control tool is in many cased backed up through PSTN. The examples of PSTN use are countless.
Therefor Bausch Datacom preserves its PSTN portfolio and keeps supporting and upgrading the products. From socket modems for integration purposes, over desktop PSTN, Rack mountable PSTN cards for dial-out applications to DINrail solutions for the industry, Bausch Datacom can offer these solutions.
- InduBox PSTN III (485): Renowned 'InduBox' family for transparant serial communication
- SM_H2: PSTN socket modem for SIA and other alarm, POS or integration applications
- Proxima V.92 Full: desktop modem, the ideal workhorse for special PSTN applications: point to point, current loop ...
- DinBox PSTN 485: DINrail pocket industrial DC modem
- Proxima PSTN 19 inch Rackmodem: for dial out applications