Reliable Video-over-LTE Network

Video-over-LTE is one of the hottest topics in today’s industrial automation market. The tremendous improvement in bandwidth and latency provided by the new 4G standard makes seamless video streaming over cellular networks a reality, and opens up many opportunities for long distance network communication. However, there’s still a gap between being able to provide, and actually delivering, seamless video streaming. Network reliability is one of the crucial factors for ensuring uninterrupted video streaming. Without a reliable cellular gateway design, the many types of wireless interference found in industrial applications could interrupt the video transmission.

As a leading industrial cellular solution provider, Moxa can help you decide if you need to implement an LTE gateway on your network, and show you how Moxa’s new LTE cellular gateway can help you deploy a truly reliable video-over-LTE network.

    • Do you need to
      implement video-over-LTE?

    • How do Moxa’s LTE products ensure
      uninterrupted streaming?

Do you need to implement video-over-LTE?

You should first determine if your application can benefit from LTE technology.

The LTE standard certainly supports the high throughput needed for video transmissions over large scale networks, such as those used by transportation and oil & gas applications. However, whether or not you actually need to implement a video-over-LTE network for your industrial application depends on what kind of usage scenarios you expect your network transmissions to encounter.

Consider the following usage scenarios for industrial applications:

    • High Definition Video Transmission
    • Mission-Critical Transmission
    • Video Transmission from Mobile
      Equipment
  • If your network will be used for high definition (HD) video transmissions, you should implement video-over-LTE.

    Many industrial sites have deployed HD video systems to improve onsite safety, in which case the network must provide enough bandwidth to support HD video data transmissions. An LTE gateway ensures 25 Mbps of available bandwidth for uploading, making it possible to connect 3 HD video cameras, with each camera pouring out data at 8 Mbps, and still deliver seamless video streaming back to the control center.

  • If your network will be used for mission-critical transmissions, you should implement video-over-LTE.

    Mission-critical systems deployed in industrial applications typically require a low latency network, since every second the network is down can cause loss of assets and increase the chance of injuries to personnel. An LTE gateway offers better latency compared with 3G, and is more suitable for large scale, latency-sensitive applications that require seamless data transmissions.

  • If your network will be used for video transmissions from mobile equipment, you should implement video-over-LTE.

    Installing an IP camera on a bus to improve onboard safety is an application that requires sending video transmissions from a mobile device to a control center. If you need real-time video footage and the ability to control device status anytime, regardless of where the mobile equipment is located, an LTE gateway is appropriate, since it gives your devices higher mobility, and allows you to maintain control over the device.

How do Moxa’s LTE products ensure
uninterrupted streaming?

Let’s take a look at some of the key concerns people face when deploying a video-over-LTE network.

Many LTE devices are available on the market, making it somewhat of a challenge to choose a suitable industrial cellular device when it is absolutely essential to deploy video-over-LTE. Moxa’s new OnCell G3470A-LTE cellular gateway is designed to answer the key concerns faced by industrial operators when deploying a video-over-LTE network.

Key concerns when deploying video-over-LTE:

    • Environmental
      Interference
    • Redundancy
    • Network
      Management
  • If your major concern is environmental interference, Moxa’s reliable OnCell G3470A-LTE cellular gateway can ensure uninterrupted streaming.

    Moxa’s OnCell G3470A-LTE features an innovative built-in power and antenna isolation that helps your network stay connected, even when your applications are troubled by severe electrical disturbances. What’s more, the OnCell G3470A-LTE can operate reliably at extreme temperatures, make it easier to deploy devices in outdoor environments.

  • If your major concern is redundancy, Moxa’s OnCell G3470A-LTE cellular gateway offers reliable connectivity.

    Moxa’s OnCell G3470A-LTE has a comprehensive redundancy design for both hardware and software. Dual SIM cards provide a backup option that can be switched to when the link signal goes down. To ensure reliable connectivity, Moxa’s GuaranLink technology features a 4-tier connection check method to make continuous connectivity a reality.

  • If your major concern is cellular network management, Moxa’s reliable OnCell G3470A-LTE cellular gateway features large scale manageability.

    Looking for an easy way to access network devices with private IP addresses over the Internet? Moxa’s OnCell Central Manager v2.0 offers an industrial-grade centralized solution that allows you to configure, manage, and monitor—from the Internet—up to 2000 OnCell devices.