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Accelerated™ Combines Out of Band Management with its Next Generation Cellular Failover Technology

July 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


Accelerated™ today announced the 5400-RM Cellular Out of Band (OOB) Remote Manager for network equipment. The 5400-RM allows organizations to securely manage remote network et al devices/equipment using any site Ethernet based connection or completely out of band using the Cellular Data Network. In addition, through the use of Accelerated’s next generation embedded 3G / LTE cellular failover technology, the 5400-RM can deliver seamless broadband backup capabilities and simultaneous uninterrupted remote management from a centralized network operation facility using network cloud management during primary connection downtime.

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5400-RM (Photo: Business Wire)

5400-RM (Photo: Business Wire)

“It is impossible to build a fully redundant network to avoid downtime since all networks will eventually fail,” said Tom Butts, CEO of Accelerated. “We partner with businesses to build resilient networks. Resilient networks employ Accelerated’s intelligent network devices to provide out of band management, and also efficiently navigate network failure, disruptions or disasters to minimize downtime. Installing our 5400-RM allows a business to stay in control, to monitor, configure and maintain access to their critical infrastructure.” With the 5400-RM businesses have the ability to immediately remediate primary network issues with cellular failover, without the need to engage on-site personnel.

Accelerated’s 5400-RM provides access to the serial console ports of critical infrastructure providing a reliable and secure path to equipment at remote sites, such as servers, routers, firewalls, appliances, and serial devices. The 5400-RM allows businesses to avoid being dependent on unqualified staff on-site for verification of network and power connections, troubleshooting or power cycling devices. It can also provide significant operational cost savings by removing the need for truck rolls to the site or skilled IT technicians to travel to the site.

Rick Gretsch, VP Product Management said: “The Accelerated 5400-RM ships with four integrated serial ports that allow network administrators the flexibility to connect the device to any of their network equipment. The 5400-RM is designed to efficiently handle a primary site failover scenario while simultaneously providing console access when the primary network is down. It is also a smart solution for secure and reliable console access to critical network infrastructure devices on an ongoing and regular basis.” The 5400-RM has an embedded Sierra Wireless carrier certified 3G / 4G / LTE cellular module which provides industry leading performance and reliability.

Like all Accelerated products the 5400-RM can be centrally managed with our cloud-based cellular management portal, Accelerated View™. There are a variety of configuration settings that can be maintained and distributed from a central management location. This includes the Emergency Remote™ encrypted SMS recovery tools for every aspect of the 5400-RM. “Did you send out a device with the wrong APN configured?” questioned Butts. “This is a secure, simple, and short task for Accelerated View™,” he said. This allows an enterprise to rapidly deploy, scale and manage a large number of remote locations in an optimal manner. Accelerated View™ also reports on the status of the remote units and generates alerts based on various criteria, including device check-ins.

Accelerated 5400-RM Cellular Out of Band Remote Manager will be available for shipping in August.

About Accelerated – Connected is Everything™

Accelerated is an innovator in global cellular, cloud and network communications, and offers industry-leading hardware and software solutions that expand primary and backup data connectivity and management capabilities. Since the creation of its flagship product NetBridge in 2006, Accelerated continues to innovate its line of cellular hardware, network management software and virtual private network (VPN) technology. Accelerated offers a range of Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communication technologies including its Dial-to-IP™ Converter and custom OEM solutions, in addition to its the newest All-In product, the LTE Cellular Extender Model 6300-CX, a compact, high-performance wireless router/modem. All Accelerated products can be centrally managed using Accelerated View™ cloud-based network management software. Accelerated Concepts, Inc. is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Brisbane, Australia. For more information, visit

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