The Hughes 9201 is configured for M2M (Machine to Machine) use by creating a persistent network connection, ideal for unmanned remote operations where any IP capable device (Such as SCADA devices) needs to be monitored or controlled. Most BGAN terminals are not capable of a persistent connection, so idle connections drop after several minutes of non-use. The Hughes 9201 keeps a persistent always-on data connection.
Auto Context Activation automatically sets up a data context with the network for the user device that is connected to the Hughes 9201-M2M. The user device can use either a static local IP address or obtain a dynamic DHCP local IP address to set up the automatic context.
Auto On/Auto Power Cycle enables the Hughes 9201-M2M to automatically restore power to itself and turn back ON if the site loses power or experiences a brief power interruption, eliminating the need to send personnel to the site to manually reboot.
Point Once provides the installer with a quick and easy method of installing, pointing, and activating the terminal without the need for a laptop in the field.
24/7 Keep Alive Link Supervision is designed into the Hughes 9201-M2M firmware to autonomously supervise and maintain the data connection, even when there is inactivity of data being sent for over 12 hours, so that the customer’s
remote terminal unit (RTU) doesn’t have to facilitate that task.
IP Watchdog for “always-on access.” The IP watchdog monitors the health of the data connection and takes various steps to always keep it active on the network. If the data connection goes down (regardless of whether it is a network or terminal fault) and nothing is able to re-establish the connection, the terminal will initiate a reboot command to get back online with the network.
Internal Battery Back-up. The Hughes 9201-M2M can be equipped optionally with a 9-cell, extended-life, Lithium-ion
battery pack for backup power should the site power fail