Which GateWay is Right for You?

February 13, 2023

Expanded Coverage: Finding the right GateWay device

The internet has become essential to almost every aspect of our lives, as well as for big and small businesses and critical services to function properly. 

It’s how we order our groceries, chat with friends and colleagues, play games and learn new skills. We stream content directly to our televisions, mobile devices and smart speakers, and our increasingly nuanced working lives mean that more and more of us are working remotely rather than enduring the daily commute. 

According to the DIGITAL 2023: GLOBAL OVERVIEW REPORT by DataReportal there are 5.16 billion internet users in the world today. That means  64.4 percent of the world’s total population is now online. Current trends suggest that close to two-thirds of the world’s population should be online by the end of 2023.

What happens when the internet goes down

We have never been more reliant on the internet, so when it’s suddenly no longer accessible, the effects can be devastating. In July 2022, a 19-hour network outage in Canada left more than 12 million subscribers offline. For many businesses and service providers, from radio and television stations to emergency services, internet connectivity is critical to their business models and disruption can lead to significant issues in production, revenue and public safety. 

Dejero GateWay network aggregation devices deliver reliable connectivity from any location,  providing real-time wireless connectivity for some of the world’s most mission-critical applications. From live broadcasts to public safety and emergency deployment, Dejero’s technology offers an unprecedented level of preparedness.

Its range of GateWay devices offer robust wireless connectivity even in harsh, remote, congested or mobile environments, as well as primary and backup connectivity for fixed IP infrastructures. Each company faces unique connectivity challenges so choosing the right GateWay is key to optimal performance.

The Dejero blending recipe

Powered by our patented Smart Blending Technology, Dejero GateWay devices blend both wired (broadband/fiber) and wireless (3G/4G/5G, Wi-Fi, satellite) IP connections from every single available network carrier to create a virtual ‘network of networks’ from any location. 

If a connection is lost or becomes congested, packets reroute in real-time across the other connection paths; the system seamlessly detects any degradation in performance and automatically blends traffic over other channels.

A supercharged hotspot

Dejero provides a range of GateWay solutions for different use cases.

The range includes the GateWay M6E6, a six modem, 1U rackmount device; the GateWay M6E6F, a six modem, 1U FirstNet Ready® rack mount device; and the Dejero GateWay 211, a ruggedized and portable three modem FirstNet Ready® fanless device. We also launched the EnGo 265 mobile transmitter in 2020 with built-in GateWay mode which can be carried in a backpack or mounted to a vehicle.

Providing primary and secondary connectivity over broadband, cell, Wi-Fi and satellite links guarantees uptime for users wherever they are – whether that’s at the studio, at home, at a remote venue or on the side of a mountain. And while all three were designed with vehicles and portable kits in mind they are relied on by a range of businesses in both fixed and mobile locations.

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Business resilience

A Dejero GateWay M6E6 plays a vital role in connecting world leaders and global organizations on virtual world stages for event production specialist, TeamPeople.  Their rackmount Dejero GateWay is located at the company’s Virginia HQ, providing main firewall and back-up internet connectivity for these critical communications. If TeamPeople’s dedicated fiber connection dips below the bandwidth threshold, the GateWay guarantees a stable connection by finding other IP networks instantaneously. TeamPeople’s HQ houses three IP-based control rooms where feeds, not only from cameras in studio or remote locations, but also platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and Zoom, are decoded.

Protecting communities

On the Pacific coast of California, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) uses a GateWay 211 inside its Mobile Command Vehicle to guarantee wireless connectivity for real-time situational awareness at public events where tens of thousands of people attend. The GateWay enables SDPD to monitor live video and access mission-critical apps from the Joint Operations Center command post and the SDPD headquarters. The GateWay 211 provides cellular connectivity, allowing officers inside the vehicle to use wireless internet as a secured path into the SDPD network. This means events can be monitored in real-time and relayed back to the command post without latency delays or interference.

For public safety applications, we recommend the GateWay 211 (3 modem, ruggedized and fanless) and the GateWay M6E6F (6 modem rackmount) devices, which are both FirstNet Ready®. Both support access to the physically separate and dedicated network core, enabling FirstNet First Priority® capabilities – always-on priority and, for first responders, preemption – as well as the FirstNet Band 14 spectrum. FirstNet-eligible customers, such as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services, can feel confident the Dejero GateWay devices combined with FirstNet services will provide the necessary critical connectivity in a reliable, highly secure and cost-effective manner.

Designed for vehicles and portable kits, the Dejero GateWay M6E6F and 211 devices deliver reliable wireless connectivity for applications such as voice, video, and data communication while in nomadic or mobile environments, as well as adding wireless connectivity to fixed locations. VPN tunneling and dynamic routing of packets over multiple connections help provide public safety agencies with the security they need to keep communities safe.

Mobile internet on remote film sets

Picture this - a Dejero ruggedized GateWay 211 integrated into a ground-breaking cinematic production vehicle, providing mobile internet in remote environments. That’s the case for vehicle camera specialists KALA. Their production crew often finds itself in a mixture of harsh and congested environments, depending on what and where they’re shooting. It could be a set on the side of a mountain for car commercials or in downtown Toronto for fast-paced car chasing movie scenes.  

The GateWay enables fast video and data transfers with sub-second latency. With GateWay, the KALA vehicle can roll up on any set and break out wireless mesh networks to create large-scale connectivity, becoming an ultra-reliable rolling hotspot. The vehicle combines camera system, connectivity and creative decision-making functionalities into one, streamlining the entire production and post-production process and facilitating remote collaboration in real-time.

This just in...

Dejero launched its EnGo 265 mobile video transmitter with built-in Gateway Mode for wireless broadband internet connectivity in the field. With GateWay mode, ultra-reliable, high bandwidth internet access is made possible with Dejero’s Smart Blending Technology. It means news teams only need to carry an EnGo 265 — in a backpack or mounted in a vehicle using a Vehicle Antenna Dock — to go live, quickly send or receive large files, and securely access private newsroom systems and cloud services from any location.

A GateWay for any occasion

Dejero’s flexible range of GateWay solutions are about having the right tool for the job. A fixed location may need a rack-mounted unit, a mobile location might need a more ruggedized GateWay, and in the case of KALA, a video crew may also need resilient video connectivity as well as reliable data services. 

By aggregating multiple networks into a single service, Dejero’s patented Smart Blending Technology provides the ultimate business resilience by creating as much connectivity as possible, blended over as many available networks as possible, which all work seamlessly together to share the load.

Dejero GateWay: enhanced reliability, expanded coverage, greater bandwidth


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