Written by Miloslav Bien, Friday 13 November 2020
SmartStart SL304 router EMEA model (EOL) is to be replaced by the new EMEA router model SL305. Last Time Buy (LTB) for model SL304 is set to 24. 12. 2020. From 16. 11. 2020 are accepted orders for replacement model SL305.
SL305 is compatible with older model SL304 in terms of hardware interface options (popular interface combination of 1 × Ethernet 10/100 + 1 × full DB9 RS232), software capabilities, size, and mounting options. The same as the previous model SL305 is fully supported by already existing monitoring and security platforms available for Advantech routers – WebAccess/VPN, WebAccess/DMP, and R-SeeNet.
SL305 is based on a new Cat.4 LTEcellular module and provides a high-speed wireless connection of 150 Mbps (download) and up to 50 Mbs (upload). The spectrum of LTE frequency bands is extended compared to the EOL model to provide more complete coverage on LTE (4G). SL305 supporting LTE bands B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28A, B38, B40, and B41.
As an important improvement to succeed in the current IoT market SL305 brings extended memory (eMMC) storage compared to the EOL model. The new size of internal memory provides 814 MB for software RouterApps (User modules) together with an additional 512 MB for customer data. That enormous space for custom scripts, software applications, data and a wide variety of protocols using Router Apps (User modules) extends the usability of SL305 in IoT applications. Last but not least - there is also possible to operate the popular Node-RED programming tool inside the router.
For details on a new model, SL305 click here.