13 June 2005

Queensland Company Finds New Applications for its GPRS Router

Brisbane based, Braintree Communications Pty Ltd, today announced the release to reseller channels of its new SMS-capable router – the Axon G4020.

Originally designed as a protocol converter for automatic teller machine and EFTPOS transactions, the Axon G4020 is also becoming popular with DSL infrastructure deployers and network managers because of its ability to be reset or reconfigured by the mobile networks’ short-message-service (SMS).

Mr. Peter Mason, CEO of Braintree Communications said: “We have found the ability to reconfigure or reset a router via SMS is of great benefit to organisations like banks and retail chains because of the high cost of site visits. It can cost between $150 and $220 to get a service company rep on site just to reset a box.

For as little as $10 for a pre-paid GSM SIM from any of the mobile network providers, IT managers can now reconfigure or reset the router, and other devices attached to that router, remotely.”

“A network manager in Australia could reconfigure or boot a router located anywhere in the world where there is GSM coverage”, said Mr. Mason.

“The commands are sent via SMS and are only accepted after sender authentication.”

These commands include updating the access control list, changing usernames, passwords and GPRS access point names, and rebooting the router. It can also be programmed to run scripts that connect to other devices.

The Axon G4020 uses a Coldfire processor running embedded Linux coupled with a GPRS modem. The hardware and software has been developed by Braintree over the last 4 years.

As well as routing capability, the Axon G4020 can also convert legacy protocols like SNA for carriage over IP networks like GPRS and DSL.

About Braintree
Braintree Communications specialises in the design and manufacture of data communication products that allow legacy terminals to seamlessly and immediately connect to modern networks using intelligent protocol conversion.

Braintree’s primary technology focus is on Short Duration Transaction Networks (SDTN) such as EFT applications like Point-Of-Sale and ATM connectivity, defence communications systems, airline reservation networks, security systems and financial services.

Braintree has been developing unique solutions since 1990 for clients such as Telstra, Boeing, Ericsson, Damovo, Cashcard and Japan Airlines.

For more information on Braintree Communications call Mr. Peter Mason on +61 7 3033 8800 or visit www.braintree.com.au.



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