M2M Routers – Vehicle Charging Points

Electrical Vehicle Charging and M2M Routers

Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging is not as common in Australia as in other parts of the world – especially Europe.  In UK this year alone sales of electric cars soared 85%.

But due to severe environment issues such as global warming and air pollution, the need to convert fuel vehicles to electric ones is becoming more and more obvious. Due to the rapid development of the electrical vehicle market, the number of charging stations and points is growing by leaps and bounds.

Business’ focusing on charging point deployment have mushroomed. Charging points are generally fixed outdoors and can endure severe environment factors, which makes management and maintenance challenging. In addition, industry players are always searching for a comprehensive solution, combining charging, positioning, remote management, advertising and other functions.

M2M routers

Robustel Solution

Robustel is providing cost effective solutions to the charging point manufacturers in the EV industry, with their industrial grade M2M routers, both with the R3000 and the R2000 models.

  • R3000/R2000 transmits operating parameters like current, voltage or power, as well as sending alarms once failure.
  • R3000/R2000 monitors real-time operating data, such as transaction details through VPN, running time of charging sites.
  • With GPS positioning, R3000/R2000 helps customers to find the nearest charging site on app, providing better customer experience.
  • With WiFi hotspot, R3000/R2000 sets captive portal. R3000/R2000 can also remotely update digital signage on the front tablet of charging point. Both functions allow new functionality to the service providers.
  • Connected to IP cameras by Ethernet port, R3000/R2000 encrypts and transmits pictures /videos to control centre, providing a security system.

With RobustLink, the Robustel centralised management cloud platform, service providers can remotely collect data and conduct analysis for sites.

The Robustel GoRugged R2000 V2 with Wi-Fi is a rugged 2G/3G/4G M2M router offering state-of-the-art mobile connectivity for machine to machine (M2M) applications. Also for those that want an industrial 3G/4G modem for an internet connection, that can handle higher temperatures and robust applications.  Find out more here: 

The Robustel R3000-Q4LA Quad is a versatile, easy-to-deploy, rugged and reliable VPN gateway designed for harsh environment, providing seamless, secure, fast wireless connectivity to M2M/IoT applications.

Find out more about the products HERE.

4GE LTE Modems for Bus Transport System

4GE LTE Modems for Intelligent Public Transport Monitoring

Västtrafik in Sweden is responsible for the public transport in all of Västra Götaland. They have 2,700 buses, trains, trams and ferries as well as 22000 stop locations.

All vehicles combined will be driven 390,000 km on average every day. This makes Västtrafik the second largest public transport company in Sweden. They also organise the transport, compile the timetables and decide upon routes and lines.

4ge lte modemsBusiness Challenge

There were legacy IT systems installed in every bus, train, tram and ferry to connect with passenger information system, driver safety system etc., and a GPRS modem was used for network connection. However, during years of running, Västtrafik was experiencing problems with narrow band and unstable GPRS connection, especially in rural areas. Due to these issues, the Swedish operators were also considering leaving the GSM/GPRS network for M2M communications.

Västtrafik realised that in order to achieve reliable, consistent 3G/4G LTE connectivity, they would need to upgrade to a more ruggedised modem. So they decided to choose a modern path with 3G/4G LTE compatible hardware.

Because of 3G/4G LTE’s instant handover time, high bandwidth, they could maximise the network availability, and provide seamless communication for in-vehicle IT systems for the future.


The LTE modem is used not only in the buses but also trams, trains and ferries across the country.   Each application has to undergo appropriate certifications to meet all the fireproofing and railway standards regulation demands.

Västtrafik tested solutions from several leading vendors and finally selected Robustel M1000-U4L LTE modem because of its sturdiness, network compatibility, and seamless connectivity performance during the trial.

Key Benefits for Customers

Robustel M1000-U4L LTE modem running provided Västtrafik in Gothenburg with the following

  • CE, EN45544-2, E-mark certified
  • 4G LTE and backwards 3G/GPRS compatible communication path
  • Ruggedized lockable power connector
  • Rugged Metal housing
  • Wide range power input 12-36VDC
  • GPS optional

For more information on Robustel modems available visit HERE.