Cloud management is a marketplace necessity today with the proliferation of applications dependent on cellular networks. There’s a booming demand for large cellular router deployments. Encore Networks is a leading producer of commercial cellular routers and a pioneer of cloud management technology used to address the needs of a large, geographically diverse, cellular router deployments. The enCloud™ device management system was originally developed to monitor the basic health of Encore cellular routers, but the scope quickly grew as its potential became apparent.
“enCloud’s first iteration was impressive, but our team wasn’t satisfied by merely impressive.” Brad Pool, the Product Manager for enCloud, explains, “After the first release, we received feedback from our users requesting additional features that would set enCloud apart from our industry competitors. The features in enCloud’s second release address the shortcomings of our competitors, and more importantly, grant several of our customer’s specific requests.”
Pool describes the end-user feedback that prompted these improvements: “We received several requests for the ability to manage data plans and overages, specifically those on pooled or shared plans—not just individual plans.” To avoid costly unexpected overages, we’ve built in rule-based controls that can throttle or disable cellular access on devices that use more than their ‘fair share’ of group cellular data plans.
Pool continues, “Customers also asked for more robust rule-making [capacities] and the ability to administer multiple devices through administration tiers and use case deployment groups.” Tiered access to enCloud™ managed devices improves administration abilities for VARs and integrators that manage several customers. They don’t have to log into different instances of enCloud™ to administer different customers, they can do it all within the VAR tier of enCloud.
Perhaps the most practical improvements are the Firmware update and configuration features. Router configurations and software releases are stored within enCloud™ and can be pushed to individual routers, or groups. More impressive still—Firmware updates are free of charge because they’re included in the enCloud™ subscription, as is customer care, access to advanced routing features and cloud support. With a yearly subscription starting at $26, it’s an extremely competitive deal.
Encore Networks’ enCloud™ Enterprise Cloud Manager helps you maximize the performance of your deployment, based on your unique requirements. Our Product Manager, Brad Pool, is happy to perform a demonstration of features for anyone considering enCloud™. Also, Encore offers in-person, guided set-up for no charge to our resellers and customers.
Contact our sales department at 703-318-4367 about a free 30 day trial of enCloud™. Take your Encore powered network to the next level.