QWIC-Cell™ - How It Works
The QWIC-Cell™ cellular interface lets any Qameleon
instrument connect wirelessly to the Internet through a cellular network.
Users then access their instruments via the Web from anywhere in the world to
retrieve data, set parameters,
and monitor performance in real time.
Users login to a Virtual Private Network
(VPN) that provides a private "tunnel" through the Internet to the
Internet Server in the Secure Data Network.
The Internet Server maps specific user
logins to specific Qameleon Instruments, preventing unauthorized
access. It also blocks general Web traffic from entering the Secure
The Internet Server initiates the
connection to a Qameleon Instrument over the Cellular Network.
Only the Internet Server is authorized to call the instrument,
preventing unauthorized access.
WiFi interface on the instrument provides
convenient access during installation and maintenance.
All of these many stages in the connection
from PC to Instrument provide security for the data and equipment, but are transparent to the user. After logging in to
the VPN, the user sees the instrument directly. It is as if there is a
private data pipe directly from the PC to the instrument. QWIC-Cell™ makes
machine-to-machine (M2M) deployment easy.