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Successful Australian exporter Opengear today announces Australia’s first live public demonstration of its Failover to Cellular™ capabilities for ensuring the uninterrupted availability and connectivity of network-connected devices.

The new feature designed for business continuity — which helps solve key challenges for Internet of Things companies — debuts at Cisco Live!, where Opengear will exhibit the technology at Booth 31. Cisco Live! will run at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday, March 17, to Friday, March 20.

Opengear ( is a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, Now based in its largest market, the USA, Opengear still has its CEO and global Research & Development team located in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong.

Failover to Cellular™ (F2C) is Opengear’s newest capability for providing IT resilience in the face of continually escalating connection demands. F2C allows for automatic Internet connectivity backup via high speed 3G or 4G LTE networks when the primary Internet link has failed. Disruption is eliminated, and primary link connectivity is then restored when it becomes available.

The technology complements Opengear’s Smart OOB™ capability, which provides cellular-enabled remote management that automatically and proactively detects and helps resolve the issues that occur with distributed networks.

As with Smart OOB™, F2C is built into all cellular-enabled Opengear remote management solutions, including IM infrastructure management and ACM remote site management devices.

“The cost of network downtime has never been higher,” said Brendan Walsh, Opengear’s Sydney-based ANZ Sales Manager. “Connectivity hiccups — let alone full-blown outages — commonly result in million-dollar revenue losses and affect virtually all industries. Add to that the proliferation of connected devices vying for always-on connectivity and even more stress will be put on networks.

“How businesses respond is critical; with Opengear’s new Failover to Cellular™ and Smart OOB™ technology, we provide an unparalleled solution for ensuring IT resilience with maximum uptime. Network connection failures happen, but they don’t have to be crippling — or even noticeable — with Opengear.”

Opengear’s Failover to Cellular™ capabilities include:

  • Transparent failover to 4G/3G cellular networks using simple and reliable IP Passthrough technology that allows business operations to continue while IT staff resolve connectivity issues with the primary Internet connection
  • Maintaining console connectivity to routers, switches, firewalls, and PDU (Power Distribution Unit to troubleshoot problems
  • Transparent “fail-back” when the primary connection is restored
  • Ease of use: F2C is a drop-in solution which works with most existing routers that have dual-WAN support.

Opengear interviews and media assistance for Cisco Live!

Opengear’s ANZ Sales Manager Brendan Walsh will attend this year’s Cisco Live! event in Melbourne. For media assistance or to book an interview with Brendan, please contact John Harris on 08 8431 4000 or email