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The Cigorn Gateway by Raveon Technologies is a Wide-Area RF IP Gateway that is easy to manage, simple to deploy, and very bandwidth efficient. Use for your Private Network’s Gateway, or an IoT Gateway, whichever way you want. Cigorn intelligently routes data messages, monitors network operation, and interacts with users and administrators. It dynamically assigns wireless bandwidth to operate even when 100% of the subscriber devices need to communicate (for a quick overview see Cigorn Gateway Info ).

Cigorn is optimized for telemetry, SCADA, mobile data, RTK, meter-reading, utility-monitoring, as well as GPS tracking, but will scale to work for wireless broadband access, two-way voice calling, and many other wireless applications.

The Cigorn Gateway is built using powerful computing hardware, feature-rich software, and sophisticated communication protocols.

But because Gigabytes of RAM are cheap, GHz processors are cheap, and Open Source Linux software is free and reliable, the Cigorn Gateway is more sophisticated than comparable commercial systems, and yet costs very little to build.

 

 

 

 

Possible Applications for a Cigorn Wireless Network are:

  • Wireless IIoT. Route messages to-and-from the right base stations, networks, and servers.
  • Wide-area GPS tracking system using UHF/VHF radios spanning multiple sites, mines, dumps, cities, and states.
  • Routing data in a SCADA system giving it: internet access, remote management, system logging, protocol translation, and bridging sites.
  • Radio telemetry systems, meter reading, vending machine status, and remote monitoring over a wide area with many individually addressed nodes.
  • Mobile data system for public safety, dispatch, busses, taxis, or trucking.
  • Protocol translator between various radio networks and interfaces such as DNPP, MODBUS, TAP, WMX, and NMEA.
  • Interconnecting multiple wireless systems to make them look like one network.
  • RTK signal distribution utilizing multiple networks and radio technologies.

The primary functions of the Cigorn Gateway are:

  1. Intelligent routing to send/receive data messages to the correct wireless devices anywhere in the network.
  2. Manage/configure wireless devices over-the-air (slot numbers, TDMA timing, assign RF channels, …)
  3. Translate protocols.
  4. Monitor system operation, report on performance via Web, command-line, and email.
  5. Allow for wireless devices to be easily added or removed from the network.
  6. Track the wireless devices as they roam from one gateway to another or are moved to another site.
  7. Route messages to/from the appropriate gateway for each wireless device in the network.
  8. Communicate messages from a user (via WMX-telnet, SMTP, RTCM, NTRIP, or MODBUS, MODBUS Ethernet) to and from the radios.
  9. Provide mechanisms for a system operator to track system usage by Wireless Device and by groups of Wireless Devices.
  10. Provide a telnet, SSH, and Web interface to manage the gateway.
  11. Track the GPS position and status of all radios and allow a user to query for position.
  12. Forward GPS position data to any number of external applications via telnet connections.
  13. Maintain a central database of all wireless devices, their statistics, their status, and their authorizations.

 

For more information on Raveon’s Cigorn Technology, go to localhost/raveontest/cigorn-info

Setting Up a Cigorn Gateway

Cigorn software runs on Linux PCs using Raveon’s Cigorn software, SQL database, and Linus functions. To acquire or setup your Cigorn gateway, you can get a Cigorn gateway in a number of different ways.

  1. Do it all yourself for no cost using the open-source Cigorn software.
  2. Do it yourself with our Customer Service consultants, for low cost using the open-source Cigorn software and our Customer Service at 26% off.
  3. Buy a complete low-cost Cigorn Gateway from Raveon, fully setup and ready to go.
  4. Buy a complete High-Performance Cigorn Gateway from Raveon, fully setup and ready to go that uses a high-performance PC. You can choose the PC.
  5. You can acquire a computer, or server, and send it to Raveon and have our Customer Service install Cigorn on it.

Pricing and Service Information to Acquire a Cigorn Gateway

1  Do it all yourself for Free

If you have Linux experts, you can contact Raveon to get the information your experts need to set it up.
To use or acquire a Cigorn gateway technology for free, you must be a Raveon customer or user of Raveon radio modems.
You have to set it up yourself for free.
The information we provide to you that you will need is:

  1. The Cigorn software.
  2. The Cigorn source code. Depending on the computer you use, you may have to re-compile the source to run on the PC.
  3. A document that describes how to setup Cigorn on a Linux computer.
  4. For Your Information:  It is OK to look on Amazon for RS232 miniature computers like the “Kingdel Fanless Industrial Computer”    Its only $355 and a good PC for Cigorn.

2  Do it yourself with our Technical Support

If you have Linux experts, you can contact Raveon to get the information your experts need to set it up.
The info we provide that you will need is:

  1. The Cigorn software
  2. The Cigorn source code. Depending on the computer you use, you may have to re-compile the source to run on the PC.
  3. A document that describes how to setup Cigorn on a Linux computer.
  4. Our Customer Service consultants will work with you to help ensure you get it working great and configured as you need it.
  5. Order Cigorn and Customer service for $300, and if you need more than 3-4 hours of support, you’d need to pay our Customer Service team per hour.
  6. Additional Customer Service is $135/hour to assist you.  If you utilize Raveon’s radio modems with Cigorn, then Customer Service is %26 off. ($99/hour)

3  Buy a complete low-cost Cigorn Gateway

The easiest way to do this, is to buy a Cigorn Gateway from Raveon. We offer a very low-cost version using small lost cost computer.
The Information about this options is:

  1. The Computer we offer is a current PC we find on Amazon or some other supplier that makes a small low-cost Linux PC with good serial ports, great network connections, good performance and good memory.
  2. The computer we offer will change often. Currently we recommend to use a standard off-the-shelf miniature fan-less PC.
  3. Here is an example:  Celeron J1900 Quad core 2.4GHz Mini Box PC
  4. Raveon will setup Cigorn in a simple computer like this, ensure Cigorn works, and sell  it to you for $825.

4  Buy a complete High-Performance Cigorn Gateway from Raveon

For a high-performance and reliable server to utilize Cigorn, you can buy a Cigorn Gateway from Raveon.
The Information about this options is:

  1. The Computer we acquire will be any one you would like, or we can offer various reliable PCs for your Cigorn gateway.
  2. We recommend utilizing a Rack-mount computer such as A Dell PC.
  3. Raveon will setup Cigorn in a high-performance computer like this, ensure Cigorn works, for $700.
  4. Raveon’s Customer Service will also help setup Cigorn for your system. Customer Service is $135/hour to assist you.
  5. If you utilize Raveon’s radio modems with Cigorn, then Customer Service is %26 off. ($99/hour)

5  You can acquire a computer, or server, and Raveon can Set it Up for you

You acquire the computer to use, and ship it to Raveon (or we can come on-site),  We’ll set it up and make sure it works as you need.
The Information about this options is:

  1. The Computer will be any one you would like. Set the PC and documentation to Raveon
  2. Raveon will setup Cigorn in the computer you acquired and shipped to Raveon for $700.
  3. Raveon’s Customer Service will also be willing to customize your Cigorn setup for your system. Customer Service is $135/hour to assist you.
  4. If you utilize Raveon’s radio modems with Cigorn, then Customer Service is %26 off. ($99/hour)
  5. Assume for a complex system, it will take 1-3 days of work to setup and test the gateway to ensure the Cigorn gateway computer is configured the way you need it.
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