PepLink is a true bonded networking innovator, both in the design of their products and the many applications they’ve found for them.
Their brand of bonding, called SpeedFusion, can accommodates up to 13 low-cost cable, DSL, 3G/4G/LTE, or other links connected anywhere on the customer’s WAN, combining them all into one fat pipe that aggregates their speeds, bandwidth, and reliability.
They offer several grades of router. The Balance models, their highest-end line, stack up pretty well against other bonding devices, with some boasting years of uninterrupted uptime and the ability to handle massive terabytes of data per week without a hitch. But all their types of router are formidable in their own right. The MAX series is designed for bonding cellular signals, and finds a lot of use with transportation, broadcasting, and public safety organizations. The MediaFast, as the name implies, is designed to carry high volumes of video content for creative and media companies. It lets the user schedule large downloads for off-peak times, just to make sure the connection is never taxed when it’s needed most. The AP One series was designed to let users set up WiFi hotspots with a minimum of fuss.
Having such a diverse range of products has created some fascinating applications, and PepLink has pioneered the use of internet bonding in situations outside the office. For example, when a rural English seawall collapsed last year, the construction company deployed multiple signal-boosting routers to a nearby trailer, giving their workers crucial phone and data access in an area without any cell towers. PepLink technology has also found homes on research boats, armored trucks, and police vehicles, opening up new possibilities for how our technology can be used.
Their software is pretty commendable too, with a simple interface that works out of the box and doesn’t require any tech knowledge to set up. In addition, they offer a browser-based interface that, much like TELoIP’s software, allows easy control over your network configuration from your PC.
Their support is plentiful, with a public knowledge base and support forums available on their website, easily accessible for any customers who may have problems with their hardware. And if that’s not enough, every Balance router comes with a 90-day free trial of their phone support, as well as email support from 9 to 5 on weekdays. A TotalCare package is available that gives the user much more customer service.