Modem as a service?

Jeremy Austin jhaustin at
Mon Dec 7 01:15:51 UTC 2015

On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 4:03 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:

> There might be a product idea here, if no-one's done it already:
> Something like a RaspBerry Pi, running off a lithium battery, with a
> recharge circuit and something to detect a power outage. Add a 3G/4G
> card to send an SMS alert, put it all in a box, plug it into power. Only
> configuration needed is setting the SMS target(s)... If you made it
> network addressable (on 3G/4G) it could send emails as well.

Almost exactly my scenario.

While you're at it, add IP/serial links to console servers and tunnel in.
I've got this as the only OOB option for sites with no copper. Low
bandwidth 3G plan.

Jeremy Austin
Whitestone Power & Communications
(907) 895-2311
(907) 803-5422
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