- Wired or wireless operation over the Internet
- Secure communication tunnels utilizing encryption
- No capital investment in resident VPN servers
- Free download of OpenVPN Windows PC client software
- Support for iOS, Android and Linux OpenVPN clients
- Applicable to both permanent and temporary remote access
- Flexible man-machine and machine-machine applications
- Quick realization of a remote access project
The RemoteVPN is a service offered by Contemporary Controls that allows systems integrators remote access to systems from the convenience of the systems integrator's home or office. A cloud-based VPN server hosted by Contemporary Controls provides the critical connection between two VPN clients-one installed on the systems integrator's PC and the other permanently installed on Contemporary Controls' VPN router located at the remote location. Using this approach, two secure VPN tunnels are created with no concern for intervening firewalls. RemoteVPN is based on OpenVPN®, a well supported open-source VPN technology. In addition to OpenVPN PC clients for Windows machines, OpenVPN clients are available for iOS and Android mobile devices for greater flexibility in accessing sites remotely.
The use of RemoteVPN service, along with the EIGR VPN routers, eliminates the need for a Static Public IP address providing considerable saving. Multiple Port Forwarding entries setup is also eliminated and the masquerade feature allows access to devices where it is not possible to change the Gateway IP address-either because the setting is used for a separate subnet or is missing on older devices. All the traffic is tunneled through the VPN over a single port and is encrypted.
For an in-depth comparison of the capabilities and features of our our RemoteVPN subscription service, and our Self-HostedVPN and BridgeVPN solutions, review our Understanding Contemporary Controls' VPN Options application note.
Application Guide (EIGR-V series)
Application Note—Configuring an EIGR-V Gigabit IP Router as an OpenVPN Server
Application Guide—BridgeVPN (EIGR-VB)
Application Note—Configuring an EIGR-VB Gigabit IP Router as an OpenVPN Server
Application Note - VPN Options (comparison chart)