SOURCE: Opengear

December 14, 2011 08:00 ET

SSi Uses Opengear to Remotely Access IT Equipment in the Harshest Climates on Earth

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - Opengear (, provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced that SSi, a recognized leader in the field of remote and rural connectivity and the largest ISP in Northern Canada, is using Opengear products to remotely access devices across its large network, which covers almost a third of Canada's landmass.

SSi is a recognized leader in providing remote and rural Internet connectivity to some of the harshest climates on Earth. SSi delivers broadband Internet via an advanced satellite delivery platform, as well as local distribution services using licensed and unlicensed wireless technologies.

"Opengear provides us a unique, secure remote console access to our equipment including Cisco devices, satellite modems and environmental monitors," said Erik Sejr, Satellite Network Tech at SSi. "With its open source license, Opengear doesn't charge us ongoing licensing fees despite their constant software development. The scale of their 48 port console server allows us to have access to pretty much everything with one unit."

"SSi came to Opengear because of our ability to provide industry-leading functionality, flexibility and security in our next generation console servers," said Todd Rychecky, North American vice president of sales and marketing. "They continue to do business with us because we are a trusted partner and the quality of our support."

About Opengear
Opengear ( develops enterprise-grade remote infrastructure management solutions. It designs and manufactures next generation console servers and cellular routers for secure remote access and control of routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices. Opengear's open source platforms give network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible and secure remote management solution on the market today.