4G LTE Light Industrial Router Certified by Verizon Wireless.
4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and NetComm Wireless, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device developer, introduced today the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router (NWL-25) with LTE powered by Sequans. The NWL-25 operates on LTE bands 4 and 13 and delivers industrial-grade M2M capabilities and a wide range of interfaces, including a serial port, an Ethernet port, three multipurpose digital and analog ports and a USB 2.0 port. It supports carrier-grade remote management functionalities, including remote system monitoring, remote diagnostics, remote configuration and over-the-air firmware updates. The price-competitive NWL-25 is ideal for M2M applications in numerous market segments such as automotive, industrial monitoring, manufacturing, retail and utilities.
“We are pleased to contribute our LTE technology to the NWL-25,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.
“The device provides high-end capability while being very cost-effective and is therefore positioned to reach wide acceptance in the M2M market.”
“We chose Sequans for the NWL-25 because Sequans’ chips are optimized for IoT and M2M applications and offer excellent price/performance,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless. “Also, Sequans EZLinkLTE module was very easy to design in, since it comes pre-certified and pre-integrated with everything included.”
The LTE technology inside the NWL-25 is Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE module, which is certified for use on the Verizon 4G LTE network and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. It comprises Sequans’ Cat 4 (150 Mbps) Mont Blanc LTE platform and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, key interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and VC-TCXO all in a single, compact package.
The NWL-25 features easy setup using a built-in WebGUI, which can be used for plug and play applications requiring simple connectivity back to a central operations center. It includes a powerful processor, a significant amount of spare memory and an open embedded Linux operating system. The NWL-25 has been tested to withstand the harsh effects of industrial environments and will work from -30°C (-22° F) to 70°C (158°F). It can withstand shocks and long-term vibrations and, because it has a dedicated ignition sensing input, can be used for vehicle applications.