Enabling Industrial, Energy and Utility customers to connect critical infrastructure and utilize Anterix 900 MHz spectrum for Private LTE.
Sierra Wireless, today announced that its AirLink® RV50X router has been certified for use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), enabling existing and new customers access to Anterix’s 900 MHz private wireless broadband spectrum.
Leveraging the Sierra Wireless MC7455 module with Band 8 spectrum and network assigned duplexing (NAD) support, the RV50X ruggedized cellular router serves as a foundation for critical infrastructure.
Anterix, a company focused on delivering transformative broadband that enables the modernization of critical infrastructure, is the largest holder of licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band (896-901/935-940 MHz) throughout the contiguous United States, plus Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
“We are pleased to add the Sierra Wireless AirLink® RV50X router and the MC7455 module to our family of Anterix Active commercial-ready technologies available for 900 MHz private LTE networks,” said Carlos L’ Abbate, Anterix Chief Technology & Engineering Officer. “Sierra Wireless Solutions play a key role in connecting critical infrastructure for utilities.”
Tom Mueller, VP of Product Enterprise Networking, Sierra Wireless, said:
“With FCC certification of our RV50X router for use on Anterix’s 900 MHz spectrum, customers can now access private LTE for their critical infrastructure applications and expanded offerings for private IoT networks.”
“Further, both new and existing RV50X customers can take advantage of Anterix’s spectrum and leverage the RV50X’s dual SIM capability to operate on both a commercial carrier, and have routers migrate over to 900 MHz as their private networks roll out.”
Sierra Wireless’ AirLink® RV50X Industrial LTE Gateway
The AirLink® RV50X delivers LTE broadband connectivity for critical remote fixed assets and industrial IoT infrastructure and with low power consumption, the router can run on battery or solar power. Offering ruggedized connectivity, the compact RV50X was purpose-built for fixed assets in SCADA and metering, smart city, agriculture, environmental monitoring, oil and gas, utility, and public safety applications.
In addition, AirLink Complete, a subscription-based service, is included with the RV50X. This service offers best in class device management, customer support and an extended warranty which delivers a cost-effective way to ensure mission critical infrastructure operates at peak efficiency.
The RV50X router is available now from Sierra Wireless’ global network of partners.