Cellular IoT router offered as industry's most compact

August 03, 2018 // By Rich Pell
Sierra Wireless (Richmond, Canada) has announced what it says is the industry's most compact LTE cellular router for the IoT and enterprise applications.

The AirLink LX40 , with LTE and LTE-M/NB-IoT variants, is offered as providing secure, managed connectivity out of the box for business-critical IoT and enterprise applications. The device supports data processing at the edge and, says the company, is ideal for connecting cameras, smart lockers and point-of-sale terminals, as well as industrial remote data logging and sensing equipment in indoor or protected-outdoor locations.

"Enterprises are gathering business intelligence by deploying IoT solutions over a diverse range of locations and assets, from security cameras in a warehouse to manufacturing equipment on a factory floor," says Jason Krause, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless. "AirLink LX40 represents the evolution of our router portfolio, starting with the LX60, to bring the same secure connectivity experience as our rugged performance portfolio, but in an even more compact form factor that is optimized for enterprise IoT applications."

AirLink LX40 provides LTE and optional Wi-Fi connectivity, combined with AirLink networking, routing, and security. The company provides a portfolio of AirLink Network Management tools - available in the cloud or on premises - that can be used for remote monitoring, configuration, and control of all connected AirLink routers and gateways. With the LX40, says the company, businesses can rapidly and confidently deploy high-volume IoT applications that easily scale from tens to tens of thousands of networking devices.

AirLink LX40 also enables IoT edge programmability, as well as tightly integrated cloud services and APIs. Combined with LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity and a variety of I/O options for data acquisition and sensor aggregation, these features are offered as enabling critical data to be processed at the edge to drive application insight and create event-driven situational awareness, while optimizing data transmission.

LTE-M/NB-IoT support also provides five to 10X enhanced coverage in remote locations or buildings, while reducing monthly data plan costs by up to 10X. The LTE-M/NB-IoT variant offers up to a 300-kbps downlink for enhanced coverage, while


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