Sierra Wireless has announced the industry’s first global LTE-Advanced Pro cellular modules, enabling the world’s fastest IoT applications for mobile computing, networking and industrial Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications systems.
The new AirPrime® EM75 series, which includes satellite positioning and embedded SIM (eSIM) capability, provides global 4G coverage on a single module with an uplink speed twice as fast as that of any other solution on the market.
The EM75 modules also support unlicensed LTE-LAA bands for an additional speed boost, 3.5GHz local private networks, and public safety networks such as FirstNetTM.
Use cases such as high-definition video streaming, augmented reality and virtual reality, and a range of industrial, public-safety and military applications which require high uplink and downlink speeds will benefit from the deployment of LTE-A Pro embedded modules.
The EM75 series will enable public safety band 14 for FirstNet in the U.S. and bands 20 and 28 for public safety LTE networks in Europe.
In addition, support for 3.5GHz private LTE networks such as CBRS will enable new IoT use cases including:
• Secure communication and system tools on field workers’ devices
• Industrial IoT applications in remote mining and farming sites
• Streaming video applications at stadiums or outdoor sport events
In addition, access to 5GHz unlicensed bands (LTE-LAA) will provide network operators with better spectrum utilisation resulting in higher data speeds and a more consistent user experience.
The series’ EM7565 module, which is supplied in the PCI Express M.2 form factor, offers support for carrier aggregation and 256 QAM modulation, dramatically improving network performance. The modules provide global LTE coverage on 24 LTE bands with the most carrier certifications in the industry, so businesses can use one module for global 4G networks, simplifying manufacturing and inventory management.
- LTE and 3G HSPA+ connectivity
- 600Mbits/s peak download rate
- 150Mbits/s peak upload rate
- Secure boot
- USB3.0 and Hi-Speed USB2.0 interfaces
- PCIe interface
- 1.8V/3V SIM interface
- CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC and PTCRB certifications
- Free firmware over-the-air updates
- Interactive digital billboards
- Internet hotspots
- Outdoor machinery
- Industrial equipment