Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink Raven RV50 gateway, an LTE successor to the what it claims is the market’s most widely deployed cellular gateway solution for energy and industrial applications, the AirLink Raven X.
The AirLink Raven RV50 offers a rugged design and what the company says is the lowest power consumption of any LTE industrial gateway, providing reliable connectivity for the most demanding remote applications, even when solar panels are the only available source of power.
“The Raven RV50 is an ideal migration path for customers to cost-effectively upgrade to LTE technology for their industrial IoT applications, while providing additional functionality to enable new solutions such as remote video surveillance,” said Jason Krause, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless.
“The RV50 consumes the same low level of power as our 2G and 3G Raven gateways, so it can be installed directly into existing infrastructure without the need to increase capacity.”
Industrial infrastructure is often unmanned, remote, and critical to business operations. To ensure safety, security, and uninterrupted operation, a remote monitoring and control system is essential for applications such as SCADA, on pipelines and in power distribution, and intelligent traffic management systems.
The AirLink Management Service (ALMS) - a cloud management solution ranked ‘best-in-class’ by ABI Research - provides remote device management for the RV50, as well as alerting and monitoring of key variables such as signal strength, location, temperature and voltage.
Offering intelligence at the edge, the Raven RV50 includes the ALEOS Application Framework (AAF), an embedded programming environment for on-board data gathering, real-time data processing and alert generation.
The application framework also enables the delivery of critical real-time data and information, reliably and securely over LTE networks, to the Sierra Wireless IoT Acceleration Platform or to other software applications and operational systems.
The AirLink Raven RV50 is the first product of its kind to offer SIM-based network operator switching by just inserting the SIM into the gateway and it will automatically configure the new network settings.
The RV50 ships as a single product variant that works on all major North American networks, simplifying the ordering and inventory process, and providing unmatched flexibility in managing deployments. Customers can take advantage of the best network coverage in remote areas without increasing complexity.