IoT Cellular Technology
Cellular remote monitoring and asset tracking applications have proven to be cost-effective game changers. By leveraging public cellular networks, you can monitor assets on the move and also eliminate the cost associated with building out and managing your own wired infrastructure.
MultiTech is committed to supporting the growth and development of the Industrial Internet of Things in order to enable your smart, connected products and services –and has been for more than 50 years. Our products connect you to your assets, leveraging proven, standards-based sensor and communications technologies and open architectures to bring systems and processes into the future. We provide expert technical support and partner with customers to overcome IoT integration challenges with off-the-shelf and custom products tailored to meet your unique needs.
Industrial Cellular IoT Technology Considerations
Cellular operators are making network changes that are important to be aware of including:
- Voluntarily shutting down their 2G and 3G networks and offering new technologies
- Moving M2M/IoT customers to upgrade their connected devices
- Looking to variants of LTE and 5G to provide IoT cellular technology solutions
MultiTech provides devices that leverage the latest in industrial IoT cellular technology to address the needs of today’s most important applications. Our team is facilitating the transition from legacy network technology to the network technology that promises to carry applications through the next 20 years.
With mission-critical applications, the availability and reliability of your connections are critical – which is why we offer a range of LTE devices to leverage existing LTE networks worldwide.
However, many IoT and M2M applications don’t require the bandwidth of LTE Categories 4 and above. When only sending a small amount of data, the global carrier community deploys low-power, wide area (LPWA) network technologies including LTE Cat-M and NB-IoT. MultiTech is in lock step with the carriers, offering a range of devices leveraging LPWA network technologies to provide the perfect fit for your application.
|LTE Cat 4||LTE Cat 1||eMTC (LTE Cat M1)||NB-IoT|
|Rx Bandwidth||20 MHz||20 MHz||1.08 MHz||180 KHz|
|Max Data Rate||
50 Mbps UL. 150 Mbps DL
|5 Mbps UL. 10 Mbps DL||1 Mbps UL/DL||20 Kbps UL (single tone) 50 Kbps DL|
|Max Output Power||23 dBm||23 dBm||23 or 20 dBm||
23 or 20 dBm
|Link Budget||140 dB+||140 dB+||155.7 dB+ on DL||164 dB standalone|
|Full Duplex||Full Duplex||Half Duplex||Half Duplex|
|Antennas||2||2 (1 with waiver)||1||1|
Private LTE Networks
A private LTE network is an alternative to commonly available public LTE networks. Leveraging the latest in cellular technology for industrial IoT applications means creating private LTE networks. MultiTech has partnered with the CBRS Alliance, and our devices are among the first to offer connectivity through Neutral Host public access CBRS networks. These products operate on the FCC open mid-band spectrum between 3.55-3.7 GHz and are designed to maximize productivity and increase efficiency across a wide range of industries.
Our cellular IoT products are designed to ensure the quickest route to market based on your needs, programming capabilities, preferred use of resources and business focus, in order to deliver a faster return on investment and lower total cost of ownership. Read more about LTE connectivity.
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