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.

Data Speeds

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


Yes Yes Yes No
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

Communication Channel

Full Duplex Full Duplex Half Duplex Half Duplex
Power Efficiency Low Low  Medium High
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.

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Cellular IoT Solutions

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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MultiConnect® microCell

USB LTE Cat 1 Cellular Modem

MultiConnect® microCell USB 4G-LTE cellular modem is fully certified/carrier approved, providing cellular communication and SSL/TLS 1.2 or higher security. This compact, industrial-grade device provides plug-and-play connectivity for vending machines, medical devices, smart grid, manufacturing equipment and more. 


MultiTech Dragonfly™ Nano

LTE Cat M1 Embedded Cellular System-on-Module (SoM)

The Dragonfly™ Nano (MTQN) cellular embedded modems and SoMs are the industry's smallest form factor, end device approved devices that support a complete IoT operating system. These fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one very compact design that is optimized for low power consumption.


MultiTech Dragonfly™

Cellular Embedded Modem and System-on-Module (SoM)

The Dragonfly™ cellular embedded modems and SoMs are fully certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design. From a software perspective, Dragonfly is compatible with the Arm® Mbed™ programming platform allowing for rapid prototyping, development and deployment. With its integrated Cortex®-M4 processor, developers can host their application and have access to a full suite of interfaces for connecting sensors or other remote assets.


MultiTech Conduit®

Programmable LoRa® Gateway for the Internet of Things

The Conduit® (MTCDT Series) is the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable LoRa gateway for industrial IoT applications. This indoor industrial gateway, ideal for environments that require metal casing for protection against particles and debris and require an industrial temperature range.


MultiConnect® rCell 100 Series

Cellular Routers

The MultiConnect® rCell 100 series of industrial cellular routers supports multiple cellular technologies, is certified by the major carriers, and has a durable design and a long stable lifecycle. In addition, its complimentary remote device management platform lowers the total cost of ownership. 


MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series

Cellular Modems for IoT

MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series cellular modems (MTC Series) support 4G-LTE (Cat 4 and Cat M1) technologies, are carrier approved, and fully certified for deployment in multiple geographies around the world. Designed specifically for M2M applications, they provide a long and stable lifecycle. In addition to being durable/reliable, they offer multiple interface options for both fixed and mobile assets.


MultiConnect® eCell

LTE Cellular to Ethernet Bridge

The MultiConnect® eCell (MTE Series) LTE cellular to Ethernet bridge makes adding cellular connectivity to existing wired assets quick and easy. Providing wireless failover to prevent network outages to vending machines, kiosks, digital signs, ATM machines and countless other fixed assets that require reliable, always-on connectivity.


QuickCarrier® USB-D

Cellular Dongle

PTCRB End-Device Certification ensures that you will not have to get your product certified after adding the QuickCarrier® USB-D.  This product comes pre-certified and gets you to market fast.


SocketModem® Cell

Cellular Embedded Modems

Complete, ready-to-integrate 4G-LTE Cat 4, Cat 1 and Cat M1 cellular embedded modems (MTSMC Series) using MultiTech's Universal Socket design.


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