Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit IoT modules help US first responders

Steve Rogerson
March 19, 2019



FirstNet, the USA’s first responder network authority, is using the Telit LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF as its first embedded LTE Band 14 IoT modules in LTE categories one to four.
 
Telit now has four LTE modules in the FirstNet device ecosystem, which it says highlights its commitment to the first responder community.
 
The LE910C1-NF provides FirstNet integrators with 10Mbit/s download and 5Mbit/s upload LTE category one speeds, suitable for trackers, navigation products and video capture devices. The LE910C4-NF provides LTE category four speeds – 150Mbit/s download and 50Mbit/s upload – for mobile broadband routers, gateways and streaming video applications. Plus, the robust LGA mounting helps create rugged end-user devices.
 
"With the LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF, providers, OEMs and system integrators for the emergency responder market in the USA can bring FirstNet users a broad range of products and devices leveraging four, industry-leading Telit modules and data cards to help them accomplish their missions," said Manish Watwani, chief product officer at Telit. "These modules are the latest examples of Telit's leadership in providing the first responder community with ultra-fast, reliable, proven LTE technology."
 
The modules offer optional support for multi-constellation GNSS satellite positioning and navigation, capable of band 14 data communications concurrent with GNSS operation. Both modules provide first responders with band 14 connectivity in addition to other AT&T LTE bands.
 
"FirstNet devices and modules go through extensive review, so first responders can be confident that they meet our highest standards for reliability, security and performance," said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer for FirstNet at AT&T. "Telit is already a trusted provider of public-safety-focused solutions, and the LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF modules expand on their commitment to first responders and those who support them."
 
The two modules are part of Telit's flagship xE910 module family, enabling OEMs to create first responder products based on their existing xE910 designs. OEMs also can leverage the convenience of the modules' LGA form factors, which enable automated assembly for mass production.
 
The LE910C1-NF and LE910C4-NF are component modules whose use requires an end-user device. All future end-user devices will and must go through FirstNet certification prior to being included in the FirstNet device ecosystem.