Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit IoT modules picked for first responder routers

Steve Rogerson
August 9, 2018



At this week’s Apco public safety communications conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Centrix IP announced it had chosen an IoT module from Telit to power a line of first responder communications routers.
 
The Agile Interoperable Solutions (AIS) routers will operate in cellular band 14, which is the frequency licensed to the First Responder Network Authority to create a coast-to-coast US wireless broadband network for the public safety sector.
 
Centrix IP selected Italian company Telit’s LTE LE910C4-NF IoT module and LM960 data card.
 
"We have chosen the new generation of Telit modules for their flexibility, frequency range, low power usage and global capabilities," said Shehryar Wahid, Centrix IP CEO. "With our new AIS range, we are looking to build a series of products for the first responder and public safety communities that are powerful, durable and deliver consistently excellent communications across current and future LTE and 5G networks."
 
Centrix IP has marketed its current range of routers for nearly ten years in three different versions across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. With the global capabilities of the LM960 data card, the company is looking to provide the same router across multiple geographies.
 
The range will be available with vehicle mounting, as a portable unit, or as a ruggedised backpack for on-person support. Multiple vehicle or backpack units can be meshed together to create a larger wifi coverage area for incident response units, for emergency use as a business continuity back-up or to support an event.
 
"The choice of Telit's LM960 and LE910C4-NF modules by Centrix IP is a testament to Telit's vision and investment in the first responder market," said Dennis Kelly, Telit’s SVP for sales in the Americas. "It is no coincidence that Telit provides the broadest range of band-14 products for the US first responder market and is committed to serving that market fully, presently carrying modules and data cards from LTE Cat 1 to LTE Cat 18 with band-14 support."
 
The LM960 Gigabit Cat 18 data card is a global mini PCI Express card capable of supporting 23 global LTE bands and providing a worldwide single SKU router. Furthermore, Telit's engineering support team can help companies such as Centrix IP get to market quickly with new products.