MultiTech debuts MultiConnect microCell USB Modem for Sprint; provides plug-and-play connectivity for vending machines, medical devices

Multi-Tech Systems Inc., global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, introduced the MultiConnect microCell USB cellular modem. The latest addition to the comprehensive MultiTech portfolio of cellular connectivity products optimized for the Industrial Internet of Things, the MultiConnect microCell is easy to install and configure through AT commands.

Ideal for failover, out-of-band management or primary internet connection over the Sprint network, it easily provides connectivity to intelligent appliances and is powered via USB interface.

MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. It delivers commitment to quality and service excellence so that users can adopt MultiTech products to address their needs.

The MultiConnect microCell is a compact and simple communications platform that provides cellular capabilities for fixed and mobile applications. It is intended for use in settings such as vending, smart parking, medical, smart inventory tracking equipment and commercial applications.

The MultiConnect microCell is part of the MultiTech comprehensive portfolio of cellular connectivity products optimized for M2M (machine-to-machine) applications. It comes with support for Windows and Linux drivers and is CDC ACM compliant to ensure a plug-and-play experience.

The MultiConnect microCell has one USB communication port which is also used for power, and external SMA connectors to accommodate two external antennas for cellular connectivity. This standalone USB-to-cellular device supports 4G-LTE Cat 1 technology and is intended to provide basic cellular communication and security such as SSL/TLS 1.2 or higher. It relies heavily on the asset to provide advanced firewall and networking capabilities such as private tunneling, MAC filtering, SNMP, etc.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures including reorient or relocate the receiving antenna; increase the separation between the equipment and receiver; connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected; and consulting the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

“Sprint is building a dedicated Internet of Things core network and operating system to power the immediate economy and create value for businesses virtually everywhere,” said Ricky Singh, chief of products and solutions for Sprint IoT. “Having robust, easy to deploy devices that allow us and our customers to quickly bring IoT solutions to market are key, and the MultiConnect microcell fits that philosophy very well.”

“The MultiConnect microCell is an easy way to connect your devices to the internet with ease,” said Derek Wallace, Director of Product Marketing at MultiTech. “Its compact size and industrial packaging make it suitable for a myriad of IoT applications across vertical industries, leveraging the reliability and coverage of the Sprint network.”


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