Sierra Wireless, provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for Internet of Things (IoT), announced that its AirLink MG90 High-Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router is certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN). The ESN is a dedicated network for emergency services that will serve potentially up to 300,000 individuals and connect up to 50,000 vehicles.
The network provides secure and resilient mobile broadband data for routine and mission-critical emergency services use and will be the future platform for communications in the emergency services. Customers for the ESN include police, fire and rescue and ambulance services. Emergency services will benefit from improved voice and data communications and priority network use.
The AirLink MG90 is a high performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle networking platform, purpose built to provide secure, always-on connectivity for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services. With multi-network connectivity, the MG90 offers dual LTE-Advanced Pro radios, Gigabit Wi-Fi WAN and Gigabit Ethernet, with extensions to Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and satellite systems.
The MG90 is also FirstNet Ready with support for 700MHz Band 14, and provide support for priority and pre-emption for first responders. The MG90 dynamically selects available network, based on user-customized scoring systems, using its intelligent policy defined link management, and is able to switch between WAN connections to provide uninterrupted communications and prevent downtime, performance issues or dead zones.
Together with the AirLink Connection Manager (ACM), the MG90 consolidates the security for all connected technologies in the vehicle area network (VAN), simplifying deployment and enabling the enterprise to retain management control over network access and connected mobile assets.
The AirLink MG90 is a high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle multi-networking platform, designed to provide secure, always-on connectivity for mission-critical applications. The MG90 selects the best available network and supports dual LTE-Advanced Pro, dual concurrent gigabit Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet, with extensions to Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and satellite systems. Purpose-built for vehicle power environments, the MG90 is optimized to withstand extreme transient surges and temperatures.
The AirLink MG90 can host up to 128 clients at any one time, and concurrently connect multiple mission critical applications in and around the vehicle. Purpose built for vehicle power environments, the AirLink MG90 does not require any external power conditioning, is optimized to survive extreme transient surges and temperatures, and is sealed to meet IP64 and exceed MIL-STD-810G specifications. MG90 is also suitable for rail applications and is EN50155 certified for rolling stock.
Paired with the AirLink Connection Manager, the Sierra Wireless mobile-optimized VPN server, and the AirLink Mobility Manager, Sierra Wireless’ network and device management system, the MG90 delivers an end-to-end certified solution ideal for emergency services. Sierra Wireless provides a complete service, from securing the data over the internet to remotely managing the device and providing a consolidated view of an entire fleet through vehicle location, driver behavior and vehicle telematics.
“For 25 years, Sierra Wireless has worked closely with emergency services and first responders to ensure they have the tools they need to keep communities safe,” said Tom Mueller, Vice President, Product Line Management, Sierra Wireless. “With the AirLink MG90, agencies in the UK now have a secure, high-performance, ESN-certified solution that they can rely on for effective emergency response.”