Sierra Wireless debuts AirLink MG90 LTE-advanced multi-network platform for responders, field services, transit

Sierra Wireless, a vendor of fully integrated end-to-end solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced Tuesday availability of the AirLink MG90, a high performance LTE-Advanced vehicle networking platform that provides secure, always-on mobile connectivity. The MG90 builds on the success of the oMG Mobile Gateway, which is a widely deployed multi-network solution for mission-critical first responder, field service and transit applications.

The MG90 provides quick vehicle area network to support multiple high-bandwidth applications working simultaneously; guaranteed, “always-on” connectivity with sub-second switching of multiple simultaneous integrated WAN links, including dual-LTE-advanced, FirstNet Band 14 option,Gigabit Wi-Fi WAN,Gigabit Ethernet, and extensions to satellite and Land Mobile Radio (LMR).

It also delivers connected vehicle awareness with built-in vehicle-ready I/O, Bluetooth and Vehicle Telemetry interface for in-depth visibility of engine health and remote monitoring of axillary devices, such as light bars, sirens and gun racks. Mobile multi-network security using the AirLink Connection Manager (ACM) to retain static IP addresses across wide area networks without interruption, consolidating the security for all technologies connected to the vehicle area network.

Advanced network management software using the AirLink Mobility Manager (AMM) for instant network insight and control, enabling centralized and remote management, monitoring and configuration, available as a hosted service or in the enterprise.

Existing  mobile workforce needs to connect more technology in and around their vehicles than ever before, and these devices need to remain securely connected at all times, even as the vehicle moves from one coverage area to another.

“First responder, transit, and field service fleets increasingly require multiple wireless networks to ensure always-on, secure communications in the field,” said Jason Krause, senior vice president and general manager for enterprise solutions at Sierra Wireless. “The AirLink MG90 platform is designed to meet the demands of fleets today and in the future, enabling more informed and better equipped mobile workforces, by providing guaranteed connectivity for mission critical applications.”

The MG90’s multi-networking capability is optimized for demanding wireless applications, such as in law enforcement vehicles, which host multiple systems (body worn cameras, laptops, electronic citation systems, live digital video surveillance and automated license plate recognition systems) that need to remain securely connected as the vehicle travels.

Together with the AirLink Connection Manager, the MG90 consolidates the security for all connected technologies in the vehicle area network, simplifying deployment and enabling the enterprise to retain management control over network access and connected mobile assets.

The MG90 integrates with the AirLink Mobility Manager—an end-to-end network management solution—to enable simplified, remote and real-time insight and control of connected mobile assets and mission critical applications, and supports vehicle tracking, telemetry and asset management applications.

The list price for MG90 starts at US$1599. The AirLink MG90 is commercially available today through Sierra Wireless’s authorized channel partners in North America and will be available in EMEA and APAC later this quarter.

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