By Anna Ribeiro
Sierra Wireless, provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the AirLink RV55 LTE-Advanced Pro router to simplify and lower the cost of connecting critical remote assets, infrastructure and mobile workforces in utility, energy, smart city and public safety applications. AirLink RV55 is a compact and rugged LTE-A Pro router for SCADA, distribution management systems and service vehicle fleets.
Utilities are deploying cellular IoT solutions like AirLink RV55 to modernize grid operations by connecting aging equipment and infrastructure in order to meet customers’ service expectations and increase adoption of new distributed energy sources. AirLink RV55 combines high-speed, reliable LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi, serial and ethernet interfaces, allowing utilities to gather real-time data from infrastructure and connect mobile workforces to improve operational efficiency, rapidly identify issues and restore service outages.