Today, 17th May 2016, Sierra Wireless has announced the latest addition to their intelligent gateway portfolio. The all-new Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70 is a high performance, LTE-Advanced CAT 6 vehicle router. Featuring Gigabit WiFi and Ethernet, it promises download speeds of 300 Mbps.
Built for mission- and business-critical networking, the new Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70 is particularly suited to emergency, transit and field services. Today’s mobile workforce needs to connect more technology in and around their vehicles to enhance safety, responsiveness and efficiency. The MP70 is a purpose-built, high-performance vehicle networking solution that enables multiple high-bandwidth applications to work simultaneously, more than ten times faster and four times further from the vehicle than ever before.
Using Sierra Wireless’s network management tools, it provides a fully flexible and scalable solution which IT departments can easily manage no matter how widely distributed the gateway estate is. In line with the MP70 launch, Sierra has also announced a new enterprise data centre management solution which works in a similar manner to their well-established, cloud-based AirLink Management Service – giving organisations the option to host their management platform locally on their systems.
oMM Management System (oMS) is a licensed, unified software platform which can be deployed in the enterprise data centre, and provides a consolidated network view of an entire fleet, using a virtual dashboard to monitor, report, manage, and troubleshoot all mobile resources as required.
Application example; equipping emergency services
A typical police vehicle today will host a laptop or tablet to access and update central systems and records, in-vehicle CCTV, body-worn cameras, as well as specialist technologies such as number plate and facial recognition. With the Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70, all of these applications can be connected to a single, high-speed in-vehicle network, with both gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi supported; plus they can access a secure LTE-Advanced cellular connection that enables the Police Officer to access all of these systems in real time.
This same unified communications application can be applied to multiple other industries wherever field teams require access to secure, reliable connectivity on the go.
The AirLink MP70 is a high-performance networking solution which boasts the latest LTE-Advanced CAT 6, delivering connectivity speeds which are three times faster than those achievable on CAT 3 LTE. In addition it features Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi (both 2.4 and 5GHz channels available).
Fully ruggedised, it has been purpose-built to withstand the tough vehicular environment (with certifications such as MIL STD 810G), and its intelligent power management protects itself and the vehicle’s battery. It also features GNSS for even more precise location information, along with a built-in I/O and an integrated mobile events engine.
To see the full set of MP70 features, check out our product page by following this link. Alternatively, sign up for the Sierra Wireless “Connecting Vehicle Applications” webinar by following this link to the registration page.
Special Launch Offer: Free 3-year ALMS Licence
To celebrate the launch of the MP70, Sierra Wireless is giving away a free 3-year AirLink Management Service Licence with every MP70 purchase between now and the end of this year (i.e. by December 31 2016).
NEW FROM WESTBASE: Partner Product Launch Pack
Westbase has prepared a partner launch pack which is available to all Westbase partners to enable you to easily launch the Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70 to your customer base:
- Ready to use product launch blog
- Email campaign template
- Ready to use promotional product website banner… and more!