Airlink RV50 Industrial LTE Gateway
The Sierra Wireless Raven RV50 cellular gateway was a low power LTE modem with GPS, one gigabit Ethernet port, one Serial port, and one USB port and is optimized for solar deployment’s. It supported dual sim cards and can work with all major North American Carriers. The RV50 was capable of withstanding 5V brownouts and -600 to 200 VDC spikes.
This device is End of Life, please check out the newer RV50X as a direct replacement.
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AirLink® RV50 Industrial LTE Gateway
The AirLink RV50 was the industry’s lowest power and most rugged LTE gateway. Simple to install and easy to manage, this industrial-grade gateway is designed to connect critical assets and infrastructure. Ideal for energy, utilities, and smart-city applications, the RV50 provides real-time remote connectivity for SCADA, distribution management systems, and metering.
With the lowest power consumption available on the market, the RV50 dramatically reduces infrastructure costs when running on battery or solar power. The newer RV50X variant supports an extensive range of LTE bands worldwide, and its LTE-Advanced capabilities deliver up to 300 Mbps downlink speeds. For deployments in areas with limited LTE coverage, the RV50 provides fallback to 2G and 3G networks. Furthermore, the RV50 provides programmability to enable edge computing applications, using the ALEOS Application Framework (AAF).
RUGGED DESIGN FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS
The RV50 is designed to withstand harsh industrial conditions and is capable of surviving 5 V brownouts and spikes from -600 VDC to 200 VDC. Certified as Class I Div 2, it is ideal for hazardous environments. The die-cast aluminum housing is sealed to meet IP64 for resistance to dust and water ingress. The RV50 is tested to meet and exceed the MIL-STD-810G specification for shock, vibration, temperature, and humidity. The built-in power supply protection makes it suitable for harsh electrical environments such as compressors, generators, and excavators.
ULTRA-LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
The RV50 offers best-in-class power consumption combined with LTE performance and is optimized for battery and solar applications. It is the industry’s only LTE gateway with 2G power consumption, operating at 900 mW in idle mode. For 2G and 3G deployments migrating to LTE, the RV50 will work with existing power
infrastructure, eliminating the need to invest in replacement solar panels or batteries. Standby Mode provides additional protection for batteries by dropping power consumption to 53 mW and can be triggered by timers, low voltage detection, or I/O.
The RV50 automatically configures the radio based on the SIM, which provides versatility and simplicity when changing operator networks. Ideal for global deployments, the RV50X provides worldwide LTE coverage with just two product variants; one for North America and EMEA, and one for Asia-Pacific.
BEST-IN-CLASS REMOTE MANAGEMENT
Network Management solutions for the RV50 allow over-the-air registration, configuration and software updates, and can be deployed either as a cloud-based service or as a licensed software platform in the enterprise data center. Both options provide a centralized and remote view of an entire fleet and enable simplified management, control, and monitoring of connected RV50s and critical infrastructure.