Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit module gets green light for first responders

Steve Rogerson
May 20, 2020



Telit’s LM960A18 PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) has become the first Gigabit LTE module to go through the UK’s ESN emergency services network review for use by the ecosystem.
 
Joining the ESN line is the latest milestone in Telit's commitment to providing the first responder community with support for potentially lifesaving applications. The LM960A18 is an IoT module that ESN OEMs, such as makers of handheld devices and wireless routers, can use for gigabit cellular communications.
 
The industrial-grade, Cat 18 mPCIe module is in a form factor that's compatible with a wide variety of first responder devices, such as gateways and network routers inside fire engines, ambulances and other first responder vehicles. It supports multiple RF bands and band combinations to accommodate global deployments with 3G fallback. It also supports multiple satellite location technologies including GPS.
 
The LM960A18 has LTE Advanced Pro Category 18 technology, capable of 1.2Gbit/s download and 150Mbit/s upload speeds, thanks to the support of inter-band uplink carrier aggregation, which makes it suitable for bidirectional bandwidth-intensive public safety applications, such as live streaming, high-definition video and first responder vehicular routers.
 
"The LM960A18 is the world's first gigabit LTE module and is ideal for public safety applications that require mobile broadband," said Marco Argenton, head of product management at Telit. "Telit is committed to providing first responders with the ultra-fast, reliable, proven LTE technology they need to protect and serve."