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How can the new LoRaWAN network modules developed by Cisco help the IoT industry?

The industrial Internet of things (IIoT) is rapidly transforming the way organizations operate. As more devices are being deployed to remote locations, wireless connectivity has become a critical element for success. With the introduction of two new network modules, Cisco is making it easier than ever to connect industrial devices and sensors over a wider range of wireless technologies, including LoRaWAN and 450MHz LTE.

Communication across Extended Distances Using LoRaWAN

Because of LoRaWAN’s long-range connection, which is one of its primary advantages, the technology is well suited for use in applications such as remote sensor networks and monitoring systems. Customers will be able to connect their battery-powered LoRaWAN sensors to their networks by using the new pluggable interface module (PIM) that is available for the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router.

In addition, the LoRaWAN module that is included in the Catalyst IR1101 can function in industrial settings that are both space-restricted and distributed. This provides customers with the flexibility and scalability necessary to install the module in the locations that are most advantageous to them. When combined with two additional modules, the Catalyst IR1101 may function as an integrated LoRaWAN gateway with 4G/5G backhaul capabilities in a single router that is simple to set up even in confined areas.

Consistent and Dependable Connection with 450MHz LTE

450MHz Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is a style of wireless communication technology that uses the 450MHz frequency band for its operations. It is used for mobile broadband and other wireless communication applications, and it provides reliable and secure connectivity for critical applications such as smart grid and smart meter services as well as public safety applications. Mobile broadband is a form of high-speed Internet that can be accessed over mobile devices.

The new pluggable interface module (PIM) for the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router enables connectivity for mission-critical government use cases, such as critical infrastructure and public safety. It is possible to connect the Catalyst IR1101 to any location on site thanks to the 450MHz band’s strong robustness and deep indoor signal penetration.

A Modular Router Designed to Accommodate All of Your Connectivity Requirements



The technologies that enable wireless networking are constantly undergoing development. Ethernet and xDSL are only two of the backhaul technologies that are supported by the Cisco Catalyst IR1101 modular router, which also supports a wide variety of 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G radio bands and categories. This router is designed to fulfill your specific requirements. For adapting to changes and avoiding expensive rip-and-replace upgrades, pluggable modules that are simply swappable are a great option. This is especially important now that 2G and 3G services are being phased out.

The Cisco Catalyst IR1101 is capable of handling even the most complex use cases thanks to its expandability, which enables it to host a second wireless cellular module, additional Ethernet and serial ports, general-purpose input/output (GPIO), and data storage.

Extending connectivity to remote locations can be difficult, especially when the requirements for connectivity vary greatly from one area to another and from one use case to another. Cisco is improving the capabilities of the Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router to address the connection requirements of businesses no matter where they are located. This is in response to the increasing trend of corporations automating and establishing remote operations. Organizations now have more alternatives to connect their equipment and sensors due to the release of new LoRaWAN and 450MHz LTE PIMs. This enables them to fully capitalize on the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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