News | March 8, 2019

Advantech Launches Industry's First LTE Cat-M1 Router With Built-In Redundant Power For Critical Communications

Cincinnati, OH /PRNewswire/ - Advantech, a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and services, is pleased to announce its new Verizon-certified LTE Cat-M1 router, ICR-3211B. The ICR-3211B router is the first U.S. product launch from Advantech's new ICR-3200 router line.

LTE Category M1 (or Cat-M1) is the ideal WWAN solution for applications that don't require high speeds usually associated with 4G LTE. LTE Cat-M1 devices provide similar speeds to 2G (375kbps up/down), better building penetration for urban or bunkered installations, and lower power for battery-powered applications.

In addition to the benefits of LTE Cat-M1, the ICR-3211B has a built-in super capacitor for sending "last gasp" messages if the primary power supply is interrupted. The combination of improved in-building communication and redundant power makes the ICR-3211B an ideal choice for building automation, energy management and remote SCADA applications.

The ICR-3211B works with Advantech's WebAccess/DMP software to support centralized configuration and remote management.

Key features of ICR-3211B include the following:

  • Certified on Verizon's LTE Cat-M1 network with fallback to GSM
  • Super-capacitor provides "Last Gasp" communication when primary power is lost
  • Open Linux platform with development support for Python, Node-RED, C/C++
  • Ethernet and RS-232/485 interfaces for flexible connected device support
  • Dual SIM cards and internal eSIM provide maximum carrier flexibility
  • ARM A8 1MHz CPU and 1.3GB user available memory
  • Rugged metal enclosure and wide operating temp of -40°C to 75°C

Advantech Corporation, Industrial IoT Group – With the theme of Intelligent Automation, Seamless Integration the Industrial IoT Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in intelligent Automation technology. By combining connectivity, flexibility, ruggedness and being at the leading-edge of Internet of Things technology, IAG offers product offerings from Intelligent HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Wireless Communication, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Wireless Sensor Network Solutions, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries. With more than 30 years of experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a global leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (888-576-9668). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 11380 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Website: Email:

SOURCE: Advantech

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