4G LTE

4G LTE

4G LTE Connectivity

Vartech’s DiamondVue and fully sealed ToughStation series of rugged computers and kiosks are now available with optional 4G LTE connectivity. Ideal for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Industrial 4G LTE connections allow users to benefit from secure, low latency and high bandwidth wireless communications by expanding the connectivity to isolated and off-site applications. This was developed to be used at remote locations, on the go use, and to have the ability to always be connected. The technology serves as a great backup for WIFI, in case your wireless connection fails you. In addition to higher capacity, the benefits of 4G LTE are lower latency times that play a key role in the smooth data retrieval of IoT applications that rely on real-time information, such as data from production systems.

The antenna is available as non-weatherproof or IP67 certified and uses Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3) for HMI, Scada and PLC operations and the modem supports Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), dual SIMs, single SKU for AT&T/ T-Mobile/ Verizon Networks, and integrated TCP/IP stacks. Allowing for more flexible placement options, dedicated and responsive customer care and continuous monitoring for disruption-free connectivity.

4G-LTE

4G LTE connectivity is available on our DiamondVue and ToughStation series of computers, as well as our ToughStation kiosks and hazardous area kiosks.

Modem Features:

  • Small Form-Factor
  • 4G LTE Category 4 with 3G Fallback
  • Band 14 support – FirstNet on AT&T’s Network
  • GNSS Support for GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Multi-Carrier Support
  • Longest Network Life
  • CAT 4 LTE Speeds (Up to 150 MB down/50 MB up)
  • Easily Connect to AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon Networks.
  • Improved Reception with RX Diversity
  • 8 Band LTE Support
  • Integrated GNSS Support
  • Optional dual SIM Support

DV Antenna Features:

  • 698-960 MHz
  • 1710-2170 MHz
  • 2500-2700 MHz
  • Ultra-Wide Band Antenna
  • High Performance
  • Hinged Detachable Antenna

TS Antenna Features:

  • 698-960 MHz
  • 1710-2170 MHz
  • 2500-2700 MHz
  • Ultra-Wide Band Antenna
  • High Performance
  • IP67 Certified

4G LTE:

4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for wireless transmission data, commonly referred to as the fourth generation of mobile network technology. The standard is designed for lower latency (the time it takes for data to travel via the network) and increased bandwidth. In fact, bandwidth speeds can be as high as 150 Mbps on the downlink and up to 50 Mbps on the uplink.

The technology is SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) card based and our modems support AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as carriers.

Important Benefits of 4G LTE:

  • The higher bandwidth enables faster access to content and applications, particularly video applications that can only be offered today on fixed systems.
  • The low latency enables time-sensitive applications like voice services.
  • The all-IP architecture enables new converging services based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

What are some applications that can benefit from 4G/LTE connections?

Military & Emergency

MILITARY & EMERGENCY

Mission critical vehicles and remote sites for military and first responders.

Construction

CONSTRUCTION

Remote construction sites where wired or wifi connections are unavailable.

Oli & Gas

OIL & GAS

Remote well site, compressor and storage tank monitoring for HMI access from anywhere.

4G LTE

REMOTE DISPLAYS

Public service computers such as toll stations, or informational kiosks in remote areas.

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION

Automation and equipment management at remote locations, such as weigh stations.

Modem Specifications:

Specifications
Throughput:150 Mbps Download
42 Mbps Upload
Supply Voltage:3.8V Nominal
Input Voltage:3.4 V to 4.2 V
I/O Voltage:1.8 V to 5.5 V
Temperature Range (C):-40º to +85º
Dimensions (mm):29 × 33 × 10.5
Weight:8 grams
Compliance:RoHS
ParametersCellular/LTE Antenna
Region:North America
Carriers:AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon
Bands (LTE Cat 4):FDD B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850), B12 (700),
B13 (700), B14 (700), B66 (1700), B71 (600)
Bands (DC-HSPA+):B2 (1900), B4 (1700), B5 (850)
Download (Mbps):LTE: 150HSPA+: 42.0
Upload (Mbps):LTE: 50HSPA+: 5.76
Network Stack Support:Integrated TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SSL/TLS, SMTP,
IPv4/IPv6, NITZ, PING, PPP Stacks
SMS:SMS over IMS
Location GNSS:GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS
SIM Type:Dual MFF2 Verizon and 3FF standard

Antenna Specifications:

ParametersDV AntennaIP67 TS Antenna
Technologies:GSM, CDMA, DCS, PCS, GPRS, WCDMA,
UMTS, HSPA, EVDO and LTE
GSM, CDMA, DCS, PCS, GPRS, WCDMA,
UMTS, HSPA, EVDO and LTE
Standards:2G3G4G2G3G4G
Band (MHz):700/850/9001700/1800/1900/21002600700/850/9001700/1800/1900/21002600
Frequency (MHz):698 – 9601710 – 21702500 – 2700698 – 9601710 – 21702500 – 2700
Return Loss (dB):~ -16.0~ -9.8~ -8.3~ -11.2~ -12.8~ -14.3
Voltage Standing Wave Ratio:~ 1.6:1~ 2.1:1~ 2.3:1~ 2.1:1~ 1.6:1~ 1.5:1
Efficiency (%):~ 41.6~57.6~ 55~ 56~51~ 43
Peak Gain (dB):~ -1.6~ 1.5~ 2.9~ 2.0~ 3.9~ 3.5
Average Gain (dB):~ -3.8~ -2.4~ -2.6~ -2.6~ -2.9~ -3.6
Impendance (Ohm):5050
Polarization:LinearLinear
Radiation Pattern:Omni-DirectionalOmni-Directional
Max. Input Power (W):2525
Radome:PC/ABS UV StablePC/ABS UV Stable
Operating Temperature (C):-10 to 60-10 to 60

Antenna Dimensions and Drawings:

DiamondVue Antenna
External Dimensions: 135 mm × 19 mm × 10 mm
IP67 ToughStation Antenna
External Dimensions: 60 mm × 81 mm

Optical Bonding (VBOND) Solutions are Available on the following VarTech Product Families

DiamondVue Industrial Grade Displays

DiamondVue

  • Industrial grade computers and monitors
  • Screen sizes 6.5” to 43”
  • NEMA 4/4X (IP65/66) protection
ToughStation Fully Sealed with NEMA 4 Protection

ToughStation

  • Fully sealed computers and monitors
  • Screen sizes 8.4” to 43”
  • NEMA 4/4X (IP65/66) protection
Workstation Computers

Kiosks

  • Fully sealed industrial grade kiosks
  • 3 enclosure designs
  • Screen sizes 15″ to 21.5″
  • Available as purge protected hazardous units