RSS Sierra Router Certified on U.K.’s ESN Network

25th Mar 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Sierra Wireless’ AirLink MG90 high-performance multinetwork vehicle router was certified and approved for use on the U.K.’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The ESN is a dedicated network for emergency services that will serve potentially up to 300,000 individuals and connect up to 50,000 vehicles. The network provides secure and resilient mobile broadband data for routine and mission-critical emergency services use and will be the future platform for communications in the emergency services. Customers for the ESN include police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services. Emergency services will benefit from improved voice and data communications and priority network use.

“For 25 years, Sierra Wireless has worked closely with emergency services and first responders to ensure they have the tools they need to keep communities safe,” said Tom Mueller, vice president, product line management, Sierra Wireless. “With the AirLink MG90, agencies in the UK now have a secure high-performance ESN-certified solution that they can rely on for effective emergency response.”

The Airlink MG90 is a high-performance Long Term Evolution (LTE)-Advanced Pro vehicle multinetworking platform designed to provide secure always-on connectivity for mission-critical applications. The router selects the best available network and supports dual LTE-Advanced Pro, dual concurrent gigabit Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet, with extensions to LMR and satellite systems. Purpose-built for vehicle-power environments, the router is optimized to withstand extreme transient surges and temperatures.

Paired with the AirLink Connection Manager mobile-optimized virtual private network (VPN) server and the Airlink Mobility Manager network and device management system, the Airlink MG90 delivers an end-to-end certified solution for emergency services.

ESN coverage testing began in November, and according to a review released in October, the first versions of ESN products are planned for this year with final versions planned for sometime in the fall of 2020.


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