Called SARA-R410M-02B, and part of a family (see below), it also has software-based configuration within a single version of firmware, allowing LTE bands to be enabled or disabled based on changing criteria such as the establishment of roaming agreements among operators.
The radio access technology (RAT) can also be either a single or preferred connection.
Approved operator profiles for AT&T, Verizon, and Telstra are included as pre-existing and selectable within software, and the module has regulatory certification approvals in Taiwan (NCC) and EMEA (RED).
“What this provides in terms of direct benefit and advantage is the ability to defer configuration decisions to zero-hour,” said product manager Patty Felts. “Be it at the end device’s point-of-manufacturing, point-of-installation or even perpetually in the future, configuration decisions can be made for LTE band applicability, the selection of the desired operator, and/or for the preferred LTE radio interface.”
Applications are expected in long life, low-maintenance, extended battery life applications such as smart buildings, people tracking, asset tracking, agricultural monitoring, connected health, usage-based insurance, smart cities and smart meters.
|SARA-N410-02B||LTE module for USA (T-Mobile)
Cat NB1; Bands 2, 4, 5, 12
|SARA-R404M-00B||LTE-only module for USA (Verizon)
Cat M1, Band 13
|SARA-R410M-01B||LTE module for North America (AT&T)
Cat M1; Bands 2, 4, 5, 12
|SARA-R410M-02B||LTE-only module for global use (AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Telstra, Verizon)
Cat M1/NB1 deployed bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
|SARA-R412M-02B||Multimode LTE and EGPRS module for global use;
Cat M1/NB1 deployed bands: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28; EGPRS quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz