Semtech AirLink RV55 Advanced, Rugged Cellular Router, Optional WiFi

Semtech AirLink RV55 Rugged 4G LTE-A Pro Router, Optional WiFi
Model: RV55
Availability: Contact Westward Sales

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Semtech AirLink RV55 Industrial LTE-A Pro Router with Ultra-Low Power Consumption

The most rugged and cost-effective LTE-Advanced Pro cellular router you’ll find is the Semtech (Sierra Wireless) AirLink RV55. It connects crucial remote assets, infrastructure, and vehicle fleets. With low-power consumption, industrial-grade construction, and industry certifications, it’s ideal for demanding applications in solar energy, utilities, intelligent transportation, and public safety. Centrally managed, cloud-based tools enable the RV55 to connect fielded systems to your enterprise network. It supports North American mobile networks, CBRS, dedicated Private LTE, and FirstNet.

The RV55, with high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro connectivity, provides Cat 12 speed (600 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink) for data-intensive networks. The RV55 can function as the primary WAN connection or serve as a secondary or backup WAN should the primary one fail. Optional dual-band 2.4 and 5.0 GHz WiFi functions as an access point or hotspot. The RV55 also features a Gigabit Ethernet port, GPS for location tracking, and a serial interface.

The Semtech AirLink RV55 delivers superior reliability and continuous operation no matter the environment. A wide temperature range allows it to operate in extreme cold and heat. Certified to Class 1 Div 2 for hazardous locations, Mil-STD-810G for shock and vibration, and IP64 for dust and water ingress, the RV55’s ability to bring industrial networking to the harshest settings is real value.

Semtech AirLink RV55 Services and Support

AirLink network management solutions allow remote monitoring, registration, configuration, and firmware updates. These powerful tools are available as a cloud-based service or on-premises to provide a centralized and remote view of systems deploying RV55 routers.

AirLink Complete

AirLink Complete

AirLink Complete is free for one year with the purchase of a new RV55 cellular router. It is a subscription-based service offering device management through AirLink Management Service (ALMS), Tier 1 technical support, and an extended warranty. It’s an efficient way to optimize deployment, simplify management, and reduce downtime.


Device Management

AirLink Management Service (ALMS) is a secure cloud-based package that simplifies remote set up, monitoring, configuration, registration, and updating any number of RV55 routers. ALMS Advanced Reporting and Analytics (ALMS ARA) is another add-in for advanced historical reporting and analytics.


AirLink Mobility Manager

This service offers a VPN application for Airlink routers like the Semtech AirLink RV55. It simplifies your VPN connection between the edge and enterprise. It’s FIPS 140-2 compatible and agnostic to the carrier, working with fixed and public IP addresses.

Key Features

  • Rugged cellular router with advanced connectivity
  • LTE-A Pro Cat 12 speed (600 download / 150 upload Mbps)
  • 1 Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • Optional dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Dedicated GNSS receiver supports GPS and GLONASS
  • RS-232 Serial Port (DB-9)
  • Supports North American bands, CBRS, and Private LTE
  • 7 to 36 VDC input with transient protection
  • -40 to 70°C operating temperature 
  • Meets Class 1 Div 2, Mil-STD-810G, IP64, and UL 60950 certifications
  • Power supply and antennas are sold separately
  • Includes 1 year of AirLink Complete
  • 1-year standard warranty
  • Compatible with these Semtech high-performance antennas

Need an IoT Data Plan?

Enable your Semtech AirLink RV55 with a cost-effective monthly data plan to ensure your router is ready to deploy. Select Verizon or AT&T and the data plan size from 100 MB to 5 GB. You are billed monthly; there’s no long-term contract. Plus, manage all of your fielded gateways from a single cloud-based web portal.

Purchase a SIM card from this page. It will be mailed to you in 2 to 3 business days. Then after you receive your card, sign up for a data plan at Westward Connect.

Configurations (North America)

1104302, RV55 with LTE-Advanced Pro Cat 12 performance and WiFi
1104303, Same as above without WiFi
1104335, RV55 with LTE-Advanced Cat 4 performance and no WiFi

1104333, RV55 with Cat M1 and NB-IoT support and no WiFi (no longer available)

Note: There is also a Global version of the RV55 available. Please contact Westward Sales to order.

High-Performance Antenna Options

On the Accessories tab or the RV55 antenna page you’ll find a list of Semtech approved antennas made for the Semtech AirLink RV55 router. For more information, speak with one of our Semtech specialists at Westward Sales. We have solutions that meet both technical and budget needs.

FirstNet built with AT&T
Only 1104302 and 1104303 models (Cat 12) are FirstNet Ready

CategoryCellular Router
Cellular Interface
CarrierVerizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cat-M1 (Verizon and AT&T)
SIM HolderSingle SIM card slot
Antenna2 antenna connections (Main and Diversity)
Network Management
Firewall FeaturesRemote Authentication (LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+) DMZ, Inbound and Outbound Port filtering, Inbound and Outbound Trusted IP, MAC Address Filtering, PCI compatible, Secure Firmware Update
IP SuiteDHCP Server, IP Passthrough, VLAN, Host Interface Watchdog, PPPoE
VPN FeaturesIPsec, GRE, OpenVPN Client, up to 5 concurrent tunnels, Split Tunnel, Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
System ConfigurationLocal web user interface, AT Command Line Interface (Telnet/SSH), SNMP, SMS Commands
ProtocolsNetwork Address Translation (NAT), Ethernet WAN, Port Forwarding, Verizon PNTM, NEMO/DMNR, IPv6 Gateway, VRRP Policy Routing, Reliable Static Route Dynamic DNS
MaintenanceSecure mobile network & asset management, fleet-wide firmware upgrades, router configuration and template management, router staging over the air or Ethernet connection, over-the-air software and radio module firmware updates, device configuration templates, monitoring and alerting, remote provisioning and airtime activation
Monitoring & Event HandlingCustom event triggers and reports, configurable interface, no programming, Event Types: Digital Input, Network Parameters, Data Usage, Timer, Power, Device Temperature, Voltage, RAP, SMS, Email, SNMP Trap, TCP (Binary, XML, CSV), Drive Relay Output event action
Cloud ProtocolsAirLink Management Service (ALMS)
Cellular Frequencies2100(B1), 1900 (B2), 1800(B3), 1700(B66), AWS (B4), 700 (B12, B13, B14, B17, B28), 800(B20), 850 (B5, B18, B19, B26), 900(B8), 1700(B66), and Band 14
Wi-Fi Frequencies2.4 and 5.0 GHz
WLAN Operation ModeAccess Point or Client Mode (Wi-Fi as WAN)
Wireless SecurityWPA2 Enterprise
PowerOutput power 16 dBm per channel (optional WiFi)
LAN Ports1 Gigabit (RJ-45)
SerialRS-232 (DB-9 connector)
WirelessOptional WiFi, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Wave2 Client Mode), Single SSID, supports 10 clients
GPSGNSS receiver supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo with -162 dBm tracking sensitivity, < 1.5m (50%) and < 3.15m (95%) accuracy, 1s Hot Start acquisition time, and NMEA 0183 V3.0, TAIP, RAP, XORA reports
Digital IO5 configurable GPIO pins for digital and analog channels
TelemetryBuilt-in accelerometer (optional)
Input Voltage7 to 36 VDC
Input Connection4-pin block connector with a low-voltage disconnect to prevent battery drain and Ignition Sense with time delay shutdown
Over Voltage ProtectionVoltage transient protection
Connector TypeSMA
Dimensions146 x 100 x 42 mm (5.7 x 1.7 x 3.9 inches)
Weight250 g
Antenna Connection3 SMA (cellular, diversity, GNSS) for Cat 4, 1 SMA for LTE-M version, 1 RP-SMA (Wi-Fi)
Operating Temperature-30 to 65ºC
Storage Temperature-40 to 85ºC
RoHS CompliantYes
CertificationsMIL-STD-810G, Class 1 Div 2, ISO7637-2, SAE J1455, PTCRB, FCC, GCF, IC, CE, REACH, WEEE
Safety StandardsIECE Certification Bodies Scheme (CB Scheme), UL 60950
Warranty1 Year
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