Semtech AirLink RX55 Industrial IoT Router with Edge Compute, Optional WiFi

Semtech AirLink RX55 Rugged 4G LTE-A Router, Optional WiFi
Model: RX55
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Semtech AirLink RX55 Rugged Cellular Router with LTE-A, Supports Band 71 and CBRS

The Semtech (Sierra Wireless) AirLink RX55 is optimized for Industrial IoT with ultra-low power consumption and a rugged design for extreme conditions. With advanced networking and industry standard container support capabilities, the RX55 delivers intelligence securely at the edge for mission-critical applications on both public and private networks. Its wide operating voltage, makes it ideal for solar or battery powered remote monitoring installations. Its compact, rugged design is built to withstand harsh conditions and, with edge intelligence capabilities, the router’s future-proof design enables applications including grid modernization, smart city, automation and remote machine and sensor monitoring.

The AirLink RX55’s design along with its’ ultra-low power, ethernet and dual-serial port makes it ideal for use in both fixed and mobile industrial applications including power and water utilities, oil fields, pipelines, mines, agriculture, manufacturing, waste management, private networking and SCADA applications.

The Semtech AirLink RX55 solution delivers multi-band, world-wide support providing extensive public network coverage and best-in-class private networking coverage. The router supports FirstNet, Band 71, as well as most private networking bands including CBRS Band 48 in the U.S. The RX55 provides Cat 7 speed (300 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink) for data-intensive networks. Optional dual-band 2.4 and 5.0 GHz WiFi functions as an access point or hotspot. The RX55 also features a Gigabit Ethernet port, GPS for location tracking, and a serial interface. With its flexible WAN routing capabilities, AirLink OS enables industrial customers to create multiple concurrent data sessions through a new multi-APN solution.

The RX55 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 RX55’s ability to bring industrial networking to the harshest settings is real value.

Semtech AirLink RX55 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 RX55 routers.

AirLink Complete

AirLink Complete

AirLink Complete is free for one year with the purchase of a new RX55 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 RX55 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 RX55. 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 Cat 7 speed (300 download / 150 upload Mbps)
  • 1 Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • Optional dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi (IEEE 802.11ac) or WiFi Plus
  • 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, and IP64 certifications
  • Power supply and antennas are sold separately
  • Includes 1 year of AirLink Complete
  • 1-year standard warranty

Need an IoT Data Plan?

Enable your RX55 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)

1104927, RX55 with LTE-Advanced Cat 7 performance, without WiFi 
1104928, Same as above with WiFi
Same as above with WiFi Plus

Note: There is also a Global version of the RX55 available. Please contact Westward Sales to order.

High-Performance Antenna Options

On the Accessories tab you’ll find a list of approved antennas for the Semtech AirLink RX55 router. For more information, speak with one of our Semtech specialists at Westward Sales. We have solutions that meet both technical and budget needs.

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CategoryCellular Router
Cellular Interface
CarrierVerizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
SIM HolderDual SIM (Mini-2FF)
Network Management
Firewall FeaturesStateful firewall with port forwarding, DMZ
IP SuiteDHCP Server, IP Passthrough
VPN FeaturesIntegrated with ACM VPN Server, IPsec protocol with IKEv1/IKEv2, FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant
System ConfigurationLocal web user interface, ALMS, REST API (Beta)
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
Cloud ProtocolsAirLink Management Service (ALMS)
Cellular FrequenciesB2, B4, B5, B7, B12, B13, B14, B25, B26, B41, B42, B43, B48, B66, B71
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 IO1 GPIO
Input Voltage7 to 36 VDC
Over Voltage ProtectionVoltage transient protection
Connector TypeSMA
Dimensions119 x 33 x 85 mm (4.69 x 1.34 x 3.35 inches)
Weight320 g
Antenna Connection3 SMA (cellular, diversity, GNSS) for Cat 7, 2 RP-SMA (Wi-Fi)
Operating Temperature-30 to 70ºC
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)
Warranty1 Years
Download NameFile Size
Semtech RX55 Datasheet350.58KB