|[January 11, 2017]
With New Embedded "Extrovert" Modem, Logic Supply Fills Market Demand for Pre-certified 4G LTE Connectivity for Industrial PCs
Protection of customized industrial computers from temperature,
moisture, dust, and vibration is the backbone of Logic
Supply's hardware offering. Now, customers can link the company's
rugged embedded systems to the 4G LTE cellular network without the time
and cost - several months and as much as $50,000 - associated with
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Logic Supply's NWK100 with pre-certified 4G connectivity saves time and as much as $50,000 associated with system certification. (Photo: Business Wire).
The company's new Extrovert
line of 4G SIM card-based modems are pre-certified to work on major
carrier networks. The solution is platform-agnostic and allows companies
to connect Logic Supply hardware to the network, no matter their
software, computer model, or configuration.
"Our customers wanted 4G connectivity without the frustration,
complexity, and cost of the certification process," said Roland
Groeneveld, CEO of Logic Supply. "This product was driven by a challenge
brought to our engineers by a customer who needed connectivity for
embedded appliances distributed throughout North America. The Extrovert
line resulted and we're excited that this work will benefit all
customers requiring just this kind of 4G connectivity"
Application developers use the LTE network for primary connectivity in
remote locations, and failover connectivity in areas accessible by WiFi
or hardwired internet. Depending on the application, data flows
bidirectionally: an industrial automation engineer can, for example,
push updates to M2M devices while bypassing firewalls, while an
operational professional can receive real-time machine updates to guide
predictive maintenance decisions.
"Enabling 4G LTE connectivity is critical for several burgeoning
Internet of Things applications but, in many cases, is not an existing
competence within the broader embedded engineering community," says Dan
Mandell, Senior Analyst at VDC Research. "The potential savings on time
and development resources from leveraging the combination of
pre-certified Extrovert modems and Logic Supply embedded systems cannot
In addition to the Extrovert line, Logic Supply will also offer
customers the ability to preload SIMs from a range of carriers.
Customers can then establish their accounts directly with the cellular
"While some customers have pre-existing carrier relationships, many are
looking for a complete, out-of-the-box solution that includes wireless
connectivity," said Murat Erdogan, Senior Product Manager at Logic
Supply. "For these customers, we've smoothed the way."
Extrovert combines industry-leading modules from Sierra Wireless and
u-blox (News - Alert) with a SIM slot,�integrating both into the Mini PCIe expansion
card standard. The result is a module that fits inside the smallest of
form factors, including Mini-ITX, NUC, and other Logic Supply compact
embedded box PCs.
The Extrovert lineup includes two core modem models, the NWK100 and
NWK200. The NWK100, based on the u-blox TOBY-L2, offers connectivity to
the AT&T (News - Alert) and T-Mobile networks and adds $191 to the price of compatible
systems. The in-development NWK200, powered by the Sierra AirPrime EM/MC
module, enables connectivity to the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint (News - Alert), and Verizon
networks, as well as leading European carriers like Vodafone, Orange,
and Telefonica. The modems will carry all the required certifications
and tests including PTCRB (News - Alert), FCC/CE, and GCF registrations.
For more information about the Extrovert line from Logic Supply, and for
a complete list of compatible industrial PC systems, visit www.logicsupply.com/products/features/4g-computers.
Contact Logic Supply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling +1 802-861-2300 in the US, or +31 85 2733760 in the EU.
Logic Supply will also be demonstrating the Extrovert line at the
upcoming RSA (News - Alert) Conference in San Francisco, February 13-17. Visit them at
About Logic Supply
A leading Industrial PC company, Logic Supply designs
highly-configurable computers engineered for reliability. Its systems
operate in the harshest environments and power innovation in the
evolving Internet of Things. Fueled by a unique direct-to-customer
business model that combines vertical integration, modular product
design and a powerful online platform, Logic Supply offers computers
"designed to last, built to order, and delivered in days." Founded in
2003, the company has served over 60,000 customers. Logic Supply has
offices in the US, the EU, and Taipei. See why today's technology
companies Depend on Logic at www.logicsupply.com
and on Twitter @LogicSupply.
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