Last updated January, 2021

Sierra Wireless has an award winning lineup of cellular routers, modems and gateways. With so many options to choose from, we have collected all of the important information you need to know in one handy chart. Use the chart below to compare Sierra Wireless cellular routers and gateways.

Sierra Wireless Cellular Router and Cellular Gateway Comparison Chart

LX40 LX60 ES450 RV55 RV50 MP70
RV55X
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Key Features
Compact LTE and LTE-M / NB-loT router for loT, Wi-Fi*, Industrial Grade and PoE
Dual Ethernet, LTE and NB-loT versions, Industrial Grade, Wi-Fi*, RS-485 and 1/0 ports LTE Gateway and terminal server, Up to 5 VPN Tunnels, works with major router vendors Rugged, compact, LTE-A Pro router for in-vehicle use. Avail in CAT-12 and LTE M/NBIoT, Wi-Fi* Low power use, Class 1 Div 2, LTE-A*, rugged form factor, flexible connectivity, Dual-SIM LTE-A, Advanced Wi-Fi*, Band 14 support, Purpose-built for vehicles, Advanced GPS
Ports Gigabit Ethernet, Serial and USB 2 x Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Serial Ethernet, Serial USB 2.0 Ethernet, serial, digital and analog I/O, USB. Ethernet, Serial USB 2.0 4 x Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0
Warranty AirLink router or gateway includes the first year of AirLink Complete free of charge. After the 1st year, your organization will have the freedom to choose to extend this coverage over the life of your deployment.
Software ALMS and AAF
Ideal Uses IP Cameras, PoS Devices, Machinery, Data Logging Mobile Workforce, Automation, WAN Failover Out of Band Management, Network Continuity Public Safety, Transit, Military, Mobile Health Mobile Workforce, Utilities, Mobile Office Remote Monitoring, Industrial uses, Utilities
Product Numbers 1104178 1104179 1104181 1104182 1104180 1103828 1103829 1104030 1103826 1103827 1102386 1102387 1102383 1104335 1104333 1104331 1104303 1104302 1102557 1102555 1102555 1103052 1102709 1102713 1102743 1102745 1104071 1104073
 Link to Sierra Wireless product Page Download LX40 Data Sheets Download LX60 Data Sheets Download ES450 Data Sheets Download RV55 Data Sheets Download RV50 Data Sheets Download MP70 Data Sheets
 Reviews CNET Review of LX40 CNET Review of ES450 CNET Review of RV50 CNET review of MP70
*Note: optional feature available for additional price.

Networking Solutions: Cellular Routers and Gateways

AirLink® Cellular Routers & Gateways connect your remote organizational assets – people, locations and infrastructure – securely to the enterprise network, and allow you to remotely configure, deploy, monitor and manage these assets with cloud-based or on-premises management systems. AirLink routers and gateways are engineered to be deployed out-of-the-box without additional programming and have the intelligence to stay connected.  Relied upon every day in remote outdoor locations, in-vehicle applications, and retail chains, Sierra Wireless solutions securely connect workforces, equipment, and services. For more than 20 years, Sierra's cellular gateways and routers have been delivering secure, manageable, high-performance cellular networking for mission-critical applications. Accelerate your deployment of new applications with secure connectivity, location-based services and remote management made possible by their 3G and 4G LTE cellular routers and gateway solutions. Compare Sierra Wireless products above, and see what applications you can use your devices with below.

Vehicle Networking

Many organizations rely on mobile workers that need access to the same tools available at the office.  These tools need to be accessible anytime, anywhere – even for workers in vehicles, on the move and at remote or temporary work sites. With large mobile workforces, organizations can better manage operations by knowing the location and status of their mobile assets.

Enterprise Networking

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In today’s distributed enterprise, organizations rely on a complex network that involves hundreds or thousands of regional locations, each connected to headquarters via a local Internet connection. This connectivity is “business-critical” and supports all sales and payment transactions.

Industrial Networking

Monitoring and managing remote infrastructure is challenging. It’s unmanned, it’s critical to business operations and often in remote areas where undetected problems can be deadly. Sierra Wireless AirLink® routers, gateways and management solutions provide reliable and secure connectivity designed for harsh and hazardous environments, giving operations and IT real-time awareness with remote monitoring.

Compare Sierra Wireless Routers with the unboxing videos below.

LX40

The AirLink® LX40 is our most compact LTE and LTE-M / NB-IoT router for IoT/M2M applications. The LX40 provides “out-of-the-box,” secure, managed LTE networking for IoT and enterprise applications such as IP Cameras, Security, Point-of-Sale terminals and Smart Lockers. LX40 is also ideal for connecting industrial, remote data logging and sensing equipment in protected (indoor) locations and supports processing IoT data at the edge. The LX40 is also available with Wi-Fi to act as a local hotspot or connect to Wi-Fi infrastructure.

LX60

The AirLink® LX60 is the industry’s first LTE and LTE-M / NB-IoT router for commercial and enterprise applications. The LX60 offers “out-of-the-box” connectivity that is simple to install, and easy to manage to provide your equipment or business with a primary or backup LTE connection. The LX60 provides purpose-built, secure, reliable, managed LTE networking in IoT applications such as Building Automation, Digital Signage, Taxis, ATMs, Kiosks and Point-of-Sale terminals.

RV55

The AirLink® RV55 is the industry’s most rugged, compact, LTE-A Pro router. Simple to install and easy to manage, the RV55 cellular router is designed for connecting critical remote assets & infrastructure, and vehicles. The RV55 is especially well suited for SCADA, distribution management systems and service vehicle fleets. Compare Sierra Wireless models with our chart above!

RV50

The AirLink® RV50X is the industry’s lowest power and most rugged LTE gateway. Simple to install and easy to manage, the RV50X industrial gateway is designed to connect critical assets and infrastructure. Ideal for industrial-grade applications in energy, utilities and smart-city infrastructure, the RV50X provides real-time remote connectivity for SCADA, distribution management systems and metering. With the lowest power consumption available on the market, the RV50X dramatically reduces infrastructure costs when running on battery or solar power.

MP70

The AirLink® MP70 is a high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle router developed specifically for mobile mission-critical applications in public safety, transit and field services. 

This Device offers high power, long-range Gigabit Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. The MP70 also features up to 600 Mbps downlink and 150 Mbps speeds over LTE-Advanced Pro. The AirLink MP70 unites the fleet with the enterprise network and enables multiple field applications to work simultaneously, further and faster from the vehicle than ever before. The MP70 is a certified device that is Band 14 and FirstNet Ready™.