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Connecting industrial devices anywhere with Cisco’s new IPS PIM

Article by:  Published on 1th of March, 2023 


Extending connectivity to remote sites can be challenging, especially when connectivity requirements differ depending on location and use case. As organizations are automating and establishing remote operations, Cisco is expanding the capabilities of the Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router to meet the connectivity requirements of businesses wherever they operate.

At Mobile World Congress in February of 2023, we announced two pluggable interface modules (PIM) for the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers: one for long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) connectivity and one for 450MHz private LTE connectivity.

Provide connectivity to your critical infrastructure with the PIM for 450MHz LTE

The 450MHz LTE module allows the Catalyst IR1101 to provide connectivity for mission-critical government use cases, including critical infrastructure and public safety. Connect devices such as industrial control systems and physical security equipment over a private LTE network using the 450MHz band. Public protection and disaster recovery (PPDR) regulations in Germany, Scandinavia, and parts of Africa allow critical industries to reserve the 450MHz band in their areas to deploy private LTE networks, replacing legacy public safety voice networks with technology capable of data transmission. The 450MHz band provides high resiliency and deep indoor signal penetration to connect the Catalyst IR1101 anywhere onsite.

Easily manage your infrastructure with IoT Operations Dashboard

Easily connect, maintain, and manage network devices and industrial assets with Cisco IoT Operations Dashboard. The cloud-based IoT services platform enables easy deployment of the Catalyst IR1101 at scale, supporting wired or wireless backhaul connectivity. IoT Operations Dashboard is designed for industrial use cases: Its Secure Equipment Access service enables operations teams to easily manage connected assets remotely to minimize site visits and maximize uptime. Its Cyber Vision service provides deep visibility into assets, so that you can better manage resources, limit exposure to cyberthreats, and drive cybersecurity best practices.

A valuable investment for today’s industrial applications

Cisco offers a comprehensive industrial IoT portfolio to help customers meet their unique connectivity requirements. It combines modular routers supporting a wide range of private and public cellular and other wireless technologies; a cloud platform designed to easily deploy, secure, and manage distributed industrial networks; secure remote access capabilities to remotely configure and maintain assets; and more. Our integrated approach brings the power of IT to the industrial edge so that operations teams can achieve more. 

Learn more about the Cisco Catalyst 1100 Rugged Series Routers and new pluggable interface modules.


More details about P-LTE-450 LTE 450 MHz Capable PIM for the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers

As a Cisco partner You can order P-LTE-450 directly from Intelliport, the manufacturer of the 450 MHz capable P-LTE-450 PIM.

The P-LTE-450 comes with the Intelliport 1-year limited hardware warranty. With a contract for a technical service offering, Support and Maintenance Services are available (Intelliport Warranty Extension + Support Package, hereinafter “IWES Package”), providing benefits not included in the limited warranty, such as access to FW updates, warranty extensions and HW replacement.

Available IWES Packages for 3 or 5 or 7 years from delivery.