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With a 20 year history in delivering leading technology solutions for public safety, Sierra Wireless has the widest range of embedded, LTE and 5G networking solutions for use on Public Safety Networks to keep first responders safe, and our communities even safer.

Florida Public Safety Network Solutions

AirLink® Routers and Gateways provide persistent broadband communications, location tracking and remote monitoring for mobile first responder fleets and fixed location. AirLink routers and gateways delivers secure, highly reliable connectivity in a rugged form-factor that has been designed to military specifications and proven in the field by first responders.

Public Safety Network Ready AirLink Networking Solutions

AirLink Routers and Gateways are part of the AirLink Networking Solution that provides secure, managed LTE Networking connecting first responders to the mission critical networks they need to do their job. The AirLink Networking Solution which includes end-to-end VPN security (AirLink Connection Manager) and remote network management (AirLink Management Systems)

Why Sierra Wireless for Mission Critical Networking Solutions?

For the past 25 years Sierra Wireless has been working with Public Safety Networks such as FirstNet, Verizon Frontline, T-Mobile for Government and more recently ESN (Emergency Services Network) to deliver innovative communications solutions for first responders and public safety personnel that keep workers safe and constantly connected in harsh mission critical environment. This includes delivering many innovative technology “firsts” to public safety users. For example: the first cellular digital packet data (CDPD) modem for vehicles in 2004, first GSM modules, first HSPA data modem and first rugged LTE vehicle gateways. Together, we are recognized by public safety customers as trusted and reliable partners that can support them for the long term with their communication requirements.

As Public Safety Networks evolve, customers trust Sierra Wireless AirLink Networking Solutions to deliver mission-critical cellular networking, enabling visualization of their network coverage, as they optimize their territories. Sierra Wireless patented Cognitive Wireless capabilities, coupled with Public Safety Networks, such as FirstNet, Verizon Frontline, T-Mobile for Government and ESN extend the reliability and resilience of mission-critical networking solutions.

The “FirstNet-Ready” Mobile Office: Top Considerations for Connecting First Responders

First-response mobile workforces face the most demanding and often dangerous work environments—they cannot afford to be disconnected from dispatchers and operations, even for a few minutes.

For reliable and responsive in-vehicle communications, many organizations are turning to the latest wireless technologies that have the capacity to operate on today’s commercial networks and FirstNet.


First responders face the most demanding and often dangerous work environments, performing jobs that are critical to our infrastructure – protecting public safety, transporting patients to hospitals, and fighting fires. And there are others that provide critical support to these first responders – transit agencies operating mass transit vehicles and utilities maintaining the power grid just to name two.

None of these workers can afford to be disconnected from dispatchers and operations even for short intervals. Police cruisers are outfitted with cameras, license plate readers and laptops, and officers are now outfitted with body-worn cameras. Emergency medical crews generate patient care records on-scene and transmit ECGs to hospitals, and some are using telemedicine to communicate directly with physicians. Fire crews use computers to plan their approach and access building plans prior to arrival. Transit vehicles have fare payment and route management systems that need to be connected, and new vehicles are being outfitted with video cameras that provide on-board security and situational awareness, Utilities want to ensure they can accurately dispatch and enable crews to deal with power disruptions.

The vehicles used by all these workers are “mobile offices,” and demand highly reliable and resilient connectivity. In order to assure this connectivity, the public safety community demanded a separate network for first responder communications and interoperability. In the US, legislation was passed in 2012 that reallocated Band 14 spectrum (700MHz) to public safety and created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) to ensure the network was realized. In 2017, the Authority awarded the build-out and operation of the network – also known as FirstNet™ – to AT&T. The network is designed to accommodate primary first responders and “extended primary users” – those that assist primary responders in carrying out their duties. FirstNet™ was launched in 2018 and today, almost 1.5M subscribers are using it for communications. As part of the FirstNet contract award to AT&T, all AT&T commercial bands with priority and pre-emption were also offered to FirstNet subscribers – in addition to the dedicated band 14 spectrum. All this aggregated bandwidth is now available to FirstNet.

As more agencies move to take advantage of the FirstNet network, they are faced with the challenge of deploying technology that can leverage this network while keeping data secure and ensuring that mobile workers can get the support they need in the field.

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For more than 25 years, Sierra Wireless has 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 our 4G LTE and 5G cellular routers and gateway solutions.

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Sierra Wireless AirLink® Cellular Routers

AirLink routers are engineered to be deployed out-of-the-box without additional programming and have the intelligence to stay connected.