Raven Series - Proven, 2G/3G gateway

The AirLink® Raven Series of intelligent gateways has been our flagship lineup of 2G and 3G gateways for years, with proven reliability and performance. Today, the Ravens are being succeeded by the LS300. With a slightly smaller footprint than the Raven XE and XT, the LS300 will fit into the same enclosures and is more rugged, offers multiple interfaces (Ethernet, Serial, Digital I/O, and USB), GPS, and support for HSPA+ networks.

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Raven SeriesHardware Interfaces
Raven X1 Ethernet and 1 RS-232 Serial port.
Raven XE1 Ethernet, 2 I/O, and 1 mini-USB port.
Raven XT1 RS-232 Serial port, 2 digital I/O, and 1 mini-USB.

Device Management

Deploy AirLink devices faster and reduce your operational costs with our device management cloud application. AirLink® Management Service remotely configures, deploys, and monitors AirLink gateways over-the-air and makes managing a thousand devices as easy as managing ten.

ABI Research has ranked ALMS as "Best in Class" among competing device management services. Learn more.

The interactive monitoring dashboard and map shows the status, signal strength, and location of all AirLink gateways deployed. Drill down to quickly troubleshoot devices or update older versions of firmware with one-click. Advanced heartbeat reporting and custom alerts can be setup to notify you when devices go offline, resulting in faster issue identification, less downtime, and fewer field trips.

Configurable options with AirLink Management Service:

  • Customize device reporting for low or high bandwidth environments
  • Schedule periodic reports on any ALEOS parameter
  • Configure security/networking settings for VPN tunneling, port forwarding, and routing
  • Setup alerts for mission critical applications and export historical data
  • Initiate GPS/Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) tracking protocols
  • Configure I/O settings for communicating with attached assets, including legacy industrial equipment
  • Create templates to rapidly deploy or update the configuration of any number of AirLink gateways at once
  • Activate and deactivate airtime subscriptions with select network carriers

Embedded Intelligence

ALEOS™ embedded intelligence is the power behind AirLink gateways that enables them to connect with industrial, enterprise, and transportation equipment out-of-the-box. Its rich set of configurable parameters simplifies device deployment and decreases your time-to-market by:

  1. Providing 2-way communication between connected machines and AirLink gateways over Ethernet, Serial, Digital and Analog I/O, USB, and Wi-Fi
  2. Getting machine information in and out of standard protocols.
  3. Sending and receiving secure communication packets over cellular networks to backend IT systems and cloud services

With automatic fallback to other cellular networks, ALEOS is built to get connected, stay connected, and never get disconnected. Together with AirLink Management Service, ALEOS enables you to set up your own security and networking settings (ie. VPN tunneling, port forwarding, and routing); activate GPS location tracking; and generate reports without any programming.

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Raven Series

HSPA with fallback to UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

  • HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

EV-DO with fallback to CDMA 1xRTT

  • Dual Band EV-DO Rev. A
    800/1900 MHz

Certified with: AT&T, Bell, Sprint, Telus, Verizon, Vodafone
Regional support: North America, Europe, Middle East


  • FCC, Industry Canada
  • CE, E-Mark
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Class I, Div 2

Host Interfaces

Raven XT

  • RS-232: DB9 (1200 – 230400 baud)
  • USB 2.0 (Mini-B5)
  • Antenna Connection: 50 Ohm SMA
  • I/O Ports: 2 Digital

Raven XE

  • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
  • USB: USB 2.0 (Mini-B5)
  • Antenna Connections:
    -Primary 50 Ohm SMA
    -Rx Diversity: 50 Ohm SMA
  • I/O Ports: 2

Raven X

  • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
  • RS-232: DB9 DCE (300 – 230400 baud)
  • Antenna Connection:
    -Primary 50 Ohm SMA
    -Rx Diversity 50 Ohm SMA

Where To Buy

The Raven Series is available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and is certified on AT&T, Bell, Jasper, Sprint, Telus, Verizon, and Vodafone networks. However, for new deployments, we recommend the LS or GX Series.

If you would like more information, contact our sales team or your authorized reseller. Or select your country from the list below.

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