IoT Gateways and Modems

Sierra Wireless - FX30

Quickly integrate rich, usable IoT data into your business applications and extend the life of existing products or connect new systems and services. Programmable IoT gateways and modems are the easiest way to integrate wireless without having to go through carrier certification and are available in two product series:

FX Series

FX Series enable you to add intelligence at the edge to collect valuable IoT data and deliver value-add services to your customers.

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GL Series

GL Series enable you to securely connect new or existing systems to any cellular network in the world and remotely monitor them in the field.

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FX30 Series

FX30 Programmable IoT Gateway

Setting a new standard for IoT Embedded Platforms

The FX30 is the industry’s smallest, most rugged programmable 3G/4G LTE cellular gateway. Providing an integrated, secure embedded application environment, tightly integrated with the cloud, the FX30 enables swift, scalable and global deployments of IoT applications for any connected machine or infrastructure.

  • Highly Programmable: Provides secure Linux-based embedded programming environment to build custom IoT applications at the edge.
  • Small & Rugged: Purpose-built to fit into machines and infrastructure equipment, and meets harsh industrial environmental requirements.
  • Global & Scalable: Reach the global 3G/2G market with a single product, and scale to 4G LTE (Cat 1 or LPWA) with full hardware and software compatibility.

Sierra Wireless - FX30
  • Extensible: Comprehensive built-in interfaces to connect easily to any system, plus flexible hardware expansion with IoT Connector.
  • ManagedFree firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) services
  • Accelerate your data-driven transformation: Octave securely integrates the FX30 into an all-in-one edge-to-cloud solution for connecting industrial assets.

FX30 Series Benefits

FX30 Series Benefits

Highly Programmable

The FX30 integrates the Legato® Open Source Linux Platform that simplifies application-level development with a secure framework, maintained Linux distribution, and feature-rich development environment. Legato® enables efficient C-level programming, making FX30 the core component for distributed IoT systems.

Industrial Grade

The FX30 provides superior performance in harsh environments with its small, rugged aluminum form factor. It meets MIL-STD-810 standard for vibration and mechanical shock, and maintains operation in extended temperatures from -30°C to +75°C, making it the ideal embeddable solution for any industrial machine.

FX30 is pre-certified for large deployments meeting a comprehensive range of regulatory and industry standards worldwide.

Scalable and Extensible

Offering unparalleled flexibility, the FX30 is available with 2G/3G, 4G LPWA and 4G Cat 1. It has both Ethernet and Serial variants, and supports an IoT expansion slot to enable a range of hardware extensions. With Octave, the FX30 automatically connects with automation equipment through Modbus and CANopen protocols.

Low Power

The FX30 offers best-in-class low power consumption, consuming less than 1W in idle mode and 2mW in ultra-low power mode, making it ideal for solar and battery powered applications.


With Octave, the FX30 lets you securely extract, orchestrate, and act on data from your edge asset to your cloud infrastructure. Octave provides the best-in-class security measures out-of-the-box, including mutual authentication, encryption, network firewall, and adaptive threat management.

Smart Connectivity

The FX30 fully supports Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity which makes it easy to maintain a secure and reliable connection to both fixed and mobile machines and assets anywhere in the world. The FX30 supports standard 2FF plastic SIM as well as future support for MFF2 embedded SIM, providing the ultimate flexibility for global deployments.

FX30 Series

FX30 LTE-M Global LTE Cat-M1/NB1, 2G Ethernet, USB, 3 I/Os, GNSS, IOT Connector Legato® Open Source Linux Technical Resources
FX30 LTE NAM LTE Cat-1, 3G HSPA+ Ethernet, USB, 3 I/Os, GNSS, IOT Connector Legato® Open Source Linux Technical Resources
FX30S LTE-M Global LTE Cat-M1/NB1, 2G Serial (RS232, RS485), USB, 3 I/Os, GNSS, IOT Connector Legato® Open Source Linux Technical Resources
FX30S LTE NAM LTE Cat-1, 3G HSPA+ Serial (RS232, RS485), USB, 3 I/Os, GNSS, IOT Connector Legato® Open Source Linux Technical Resources
FX30 LTE EMEA LTE Cat-1, 3G HSPA+, 2G Ethernet, USB, 3 I/Os, GNSS, IOT Connector Legato® Open Source Linux Technical Resources

For more information on Sierra Wireless’ turnkey, out-of-the-box solutions please visit AirLink® Networking Solutions.


Linkwave Wireless Connectivity Logo - Customer Testimonial - Sierra Wireless

“As a long standing partner of Sierra Wireless, Linkwave has been providing communications solutions based on Fastrack programmable modems for over 15 years for diverse applications including vehicle asset management, vending and security. We are particularly excited about the new FX30—a highly reliable and adaptable industrial IoT gateway hosting the Legato embedded platform. A secure Linux OS designed to host multiple applications, together with a toolchain which facilitates rapid development of applications and simplifies cloud connectivity make the FX30 the product of choice for highly customised solutions that closely match customer requirements. We believe that the FX30 will be a market leading offering from Sierra Wireless, providing a major building block for the device to cloud needs of the IoT ecosystem.”

-  Andrew Newton, Managing Director, LinkWave Wireless Connectivity 


Here are the certified AirLink Antenna selections for the Sierra Wireless FX30 Programmable IoT Gateway.

GL Series

Essential IoT Modem

The GL Series provides essential global connectivity to connect your products via a Serial or USB high speed interface. The small form factor makes it easy to integrate with products and because it has already been certified you can simply connect and begin sending and receiving data remotely. 

Features and Benefits

  • Global coverage with industry and mobile network certifications to immediately connect your products
  • Low-power modes support as little as 0.8mA in sleep mode and 8mA in active mode at 12V
  • Industrial-grade, compact design with embedded TCP-IP stack
  • Secure boot and value-add firmware with FREE firmware over-the-air (FOTA) upgrades for the lifetime of the module to keep the connectivity optimized and secure

GL Series

Model Region (Carrier) Bands Fallback  
GL8200 Global 3G HSPA: B1, B2, B5, B6, B8 2G Technical Resources
GL7600 EMEA 4G LTE Cat-1: B3, B8, B20 2G Technical Resources
GL7500 Americas 4G LTE Cat-4: B2, B4, B5, B13, B17 3G Technical Resources

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