AirLink® RV50/RV50X: Industrial LTE Gateway

 Performance Series 

The AirLink® RV50 is the industry’s lowest power and most rugged LTE gateway. Simple to install and easy to manage, the RV50 industrial gateway is designed to connect critical assets and infrastructure. Ideal for industrial-grade applications in energy, utilities and smart-city infrastructure, the RV50 provides real-time remote connectivity for SCADA, distribution management systems and metering. With the lowest power consumption available on the market, the RV50 dramatically reduces infrastructure costs when running on battery or solar power, and provides programmability to enable edge computing applications, using the ALEOS Application Framework (AAF). 

The AirLink® RV50X adds LTE Advanced capabilities, supporting an extensive range of LTE bands worldwide, including Band 28 and Band 12, and delivering up to 300 Mbps downlink speeds.

Download RV50/RV50X Datasheet   Download technical documentation
  • LTE-Advanced performance at 2G power consumption – uses less than 1 watt
  • Ideal for solar-powered applications
  • Ruggedized, industrial grade form factor
  • Enables edge computing applications with ALEOS Application Framework (AAF)
  • Remote, secure network management in the cloud or in the enterprise 
  • Includes first year of network management and support with AirLink Complete
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RV50 Benefits

Rugged Design for Demanding Environments

Designed to withstand harsh industrial conditions, is the RV50 is capable of surviving 5 V brownouts and spikes from -600 VDC to 200 VDC.  Certified as Class I Div 2, it is ideal for hazardous environments. The die cast aluminum housing is sealed to meet IP64 for resistance to dust and water ingress. 

The RV50 is tested to meet and exceed the MIL-STD-810G specification for shock, vibration, temperature and humidity. The built-in power supply protection make it suitable for harsh electrical environments such as compressors, generators, and excavators.

Ultra-Low Power Consumption

The RV50 offers best-in-class power consumption combined with LTE performance, and is optimized for battery and solar applications. It is the industry’s only LTE gateway with 2G power consumption, operating at 900 mW in idle mode. For 2G and 3G deployments migrating to LTE, the RV50 will work with existing power infrastructure, eliminating the need to invest in replacement solar panels or batteries. Standby Mode provides additional protection for batteries by dropping power consumption to 53 mW, and can be triggered by timers, low voltage detection or I/O.

Simplified Deployment

Ideal for global deployments, the RV50X provides worldwide LTE coverage with just two product variants; one for North America and EMEA, and one for Asia-Pacific.

With support for network operator switching—automatic configuration of the radio, based on the SIM—the RV50 provides versatility and simplicity when changing between network operators at any time.

RV50/RV50X Specifications
LTE Category
RV50 RV50 RV50X RV50X
  North America International North America & EMEA Asia Pacific
Cat 3 (Up to 100 Mbps DL) (Up to 50 Mbps UL)
Cat 6 (Up to 300 Mbps DL) (Up to 50 Mbps UL)
Band Support
RV50 RV50 RV50X RV50X
  North America International North America & EMEA Asia Pacific
4G LTE Frequency Bands B2, B4, B5, B13, B17,B25 B1, B3, B7, B8, B20 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B20, B25, B26, B29, 41 B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B18, B19, B21, B28, 38, 39, 40, 41
3G HSPA/HSPA+ Frequency Bands B1, B2, B4, B5, B8 B1, B2, B5, B8 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8 B1, B5, B6, B8, B9, B19
3G TD-SCDMA Frequency Bands       B39
2G CDMA 1XRTT/EV-DO REV A Frequency Bands B1, B2, B4, B5, B8      
2G EDGE/GSM/GPRS Frequency Bands Quad-band Quad-band    
RV50 RV50 RV50X RV50X
  North America International North America & EMEA Asia Pacific
Carrier Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, US Cellular, Rogers, Bell, Telus Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile USA Other Major carriers pending Telstra
Power Consumption
RV50 RV50 RV50X RV50X
  North America International North America & EMEA Asia Pacific
Input Voltage:
7 to 36 VDC
LTE Idle Power: 900 mW (75 mA @ 12 VDC)
Standby Mode Power: 53 mW (4.4 mA @ 12 VDC) triggered on low voltage, I/O or periodic timer
Built-in protection against voltage transients
Low voltage disconnect to prevent battery drain
Network Management

Network Management solutions for the RV50/RV50X enable users to maintain multiple device configurations, update device software, and remotely diagnose reported issues, and are available either as a hosted cloud-based service, or as a licensed software platform in the enterprise data center.

In the Cloud: 

AirLink® Management Service 

AirLink Management Service (ALMS) enables over-the-air registration, configuration and software updates for the complete portfolio of AirLink gateways and routers.

Available as a cloud-service, ALMS provides a dashboard view of the entire deployment, including signal strength, network technology and location. Custom alerts can be set-up to monitor and report critical events, which help you in increasing efficiency and preventing downtime.

In the Enterprise: 

AirLink® Manager

Designed for applications where cloud-based management is not an option, the AirLink® Manager (AM) is a leading-edge, end-to-end on-premises network management solution that enables simplified, remote and real-time mass configuration, control and troubleshooting of fixed AirLink® routers and gateways, connected infrastructure and mission critical applications.

AirLink Services and Support

AirLink Professional Services

Sierra Wireless’ Professional Services team provides full deployment services to deliver the most comprehensive and high-performance networking solutions to all of our valued partners and customers.

We are pleased to offer a full suite of Professional Services, including: Implementation; Proof of Concept; Solution Optimization; Staff Augmentation; System Audit; Training Services.

AirLink Complete

AirLink routers and gateways come with the industry’s best out-of-the-box coverage.

Get started faster knowing that Sierra Wireless is there to help from the start and all the way through deployment. AirLink Complete is a comprehensive package that includes best-in-class cloud-based network management, direct technical support and hardware warranty. The first year of AirLink Complete is included with the purchase of an eligible1 AirLink router and gateway.

1Includes current AirLink LX, ES, GX, RV and MP products
Embedded Intelligence

Embedded Intelligence


ALEOS software is the power behind AirLink gateways that enables them to connect out-of-the-box. Its rich set of configurable parameters simplifies and decreases your time to deployment by:

  • Providing two-way communications between connected machines and AirLink gateways over Ethernet, serial, digital and analog I/O, USB, and Wi-Fi
  • Collecting machine information through standard protocols
  • Communicating securely over cellular networks to back-end IT systems and cloud services.

With automatic network fallback, ALEOS is built to get connected and stay connected. Together with AirLink Management Service, ALEOS enables you to set up your own security and networking settings (i.e. VPN tunneling, port forwarding, and routing); activate GPS location tracking and generate reports without any programming.


ALEOS Application Framework

Get the business data you need from field operations into your back-end systems. ALEOS Application Framework (AAF) provides a simple scripting interface that requires no deep embedded or wireless expertise to gather vital machine data. Integrated with AirVantage® IoT Platform, you can quickly incorporate field data to build powerful IoT applications using web-friendly APIs. 


Here are the certified AirLink Antenna selections for the RV50/RV50X ruggedized, low power industrial gateway.

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"We've deployed the Raven X in many of our customer sites, including 70% of US Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), and a number of co-operative and private power utilities. We tested the new Raven RV50 as a replacement for the Raven X, and found that it works flawlessly with our electrical Phase Trakker device – we didn't need to make any modifications to our software, originally designed to support the Raven X," says Neil Hurst, Engineering Manager, Products of EDM International, Inc.

We are very pleased with this new product, in particular, it’s very fast boot-up time, and low power consumption of under 1 Watt in idle mode. We’ve also found that the Raven RV50’s Advanced Power Management feature extended our battery life by approximately 35%.

Based on the Raven RV50’s seamless ease of the integration and high performance, we plan to use the RV50 in place of existing Raven X applications going forward.”

“We specialize in providing monitoring solutions using advanced cloud-based SCADA software, and we currently have devices in all major oil and gas fields in North America. We tested the Raven RV50 to provide LTE, lower power connectivity for SCADALynx, and we were impressed by how quickly the Raven RV50 integrated with our software,” says Ryan McDonald, CIO of eLynx Technologies.

We’re also really excited about the network operator switching capability of the Raven RV50—it provides a new level of flexibility for our inventory and provisioning processes and, because of its low power consumption, many of our customers won’t need to upgrade their existing solar panels when moving to a LTE modem, saving them money.
We plan on standardizing the Raven RV50 as our primary cellular gateway—given its highly compatible management platform, performance features and reliability, we feel it is an ideal solution for our customers.”

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