PatrolPC® RhinoTab® supports FirstNet™ with Sierra Wireless EM Series module

Headquartered in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, PatrolPC® is a US manufacturer of UltraRugged™ touch screen tablet computers that are optimized exclusively for use in Police, Fire and EMS Vehicles. PatrolPC has been designing and deploying all-in-one tablet computers since 2001. The company offers a variety of customizable, ergonomically safe and officer-friendly platforms designed to fit any marked or unmarked vehicle or apparatus, and has thousands of units deployed in agencies throughout the U.S.

Business Challenge

With the recent launch of FirstNet™, the nationwide broadband network for first responders, the company recognized the need to enable FirstNet connectivity on the RhinoTab platform.  Because the FirstNet network is being deployed in phases, PatrolPC realized that the RhinoTab would need to support both FirstNet and commercial networks. Ideally, the company wanted to accomplish this by incorporating a single embedded module.

Sierra Wireless Solution

Sierra Wireless was the only vendor that had a single module that would support both FirstNet and either AT&T® or Verizon®, and PatrolPC designers were able to quickly incorporate the new EM Series module with minor modifications to connectors and the power supply.

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