Advantech Releases FirstNet-Certified 4G Industrial Cellular Router for Public Safety and Mission-Critical Applications

Oct. 22, 2019
Advantech has announced the release of its first 4G industrial cellular router and gateway that is FirstNet certified, the ICR-3241. It offers secure, high-speed Internet access to first responders and others in critical agencies, such as law enforcement, fire departments, traffic management and more.

FirstNet, built with AT&T, is the first high-speed nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. Only FirstNET-certified devices may access the network, making it highly secure and less prone to network congestion. The interoperable communications platform allows public safety agencies and first responders to get more information quickly. They are able to work faster and in turn are better equipped to make better working decisions.

With its FirstNet certification, the ICR-3241 LTE gateway is the ideal way to connect IP or serial devices to a cellularnetwork. It offers LTE Cat.4 upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps, download speeds of up to 150 Mbps,and powerful 802.11ac MIMOWi-Fi providing ample bandwidth for high-data demanding applications using high-speed PCs, tablets, or surveillance devices.

Additional features and benefits include the following:

  • LTE B2, B4, B5, B12, B13, B14, B66, B71
  • Powerful CPU, with 1.3 GB of storage to host customer SW applications
  • 2× SIM with cover, Dual SIM + eSIM
  • 2× Ethernet 10/100, 1x RS232, 1x RS485 and I/O
  • Robust metal cover with DIN and wall mount options
  • Operational temperature range from -40°C to +75°C
  • Sleep mode, power ignition, and backup real-time clock
  • Advanced networking, diagnostics, VPN support, and firewall

In addition to being FirstNET certified, the ICR-3241 is also supported by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

“When it comes to mission-critical applications in public safety, highly-secure, fast communication is key. FirstNet is the answering that call, and we’re excited to be able to offer a 4G LTE industrial router to work hand-in-hand with the FirstNet network,” said Andrew Lund, director of LTE solutions for Advantech. “Public safety workers have to send and receive high-data messages, video, images, voice, text, and they can’t be bogged down with network congestion. Our powerful ICR-3241 with its NIST-certified encryption on the FirstNet network is the answer.”

The ICR-3241 is not only ideal for public safety and first responder applications, but also for critical infrastructure applications in a wide ranges of industries and industrial environments, such as public transit, utilities, water and wastewater, and more.

For more information on the ICR-3241 and Advantech’s wide range of industrial cellular routers and gateways, visit

For more information on FirstNet, visit

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