WiFiRanger, a supplier of RV connectivity and control solutions, announced the launch of the V3, the next generation product to the Sky Pro LTE line. The new version, shipping immediately, includes an updated LTE modem that is positioned for faster LTE offerings and transition capabilities as the major carriers begin rolling out new advanced services.
“We’ve been working on V3 for some time, knowing that we had to give our customers a certified LTE modem with additional LTE bands 12, 14, 66, and 71 support,” said CEO Kelly Hogan. “The change is of specific interest to the RV community due to its extended range LTE support. It positions our customers to take advantage of future offerings when they use the major carriers, including Band 14, for FirstNet usage by first responders and public safety organizations.”
WiFiRanger SkyProLTE V3 includes an updated processor offering for faster speeds and data handling, as well as improved firmware release 7.0.8, offering new features for integration with other RV sub-systems including an exposed NMEA-0183 GPS socket. Additionally, the V3 version includes a slightly slimmer outdoor unit, and a “rubber leg” PCB mounting system within the outdoor unit, providing additional protection from road harmonics and vibration while improving longevity and reliability.
“In addition to our improved hardware, our engineering team worked diligently to insure that every aspect of our latest firmware is ready to take full advantage of faster connections in the future, as well as assisting other integration partners with features they need,” said Hogan.
Some OE’s will start receiving the SkyProLTE V3 units in late July, and, according to WiFi Ranger, will see no changes in their volume pricing for the improved units.