Fortress LTE USB Stick Modem
End-of-Life Announcement for the Fortress LTE USB Stick Modem
General Dynamics Mission Systems announces the end-of-sale (EoS) and end-of-life (EoL) of the Fortress LTE USB Stick Modem. The date for last time order of the affected product is March 31, 2017.
General Dynamics Mission Systems announces the end-of-sale (EoS) and end-of-life (EoL) of the Fortress® LTE USB Stick Modem. The date for last time order of the affected product is March 31, 2017. General Dynamics will continue to provide technical Help Desk support and honor all currently active warranty and maintenance agreements.
|EOL Announcement||Date of product end-of-life announcement||February, 2017|
|End-of-Sale||The last date to place a purchase order for the affected product(s)||March, 2017|
|End of Maintenance Contract Renewal||The date to renew maintenance and support contracts (cannot be extended beyond the end-of-support date)||March, 2017|
|End of Software Maintenance||The last date GD plans to provide software updates for the affected products||March, 2017|
|End of Support||The last date to receive technical support through GD for customers with maintenance contracts||October, 2017|
About General Dynamics Fortress LTE
Ideal for small to large specialized private wireless deployments, Fortress LTE delivers an end-to-end solution providing ‘always on’ high speed network access to vital information including voice, video, data, text and chat using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress LTE is a cost-effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:
- 4G Core Network
- Radio Access Network (Base Station)
- User Equipment (UE)
The Fortress® LTE USB Stick Modem features a state of the art, patented baseband processor with a high degree of programmability, high performance and ultra-low power consumption. The USB stick modem connects to the USB port of a PC for mobile broadband access. Alternatively, it can be connected to a compatible residential WiFi router for Internet sharing at home.
- The modem supports all 3GPP defined LTE bandwidths and duplex modes and delivers maximum category 3 data rates of 102 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink in a pair of 20MHz FDD channels.
- The modem is packaged in a small USB stick form factor with built-in MIMO antennas that have been optimized to provide superior cell-edge performance as well as high MIMO throughputs under good signal conditions. It draws power directly from the USB port of the PC for a truly high performance mobile wireless device.
- A range of accessories such as external antennas and a desktop stand are offered to further enhance performance for nomadic and fixed wireless access.
- User authentication and security is accomplished by standard 3GPP USIM authentication. Software upgrades to future LTE releases are downloaded over-the-air to the modem via the connection manager on a PC.
LTE USB Stick Modem Datasheet
|Operating Frequency||700 MHz to 2700 MHz
(Single- and multi-band designs, model specific)
|Channel Bandwidth||5MHz, 10MHz and 20Mhz|
|Duplex Mode||Frequency Division Duplex (FDD),
Time Division Duplex (TDD)
|UE Category||Category 3 UE|
|Transmit Power||+23 dBm ± 2 dB|
|Radio Performance||3GPP TS 36.101 compliant|
|LTE PHY Layer Maximum Data Rates||36.7 Mbps/12.6 Mbps in a 5 MHz FDD channel
73.4 Mbps/25.5 Mbps in a 10 MHz FDD channel
102.0 Mbps/50.8 Mbps in a 20 MHz FDD channel
(Actual throughput depends on channel bandwidth and radio coverage.)
|Standards Compliance||3GPP R8 LTE compliant
3GPP R9 LTE compliant via future software upgrade
|Radio Configuration||1 Transmit / 2 Receive|
|Power Requirements||5VDC at 500mA|
|Power Consumption||2.5 Watts maximum|
|Dimensions||94.7mm L x 32.0mm W x 12.4mm H|
|Antenna||Integral MIMO antennas
Two connectors for optional external antennas
|Host Interface||USB 2.0, USB Type A plug on modem|
|Connection Manager||Windows and Mac OS X versions
CD-less installation from USB stick
Client for OTA software upgrade
Custom operator branding (optional)
|Driver||Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit versions, WHQL
Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Linux Kernel 2.6.32 or higher
|Operating Temperature||-20 to +40°C (-4 to +104°F) ambient|
|Storage Temperature||-20 to +65° (-4 to +149°F) ambient|
|Humidity||5 to 95% condensing|
|Optional Accessories||USB desktop stand, laptop clip, external MIMO antennas|
|Interoperability||Tested with multiple infrastructure vendors|
|Regulatory Approvals||Radio & Safety approvals: FCC radio approval, UL safety approval