The xMax xVM™ Vehicle Modem is an IP67-rated ruggedized subscriber device that is designed to be installed inside or outside vehicles. The xVM acts as a transparent protocol bridge, allowing users of WiFi-enabled smartphones, tablets, notebooks and other devices to seamlessly access the Internet through the xMax cognitive radio network.
The xVM is waterproof and made to withstand wide temperature ranges and challenging environmental conditions. It has been designed to meet the extreme demands that are characteristic of expeditionary environments, making it ideally suited for employment in the public safety, homeland security, and military market places.
While primarily developed for vehicle usage, the xVM may also be externally mounted in fixed locations like parks or other outdoor areas to provide WiFi access for use in monitoring, surveillance, machine-to-machine and other applications using the xMax backhaul link.
The xVM provides QoS (quality of service) while supporting calling, texting and data streams over the xMax network. It includes a WiFi router chip that allows it to simultaneously support multiple external devices wirelessly. It enables operators to deploy wide area xMax networks that can smoothly integrate with the large installed base of WiFi and Ethernet-capable wireless devices. By incorporating high-power xMax radios, the xVM can provide range and reliability required by today’s mobile applicationss.
The xVM and xMax system support nomadic and fully mobile connectivity, including handoffs. As with all the components in the xMax family of products, the xVM is designed to offer maximum range, flexibility, throughput and reliability, while minimizing network deployment and management costs. This makes xMax a comprehensive solution for public safety communications, as well as WiSPs, telcos and other service providers facing challenging network deployment environments.