The Resideo LTEM-PXA is an easily-installed, dual-path capable AT&T LTE Cat-M1 communicator. The LTEM-PXA receives all its power and backup battery from the alarm panel it is connected to. This makes for a very easy installation, requiring just four (4) wires between the communicator and the panel. To make things even easier, it comes with a wiring harness, to make the connection as simple as possible.
In the past, Alarmnet communicators have only been used with Honeywell or Resideo alarm panels. But with the newest Resideo communicators, this is changing. The LTEM-PXA can support Total Connect 2.0 remote services with certain older DSC and Interlogix panels. For the DSC line, the DSC PC1616, PC1832, and PC1864 panels are supported. In the Interlogix/GE line, the NX-8, NX-8V2, NX-6V2, and NX-4V2 panels are supported. With the Interlogix panels, the use of the PRODCM Dialer Capture Module is also required.
LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and it is the technology behind fourth-generation cellular. There are a number of variants within LTE, and LTE Cat-M1, also known as LTE-M is one of them. The different categories represent variations in speed, frequency, power consumption, and signaling range. There are certain trade-offs available between these categories, and manufacturers take advantage of them to offer the best value possible. For example, LTE Cat-M1 gives up a little bit of data speed in exchange for increased power efficiency and a better signal range. This is why it is considered the primary IoT (Internet of Things) cellular solution.