At Mobile World Congress (MWC), Bullitt Group is addressing a rising class – cellular web hotspots – with a rugged 5G gadget known as the Cat Q10. There’s a very good variety of cellular hotspots out there, however few are 5G suitable, and fewer are sturdy and weatherproof, the corporate factors out. The canonical use case is an out of doors house similar to a constructing website, a farm, or a pop-up enterprise, the place the necessity is for quick and safe web connectivity to a very good variety of gadgets through a battery-powered gadget that’s fast and straightforward to arrange and carry round.
The Cat Q10 is a 283g gadget measuring 81mm by 128mm by 26mm that’s mud and waterproof to IP68 degree, and MIL-STD-810H licensed for ruggedness. It packs a swappable 5300mAh battery that’s claimed to ship 10 hours utilization, 1,000 hours standby and may act as an influence financial institution to recharge smartphones if mandatory.
Powered by a MediaTek T750 chipset supporting 5G (SA and NSA, however no mmWave as but), 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the Cat Q10 can help as much as 32 related customers concurrently. It accepts a single Nano SIM, helps WPA 3 safety and is ready up through a cellular (Android or iOS) app.
The Cat Q10 will launch on the finish of Q2 2022. No pricing particulars had been out there on the time of writing.
Bullitt Group additionally introduced a spread of providers designed to extend the lifecycle of their rugged gadgets, enhancing the corporate’s sustainable credentials. ‘Enterprise Version’ on chosen Cat telephones supplies an additional 12 months’s guarantee, whereas ‘Rugged Care’ and ‘Rugged Care+’ service contracts cowl the substitute of elements similar to batteries and gadget repairs.
Lastly, Bullitt Group introduced its personal MVNO for the UK market – Bullitt Join. Inbuilt partnership with Transatel and utilising the EE cellular community, Bullitt Join will provide voice, textual content and knowledge providers to customers and business verticals, focusing notably on sectors similar to logistics and the gig economic system.