Carrier-certified Cell Modems

Connect your system using a low-cost wireless cell plan
from your favorite cell service provider.


Zoom’s line of carrier-certified products provide reliable wireless connectivity between your equipment and any Internet-connected equipment you choose. Because the modems are carrier certified, you can benefit from low-cost service plans from AT&T®, T-Mobile®, and other carriers.

These modems help get your product to market fast, with an already certified modem that helps assure the success of your product. There’s no need to worry about complicated RF designs or an expensive, time consuming, and risky certification process when you choose a ZoomCell modem for your system design.

Carrier-certified Modems

Zoom’s line of certified cell modems include metal-cased and plug-in modems certified by AT&T, PTCRB, FCC and a national recognized safety lab. (Carrier approvals vary by model.) They provide:

  • Quick development and deployment for new connected solutions
  • Fast time to market
  • Small, flexible design for integration into many systems
  • Low cost
  • Multiple Input/Output interfaces include: DE-9 serial port, Micro USB 2.0 port, and a 30-pin header for optional connection to a motherboard
  • Micro-SIM connector with tamper-resistant latch
  • Well designed, flexible on-board power supply
  • Micro-Fit 3.0 power connector
  • Operating temperature range of -40C to +85C
  • Wide input voltage: 4.7 to 60 volts DC input
  • AT command support for 3GPP TS 27.007 and 27.005 plus Huawei extended AT commands

Use the chart below to find the features and carrier approvals you need.

  Model 4575 Model 4585
Carrier certification AT&T, PTCRB
GCF approved module
Top download speed 14.4 Mbps 100 Mbps
Huawei LGA module MU609 ME909-523
Rugged steel case Yes Yes
Top upload speed 5.76 Mbps 50 Mbps
Frequencies supported HSPA/WCDMA:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
850/900/1800/2100 MHz
850/1900/AWS MHz
Embedded protocol stacks TCP, IP, UDP Supports CDC-ECM
dialing only
Text and PDU SMS support Yes Yes
Huawei extended AT commands MU609 commands » ME909-523 commands »
Specification sheet View/Download PDF View/Download PDF
Uncased model available Model 4576 Model 4586

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Advantages of Cellular Data Services

Cell modem connectivity using M2M plans and certified modems provides many important advantages, including:

  • Very low service cost, especially for low-data applications
  • Communication and control of remote devices located anywhere there’s cellular service
  • Quick installation
  • Management of multiple devices from a single interface
  • Flexible starts and stops to service
  • Powerful features text service (SMS), and the ability to work in conjunction with Global Positioning Systems
  • Portability
Antenna Tower

M2M Services

The cost of M2M plans depends heavily on the amount of data used each month and the number of modems deployed. If many modems are used and each modem sends less than 1 MB of data a month, each cellular data connection can cost only a few dollars per month. M2M service providers will assist in identifying the right plan for a specific application.

Integrators can simply use a SIM available from your local AT&T or T-Mobile store for a few modems. But those plans provide more data for each modem than most M2M applications require and are significantly more expensive. Most M2M applications use less than 100 MB of data a month and many of them use less than 5 MB a month.

In addition to low cost, many M2M service plans have powerful management features for groups of connected devices. Those management features are not available with a SIM from carrier stores.

Call the Zoom sales group at 617-753-0019 for help obtaining M2M cellular service for Zoom carrier-certified products.