Police Communications & Connectivity

Connectivity When You need it Most

The Importance of Staying Connected

computers and tablets for law enforcement

What happens during a major event or emergency?
Everyone is on their phones and cell towers are at full capacity. Forget whether you have 5G or not – lines are blocked and no one can get through. Even the officers that are responding to the call and helping those around them might not have reliable communication. 

How can you stay connected with your department?
Utilizing a dedicated network for first responders and law enforcement officers ensures that you can contact the people you need to. You also need reliable hardware – like the router in the trunk of your patrol – to keep your electronics connected. Have the ability to access the internet & run your MDT equipment – computers, tablets, cell phones, etc. You need to stay connected to dispatch, other officers, and potentially other agencies in surrounding counties. 

Police Communications: Questions to Consider
Did you know you likely already have a router in the trunk of your patrol car? That router (or gateway) is connecting you to dispatch, headquarters and other officers. It lets you access software (like TraCs) to pull up motorist information when you write a citation. Gateways regulate traffic between two dissimilar networks, while routers regulate traffic between similar networks.  A gateway is a single point of access to computers outside like a door, while a router determines the shortest path your data can travel from Computer A to Computer B, within your patrol car. Here are some questions to consider:

  • Do you experience spotty connections when you’re on patrol?
  • How do you know it’s the best router for your needs?
  • Is your router older, and nearing end of life?
  • How often do you even think about your router? 
  • What’s the difference between a gateway and a router?
  • Is your router compatible with a dedicated first responder network?

What does it mean to have a dedicated network for first responders?

A secure, dedicated wireless network built for Public Safety, provides reliable police communication, real-time data sharing, and optimized location services for real-time tracking of people, tools and resources and uninterrupted coverage during emergency events and events with large gatherings. Make sure your lines of communication are open and secure during critical incidents including marathons, large sporting events, protests, riots, major storms, flooding, major fires, COVID-19 pop up testing sites and response. 

What happens when you have unreliable communication?

Too many people may clog the network – which means you can’t reach other officers during an emergency or catastrophic event.

Are you able to quickly communicate and have resources in the locations you need them in?

Do you patrol in rural areas? Without reliable network connections, you might have difficulty with dead spots. It doesn’t matter what carrier you use - Verizon, AT&T or other providers.

Is your department spending too much money on service contracts? Is your police communications hardware getting old or does it need to be replaced?

Reliable Communication You Can Trust

The Benefits of Utilizing a Wireless Gateway in your Patrol Car

Dual SIM Capability

With the dual SIM capabilities, no need to worry if you travel through rural areas, or areas with little to no service. Automatically switch your SIM to make sure you have the coverage you need.

Dedicated First Responder Network

Phone lines blocked in the event of an emergency? This router works on a dedicated network, so even when public lines are bogged down you have the ability to communicate when you need it most.

Affordable for Departments

The L-Tron router is $300 less than competitor brands. Future proof your patrol fleet. This gateway is rugged and will last as long as your patrol car – lifespan of 5-7 years.

Lifetime Support

Making the switch is painless. L-Tron works alongside you to provide tech support. Our team is available through set up and the life of the product. Don’t have an IT team? Don’t sweat, it. We work with you, dispatch and your road patrol to ensure your communication works. Working with L-Tron means that you have a team you can trust. We have worked alongside Law Enforcement for over 20 years – understand your pain points & are here to help.

"This product is the best of the best for the front line in Law Enforcement. Officer safety is critical and in critical situations, you need reliable communication. We can also bridge the gap in areas with dead spots with the dual SIM capability. It's a win-win for Law Enforcement."
Pete Butler
Pete Butler
Police Officer (Ret.), L-Tron Law Enforcement Support

ICR-3241 Wireless Gateway

L-Tron Launches New Wireless Gateway Router to Improve First Responder Communication

Offered at $300 less than competitor offerings!

Technical Specs:

The ICR-3241 offers upload speeds of 50Mbps, download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and provides ample bandwidth with 802.11ac MIMOWi-Fi. 

• FirstNet Ready™ 4G LTE Cat.4 VPN Gateway
• Carriers supported: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile 
• Powerful CPU with 1.3 GB storage to host customer SW applications
• 2× SIM with cover, Dual SIM + eSIM
• 2× Ethernet 10/100, 1x RS232, 1x RS485 and I/O
• Optional Wi-Fi 802.11ac using MU-MIMO technology
• Optional GNSS receiver
• Robust metal cover with DIN and Wall mount options
• Operational temperature range from -40 °C to +75 °C
• Sleep mode & Power ignition & Backup real time clock

Advantech ICR-3241 Wireless Gateway

The FirstNet Ready™ ICR-3241 Gateway seamlessly installs into the trunk of your patrol car to provide a secure wireless network and real-time communication.

Why we love it: Offered at $300 less than competitor offerings, this durable Wireless Gateway keeps you connected. The dual SIM capability allows your agency to switch networks whenever and wherever the need arises. FirstNet™ allows you to keep communication open during critical incidents like COVID-19.



[Blog]: What is a First Responder Network?

Learn how a dedicated line of communication  helps increase safety for agencies, officers, and the community.

[Press Release]: L-Tron & Advantech Expand Partnership to Support First Responders & Law Enforcement Officers with Reliable Communication

L-Tron announces the launch of a new wireless gateway to future-proof Public Safety wireless communication and empower front line workers. The durable ICR-3241 installs seamlessly into patrol cars and other emergency vehicles to provide real-time police communications and a secure wireless network.

[One Pager]: L-Tron Law Enforcement Offerings

A quick overview of L-Tron’s product and solution offerings for Law Enforcement, focusing on specific in-vehicle equipment for eCitation & equipment and software for Investigations/SWAT.


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