ONE RUGGED DEVICE. CLOUD READY. APPLICATION ENABLED. The CalAmp Vanguard 5530 offers an all-in-one mobile communications solution for industrial, utility, transportation and enterprise applications. This multi-function cellular router features high-speed, secure LTE broadband wireless connectivity in a rugged industrial design, with optional Wi-Fi and high-precision GPS for mobile applications.


The Vanguard 5530 offers the fastest cellular broadband technology integrated with extensive routing capability, delivering robust connectivity and secure high speed data transfer for a broad array of devices and applications. This ready-to-deploy broadband router enables wireless data connectivity for up to two LANs and one serial device over public cellular networks at 4G speeds with strong, Enterprise-grade security (IPSec, VPN, WPA-2) to protect against external threats.


The Vanguard 5530 provides reliable connectivity for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)and any other Ethernet or serial device. This single, flexible platform addresses a variety of wireless communications needs with serial to IP conversion, over-the-air configuration and system monitoring to reduce operating and support costs. In mobile environments, an optional, built-in WiFi access point allows tethered devices to remain connected outside the vehicle.

With a straightforward interface and the powerful DeviceOutlook device management platform, this widely-deployed wireless solution delivers effective performance and rich, field-proven software capabilities out of the box. To extend the Vanguard 5530 capabilities even further, OEMs and developers can build custom applications on the Open Developer Platform (ODP), which provides access to hardware and software services on the device, to facilitate distributed intelligence and local decision making at the edge of the network.




  • Input Voltage9 to 32 VDC
  • TX Power @ 13.8 VDC350 mA (500 mA Mobile SKU)
  • RX Power @ 13.8 VDC130 mA (240 mA Mobile SKU)
  • Diversity SupportRx Diversity
  • SecurityIPsec, GRE Tunneling, PPTP VPN RADIUS Client
  • RouterMAC Filtering, DMZ, Dynamic DNS
  • Device ManagementSNMP, HTTP embedded web server
  • CertificationsMilitary Specs, Hazardous Env., UL Class I, Div II


  • LED IndicatorsRSSI, SVC, NET, GPS, AUX
  • Power4-pin locking connector
  • EthernetDual 10/100 Mbps RJ-45, auto MDIX, auto-negotiate and activity LED
  • SerialEIA-232F DE9 Female DCE, up to 115Kbps
  • I/O7 digital inputs, 5 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, 2 1-wire bus interfaces
  • Primary Antenna50 Ohm SMA Female
  • RX Diversity Antenna50 Ohm SMA Female
  • GPS Antenna50 Ohm SMA Female (optional)
  • WLAN/WPAN Antenna50 Ohm RP-SMA Female (optional)

Mechanical / Environmental

  • Dimensions4.5 (L)x6.0 (W)x1.9 (H) in, 11.4x15.2x4.8 cm
  • Weight2.5lb, 1.13 kg
  • Temperature Range-30º to +70º C, -22º to +158º F
  • Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing

Technology/Bands [LTE/CDMA MODEL]

  • LTE CAT 3Dual-Band 700/1700 MHz
    Downlink 100 Mbps; Uplink 50 Mbps
  • EVDO/CDMA 1xMHz Cellular/1900 MHz PCS
    EVDO Downlink 3.1 Mbps; Uplink 1.8 Mbps

Technology/Bands [LTE/HSPA MODEL]

  • LTE CAT 3Quad-band 700/850/AWS[1700/2100]/1900 MHz
    Downlink 100 Mbps; Uplink 50 Mbps
  • UMTS/HSPADownlink 7.2 Mbps, Uplink 2.0 Mbps
  • EDGE/GPRSQuad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    Downlink 236 kbps, Uplink 236 kbps

WLAN Technology/Bands

  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n2412-2462 MHz



Key Features

Secure broadband LTE performance, with robust always-on connectivity

WLAN connectivity to smart devices with GPS for situational awareness

Cloud-ready for fast deployments and easy configuration with DeviceOutlook

Multi-function, Cellular WAN, WLAN, multi-port Ethernet and I/O in one package

Ruggedized design for a long service life

Open Developer Platform for custom applications to facilitate data-driven responsiveness

Full array of I/O and serial ports for SCADA and industrial applications