Starting today, Helium Mobile Hotspot Outdoor can be purchased for $499 here. Shipping of units is anticipated to start on December 18th, 2023.
The outdoor Helium Mobile Hotspot is another step to support and accelerate the builder community’s efforts to expand Helium Mobile Network coverage.
More than just a weatherproof device, this version opens up outdoor venues for builders to provide seamless coverage and shape the future of mobile connectivity.
Optimized for Outdoor Connectivity
Expanding network coverage to outdoor locations has never been easier.
The IP67-rated weatherproof design enables builders to provide seamless connectivity in outdoor spaces without worrying about harsh weather conditions.
With Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, just plug it in and onboard with the app on your phone to start providing coverage with Wi-Fi 6 technology in places like parks, outdoor cafes, and community centers.
This means more coverage in areas that matter, expanding the network's reach where subscribers gather and connect.
Outdoor location examples:
- Outdoor shopping districts and street markets
- Sports facilities and stadiums
- Tourist attractions and historical sites
- Public parks and gardens
- Outdoor concert venues and festivals
- Public squares and pedestrian streets
- University and college campuses
- Outdoor transport hubs
Empowering Community Participation
With the introduction of the outdoor Helium Mobile Hotspot, builders now have additional choices for deploying coverage.
Like the indoor version, the outdoor eliminates technical complexity and lowers the cost to get started as a builder.
While there are more similarities than differences, here’s a simple table comparing the two versions. For more detailed technical specifications, check here.
Earn MOBILE Rewards While Expanding Coverage
As with the indoor version, deploying the outdoor Helium Mobile Hotspot enables builders to earn MOBILE rewards for their efforts. Builders can earn for providing coverage and when Helium Mobile subscribers connect to their hotspot.
See HIP 93, which was passed by community vote, for information on how the open source Helium Network protocol distributes MOBILE rewards.
Join the Movement
The future of mobile connectivity is here, and it's being built by people like you.
Whether you're looking to expand your current network contributions or are new to the Helium community, the outdoor Helium Mobile Hotspot offers an exciting opportunity to be part of something groundbreaking.
Let's build a more connected world together! Click to purchase your outdoor Helium Mobile Hotspot here.
Questions? Read Our FAQ.
Are there discounts if I purchase a large quantity?
For bulk hardware purchases send requests here: [email protected].
Does this device provide normal Wi-Fi coverage? Coverage for sensors connected to Helium IoT Network?
The Helium Mobile Hotspot uses Wi-Fi technology to provide coverage for Helium Mobile subscribers and does not provide coverage for devices on the Helium IoT network.
Although disabled at launch, the Helium Mobile Hotspot also has the built-in capability to provide secure Wi-Fi coverage similar to a traditional Wi-Fi access point. This capability may be enabled in the future.
What’s the range of coverage for these devices?
Outdoor devices have directional antennas and in our urban deployment scenario testing we’ve observed ranges of up to 800 ft with line of sight.
Does this device support external connectors?
The device only officially supports the default integrated antennas.