This Internet of Things (IOT) Access Point / Gateway is specifically designed for wide area smart grid applications. Applications include, but not limited to automatic meter reading, monitoring fault indicators, monitoring street lights, etc. Typical deployment is using star network configuration similar to mobile network base station. Because of its long range and many device capabilities, it is a much more cost effective way for service providers to deploy this for sensor networks than to deploy a GPRS network for sensor network applications. Typical wireless sensor network has difficulty to achieve better than 95% coverage because of wireless blind spots near the edge of the coverage. This product can be configured as last mile repeater to solve this issue. It’s a cost effective way to provide full redundancy coverage for the entire service area.