The Maker Modem is an exciting new device for connecting your electronics to the internet using the cellular network. The communications methodology employed by the Maker Modem represents a paradigm shift for M2M applications and is the very first specifically targeted towards the Maker community. What makes this modem different is that it uses the USA's largest 4G cellular network, thereby maximizing coverage, and it works using both simple text messaging and high-speed data over TCP/IP. The Maker Modem can be ready to roll right out of the box using its internal antenna system. Of course, you can also connect an external antenna if necessary for more rural applications.