Gemalto has launched a LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) wireless module to revolutionize highly efficient 4G LTE connectivity. Specifically designed for M2M and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the Cinterion M2M module meets the market need of power-optimized performance and single-mode LTE at speeds of up to 10Mbit/s download and 5 Mbit/s uplink. This makes it well suited for IoT applications such as metering, tracking and tracing, fleet management and mHealth that require the longevity and reliability of LTE in the decades ahead as 2G and 3G networks phase out.
The Cinterion ELS31 is the first in a series of M2M-optimized LTE products from Gemalto. The solution delivers a long lifespan, significant bandwidth and power efficiencies and a feature set specific to the needs of industrial IoT solutions such as extended operating temperatures from -40C to 85C.
Sharing the same footprint as existing Cinterion industrial portfolio products, the module enables easy migration to LTE from 2G and 3G devices. All Cinterion modules come with Full Type Approval (FTA) and local network operator certifications to ensure easy integration and a fast time to market for innovative solutions. The Cat 1 LTE module joins the Cinterion family of integrated products leveraging Gemalto’s core competencies on Machine Identification Modules (MIMs), managed M2M platforms and security technology required for today’s IoT world.