Gemalto has announced itsCinterionCat. 1 LTE M2M moduleis Verizon certified to connect to its 4G LTE network in the US. M2M and IoT device manufacturers currently using 2G or 3G technologies will now have a ruggedized industry connectivity solution for devices that require the performance and longevity of 4G networks. M2M device makers leveraging the Verizon 4G LTE network have access to a future-proof Category 1 solution enabling highly efficient, cost optimized LTE connectivity and a quick go-to-market roadmap.
Gemalto and Verizon are addressing industry demands for M2M-optimized data speeds, small form factor, reduced latency and advanced power management to preserve battery life. The miniaturized module makes it ideal for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications such as smart metering, tracking and tracing and smart manufacturing that require a small footprint. It is footprint-compatible with existingCinterionmodules to allow a smooth migration with faster time-to-market and reduced development spends for customers.
Our LTE module along with Verizons network opens up new innovation possibilities for device makers and developers, said Juan Carlos Lazcano, vice president of M2M, Gemalto. By 2020, the installed base of the IoT will exceed 26 billion units worldwide. To support the industry, we are developing solutions like the Cat. 1 LTE module to help equipment manufacturers who need to connect and design intelligent products and optimize device lifecycles.
Visit the Gemalto Booth at IoT North America, April 2016 in Chicago