Gemalto has launched a leading edge M2M Category 1 (Cat 1) LTE wireless module, which enables fall-back to 2G in Europe Middle East Africa and to 3G in North America for areas where LTE connectivity is not yet fully available.
"Available in different variants, the new M2M module extends our fast growing portfolio of next generation LTE products for global use," said Axel Hansmann, Vice President Portfolio & Strategy M2M at Gemalto.
The new Cinterion solution provides highly efficient LTE connectivity and embedded processing for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The company said that the solution is ideal for smart metering and tracking & tracing applications that are not dependent on the highest data speeds but rather require the longevity LTE networks offer.
"Sharing a common footprint with the other Cinterion industrial products, this advanced capability module enables easy migration for our existing customers who benefit from the rapidly evolving wireless networks from a single design, and provides our new customers with a simple and cost effective path to the future,” Hansmann said.