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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Telit certifies LTE Cat-M1 module for IoT with Telstra

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

Telit has certified its quad-band, dual-mode ME910C1-AU, based on the Qualcomm MDM9206 LTE IoT modem, for LTE Category M1 (Cat M1) operation on Telstra's mobile network. 

The certification means IoT integrators and providers looking to deploy in Australia can quickly start taking advantage of the reliability and around three million square kilometers of Telstra's LTE Cat M1 coverage built specifically for the IoT. 

"This certification is a first in many ways for Telit," said Yosi Fait, Telit CEO. "The ME910 is the first to receive Telstra Cat M1 certification; it is the first regional market launch of the dual-mode Cat M1 and NB1 module series of the ME910C1; and it is the first IoT module form-factor in Australia available for all commercially available cellular standards in the region. With it, our existing customers integrating or selling products into Australia using 2G or 3G modules from the xE910 family, can now simply drop in the new ME910C1-AU and start testing Cat M1 in a matter of weeks. New projects can also get to market quickly with assistance from our network of customer support centres and distributors available in the same time zone with local presence in a number of metropolitan areas in Australia."

The ME910C1-AU module is a pin-to-pin replacement for existing devices based on the family's modules for 2G, 3G, LTE Categories 1, 3 and 4. Developers can cut costs and development time by simply designing for the xE910 LGA common form factor, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application's environment. The ME910C1-AU also features optimised power consumption and optional quad-constellation GNSS support capabilities.

The longevity of the LTE Cat M1 standard and extensive feature set make it an ideal solution for new and existing applications in vertical segments like telematics, smart energy and metering, asset tracking, retail, point-of-sale, security and surveillance, industrial control and automation, smart home, and smart buildings.

info.telit.com/nbiot

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