Altair-based Cat M IoT Chipset Enables the Future Today on AT&T's NetworkHOD HASHARON, Israel, October 26, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —
Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, announced that its ALT-1210 will power a new set of LTE devices that will help businesses lower costs and improve device performance for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The ALT-1210 is one of the first chipsets supporting LTE Cat-M connectivity, and the first to enable Cat-M devices on an LTE-M enabled commercial site, which was launched in support of the pilot of AT&T's LTE-M Low-Power Wide-Area network at the AT&T Labs in San Ramon. Similar to its ALT-1160 Cat-1 predecessor, the ALT-1210 enables greater than 10 years of battery life, and featuring Release 13 Cat-M extended coverage and IoT-optimized throughput, provides a lower cost, higher performance solution than proprietary LPWA solutions.
"The Altair ALT-1210 chipset enables the future of IoT today, providing low-cost and low power LTE connectivity for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications," said Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "We are pleased to extend our strategic cooperation with Altair, leveraging our first-to-market LTE-M enabled site."
"We are very excited to be working with AT&T to enable future advances in the IoT ecosystem and North America's first Cat-M enabled commercial site," said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. "Altair has a long history of innovation and first-to-market LTE chipsets solutions; in that sense we find a very synergistic relationship with AT&T."
The ALT-1210 is already designed into several module and device solutions by tier one ODM/OEM manufacturers, and is available for commercial deployments in the fourth quarter of 2016.
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular broadband and IoT market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world's most advanced LTE networks. For more information, please visit http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
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