HOD HASHARON, Israel, January 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its CAT-1 LTE single mode chipset that powers Telit LE866 IoT module, has been selected by Digi International, Inc. (Digi), provider of M2M communications and technology solutions, for its latest Digi XBee® Cellular LTE CAT-1 embedded modem.
Certified by Verizon Wireless, Digi XBee® Cellular LTE CAT-1 embedded modem enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly and easily integrate 4G cellular technology into devices and applications. Based on its well-known XBee® footprint, which supports multiple short and long-range wireless protocols, the XBC-V1-UT-001, is Digi's first LTE CAT-1 single-mode modem, paving the way for additional Digi XBee modems in 2017 that will leverage new LTE Cat M1 and NB1 technologies.
"Altair is an industry leader in CAT-1 cellular IoT connectivity," said Terry Schneider, Vice President of Product Management for Digi International. "We chose to design a cellular solution based on Altair's chipset as it offers unparalleled low power consumption and cost efficiency, while its reduced size enables us to provide the market's smallest, end-device certified embedded cellular modem."
Altair's ALT-1160 CAT-1 chipset is designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications. It features best-in-class power consumption, enabling battery life in excess of 10 years under specific use case conditions, and offers unique features such as enhanced security and a customizable application layer.
"We are delighted to be working with market leaders such as Digi International, and Telit to provide low-powered and cost efficient IoT solutions," said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. "Our proven experience in providing optimized LTE technology that meets our customer's technical and economic needs is accelerating Altair's global growth."
"Ultra-small modems that support the lower LTE categories are paramount for many IoT applications, including wearables, smart metering, fleet management, point-of-sale and a variety of connected-life use cases," said Dennis Kelly, Vice President of Telit Sales Americas. "Designed to deliver the smallest possible footprint, the Telit CAT-1 LE866 is another example of our commitment to deliver the most comprehensive module portfolio that can quickly and efficiently enable a myriad of IoT possibilities for our partners."
Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G 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 including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Softbank and KT (Korea Telecom). The company's customer roster includes some of the world's leading OEMs and ODMs, such as Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, D-Link and WNC, as well as the majority of Asian ODMs developing LTE products for global markets. For more information, visit http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we've helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at http://www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
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