Connectivity is beginning to expand widely as the number of connected devices is expected to soar up beyond imagination. Smart technologies are paving way for better bandwidth connectivity among devices. With this advancement, players are facing challenges in the M2M/IoT market.
Gearing to this demand, Gemalto, a company specializing in digital security, is expanding its portfolio of Cinterion (News - Alert) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to include an M2M-grade LTE wireless module. Following the successful introduction of the first carrier-certified LTE solution to the automotive market, Gemalto (News - Alert) is now expanding LTE connectivity to the industrial sector with its new PLS8 solution.
The new and simple to deploy solution enables high bandwidth computing for connected devices and lightning-fast speeds for seamless coverage when roaming across wireless networks worldwide.
“Over the next few years, the industrial sector is expecting to see steady double-digit growth for connected machines,” said Andreas Haegele, head of the Cinterion M2M product portfolio at Gemalto.
“Coupled with the increasing availability of LTE (News - Alert) networks globally, this irreversible secular trend is creating new opportunities for Gemalto to expand the machine to machine technology for the Internet of Things market,” Haegele added.
Based on the latest long life LTE chipset from Qualcomm (News - Alert) Technologies, the PLS8 can be integrated in the smallest M2M solutions, and it follows the widely adopted format of Cinterion modules. It can be used in multiple types of compact high reliability devices, from mHealth pedometers to stealthy home security video monitoring systems, and even in technologies such as smart clothing and wristband communicating objects. It is ideal for LTE connectivity for advanced Internet of Things (IoT) applications including connected car systems, video signage solutions and NFC applications.
Moreover, the PLS8 supports design simplicity by enabling one device design for multiple networks as well as easy network migration without expensive hardware revisions. The new solution is believed to deliver unprecedented user experience and facilitates new business models where there is a demand for real-time responsiveness.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker