Gemalto unveils “all-in-one” IoT module delivering global LTE connectivity


Gemalto, vendor of digital security solutions, announced Thursday that it is expanding industrial IoT connectivity with a significant breakthrough in wireless engineering. Its IoT module provides global connectivity on 12 LTE bands plus, 3G and 2G cellular coverage from a single device. This simplifies logistics and distribution and lowers the cost of global IoT deployments.

In the decade ahead, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market value is expected to exceed $195 billion, transforming manufacturing, energy, transportation and many other sectors. Coined the 4th Industrial Revolution, the IIoT relies on highly efficient, global connectivity solutions that can be deployed anywhere in the world.

“Ideal for worldwide tracking and tracing, telematics and fleet management solutions, the Cinterion multi band LTE Cat. 1 module with 3G, 2G fallback is a one stop shop for cellular IoT connectivity, no matter where your IoT solutions are deployed or where they move,” said Andreas Haegele, senior vice president IoT products at Gemalto. “The highly efficient Cinterion PLS62-W is perfectly suited for applications that need to operate across many different wireless network environments for many years.”

The Gemalto Cinterion PLS62-W IoT Module delivers highly efficient LTE Cat. 1 connectivity on all 12 LTE bands while providing seamless fallback to multi band 3G and 2G networks if 4G is not available. This allows device manufacturers and integrators to develop one application that can connect anywhere in the world, even when solutions move between different regions and cellular network standards.

Gemalto’s Cinterion PLS62-W module is ideal for applications such as global track and trace, smart metering, and fleet management solutions. The PLS62-W delivers a complete global approach to IoT connectivity providing 12 Band LTE, Seven Band 3G HSPA/UMTS and Quad Band GSM for seamless coverage through roaming across various wireless networks. For applications that need to operate on global networks, it simplifies product design and logistics while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

A Java embedded system included in the IoT Module adds processing power to IoT solutions. It makes application design easier and faster by sharing memory, a large library of existing open source code and recognized software building blocks. In addition, it simplifies lifecycle management and streamlines integration with back-end IT systems.

An advanced power management system ensures reliability, and provides optimized sleep mode to preserve power and extend battery life. This is critical for remote industrial applications, a sector expected to reach 5.2 billion in by 2025.

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