Telit said it’s internet of things (IoT) module has been approved by Verizon to be used for the latter’s 4G network. The LTE Cat 1 module is the world’s smallest IoT module to be used on a 4G network.
The new IoT module of 15×25 mm, or little bigger than human thumbnail, is ideal for IoT applications with severe space constraints such as wearable trackers, health monitoring devices and smart watches, Telit said in a statement.
“The launch of this module, which is certified on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, is an important step for us in our roll out of products and capabilities for the growing Internet of Things market,” said Telit Group CEO Oozi Cats.
“About the size of a thumbnail, the world’s smallest LTE Cat.1 module at launch is an achievement and reaffirms our commitment to innovation leadership in the IoT,” he added.
The LTE Cat.1 cellular standard is well suited to meet technical and business requirements in the IoT. With the LE866-SV1 Telit is on the forefront of innovation providing not only significantly increased battery life for wearable electronics but also reducing design cost and complexity for other thriving segments like fleet management, asset tracking, security and surveillance, point of sale and smart metering.
The Telit IoT Portal-ready LE866-SV1 is member of the xE866-nested family, featuring pin-to-pin compatibility with 2G and 3G modules, the GE866 and the UE866 respectively.
It enables fast time-to-market not only in regions like North America where LTE has already become the predominant cellular technology, but also in other geographies where GPRS and UMTS are still widely deployed.
“The family concept enables developers to employ a single PCB layout for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, i.e. “design once and deploy globally,” Telit added.