First LTE-M Modem To Fully Utilize Verizon's 4G LTE Network Hits Market

The Skywire™ LTE-M Modem is Now Certified

NimbeLink has announced the launch of its Skywire LTE Category M1 (LTE-M) modem designed to fully utilize the Verizon 4G LTE network for IoT and M2M applications

NimbeLink, a leading developer of embedded cellular modems, has received certification for the end-device-certified LTE-M (Cat M1) modem. The company has posted design files product developers can use to plan cellular access for IoT products. Designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, Skywire LTE-M modems will make full use of the capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE cellular network.

The new modems use significantly less power than previously available modems and cost less to operate. “Now is the time for developers to start designing LTE-M modems into their products,” says NimbeLink CEO Scott Schwalbe. ”LTE-M will be a game-changer for the industry.”

The NimbeLink LTE-M modem is based on the Sequans Monarch LTE platform, the world’s first LTE-M/NB1 chip from Sequans Communications S.A. Like all modems in the Skywire family, Skywire LTE-M modems are designed for easy integration into cellular-enabled products. They are the smallest embedded modems in the industry. They use an industry standard footprint. Additionally, they are end-device certified, eliminating the need to undertake the resource-consuming process of testing and certification for use on the cellular network.

NimbeLink modems are designed and supported specifically to minimize the amount of engineering needed to incorporate LTE connectivity. Verizon’s LTE-M network is scheduled to have nationwide coverage by the end of Q1 2017, and designers are eager to start building compatible connectivity into their devices.

Designing now with Skywire LTE-M (Cat M1) modems will enable companies to reap the benefits of being first to market with LTE-M-enabled products. NimbeLink is here to help with an end-device-certified, low-power connectivity solution along with full documentation and an M1 development Kit (Skywire M1DK). With the availability of Verizon’s LTE-M network, tough, reliable Skywire LTE-M cellular modems are the easiest way to speed cellular-enabled IoT and M2M products to market.

Source: NimbeLink release


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