Link Labs Certifies LTE Cat-M1 Sensor Suite on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network

Link Labs has received certification for its low-power LTE Cat-M1 Sensor Suite for the Verizon 4G LTE Network. The Link Labs Sensor Suite utilizes the Sequans Monarch chipset and is available as both a pre-certified device for OEM systems, as well as part of the fully-integrated Sensor Suite that Link Labs is launching in conjunction with Verizon’s LTE Cat M1 network roll-out, scheduled to reach nationwide coverage by the end of Q1 2017.

The Link Labs LTE Cat-M1 GPS System is a carrier-certified LTE CAT-M1 device, and is perfect for an out-of-the-box demonstration of the low-power performance of LTE Cat-M1 paired with the nationwide coverage, scalability, and security of Verizon’s LTE cellular network. It is pre-provisioned on the Verizon network, comes with one year of pre-paid service, and offers a full suite of security, network management, and device management tools in the Link Labs Conductor™ Platform.

The Link Labs Cat-M1 Sensor Suite integrates a certified communications module and host MCU, and ships with an open source software library and example projects that enable developers and OEMs to quickly add LTE Cat-M1 communications capabilities to their applications. As part of Release 13 of the global 3GPP standard, LTE Cat-M1 offers users the coverage, scalability, and security of LTE, and the low-power of LPWA networks.

Additionally, the Link Labs Sensor Suite will offer an open source hardware and software platform to ease demonstration of the most common IoT applications, accelerate solution development, and lower costs for manufacturers and solution providers. The Sensor Suite has been optimized for low-power applications, and leverages Link Labs’ extensive experience designing IoT devices. With the LTE Cat-M1 Sensor Suite, customers can pilot LTE Cat-M1-based solutions in under a day, instead of the months traditionally needed to build new connected devices.

LTE Cat M1 technology addresses the battery life, coverage, security, and cost challenges posed by many IoT use cases and Link Labs expect it will be a game changer for the industry. Link Labs, is using Sequans Monarch Cat M1 chipset, the world’s first commercially available Cat M1 chip, to bring a cost-effective solution to market that will demonstrate just how profoundly disruptive this new technology is.

LTE Cat M1 technology is vital to the success of LTE for the IoT market and the new Sequans-powered Link Labs Sensor Suite will signal the arrival of a new wave of innovative IoT devices. Click here for more information.