Telit announced Tuesday that the LE910-NA1, a LTE Category 1 (Cat 1) IoT module, is certified for use on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network and has been added as an option for T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, which combine simple IoT pricing with Cat 1 chips.
Telit’s LE910-NA1 seamlessly enables a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications, including asset tracking, alarm systems, telematics devices, retail applications and smart utility meters. The LE910 series of Cat. 1 modules are optimized for LTE low category networks and are available in single mode and 3G/2G fallback options. In addition to VoLTE support, the LE910 Cat.1 series are swappable with other modules in the xE910 family.
This product is capable of supporting the extensive suite of value added services from IoT connectivity including module management, which make the management of IoT deployments under mobile networks effective, enhancing profitability and reliability. It is also portal-ready which means that the AT command library
in this module includes a set of high-level commands designed for quick and hassle-free on-boarding of the device to the portal and to back-end systems and servers. Telit Portal-ready modules powered by deviceWISE make application-level data flows and controls simple to program, maintain and improve.
The LE910-NA1 IoT module is easy to integrate with peripherals and actuators using USB 2.0 HS, UART and user definable GPIOs; delivers an ideal platform for IoT applications and mobile data and computing devices with ultra-compact design and extended operating temperature range; is Internet friendly with integrated TCP/IP and UDP/IP stacks, as well as HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SSL; with simple drop-in migration and technology design reuse path to 2G and 3G with any xE910 module and over-the-air firmware update.
Availability of the Telit LE910-NA1 certified by T-Mobile solves a common problem for developers and integrators. Frequently, design teams developing new IoT devices focus on the products’ functional requirements but underestimate the complexities of wireless network compliance, such as costly RF equipment, testing and certification schedules. With the pre-certified LE910-NA1 developers eliminate these steps, resulting in faster time to market, lower development costs, and world-class performance and reliability.
“We are proud to support T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs with Telit’s top LTE Cat 1 module— the popular LE910-NA1,” said Dennis Kelly, vice president of Telit Americas. “The availability of this fully-certified module enables device makers to leverage the standard’s current and future capabilities and accelerate the launch of IoT products powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network.”
With T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, new and existing customers can get everything they need – including modules and data – to develop the next great IoT solution. For a limited time, new and existing T-Mobile IoT customers can get unlimited data at 64kbps for $20 per year per device, with up to $16 per certified module covered via a bill credit from T-Mobile upon activation.
“Bringing a connected IoT solution to market can be complicated – but T-Mobile is turning the industry on its head,” said Doug Chartier, senior vice president, MVNO, M2M and IoT at T-Mobile. “With our low-cost IoT Access packs, customers can focus on developing their products for our 4G LTE network instead of worrying about managing their data usage.”
The LE910-NA1 is a dual-mode LTE Cat 1 IoT module positioned for developers and integrators looking to integrate future-proof low category LTE technology into their designs. Benefits of the technology include significant bandwidth, longer product lifecycle, cost savings, and an easy migration path to LTE from 2G and 3G in existing IoT devices.
With speeds of 5 Mbps upload and 10 Mbps download, this model supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12 and 13 and 3G bands 2 and 5. The LE910-NA1 is a member of Telit’s xE910 line of pin-compatible modules, which serve as a drop-in replacement in devices that are based on the family’s 2G and 3G models.