Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit module targets multinational IoT use

Steve Rogerson
June 7, 2018
 
At this week’s Venditalia in Milan, Telit announced its ME910C1-WW module, designed to meet the needs of multinational IoT applications such as smart metering, smart cities, asset tracking and management, telematics, vending, retail point of sale, healthcare monitors and remote sensors.
 
The module is the latest example of the Italian company's ability to provide low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies such as LTE-M and NB-IoT to enable a wider range of IoT applications.
 
It provides global connectivity with support for 13 LTE bands, plus quad-band EGPRS for fall-back in regions such as Europe and Latin America. This makes it suitable for IoT applications that span multiple countries, such as vehicle and cargo tracking, metering, healthcare and wellness, and point of sale terminals for multinational retailers.
 
Its 3GPP release 13 power-saving mode and extended discontinuous reception increase battery life. This makes it suitable for IoT applications that need to remain in service for a decade or longer, such as smart utility meters and remote industrial sensors.
 
Enhanced coverage is provided with up to +15dB/+20dB in maximum coupling loss compared with other cellular technologies for IoT applications in locations with weak signal coverage, such as utility meters in underground vaults and vending machines deep inside buildings.
 
Part of Telit's flagship xE910 module family, it has a common form factor, electrical interfaces and programming interfaces. This enables developers to design once and deploy anywhere, while providing a smooth migration path to 4G for xE910 products using UMTS, GSM, GPRS, CDMA 1xRTT and EVDO.
 
"With the new Telit ME910C1-WW module, IoT providers can take advantage of LTE-M and NB-IoT as they target applications that require global coverage, long battery life and ultra-reliable connectivity," said Yossi Moscovitz, Telit president of products. "As a member of our flagship xE910 module family, the ME910C1-WW also gives developers a familiar, proven set of interfaces and other features, enabling repeatable designs that can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively worldwide."