Emerging low-power wide-area wireless technologies, Gemalto observes, including LTE-M and NB-IoT, allow devices to efficiently connect to existing 4G networks. With very low power consumption, these new modules will expand the use of cellular connections in applications such as security systems, points of sale, vending and eHealth solutions.
The Cinterion IoT module is compatible with Gemalto's embedded SIM (eSIM). Integrating an eSIM inside the module for the first time streamlines the process of connecting and simplifies solution design by combining two components into one. In addition, this module supports remote device updates and Quality of Service management over the lifetime of the device.
The module features a proprietary solution for exceptionally quick wake-up times that are 15 times faster than traditional solutions. This preserves power and improves responsiveness, which are essential elements for power sensitive, battery-operated IoT applications.