Polte and Altair embed location services on cellular IoT chipset

October 24, 2019  - By
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Altair Semiconductor integrates Polte’s Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology with Altair’s ALT1250 dual-mode CAT-M& NB-IoT chipset.

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Polte Corp. and Altair Semiconductor have collaborated to integrate Polte’s cellular-based location technology with Altair’s ALT1250 cellular Internet of Things (IoT) chipset.

The ALT1250 is Altair’s dual-mode CAT-M & NB-IoT solution, a small, highly integrated cellular IoT chipset with ultra-low power consumption, GNSS location positioning, a hardware-based security framework and an RF front-end supporting all commercial LTE bands.

Enabling miniature module sizes of less than 100 square millimeters, the ALT1250 is suitable for a range of industrial and commercial IoT applications.

Polte’s patented location-as-a-service (LaaS) solution leverages ubiquitous 4G and 5G cellular networks and cloud computing to enable highly accurate location data indoors and outdoors.

Business processes, customer self-service automation, and better decision making insights enable consumer, commercial and industrial businesses to capitalize on location.

“With the explosive demand for smaller and low powered IoT devices, Polte’s C-LoC technology is a great complement to the integrated GPS and GNSS capabilities of our dual-mode ALT1250 chipset,” said Oded Melamed, CEO of Altair Semiconductor.

“Location is a key function in numerous IoT applications, such as smart meters, telematics and trackers, where low power and small form factor are crucial,” Melamed said. “We look forward to the opportunity of working with Polte to offer our customers the best solutions to meet their needs.”

“Polte is poised to disrupt the location services market. As more and more IoT use cases demand indoor, outdoor and everywhere in between location, Polte’s software-only solution embedded on Altair’s dual mode ALT1250 chipset delivers location services — at lower cost, using less battery, more securely,” said Polte CEO Ed Chao. “We are excited about the opportunity to bring the power of Polte’s location services platform to Altair’s leading Cellular IoT chipset.”

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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