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At Gemalto's pre-event on its Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in Santa Clara, California, the company will demonstrate its first Cinterion Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Category 1 (Cat.1) module. The module is its first to enable simultaneous data and voice communications via LTE.
The new module is suited for solutions that are migrating to LTE while keeping the flexibility of well-priced voice communication capabilities. This includes smart home and building applications, mobile health monitoring, and security and alarm systems. The module is part of the company's growing suite of LTE Cat. 1 modules that offer the benefits of 4G, voice capabilities and simplified end user control, and improved connect speeds and cost efficiency over conventional VoIP services.
Andrew Brown, Executive Director of Enterprise and IoT Research at Strategy Analytics, said: "The integration of voice into industrial IoT applications offers a versatile method for optimising human interaction and control in IoT solutions. Gemalto's Cinterion VoLTE Cat.1 solution is well positioned to provide developers, device makers and end users alike with a more flexible and cost effective experience than traditional interaction practices such as data input and touch screens."
Axel Hansmann, Vice President Portfolio and Strategy for M2M at Gemalto, said: "With the sunset of 2G and 3G networks on the horizon, the industry is quickly transitioning to LTE to ensure longevity of IoT technology investments. VoLTE is thus expected to become the standard of choice for enabling power efficient IoT voice capabilities."
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