Altair and Geotab to develop LTE-enabled automotive telematics Devices

March 07, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Altair Semiconductor is teaming up with Geotab to power the next generation of GPS vehicle tracking devices operating on AT&T's 4G LTE network.

Designed to meet the needs of telematics applications, Altair's CAT-1 chipset, will usher in the new era of Geotab's LTE-connected products.

"Low data rate LTE technology is perfectly suited for our telematics applications. Altair's chipset addresses the low power consumption requirement while providing a highly cost effective yet future proof solution for our telematics products that are designed to last 7-10 years, or in some cases the entire vehicle lifecycle," said Neil Cawse, CEO for Geotab."

Geotab's end-to-end telematics systems provide fast GPS acquisition time and highly accurate engine diagnostics. Key features include high quality recording capabilities, in-vehicle driver coaching, and accident detection and notification.

"Altair's CAT-1 chipset is ideal for providing low-cost and power-efficient connectivity for a range of IoT applications," said Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development, AT&T Internet of Things Solutions. "Our collaboration with Altair and Geotab will provide the market with a superior long-term solution for vehicle telematics."

Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, Altair's chipset employs advanced idle and sleep mode power management. It offers a combination of low cost, reduced power and small size.

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