The use of widely used LTE Category 1 technology in the NTC-220 will also provide near ubiquitous network coverage which will enable greater IIoT deployment.
The medium bandwidth capability provided by the NTC-220 enables machines to send data over the network faster while also still ensuring an optimized battery life, thereby increasing the performance lifetime of the product.
The fast-increasing number of applications being deployed in the IIoT space means a greater number of connectivity requirements for end-users – requiring a greater range of devices to be available.
To meet that need the addition of the NTC-220 to the NetComm IIoT portfolio means that NetComm is now offering IIoT systems covering low-bandwidth NB-IoT applications, over LTE Category-1, right through to higher bandwidth applications that need the extra capability of LTE Category-6.
The NTC-220's Linux based NetComm operating system (OS) also allows systems architects and system integrators to create their own applications using NetComm's Software Development Kit (SDK) whilst built-in GPS enables the NTC-220 to track on-the-move assets from anywhere.
Els Baert, Director of Marketing & Communications at NetComm said, ”Companies around the world are really starting to wake up to the significant productivity gains made possible by embracing IIoT applications with Gartner forecasting that the global IIoT market will be worth US$123 billion by 2021.
"With our long, well established record in the IIoT area of delivering high-quality products the NTC-220 will enable connectivity right across this fast-growing sector from vending machines to security cameras to agriculture sensors and so much more."