MultiTech Achieves First LTE Category M1 Device Approval for AT&T Network

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Latest additions to MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series and SocketModem® Cell device families available today for AT&T customers

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT communication devices.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT communication devices, today announced the first LTE-M devices approved for use on the AT&T LTE-M network.

The MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series is part of MultiTech’s comprehensive portfolio of cellular connectivity products optimized for M2M (machine-to-machine) communications. Easy to install and configure through AT commands, the MultiConnect Cell is ideal for failover, out-of-band management or primary internet connection over cellular. The MultiConnect Cell connects an intelligent appliance via a Serial RS232 or USB interface.

The SocketModem® Cell embedded modem is the industry’s top-selling operator certified, embedded, end product modem family. These new LTE-M models offer peak upload and download data rates of up to 375 Kbps and are ideally suited for long lifetime IoT applications that require lower data rates (2G replacement) as well as battery- or solar-operated devices with improved range.

The MultiConnect® Cell 100 Series cellular modem and popular SocketModem® Cell embedded modem have been sampling to network operators and their customers evaluating new IoT applications or transitioning from legacy standards or proprietary technologies to the new LTE-M networks, and are now available for purchase. The new LTE-M modems and devices are targeted at applications in industry verticals ranging from smart cities to energy, utilities, and factory automation, as well as healthcare. The new 4G LTE-M models for AT&T are available for immediate shipments.

“MultiTech has a strong presence in the IoT and has been a longtime supporter of AT&T customers looking to get the most out of their IoT deployments,” said Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development for IoT Solutions at AT&T. “It is no surprise to see them taking the lead in delivering devices to connect to our new LTE-M network.”

“We are delighted to continue our leadership driving the adoption and commercialization of LPWA technologies for the Internet of Things in lock-step with industry leaders like AT&T,” said Daniel Quant, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing Strategy for MultiTech. “These first devices approved for AT&T build on our recent history of LPWA firsts supporting both 3GPP licensed and LoRa® technology-based unlicensed spectrum, as well as our long-standing commitment to delivering the solutions best suited to our customers’ needs.”

MultiTech will extend this new networking technology across its product lines to include the MultiConnect® rCell cellular router, QuickCarrier® USB-D dongle and MultiConnect® DragonflyTM Nano Arm® Mbed™ OS-programmable embedded system-on-module families of products.

From the earliest analog systems to the cellular heart of today’s industrial Internet of Things to the latest low-power wireless technology, MultiTech has consistently connected businesses in ways previously unimaginable – and has been doing so for more than 45 years. Demonstrating no intention of slowing down, MultiTech continues its legacy of firsts AT&T approved LTE-M modems, complementing the company’s robust product and services offerings.

About MultiTech
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. Visit http://www.multitech.com for more information.

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