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Altair Powers Latest Verizon-Certified Vehicle Telematics Offering from Queclink

By Ken Briodagh April 18, 2017

According to a recent announcement from Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, Verizon Wireless has certified a new vehicle telematics device manufactured by machine-to-machine (M2M) solution provider Queclink, and powered by Altair’s LTE CAT-1 chipset.

Queclink’s tracking products are designed for automotive tracking, fleet management, tracking & tracing, lone worker safety, mobile healthcare, remote monitoring and control of assets, and wireless alarms to cover most popular applications via the Internet. The newly launched mini vehicle tracking device can remotely immobilize a car if the owner defaults on their lease payments.

“Altair’s technology and market experience make it the ideal partner in our mission to provide reliable telematics solutions that meet our customers' specific requirements,” said Edwin Peng, VP, Queclink Wireless Solutions. “The ALT1160 CAT-1 chipset addresses our need for an extremely low power and efficient solution.”

Altair's CAT-1 chipset employs advanced idle and sleep mode power management. Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, including vehicle telematics, wearables, smart meters and security systems, the ALT1160 offers a combination of low cost, reduced power and small size that is unmatched in the market.

“As more insurance companies and businesses adopt telematics, we’ll see an uptake in cellular IoT solutions that uniquely meet the power and economic parameters these devices require,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Worldwide sales and Marketing for Altair Semiconductor. “We are pleased to have been chosen by Queclink and look forward to continue supporting our global customers in advancing a new generation of LTE-powered telematics solutions.”

Such a solution has many uses in automated vehicles and across connected transportation, beyond the consumer space. Remote control and command functions are critical to safe and secure operations of a fleet. It will be interesting to watch what other uses are presented for this technology.  




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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