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KT Certifies Altair-Based IoT Modules

HOD HASHARON, Israel -- Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that TechPLEX (techplex.co.kr), a provider of next-generation mobile communication technology, is utilizing Altair's FourGee-1160 Category 1 (CAT-1) chipset in three IoT modules that have been certified for use on KT's nationwide network.

The Altair chipset addresses the key IoT issues of cost, power consumption and coverage to enable optimized modules and devices that support advanced features such as VoLTE and LWM2M device management. The FourGee-1160 also integrates a power-optimized MCU subsystem with enhanced security, facilitating end device applications running on the LTE baseband chip without the need for an external MCU.

"LTE penetration in South Korea is among the highest in the world, and cellular IoT adoption is quickly on the rise," said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. "We are pleased to collaborate with TechPLEX and KT to provide our market-leading cellular IoT solution and enable the introduction of attractive, cost-effective IoT services."

With Altair's CAT-1 chipset, TechPLEX's LGA TP1150, LGA TP1250 and M.2 TP1300 modules will provide IoT communication for various application, such as bicycle tracking, water metering, smart watches, sensor nodes and blood pressure monitors, etc.

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