MultiTech Announces its new 4G LTE SocketModem Cell
Barcelona, SPAIN – March 2, 2015 – Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced that its award winning SocketModem® Cell cellular modem is now available with 4G LTE functionality.
The new SocketModem Cell 4G LTE is PTCRB certified and approved by AT&T as a network ready-to-integrate end device (MTSMC-LAT1) with support for LTE bands 2, 4, 5 & 17 and fallback to 3G HSPA+. A certified European model (MTSMC-LEU1) supports LTE bands 3, 7 & 20 with fallback to HSPA+ / GPRS providing always on connectivity across most every European carrier. Network approval testing for Verizon Wireless (MTSMC-LVW2) 4G is in process, supporting LTE bands 4 & 13, and engineering samples are available upon request.
“We are pleased to announce yet another launch of a 4G LTE product,” said Daniel Quant, VP of Product Management at MultiTech. “Getting carrier approvals can be costly and time consuming. By introducing AT&T approval for the SocketModem Cell 4G LTE, MultiTech eliminates this challenge, providing a low impact, quick switch for customers.”
The SocketModem Cell is a complete, ready-to-integrate high availability embedded device offering 2G, 3G, Analog, Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA and now 4G LTE functionality. These quick-to-market communications devices allow developers to add wireless communication to products with a minimum of development time and expense. The SocketModem Cell modems are based on industry-standard open interfaces and use MultiTech’s Universal Socket design.
Customers upgrading to 4G LTE do so seamlessly while realizing significant performance benefits. Mission critical applications can be connected more frequently with a better signal in more places, making it ideal for industries such as the medical market, where down time is not an option. Additional benefits include faster data connectivity and throughput speeds as well as a longer lifespan for the product.