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ACTE launch world’s first industrial 4G/LTE wireless module for Internet of Things applications

ACTE, the U.K’s specialist wireless M2M and telemetry electronic component distributor are delighted to introduce the Cinterion® PLS8 from Gemalto, a multi band 4G industrial engine for embedded connectivity wireless applications.

Cinterion PLS8 4G module
PRLog - Feb. 5, 2014 - BASINGSTOKE, U.K. -- PLS8 is optimised for high bandwidth 4G/LTE networks with speeds up to 100Mbps for downlink and 50Mbps for uplink. It offers the latest solution for wireless connectivity with the newest 3GPP release 9 LTE technology and with fall back to 3G and 2G networks.

PLS8 offers an ideal communication solution for the challenging requirements of a variety of Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as ruggedised mobile computing, security solutions, gateways, medical equipment and payment systems.

Measuring just 29x33x2mm, PLS8 comes in a 156 pad LGA package. Able to fully operate in industrial temperatures from -40 to 85˚C, PLS8 offers quad band 4G/LTE, tri band 3G/UMTS and quad band 2G/EDGE & GPRS bands. Full control is via AT commands, which includes TCP/IP stack access and other TCP server/client internet services.

With a supply voltage range of 3.3-4.2V, PLS8 features advanced power management technology to preserve battery power - necessary for remote M2M devices running off batteries and to reduce heat generation.

PLS8 has additional specialist features including built in GPS and GLONASS receiver with tracking sensitivity to -158dBm and a USB interface supporting multiple composite and Linux/Mac compliant modes.

Two antenna pads enable diversity supporting for (multiple in, multiple out) MIMO antennas, allowing the PLS8 to provide improved data speeds. An optimised GPS path eliminates blanking on GPS and provides more consistent performance.

David Taylor, PR Manager of ACTE comments “PLS8 is a welcome addition to the line up of Cinterion® 156 pad LGA devices from Gemalto. The module is based on a stable, long life availability platform, has excellent power characteristics and RF sensitivity ensuring it is suitable for use in demanding Internet of Things (IoT) operating environments.”

Like all Cinterion® products from Gemalto, PLS8 comes with full type approvals and is certified by the largest global network operators.

Cinterion® modules from Gemalto ensure worldwide cellular footprint, reliable connections, and high speed data transfer. Solutions have been engineered to meet the demanding requirements of industrial applications for over 15 years as well as offering flexible integration capabilities.

ACTE U.K is a specialist wireless electronic components distributor and a division of the €250M turnover Lagercrantz Group. Offering “best of breed” modular and sub systems covering GSM, GPRS, 3G, Bluetooth and WLAN technologies, ACTE have specialist staff with many years knowledge in the wireless sector and are backed up by the world class facilities of the Lagercrantz Group.

For more information, please contact David Taylor at ACTE U.K on +44 1256 845888 or visit www.acte-uk.com


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Industry:Telecom, Wireless
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