LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT Tracker Introduction
By the rise of Internet of Things(IoT) technology, we develop the LTE Cat M1/ NB-IoT tracker. Such as model NT550, NP90-NB, which are made especially for vehicle tracking industry based on LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT technology. The above two LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT GPS trackers apply Qualcomm MDM9206 LTE modem.
The MDM9206 narrowband multi-mode LTE modem combines the strengths of both of Cat M1 and Cat NB-IoT. In fact, LTE Cat M1(eMTC) own merits of high reliability, low latency, and voice support. At the meantime, Cat NB-1(NB-IoT) have the advantage of extended coverage and delay tolerance. That is to say, besides broad coverage, it enables the trackers to perform well under reliable and optimized cellular connectivity with low power consumption.
Features(Benefits) of LTE Cat M1
Voice support via VoLTE
Full mobility and in-vehicle hand-over
Low power consumption with long battery life
Extended range and deep penetration in buildings and basements
Features(Benefits) of NB-IoT
Very low power consumption
Excellent extended range of in buildings and undergroud
Easy deployment into existing cellular network architecture
Network security & reliablility
Lower component cost
Expectations from the LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT Tracker Application
As can be seen, LTE CAT M1 and Narrowband IoT(also known as NB-IoT or LTE Cat NB1), are both good connectivity options for industries looking to take advantage of Low Power Wide Area Network(LPWAN) technology.
Traditional cellular options such as 4G and LTE networks consume too much power. Moreover, they don’t fit well with applications where only a small amount of data is transmitted infrequently. for instance, meters for reading water levels, gas consumption, or electricity use.
Cat M1 connects IoT devices by using existing LTE networks. And in spite of that NB-IoT doesn’t operate in the LTE band, it eliminates the need for a gateway, in that case, sensor data is sent directly to the primary server. That is to say, the implementation of the new connectivity option reduce the overall cost and power consumption eventually.
We know there are wide application situations like smart cities, smart metering, smart home etc. While utilized in transportation field, the efficient connectivity LTE Cat M1 supports full hand-over between network cells from a moving vehicle, and is therefore well suited for mobile use cases with low to medium data rate needs, such as vehicle tracking, asset tracking, telematics, fleet management, and usage-based insurance.
In a word, the two models we mentioned at the beginning, which are the Cat M1 and NB-IoT technology works on GPS and OBDII device. Definitely it is a competitive choice for the fleet management of the logistics industry in the long run. Finally, you can reach us to know better about our LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT tracker or customized your unique solution.