Press Releases
Feb 23, 2016


Sustainability Demo Shows How Power Saving Mode-Equipped LTE-Based Sensor
Offers Perpetual Wireless Fresh Water Monitoring at Fraction of Cost of Traditional Systems


BARCELONA, Spain (Mobile World Congress) – February 22, 2016 – Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced its FourGee-1160 CAT-1 LTE chipset is providing communication and up to ten years of battery life for Ericsson’s low-cost water quality monitoring demo at Mobile World Congress.

The demonstration (taking place in Hall 2, at Ericsson’s Booth #2N60) is based on the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper project in The United States, an initiative dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River Basin. Ericsson and Altair are showing how the Internet of Things can provide solutions that make the world more sustainable.

“With so much attention focused on the next gadget, Ericsson and Altair want to shine the spotlight on one of the foundations of human existence, water. IoT has tremendous potential in helping to preserve water quality and warn against contamination,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. “IoT for sustainability is truly important, and we are proud to be playing a role in bringing it to the world through our PSM-enabled chipset.”

Altair’s CAT-1 FourGee-1160 chipset extends the battery life of idle devices, when compared to other LTE modules. An LTE-only option offers low current to improve device battery drain, crucial with an application like river monitoring. This characteristic, plus Altair’s ability to price its chipsets lower than the competition, helps bring IoT applications to reality.