Altair Demonstrates IoT-based Low-cost Water Quality Monitoring and Contamination Detection

BARCELONA, Spain -- Altair Semiconductor demonstrates its FourGee-1160 CAT-1 LTE chipset that is providing communication and up to ten years of battery life for Ericsson's low-cost water quality monitoring. The demonstration 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.

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.

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