Hod Hasharon, Israel, PRNewswire – 6 December, 2016

Supporting Open Mobile Alliance Protocol, Altair’s CAT-1 Chipset Simplifies Development of Low-Cost M2M Applications

Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that its ALT1160 LTE CAT-1 Chipset has successfully completed interoperability testing with the Open Mobile Alliance‘s Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) protocol. The test took place at the recent OMA TestFest, where vendors had the opportunity to test the stability of their LwM2M implementations in a multi-vendor environment, while helping to ensure the quality of OMA specifications.

“The motivation of Lightweight M2M is to develop a fast, deployable client-server specification to provide machine to machine service,” said Joaquin Prado, Director of Technical Programs at OMA. “Our event attracted the world’s leading M2M players, and Altair distinguished itself by completing interoperability testing with all participating server vendors. We congratulate Altair on this achievement and look forward to continuing the advancement of the LwM2M standard.”

Altair’s LwM2M implementation provides a secure and standards-compliant device management solution to simplify the development of M2M applications. Its intuitive API enables easy customization without the need for extensive knowledge of M2M protocols.  In addition, Altair’s highly efficient implementation offers out-of-the-box cloud support, and more than 10 years of battery life, for low-cost and low-power devices.

“We’re proud to be the first LTE chipset provider to reach this level of interoperability,” said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “Our achievement with OMA highlights the maturity of Altair’s LwM2M-enabled IoT solutions, and underscores our ability to provide the industry’s most advanced connectivity solutions.”

At TestFest, Altair’s chipset interoperated successfully with all participating LwM2M Servers, including Ericsson, Bosch Software Innovations, Nokia, ETRI, IOTEROP and AVSystem, and passed all tests as defined by OMA.

About Altair Semiconductor

Altair Semiconductor is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world’s most advanced LTE networks including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Softbank and KT (Korea Telecom). The company’s customer roster includes some of the world’s leading OEMs and ODMs, such as Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, D-Link and WNC, as well as the majority of Asian ODMs developing LTE products for global markets. For more information, visit http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

About OMA Alliance
OMA is the leading industry forum for developing market driven, interoperable mobile service enablers. OMA was formed by the world’s leading mobile operators, device and network suppliers, information technology companies and content providers as the industry focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications. OMA is a non-profit organization that delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries, on any bearer network. OMA’s specifications support the billions of new and existing terminals across a variety of wireless networks, including traditional cellular operator networks and emerging networks supporting machine-to-machine device communications for the Internet of Things (IoT). New work in OMA is leading to the development of next generation mobile services in areas such as Device Management, LBS, IoT, APIs and more. See http://www.openmobilealliance.org.