Altair chipset passes interoperability tests with Lightweight M2M protocol
Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, announced earlier this month that its ALT1160 LTE Cat-1 chipset successfully completed interoperability testing with the Open Mobile Alliance’s Lightweight machine-to-machine 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 multivendor 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 was designed to provide a secure and standards-compliant device management solution to simplify the development of M2M applications, according to the company. Its application program interface is said to allow for customization without the need for extensive knowledge of M2M protocols, and the company’s implementation is designed to offer out-of-the-box cloud support and more than 10 years of battery life.
“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.