Novatel secures AT&T approval for M2M devices

M2M device maker Novatel Wireless says US operator AT&T has approved a number of its products supporting vehicle telematics, telemetry and embedded solutions.

The approvals mean devices made by Novatel Wireless (San Diego, CA, USA) can be used on the AT&T (Dallas, TX, USA) network.

These include the manufacturer’s MiFi-powered SA2100, the MT 4100 mobile tracking device, the SA-G+ telemetry platform and the Enabler HS 3002 module.

“Novatel Wireless is dedicated to providing industry leading M2M solutions for a wide variety of applications,” said Joe Peterson, vice president of sales for Novatel Wireless’ M2M business unit. “With the recent certification of the SA 2100 to run on AT&T’s network, our industry-leading portfolio of M2M devices expands the range of customer applications supported including telematics, usage based insurance, in-vehicle Internet connectivity, vehicle tracking, theft recovery and more.”

The SA 2100 is described as a programmable M2M gateway solution for commercial and consumer telematics as well as fixed telemetry markets, and it has been designed to support high-bandwidth applications in areas like telemetry, fleet management, connected car, digital signage and security.

The MT 4100 is intended for fleet-management services and stolen vehicle recovery solutions, while the SA-G+ will provide connectivity for machines requiring low data throughput to the mobile internet in sectors like oil and gas, manufacturing and facilities.

Meanwhile, the Enabler HS 3002 is an HSPA module for applications requiring low power consumption.

The automotive focus is unsurprising given AT&T’s recently announced push into the connected-cars market with the unveiling of a new automotive platform – called Drive – and deals with several leading carmakers.