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Feb 28, 2017

ALTAIR AND GEOTAB TEAM UP TO DEVELOP LTE-ENABLED AUTOMOTIVE TELEMATICS DEVICES

Altair’s IoT Chipset to Provide Low Power, Cost-Optimized LTE Connectivity for Vehicle Tracking over the AT&T Network

HOD HASHARON, Israel – February 28, 2017 – Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that it is teaming up with Geotab, a global provider of open IoT fleet management solutions, to power the next generation of GPS vehicle tracking devices operating on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.

Designed to meet the needs of telematics applications, Altair’s CAT-1 chipset, will usher in the new era of Geotab’s LTE-connected products. Customers can look forward to the advanced connectivity and longevity provided by LTE-enabled telematics.

“Low data rate LTE technology is perfectly suited for our telematics applications. Altair’s chipset addresses the low power consumption requirement while providing a highly cost effective yet future proof solution for our telematics products that are designed to last 7-10 years, or in some cases the entire vehicle lifecycle,” said Neil Cawse, CEO for Geotab. “We are excited to collaborate with both Altair and AT&T to provide our customers with efficient LTE-capable telematics solutions.”

Geotab’s end-to-end telematics solutions provide fast GPS acquisition time and highly accurate engine diagnostics. Key features include high quality recording capabilities, in-vehicle driver coaching, and accident detection and notification.

“Altair’s CAT-1 chipset is ideal for providing low-cost and power-efficient connectivity for a range of IoT applications,” said Cameron Coursey, Vice President of Product Development, AT&T Internet of Things Solutions. “Our collaboration with Altair and Geotab will provide the market with a superior long-term solution for vehicle telematics.”

Designed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, Altair’s chipset employs advanced idle and sleep mode power management. It offers a combination of low cost, reduced power and small size that is unmatched in the market.

“We are pleased to expand our work with AT&T and to have been chosen by Geotab to power its LTE-enabled devices,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair Semiconductor. “Geotab joins a fast-growing customer base for Altair’s market leading IoT chipset.”

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