ThroughTek Joins Hands with LOCT to Unveil the First 4G LTE-M IP Camera at CES
Taipei, Taiwan —January 18, 2019
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) takes place on January 8, 2019 (US time). ThroughTek, a first-time exhibitor at the Las Vegas Sands Expo, will proudly showcase the world’s first 4G LTE-M IP Camera, a product of a partnership with module maker, Sierra Wireless, and video solution provider, LOCT. The device supports LTE-M standards for data transmission, which allows video streaming in real-time without Wi-Fi connection. With a device that does not require Wi-Fi network to transmit video images, the market for video surveillance devices will expand in its applications and revolutionize products in other industries, such as security, connected car, smart industry, and smart agriculture.
4G LTE-M camera module accelerates the adoption for innovative smart surveillance applications
In the past two years, telecom operators have invested in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technologies to support the IoT infrastructure. The market has yet to come up with a surveillance device that is both affordable and reliable in providing video streaming services due to the high cost of modules and bandwidth. The LTE-M camera released at this year's CES is a battery device designed to have low-power consumption to extend its battery life. The device is not limited to indoor environments, as it has an IP65 rating, meaning it is both waterproof and dustproof, and has a solar charging panel that is available for purchase. The device is suitable for use in large-scale outdoor fields such as farms, fish farms, or remote areas. It provides seamless video streaming service over 4G connection to effectively help operators reduce the cost of network connectivity and building power lines. The LTE-M camera module will be extending its video applications to other areas and forms, such as dashcam recorders and police in-car camera systems.
Seamless integration of security devices and sensors with enhanced data streaming privacy and security
More recently, smart home devices have gradually integrated into entire family systems. In the past, manufacturers would need to collaborate with narrowband and wideband data solution providers to connect with a variety of devices such as motion sensors, IP cameras, and gateway to provide remote access and monitoring control, as well as achieve automation through custom settings and other functions. This type of collaboration leads to a significant increase in time and labor costs. ThroughTek, originally focused on integrating wide bandwidth data transmission and video streaming solutions, has since changed course to provide narrowband data solutions to meet market demands. With data security as a primary concern, ThroughTek uses a decentralized design for its solution, using end-to-end encryption to enhance privacy protection for users. It also supports IFTTT (short for IF This Then That) for automating tasks and smart voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa to enable users to easily manage their devices and create custom scenarios.
The world’s first LTE-M camera, developed through a partnership with Sierra Wireless and LOCT using ThroughTek’s advanced video streaming technology, will be exhibited at the four-day CES show. The LTE-M solution is expected to further expand its application to other industries and products in the near future. Visit our booth at #46646MR.