About this project

The Link Labs LTE Cat-M1 GPS System is the world’s first carrier-certified LTE CAT-M1 device, and is perfect for an out-of-the-box demonstration of the low-power performance of LTE Cat-M1 paired with the nationwide coverage, scalability, and security of Verizon’s LTE cellular network. It is pre-provisioned on the Verizon network, comes with one year of pre-paid service, and offers a full suite of security, network management, and device management tools in the Link Labs Conductor™ Platform.
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What is LTE Cat-M1?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with LTE Cat M1 (how did you get here?) LTE-M1 is the 3GPP’s long awaited answer to growing interest in the Internet of Things community to low power, long range networks (LPWAN). LTE-M1 allows simpler and less expensive radio chipsets to connect to existing LTE networks, after a software upgrade. There are two primary innovations that make LTE-M1 a very attractive option for designers looking for extremely power efficient performance, along with the ubiquity of already deployed LTE networks – LTE eDRX (Extended Discontinuous Reception) and LTE PSM (Power Saving Mode). To learn more about these advanced features, check out our blog post about them or the video below

 

What is included in the Full LTE-M Launch kit?

  • LTE-M Communications Expansion Board
  • GPS Sensor
  • LTE Antenna
  • Lithium Battery
  • Conductor™ Network Management Platform
  • IP67 Enclosure
  • Activation and 1 year of Verizon service
LTE-M Module + Sensor Board

 

Okay, I get it, but what if I want something other than GPS?

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Good! We were hoping you would ask that. We will be offering a 2nd Sensor Board based on YOUR FEEDBACK. Potential boards we are considering include an I/O contact board, ambient air temperature sensor, AC current sensor, DC current and voltage sensor, a motion detector (PIR), and whatever else you can imagine!

 

If you are impatient or something special in mind, we are offering a limited number of Professional Engineering Services packages as part of this campaign. Choose from the following two options:

Custom LTE-M + basic sensor board design

  • Basic sensor or controller
  • Limited battery life optimizations
  • No strict size requirement
  • 10 Boards
  • Design Files
  • Host Firmware
  • Demo/Dashboard

Custom LTE-M + advanced sensor board design

  • Complex Sensor(s) or controller(s)
  • Power Constrained
  • Strict size requirement
  • Buttons/edge logic
  • 10 Boards
  • Design Files
  • Host Firmware
  • Demo/Dashboard

Professional Services

Contact Us

If you’re interested in a data sheet, network launch dates, or more information on the LL-LTE-M-VZN-S communications module itself, please get a hold of us and we will send you information as it becomes available.

Support this project

Pledge $25 or more

Vote for the next sensor board

Stay up to date on the latest LTE-M news and be part of the Link Labs product team! Vote for the next sensor board and receive a $25 rebate toward the purchase of the next board (estimated $50 retail). Potential boards include I/O contact, Air temperature, AC current, DC current/voltage, PIR (motion), and more!

No LImit
Delivery Date: Immediate!
50 backers

Pledge $99 or more

Link Labs IoT Consult

Spend an hour talking through your project idea with a Link Labs IoT specialist

No Limit
Delivery Date: Immediate!
15 backers

Pledge $149 or more

Super Early Adopter Full LTE-M Launch kit

Includes all of the items listed to the left. Ships on Day 1 of production release!

Limited (10 Left of 50)
Delivery Date: April 2017
40 backers

Pledge $199 or more

Early Bird Full LTE-M Launch kit

Includes all of the items listed to the left. Offer expires at the end of January

Limited (50 Left of 100)
Delivery Date: April 2017
50 backers

Pledge $229 or more

Full LTE-M Launch kit

Includes all of the items listed to the left.

No Limit
Delivery Date: April 2017
2 backers

Pledge $249 or more

Early Adopter LTE-M Launch kit + additional sensor board (TBD)

Includes all of the items listed to the left and the winner of the sensor board vote. Offer expires at the end of January

Limited (68 Left of 100)
Delivery Date: May 2017
32 backers

Pledge $279 or more

LTE-M Launch kit + additional sensor board (TBD)

Includes all of the items listed to the left and the winner of the sensor board vote.

No Limit
Delivery Date: May 2017
2 backers

Pledge $999 or more

5 Launch kits to seed your GPS application

Includes 5 LTE-M Launch kits

No Limit
Delivery Date: April 2017
10 backers

Pledge $9,999 or more

Custom LTE-M + basic sensor board design

Utilize Link Labs Professional Services Team to build your custom sensor board. More information to the left

Limited (2 Left of 5)
Delivery Date: Immediate!
3 backers

Pledge $24,999 or more

Custom LTE-M + advanced sensor board design

Utilize Link Labs Professional Services Team to build your custom sensor board. More information to the left

Limited (0 Left of 1)
Delivery Date: Immediate!
1 backer

Begins shipping April 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

We expect to ship the first Launch Kits in early April in conjuction with the availability of LTE-M nationwide on the Verizon network.
This product is specifically designed for the Verizon network. Other LTE-M products will becme available as other cellular operators offer LTE Cat-M1 on their networks.
The launch kit allows for 500 KB of data per month, which is more than enough for the GPS application.
Please contact us as soon as possible. This pre-sale is for small volumes only and larger volumes may not be available without advanced notice.