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NextG-Com Introduces LTE Protocol Stack to Target M2M and Special Applications

January 31, 2014

NextG-Com, a provider of embedded software products and services for LTE, M2M and satellite communications, has announced the launch of a LTE protocol stack designed to meet the needs of target niche and special markets such as machine-to machine (M2M) devices, LTE backhaul, relay nodes, routers and gateways.

According to a release, ALPS 520 is a Release 11 compliant LTE protocol stack product designed with modular architecture and well- defined interfaces targeted for these diverse markets and applications, which range from low memory M2M applications to high performance special applications, with or without mobility. ALPS 520 is fully tested against 3GPP conformance tests as well as non-3GPP test cases.

"Most current LTE solutions do not provide the flexibility and differentiation needed by very diverse emerging industry requirements," said Denis Bidinost, CEO of NextG-Com. "ALPS 520 and its future derivatives are designed to provide the highly customized connectivity solution that these markets demand."

The company reported that ALPS 520 has been tested against 3GPP standard conformance test cases and includes a host of tools - Trace, ASN.1, SE-RTOS - that help to accelerate product development. This makes it ideally suited as a non-captive, independent and flexible solution for niche and special LTE markets including M2M.

Additionally, ALPS 520 from NextG-Com also includes proven L1 adaptation layer APIs which can be customized based on the different MAC and Physical Layer architecture. These APIs makes ALPS 520 portable to different real-time operating systems (RTOS) on different platforms.

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