Telit’s H24 3G module and H24 2G module will be used in AIA’s Pioneer and GoFer product lines. AIA enables real-time monitoring of a wide range of mobile and fixed industrial assets, such as gas lines, irrigation systems, chemical tanks and automotive fleets.
Telit’s G24 modules are ultra-compact, providing 2G quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity. The H24 module line offers high-speed HSUPA/HSDPA connections, taking advantage of global 3.5G deployment while still leveraging backwards compatibility by supporting quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.
ABI research has published a teardown report for Samsung Nexus. It uses Samsung’s 4G LTE baseband chipset and Via Telecom’s EVDO Rev A baseband chipset. ABI observes that the new Samsung chipset costs nearly half as much the prior chip. a chip-on-bard solution instead of 4G LTE module optimizes the size of the device.
HID Global has introduced IronTag, a RFID solution for tracking applications in rough conditions such as tracking metallic parts, tools, equipment and vehicles.
According to HID Global’s press release, IronTag is waterproof; resistant to shock, vibration and chemical exposure; and is able to withstand temperatures from -40° F to +356° F (-40° C to +180° C). It also delivers an exceptional size-to-performance ratio. The compact unit measures just 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.27 in (53 x 23 x 7 mm), and mounted on metal, it delivers a read range up to 13 ft (4 m). The contactless chip provides a 512-bit user memory, in addition to 96-bit EPC and 64-bit TID. Here is the link to IronTag spec.
Kore Telmatics has partnered with The DPL group to enable wireless connectivity for ATM machines. By operating on the cellular data networks, ATMs can be deployed in remote locations such as concerts or carnivals. The DPL group’s Hercules Plus product converts dial up and IP ATMs to wireless cellular. They operate on the GSM network. Here is the link to spec for Herculus ATM wireless connectivity.
Trakm8 has launched T8, a new compact and rugged telematics unit which is ideal for trailer and asset tracking. This unit has integrated GPS and GSM antennas and has CE, FCC and PTCRB approvals. Some of the benefits includes monitoring driver behavious, drive feedback modules and fast installation. Here is the T8 spec.
SkyBitz(R) announced the availability of Galaxy series GTP1000 and GTP1100, satellite modems for remote asset tracking solution. Some of the M2M vertical markets that benefit from this solution are oil and gas, chemical, heavy equipment, government, transportation and othe rmarkets.The SkyBitz GLS9602 modem combines SkyBitz patented Global Locating System (GLS) technology with the Iridium(R) 9602 short burst data (SBD) transceiver and can be integrated into a wide variety of asset tracking solutions.
Sprint is partnering with Orange business services to extend its Machine-to-Machine(M2M) connectivity outside the U.S. Sprint will expand its M2M services to 180 countries through this partnership. Here is the link to Sprint M2M announcement.
RACOM is launching 3G router targeted for SCADA applications.M!DGE router can operate on GRPS, EDGE and HSDPA networks and works on harsh industrial enviornments. This router can also be used as 3G failover for fixed line. It supports a max data rate of 7.2 Mbps downlink and 5.76 Mpbs uplink. Here is link for theM!DGE specs.
AT&T has received Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Product LIne Strategy Award in Mobile Asset Tracking.
“AT&T’s product line strategy has focused on providing top-tier solutions, a wide choice of alternatives, attractive pricing, and synergy with the worker and fleet tracking needs that their customers may also be wrestling with,” wrote Jeanine Sterling, Senior Industry Analyst, Mobile and Wireless Communications, Frost & Sullivan.
Texas Instrument unveils TRPGR30TGC and TRPGP40TGC RFID mini-transponders that can be embedded to broad range of applications. These RFID tags are targetted for animal and asset traking market segment. TRPGR30TGC spec , TRPGP40TGC spec.