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Telit Unveils Market’s Smallest Cellular Module

| October 8, 2013


Telit Wireless Solutions


GE866-QUAD to Deliver GSM/GPRS Connectivity from World’s Smallest, Conformal Coating Encased LGA Form-factor – 13 x 17 mm


London – October 8, 2013 – Telit Wireless Solutionsa global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, today announced the introduction of the company’s smallest and first 2G-cellular module to employ leading-edge “Conformal Coating” encasing technology. The product which also incorporates a Python Script Language interpreter, is capable of running customer applications internally without the need for additional electronics, and delivers a fully functional cellular connected customer application from a 227 mm² footprint which is about half the size of a standard SIM card.


Targeted at worldwide GSM market, the 850/900/1800/1900MHz quad-band GSM/GPRS engine in the GE866-QUAD is voice-capable supporting both analog and digital (DVI) interfaces. It delivers GPRS class 10, 3GPP Release 4 compliant data communications and is equipped with a high-speed ITU-T V.24 UART interface, seven I/O ports and an A/D-D/A converter. For streamlined application development and system integration the company offers RIL drives for all major operating systems.


The embedded Python script interpreter allows processing core in the cellular engine to run customer applications which can among other things, access a companion Telit GNSS module directly for a complete ultra-miniature tracking device. The GE866-QUAD is ideal for the battery-powered wearable technology segment because of class leading low-power consumption, size, and GPIOs operating on 1.8 Volt logic. With the new product, Telit is also targeting the smart metering, mobile POS terminal, mobile health, alarm panel, and size constrained telematics application areas.


“The launch of the GE866-QUAD puts Telit in the lead of M2M miniaturization in two pivotal areas: cellular modules and positioning -which we have led since the launch of the SE880 GPS receiver in 2012,” said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. “It also marks the first time the new technology of Conformal Coating is used in our cellular modules, which makes them substantially stronger, more environmentally robust and lighter. When you add these characteristics to long-term availability ensured by the use of newest release of GSM/GPRS chipset, it is very likely that the GE866-QUAD will enable whole new classes of applications in verticals we don’t even imagine at this point.”


With over a decade of exclusive focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit is the industry’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. We leverage M2M’s broadest portfolio in cellular, short range and positioning technologies paired with m2mAIR services covering application enablement as well as mobile network and internet/cloud sides of connectivity. Telit products and services are delivered with global support and logistics exceeding exacting requirements from customers large and small. Now innovate!

About Telit

Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed under Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing cellular, short range and positioning modules; and through its business unit m2mAIR, M2M managed and value added services, in application enablement and connectivity including mobile network side and cloud. Telit is M2M’s top one-stop-shop offering synergistic hardware and value added services bundles along with low-entry cost PaaS for rapid application development. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through seven R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.


By supplying scalable products interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, rapid prototyping tools for application development, and m2m tailored connectivity, Telit is able to curb development costs, protect design investments and reduce technical risk. The company provides customer support and design-in assistance through 32 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of experts with over 30 competence centers, and the Telit Technical Support Forum.


Telit provides all products services and facilities to connect organizations to the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing them to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-world data from connected devices, creating new efficiencies, revenue streams, societal and personal benefits. Join the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers’ innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.


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