Telit and Walsh Wireless to Demonstrate the Innovative Walsh DataLogger™ Vehicle Monitoring Application at Insurance Telematics Conference on Sept. 13-18
Raleigh, NC – Sept. 9, 2010 – Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that its CC864-DUAL, a CDMA-1XRTT dual-band cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications module, was selected by Walsh Wireless Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of wireless technology solutions for corporate customers, to enable the Walsh DataLogger™ vehicle monitoring device for usage-based car insurance and fleet management applications. Telit and Walsh Wireless will demo the innovative DataLogger™ device and offer exclusive market insight on industry panels at the Insurance Telematics Conference and Exposition in Chicago on Sept. 13-18.
The Walsh DataLogger™ is a self-installable plug-and-play vehicle Telematics device that relies on Telit’s CC864-DUAL cellular module for a secure wireless connection to remotely monitor vehicle performance, location and driver behavior. By tracking data such as acceleration, braking habits and mileage, the DataLogger™ enables car insurance providers to develop customized insurance premiums based on actual driving habits.
“Our insurance customers trust that the Walsh DataLogger™ will provide a cost-effective and reliable solution that seamlessly monitors driver behavior, enabling them to provide a truly individualized insurance policy. By integrating Telit’s CC864-DUAL module, we are able to deliver the security, reliability and accuracy that the growing insurance Telematics market demands,” said Chick Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer of Walsh Wireless. “The CC864-DUAL’s expanded range of features and capabilities also enable us to offer fully customizable vehicle monitoring applications to meet the diverse needs of the fleet management industry.”
Telit’s CC864-DUAL is ideal for rugged automotive applications, featuring an ultra-compact design and extended operating temperature range. The module also incorporates capability for personal and asset tracking applications in mobile environments. Featuring the same form factor, function and AT command interface as its gpsOne®GSM/GPRSand UMTS/HSDPA counterparts, integrators can seamlessly swap Telit modules without costly redesigns and take advantage of the global coverage.
“The Walsh DataLogger™ provides auto insurance companies with a smart, practical and user-friendly device for implementing a usage based insurance program for their customers. This type of device will help both consumers and insurance companies realize many of the economic, safety and environmental benefits that UBI programs promise to deliver,” said Michael Ueland, Vice President and General Manager of Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Deployable exclusively on Sprint’s 3G network, the Walsh DataLogger™ is equipped with 3-Axis Digital Output Accelerometer technology, allowing both the CDMA 400 & 450 data recorder versions of the DataLogger™ to work alone in monitoring key vehicle performance factors. It also features GPS and OBD-II capabilities for vehicle location and diagnostics.
A Silver Sponsor of the Insurance Telematics Conference and Exposition, Telit will exhibit its full line of cellular modules at booth #1, while Walsh Wireless will be located in booth #12. On Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. CT, Ueland will be lending his perspective on the Telematics insurance opportunity to the panel discussion entitled “Expand the Reach of Insurance Telematics”.
Similarly, Walsh Wireless Vice President of Business Development, Dennis Lottero, will be appearing on the “State-of-the-Art Technologies Revealed!” panel taking place on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. CT.