M2M specialist records double-digit growth with successful products

Rome, 06 April 2010 – Telit Wireless Solutions, the internationally leading specialist in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and a subsidiary of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM) today announced the delivery of the two-millionth GE864 module. Its reliability and robustness predestine the GE864 module to be widely employed in the telematics and automotive industries. This success in terms of sales has been accompanied by Telit’s outstanding financial performance, plus a growth rate of 30 per cent achieved in the second six months of 2009.

Dominikus Hierl, Managing Director Strategic Accounts & Corporate Business Development at Telit Communications PLC, proudly announced the sale of the two-millionth module from the GE864 product family: "Customers in the telematics and automotive industries place special demands on our products. On the one hand, the products must demonstrate a high degree of innovation, on the other, they need to fulfil requirements such as maximum durability in the field and high quality standards. Telit has developed GE864-QUAD Automotive, a version of the module designed specifically for the automotive industry. It’s a segment in which we see enormous potential for growth given that, starting from 2013, practically all vehicles will come equipped with an internet connection and an automatic emergency call function. The Telit module is set to play a key role in the implementation of this new functionality. Our customers in the automotive industry can rest assured that we will continue to set new benchmarks with our solutions and service packages in the future."

The GE864: maximum practicality and flexibility

With its GE864 product family, Telit offers a GSM/GPRS quad-band module in an extremely compact format. Thanks to its reduced dimensions (30 x 30 x 3 mm), and reliable, energy-efficient operation, the model is suitable for use in large-volume applications in the telemetry and telematics industries, in addition to terminals for data transfer, remote maintenance and remote surveillance. Moreover, the GE864 product family stands out on account of its quad-band support, RoHS compliance and increased temperature tolerance. The module can operate in an extended temperature range of between -40°C to +85°C and comes equipped with a powerful, yet energy-saving baseband processor. The module also supports the integration of customer-specific programs, via Python.

GE864-QUAD Automotive: mobile quality standard for on-board terminals

The car of the future will be a terminal that extends the term ‘mobility’ into a fourth, virtual dimension. Buyers will expect the same kind of functionality from their vehicle as they would from any other mobile terminal. Telit recognised this increased need early on and, in recent years, has embarked on an R&D process up that meets the standards of the automotive industry. One of the key products within this is the GE864-QUAD Automotive module. The module is produced according to ISO/TS16949 and validated during the Production Part Approval Process (PAPP), to ensure compliance with the quality standards applicable in the automotive industry. Thanks to its sturdy construction and long service life, the module is especially well suited for use in vehicles. In addition, its extended temperature range and improved resistance to mechanical loads and harsh environmental conditions guarantee interference- and error-free use. Its new chipset makes the GE864-QUAD Automotive even more powerful. At the same time, however, the module’s energy needs have been cut even further.

Telit recently announced the GE864-QUAD Automotive’s ability to integrate eCall features (eCall is an automatic emergency call system for vehicles, initiated by the European Union). With eCall, vehicle manufacturers will soon be in a position to install this functionality in all vehicle systems.

GE864-QUAD Atex: developed for explosive atmospheres

Telit has developed the GE864-QUAD Atex according to strict EU ATEX (ATmosphère Explosible) standards especially to meet heightened requirements in respect of protection from explosion Maximum intrinsic safety makes the module a secure option for use in the most critical atmospheres (Group II, Category 1). It can be integrated into applications which operate in potentially explosive atmospheres, or linked to other applications that do so. Thanks to its compact size, extended temperature range and ESD- and EMC-compliance, the GE864-QUAD Atex is the ideal platform for all Atex M2M markets, whether for OEMs or aftermarket applications.