Telit Launches New Generation of One of Market’s Smallest Cellular Modules at MobileCON 2012



Telit to further expand into cellular-connected wearable technology, handheld device space with low-power generation GL865-DUAL V3

Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the launch of its GL865-DUAL V3 banded for Asian, European, and Latin American GSM/GPRS cellular markets to be premiered at MobileCON in San Diego . The product is a backwards-compatible version of the popular and widely adopted GL865 product family but based on the latest Intel single-chip, 65nm process CMOS technology and slated to be available and cost-controlled for many years out. The new generation GL865 operates with 1.8V GPIOs versus its predecessor’s 2.8V, minimizing power consumption and making it even more ideally suited for battery powered and wearable device applications.

The dual-band 900/1800MHz GL865-DUAL V3 supports the Python programming language and is packaged slightly different from its predecessor.  The new V3 features VQFN packaging versus LCC castellation in the original GL865, maintaining full pad-level compatibility. New physical characteristics and cost reduction of the new package better align the product for applications in automated meter reading, security, battery powered asset tracking, among others.  Fully voice capable, the GL865-DUAL V3 provides analog and PCM audio inputs and outputs for applications such as voice enabled alarm panels, mHealth patient monitors, and specialty phones such as those for the elderly or sensory-impaired. For easy integration with high level operating systems, the product includes cellular modem (RIL) device drivers for most operating system platforms.

“The GL865 is a very successful product line that we  are extending by adding the most  competitive pricing and low-power variant in order to upgrade current and new designs for a long time to come,” said Dominikus Hierl, Chief Marketing Officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. “With this new version integrators can count on availability for even the longest life cycle applications.” 

The GL865-DUAL V3 can be easily bundle-designed with Telit’s GPS or GPS/GLONASS receivers for applications requiring location information such as fleet management and track-and-tracing; with the aid of available reference designs and global technical integration support from Telit.

As the industry’s only technology company dedicated solely to M2M, with its wireless module technology and newly launched value-added services, Telit enables solution providers to easily create and manage their M2M applications reducing total-cost-of–ownership (TCO) necessary to operate and support user-applications while ensuring highest quality and reliability.

The GL865-DUAL V3 will be available starting December, 2012 with a range of development tools, Python scripts, associated documentation, and engineering design samples available now.

About Telit

Telit Wireless Solutions and m2mAÍR are brands of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), an enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide providing wireless module technology enhanced by managed and value added services, including connectivity. Exclusively dedicated to M2M for over 12 years and constantly advancing technological leadership from six R&D centers around the globe, Telit offers an extensive portfolio of quality cellular, short-range, and GNSS modules, available in over 80 countries. By supplying business scalable products interchangeable across families, technologies, and generations, Telit is able to keep development costs low and uniquely protect customers’ design investments.

Value added services from m2mAÍR combine solutions for module, SIM, and subscription management with M2M connectivity, delivering business value through enhanced network performance, cost control, security, and troubleshooting. Addressing the critical element of cost-control in m2m integrations, m2mAÍR offers an innovative business approach which transforms cost of connectivity into a bill-of-material (BOM) component. Further information on these services can be found at www.m2mAIR.com

Telit provides customer support and design-in expertise through its 27 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of wireless experts in over 30 Telit-designated Competence Centers. The Technical Support Forum is a first-of-kind initiative where not only customers but the entire m2m community can exchange opinions and ideas.

M2M technology enables organizations to wirelessly collect, process, and respond to real-time data from vending machines, utility meters, cars, remote health monitors, or any other connected device, creating new efficiencies and revenue opportunities along with societal and personal benefits.  Further information about Telit and its products can be found at www.telit.com. Join the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers’ innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Information

Telit Wireless Solutions Inc.

3131 RDU Center Drive
Suite 135
Morrisville, NC, 27560
USA

tele: +1 919 439 7977
toll-free: +1 888 846 9773
fax: +1 919 840 0337
NORTHAMERICA@telit.com
www.telit.com

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