Telit Expands Short Range Product Line with High Power Variant of 868MHz Module; New Telit LE70-868 star-topology short-range wireless module to address rising demand from multi-kilometer-range wired-to-wireless migration market
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London -- Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the market introduction of the LE70-868 point-to-point, star-topology, short-range wireless module for the European multi-kilometer range wired-to-wireless network migration market in application areas such as solar/wind farms and agricultural automation. The new module operates on the 868MHz European ISM license-free frequency allowing manufacturers to quickly integrate wireless communication, control, and sensor nodes replacing wire-networked models and fully meeting regulatory compliance on the short-range radio link.
The LE70-868 excels in all dimensions that are critical for original equipment manufacturers. 139dB radio link budget makes integration to the host hardware simple, eliminating the need for complex and costly NRE into radio and antenna engineering and design, also lowering BOM costs. High 500mW configurable radio output power combined with -112dBbm sensitivity, significantly improve the customer device's operating range - up to 10Km - and reliability. And an ultra-low 1 A standby current allows successful integration of the module into battery powered electronic designs for applications such as soil moisture monitors, hall-effect closure detectors, and PIR surveillance devices, which require battery replacement cycles in multiples of years.
The compact module is housed in a 26x15mm package and is capable of sustaining data rates up to 57.7Kbps providing customers a wide array of application possibilities. AES encryption allows the LE70-868 to be applied in products transmitting sensitive data as well. As a member of the Telit Short Range module family, the LE70-868 is fully form-factor compatible with its ZigBee and Low-Power Mesh counterparts, as well as air-interface inter-connectable to the lower-radio-power LE50 series point-to-point star-topology short-range wireless products.
"The LE70-868 was designed to help manufacturers of electronic devices which have traditionally been cable-networked go wireless quickly and easily," said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. "The LE70-868 follows the engineering tradition of all our cellular and short-range modules, with industry-topping performance and features that can significantly lower BOM cost and engineering complexity. Our customers further benefit from the extensive know how in RF design from our R&D and Support organizations which collaborate with them starting with the product concept all the way to testing and manufacturing."
The high-performing LE70-868 delivered with Telit's comprehensive support and customization services rooted on extensive knowledge of short range RF design and the various vertical segments make the make-versus-buy decision an easy one for the electronic equipment manufacturer.
The LE70-868 is made available in convenient LGA and DIP mounting solutions with a range of development tools and associated products such as cellular gateways.
Industry's only pure-play m2m, Telit creates value by partnering with customers to provide expert guidance and support from concept development through to manufacturing quickly bringing ideas to market in all application areas including the new "smart" space. With service enhanced products in cellular, short-range, and satellite-navigation easily bundled through high-level software interfaces, Telit-powered m2m devices cost less to integrate, maintain, operate, and update with lower price points for bundled products and savings translating into competitive advantage at the time of sale and throughout the operating life of the customer device.
Telit Wireless Solutions is a brand of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), an enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide providing wireless module technology, M2M managed services and value added services, including connectivity. Exclusively dedicated to M2M with more than 12 years of experience in the market, the company constantly enhances its technology leadership with six R&D centers across the globe. Telit offers an extensive portfolio of the highest quality cellular, short-range RF, and GNSS modules, available in over 80 countries. By supplying scalable products that are interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, Telit is able to keep development costs low and protect customers' design investments. In addition, Telit is the only module provider in the market today to offer a value added services bundle including connectivity dedicated to simplifying the deployment of M2M applications. Further information on these services can be found at www.m2mAIR.com
Telit provides unmatched customer support and premier design-in expertise through its 27 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of wireless experts with more than 30 Telit-designated Competence Centers, and its online Telit TechnicalSupport Forum.
Telit technology enables organizations to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-time data from vending machines, utility meters, cars, remote health monitors and any other connected devices, creating new efficiencies and revenue opportunities as well as 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.
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