Telit Unwraps New 150Mbps LTE Cat 4 Automotive Smart Module

Three module variants for American, European, and Chinese car markets to be unveiled at CTIA 2016

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the addition of the LE920A4 LTE Cat 4 smart module to its portfolio of automotive-grade cellular IoT modules. The 150Mbps product addresses automakers’ growing demand for high-speed mobile data connectivity to support applications like advanced diagnostics and infotainment, remote software updates; and is fully compliant to eCall and ERA GLONASS requirements for emerging, mandated European and Russian emergency call systems. The new module is available in variants compliant with regional regulatory and mobile carrier requirements for cars to be delivered to North American, European and Chinese markets. The LE920A4 is sampling now, shipping later this year and concluding final carrier certifications Q1-2017. The new module will be used in upcoming model year cars to comply with eCall and to leverage planned conclusion of 3GPP Release 10 service rollout by major carriers in these markets.

With built-in application processor, storage and memory, the LE920A4 is an automotive smart module capable of running customer application programs completely within the module itself. Application programs running in the module have full access and control of the module’s extensive hardware resources, which include advanced multi-standard satellite navigation, analog to digital converters, audio interfaces, serial and USB 2.0 ports and other general purpose direct and multiplexed I/O.

“The LE920A4 provides our automotive OEM and tier-one customers a single hardware platform to deliver high-speed mobile data and voice connection for car models deployed in major world markets requiring broad operator certifications,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions. “The module’s ability to run complex applications without an external processor makes it an ideal solution for the car maker to optimize cost and simplify manufacturing. Applications closely related to the data connection like hack-detection and prevention, dead-reckoning navigation, and software revision control and re-flashing for the ECU and other onboard electronic control units can all be developed or ported to run in the module.”

Telit automotive IoT modules include the deviceWISE agent, offering seamless and instant access to the Telit IoT Portal for simple, secure and scalable automotive device onboarding. Developers can create end-to-end solutions by using simple commands that provide quick and hassle-free onboarding of device and data to the cloud, customer apps, back-end systems and servers.

The LE920A4 will be featured on the Telit booth #4832 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016, taking place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, September 7 through 9.

LE920A4 Technical Specifications
The module’s internal application processor is a 1.2GHz Cortex A7 CPU rated at 2,300 Dhrystone MIPS running embedded Linux Operating System. The Telit AppZone Application Development Environment (ADE), available for use with the LE920A4, helps automotive OEMs and tier-one suppliers develop and/or port application software to the module quickly and easily, enabling reuse of their own libraries along with the extensive resources available for development in the Linux environment.

The LE920A4 delivers LTE data rates of 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink with fallback support to HSPA+ at 42Mbps down and 5.76Mbps up. Additional fallback to UMTS, EDGE or GPRS gives the module the widest possible combination of connection technologies to ensure the customer application will stay connected, particularly in life-critical situations. The LE920A4 supports the latest approved eCall and ERA GLONASS standards for protocols and in-band modem. Each of the product variants supports voice over LTE (VoLTE) with circuit-switch fallback (CSFB) to 3G or 2G aligned with regional requirements. The module’s audio interface can include an internal codec for direct analog connection and eSIM support is available, tailored to individual requirements of the OEM or tier one integrator. An efficient firmware over the air (FOTA) solution framework allows the automaker to implement revision control and update of all module software. Optional hardware features include dead-reckoning location support, serial gigabit media independent interface (SGMII) for Ethernet connectivity to other data appliances in the car; and an interface to connect the module directly to an external advanced Wi-Fi integrated circuit.

The LE920A4 is a member of the Telit xE920 automotive IoT module family. Its 34 x 40 mm LGA form factor is delivered in a ruggedized, mechanically robust package with excellent thermal characteristics for effective heat dissipation. With an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, it is suitable for demanding applications and environments in a cost effective, high-reliability mounting solution. xE920 modules are designed and manufactured according to ISO TS16949 processes to ensure quality and compliance with automotive OEM and tier-one supply chains requiring this certification.

Telit and Tech Mahindra Collaborate on Enabling End-To-End IoT Solutions

Multi-faceted relationship spans turnkey solutions, system integration, global business development, and engineering services

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its multi-faceted collaboration with Tech Mahindra on developing complete solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The relationship is centered on combining and integrating Telit’s leading portfolio of IoT products and services with Tech Mahindra’s unmatched system integration expertise and strengths in developing end-to-end enterprise solutions. Both companies are also jointly pursuing new business opportunities across many markets and industries, such as IoT horizontal and Industrial IoT around the world. Additionally, Telit has reached an agreement to outsource related engineering development and testing activities to Tech Mahindra.

As a fast-growing number of companies is exploring how the IoT can help them improve operational efficiencies and drive new business models, many – especially large multinational enterprises – remain intimidated by having to put all the pieces together by themselves. Telit and Tech Mahindra are jointly addressing these concerns by offering clients complete end-to-end solutions such as IoT solution consulting, solution development and operations that reduce the complexity, risk, cost and time-to-market versus trying to develop a custom project in house. Under its vast system integration and IT consultancy services, Tech Mahindra’s IoT experts have been fully trained and certified in designing end-to-end solutions around Telit IoT modules, connectivity and Cloud-based platforms.

“Tech Mahindra and Telit are each strategically focused on capitalizing on the exponential growth across many IoT verticals and together we are positioned to grow at a pace greater than or equal to the industry, “ said Karthikeyan Natarajan, senior vice president & global head of engineering services at Tech Mahindra. “This collaboration will address the broad IoT solutions with particular emphasis on the industrial internet and Industry 4.0 programs of our manufacturing customers across Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, discrete and hi-tech manufacturing verticals,“

“Telit is very excited about this collaboration with Tech Mahindra, resulting in far-reaching technical and business synergies that offer a new way for companies to onboard to the Internet of Things,” commented Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. “Together we can help organizations transform their business with end-to-end IoT solutions – from ideation generation, to system architecture, proof of concept development and full commercial deployments that are integrated with their existing enterprise systems.”

Telit and Tech Mahindra each have deep expertise working with companies large and small that rely on mission-critical performance, security and scalability. Today, both companies are already engaged in several industrial customer projects together, including a leading global heavy equipment company. Their joint capabilities can be easily applied to any company seeking to transform its business model with IoT enabled real-time remote machine monitoring and control, production diagnostics, predictive maintenance, or asset tracking solutions.

Telit India and WE Components India announce strategic alliance

WE Components to support Telit’s growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) by becoming a distributor and engineering design partner

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a strategic alliance with WE Components India. As part of this alliance, WE Components becomes a Telit distributor and design development partner in India. WE Components India, which has a presence across APAC and India,will play a key role in developing new business in the IoT domain by utilizing their in-house design expertise which spans across different applications.

The company, which is principally engaged in the distribution of active, passive, electromechanical components and connectors and value-added services in engineering designs and vendor-managed inventory (“VMI”), will also support Telit by offering value-added services like design fulfillment and logistics support. With its high-tech APAC and India infrastructure facility,WE Components is equipped to support Telit’s current market needs and diversification plans.

Mr. Ashish Gulati, Country Manager Telit India added, “We are pleased to welcome WE Components as our authorized distributor and design partner for IoT applications. Their specialization in this domain coupled with their APAC and India presence makes them an ideal partner for Telit.”

According to Mr.Sriram Krishna, Country Manager/Director WE Components India, “WE look forward to this win-win alliance with Telit. With our strong technical marketing team and presence across India, WE is able to support Telit’s wide range of products and solutions. The combination of WE Components and Telit’s expertise and offerings will enable customers to achieve compliance across IoT applications.”

Telit powers new Axstone gateway for IoT apps

Axstone speeds time to market with Cloud-ready Telit H910 wireless module

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its Cloud-ready HE910 wireless module has been designed into the Axstone DW-100 gateway for cellular communications. The Axstone gateway is ideal for IoT applications with high-data throughput requirements such as asset and fleet tracking, in-car telematics, security surveillance and more.

“The HE910 wireless module allowed us to get to market quickly with an IoT gateway and differentiate ourselves in the market,” said Gihong Bang, the CEO of Axstone. “As a Telit-designated Competence Center in Korea, we design connected products using Telit technology and our new gateway will enable innovative IoT applications throughout the region.”

Featuring GSM/GPRS, CDMA and WCDMA cellular connectivity capabilities, the DW-100 gateway allows customers to connect remote devices and sensors to the internet easily through serial (RS232/RS485) and multiple I/O ports. It also features Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) for remote firmware updates and remote monitoring and control via SMS. ZigBee, Bluetooth and GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS) options are also available.

To simplify the development of IoT applications, the Cloud-ready gateway also features support for Telit’s deviceWISE platform and instant access to the Telit IoT Portal. deviceWISE allows customers to seamlessly integrate any device or remote sensor with mobile or web-based applications and enterprise systems, for real-time data collection, remote monitoring and control, and big data analytics.

“Axstone is a leading developer of connected solutions in Korea,” said Steven Kim, Sr. Sales Director of Telit Korea. “With the integration of Telit modules into the DW-100, we are helping Axstone deliver operational efficiencies and other business values to organizations across Asia Pacific.”

The HE910 is a multi-band HSPA+ LGA module well suited for numerous industrial and consumer applications with high data throughput requirements. From low cost tri-band models to fully loaded configurations, Telit offers a wide range of HE910 models.

Telit Application Development Environment uses the IoT Module to Run Customer Apps

New generation IoT AppZone significantly reduces time to prototype and market with Android

Telit , a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a new generation of the Telit IoT AppZone application development environment (ADE), to include the widely supported Android open source framework. The new ADE will expand from the well-established AppZone C and Python base to deliver the power and ease of use of Android. The newly added framework from Google is becoming increasingly popular with developer communities in a wide range of IoT vertical application areas such as automotive, wearables, gateways and smart home. The expanded environment will allow developers to leverage their experience with Android, using the same tools and APIs in a framework they are familiar with, reducing development time and effort. The new IoT AppZone includes tools and libraries for mobile data provisioning and management through Telit IoT Connectivity services and for thing-to-cloud data integration and application enablement with Telit IoT Platform services. And because the application runs inside the module, the bill of material for the customer device is also reduced.

The Telit IoT AppZone is a full-featured ADE comprised of an integrated development environment (IDE) based on Eclipse and Android Studio with Telit developed plugins delivering high-level functionality such as enhanced project creation wizard, application deployment and configuration, debug tools and interface to software version control systems. It is an integral part of the Telit IoT Portal, which is a one stop resource center for developers to connect IoT devices, apps, cloud, and IT systems.

The IoT AppZone leverages the power and flexibility of professional grade framework and APIs including industry de-facto standard – Android – which Telit has tailored and enhanced with extensions for IoT modules and services, using robust, thoroughly tested building blocks and architecture. Leveraging framework security architecture and components, the ADE offers developers a rich set of threat mitigating components including support for secure boot, application sandboxing and cryptographic APIs.

The ADE’s full integration with other Telit products and services, including with a wide range of specially designed products for the automotive sector, allows developers to build IoT systems from device to cloud, reducing time to market, enabling complete end-to-end solutions with minimal effort. Its IoT optimized architecture allows developers to collect information from sensors directly or through short-range wireless modules, send data securely to the cloud, publish or interface with enterprise systems using an IoT Platform agent and the IoT Portal; and to deploy and update firmware and applications over-the-air, manage configuration files and security.

In a typical IoT device integration project, developers usually employ a microcontroller to manage the module and other device peripherals. The Telit IoT AppZone provides a cost and complexity saving alternative consolidating hardware components embedding the application software right in the module.

“By adding the Android framework to the IoT AppZone in this new generation of the ADE we have not only enriched its feature set and flexibility but also expanded the reach of the tool to a much larger community of developers who can now enjoy the benefits of consolidating hardware and simplifying development by installing and running their application in the modules,” said Felix Marchal, Telit’s Chief Product Officer. “With so many opportunities for business transformation powered by IoT innovation, the IoT AppZone becomes a necessity for developers everywhere to shorten their development cycles and time to market”

Telit connects Yuktix’s solar-powered weather stations

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its cellular module technology has been selected to provide mobile data access for Yuktix Technologies’ micro-climatic data collection weather stations. Telit IoT modules are to deliver connected-device functionality for multi-purpose weather stations, data acquisition devices that operate on solar, battery or AC power. The new generation of Yuktix devices embeds the Telit GL865 GPRS module.

Yuktix weather stations collect meteorological information such as temperature, humidity, rain, wind speed every 15 seconds and up to 12 samples are taken for each transmitted reading. They provide data parameterized to conform to standards set by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and the World Meteorological Organization. The station was designed with enough flexibility to be used as an air quality or water quality-measuring device simply by adding the pertinent sensors. The stations can serve as ready-to-deploy templates for smart cities and urban monitoring.

The GL865, selected by Yuktix, is a member of the popular and widely adopted GL865 product family based on the latest Intel single-chip, 65nm process CMOS technology and slated to be available and cost-controlled for many years out. The selected variant operates with 1.8V GPIOs, minimizing power consumption and making it ideally suited for solar or battery powered devices like the Yuktix weather stations.

“We selected the Telit GL865 because of its excellent performance under test conditions. The module demonstrated the most optimized results in its class and availability; and the Python engine provided us with a good way to process asynchronous events via SMS,” said Yuktix founder Rajeev Jha. “It is very competitive in technical and commercial terms; and tests showed that it was able to establish a more stable cellular connection than competitor products.”

Ashish Gulati, Head of Telit India added, “Our IoT modules are ideal for the Indian market in all critical technical, regulatory and economic dimensions. Our longstanding presence and experience in this region add a unique value proposition to the stable and robust products we bring to this growing market. We see this device launch with the experts of Yuktix Technologies as the start of a strategic and enduring partnership.”

Telit Expands Application Development and Connectivity Management Functions on the IoT Portal

Company to feature industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end IoT services at Mobile World Congress

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is adding dashboarding, built-in network steering and remote device management to the Telit IoT Portal. These new capabilities are consolidated under the Portal’s Application Development and Connectivity Management Functions – providing Telit portal users a unique and powerful set of tools to configure, manage and optimize both devices and connections from an intuitive Cloud-based service.

The new dashboarding tool features built-in graphing and visualization, quick and easy customization and real-time data intelligence. As an integral part of the IoT Portal, dashboards make it easy to transform and translate data into usable information.

Telit’s Connectivity Management Lets customers manage a connection life cycle, analyze connection quality, and set all provisioning and data plan parameters – improving overall performance and data cost management in real time. The built-in CDP integration (unveiled in late 2015) aggregates federated data across multiple wireless networks – a valuable capability when operating IoT deployments in different countries and regions around the world. The new “Switch” feature is a roaming network steering tool to offset the financial and technical risks posed by mobile network failures or degraded performance. .

The IoT Portal is enriched further by Device Management functions to remotely configure and troubleshoot IoT devices. For the tens of millions of Telit modules that are already deployed in the field there is no device-side application integration required. The functionality may also extend to non-Telit embedded devices through the deviceWISE agent technology and API.

“Telit is always on the forefront of IoT Innovation as illustrated by these advanced functions that help our customers dramatically improve the performance and cost management of their entire IoT deployment from a single web interface,” said Fred Yentz, President IoT Platforms. “The developer-friendly Telit IoT Portal provides instant and full access to unmatched tools and resources for any IoT project.”

The Telit IoT Portal, reduces risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations across all industries and market segments around the world. Developers can connect, collect, and control anything with a single, standardized API set that is common across device integration, connectivity management and application development. Additionally, customers enjoy professional maintenance and support and ongoing upgrades to new features and capabilities. Access a free trial of the Telit IoT Portal.

Telit will demonstrate the IoT Portal on booth 5E61 throughout the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Interested parties are invited to schedule a meeting in advance.

Telit IoT Factory Solutions Enable Quick Path to Industrie 4.0 Era

Scalable Platform Supports IIoT Deployment within Factory and to the Cloud

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the formation of the IoT Factory Solutions business unit, centered on the company’s scalable platform that provides secure, robust shop floor access to both the top floor (OT to IT) and a connected ecosystem of OEMs, suppliers and customers. Pre-configured for Cloud connectivity and integration via Telit’s IoT Portal, the award-winning platform provides a quick path to the Industrial IoT (IIoT).

This focus is an integral part of Telit’s vision of connected factories, connected machines, and connected consumers and ties directly into its core IoT business. Building on 15 years of experience in industrial automation solutions deployed worldwide and connecting more than $300 billion in manufacturing assets, Telit is making it easy for customers to take advantage of the IIoT opportunity with multiple paths to deployment.

“Companies recognize the value of the Industrial IoT, sometimes referred to as Industrie 4.0,” said Fred Yentz, president and CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. “The challenge has been securely connecting high-value production equipment to enterprise systems as well as to the information consumer outside of the enterprise. Telit IoT Factory Solutions lets companies realize the full potential of the IIoT today without a huge investment of resources.”

“Telit IoT Platforms, formerly ILS Technology, is a leading pioneer in seamlessly connecting factory equipment to enterprise applications,” Said Craig Resnick, vice president of ARC Advisory Group. “Forward-thinking companies embrace Telit’s single, scalable solution for seamless integration of their back office with both production machines on the plant floor and remote assets in the field. Additionally, companies rely on Telit’s platform to streamline their value chain, exchanging relevant information in real-time with suppliers, field personnel, sales and customers – via the secure IoT Cloud connection.”

Telit’s IoT Factory Solutions include deviceWISE for Factory and secureWISE for the semiconductor industry. Through the IoT Portal, Telit makes IoT onboarding easy, reduces risk, time to market, complexity and costs for asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, telematics, industrial automation and other applications, across many industries and vertical markets worldwide.

“The easy-to-use deviceWISE platform changed our implementation cycle from weeks or months to minutes,” said Welton Davis, IT Lead at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. “The ability for technical personnel to grasp how to develop triggers and transports with little or no training is the best I have ever seen. Additionally, deviceWISE scales very well to handle communication with multiple devices. Its non-dependence on any other platform for communication to industrial devices enables a clear interface between the IT\MES and SCADA systems.”

deviceWISE for Factory is the industry-leading, enterprise-grade industrial automation platform designed to easily connect complex, disparate production equipment from different suppliers with different protocols and interfaces to enterprise systems and applications without custom programming. The scalable architecture is configurable to any manufacturing environment in any industry by leveraging a vast library of built-in standardized device drivers and enterprise connectors. deviceWISE is perfectly suited to all manufacturing verticals including automotive, pharmaceuticals, machinery, oil and gas, electrical power generation, water and more.

Telit’s secureWISE solution has been widely recognized as the leading solution for highly secured remote access. Connecting more FABs and OEMs than any other platform in the industry, secureWISE delivers secure, configurable end-to-end remote connectivity across private networks, providing OEMs role-based, real-time and on-demand access to their equipment installed at production facilities around the globe. It allows FABs and OEMs to remotely collaborate in ways that improve equipment performance at every stage of the process and equipment lifecycles while protecting valuable intellectual property. secureWISE is in over 90% of the world’s 300mm.

Telit deviceWISE Platform Wins Best Industrial IoT Solution

Three Telit Partners Also Recognized for IoT Leadership

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that the Telit deviceWISE platform won Best Industrial IoT Solution at this year’s IoT Evolution Expo Battle of the Platforms. The award was given for the first time at this year’s event in recognition of the growing importance of IoT in industrial automation. In addition, Telit issued the prestigious 2016 deviceWISE Partner Awards, recognizing three companies for IoT innovation: SAP won the award for Enterprise Integration Partner, Red Lion won Device Partner, and Swisscom won the Mobile Network Operator award.

“Battle of the Platforms is a great opportunity for market leaders to differentiate themselves by providing a competitive look at their solutions,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “Telit’s Industrial IoT platform stood out for its ability to quickly and easily integrate heterogeneous manufacturing technologies with enterprise applications without programming.”

Prior to the battle, Telit hosted Telit IoT Innovation, designed to inspire and educate companies and developers looking to capitalize on IoT applications. The event featured use cases from several Telit ecosystem partners including keynote presentations by Oliver Mainka, Product Manager for Predictive Maintenance & Service, SAP and Dr. Jason Hallstrom, Director, Institute for Sensing & Embedded Network Systems Engineering, Florida Atlantic University.

“Telit IoT Innovation provides tremendous value to participants by leveraging the experience of Telit and our vast ecosystem to help companies in all industries innovate and accelerate time to market,”said Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. “We thank all of our partners for making this event a success and especially thank our Gold Sponsors: Arrow, Hi-Mix, QuickLogic and Sprint. We also congratulate the winners of this year’s deviceWISE Partner Awards.”
Telit’s industrial IoT solution – deviceWISE for Factory – is the industry-leading, enterprise-grade industrial automation platform designed to easily connect complex, disparate production equipment from different suppliers with different protocols and interfaces to enterprise systems and applications without custom programming. Pre-configured for Cloud connectivity and integration via Telit’s IoT Portal, the scalable architecture is configurable to any manufacturing environment in any industry by leveraging a vast library of built-in standardized device drivers and enterprise connectors. deviceWISE is perfectly suited to all manufacturing verticals including automotive, pharmaceuticals, machinery, oil and gas, electrical power generation, water and more.

Telit acquires wireless communications assets to boost capabilities in low-power Internet of Things market

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has agreed to acquire Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)and Near Field Communication (NFC) assets in hardware and software from Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh (“Stollmann”)in Hamburg, Germany. Stollmann is a global player in the Bluetooth and NFC business,designing, developing and manufacturing cutting-edge, low-power Bluetooth modules and highly sophisticated software solutions for short range wireless communications. Assets in acquisition include among others, Stollmann’s Bluetooth and NFC software stacks, ready-to-use modules and other intellectual property (IP) in wireless communications. Thirty-five Stollmann employees, mainly R&D engineers, are to be transferred to Telit.

The acquisition of the Stollmann assets represents another strategic step for Telit in its expanding vision of connecting an ever broader range of things to cloud. Industry analyst firm MarketsandMarkets estimates the global Bluetooth Smart and “Smart-Ready” market to be worth $5.6bn by 2020 with Bluetooth Smart shipments to surpass 1.2 billion units in five years, up from just 49 million units in 2013.

The integration of Bluetooth, BLE and NFC technologies into the Telit portfolio brings considerable consumer value as businesses are able to accelerate innovation based on Bluetooth and NFC,leveraging the full spectrum of enabling, synergizing elements from Telit, including cellular and GNSS modules, mobile network connectivity and IoT platform services. These ready-to-run hardware and service combinations will enable the enterprise to move quickly from idea to business with minimal effort or investment, bringing to market a much wider range of consumer solutions than would be possible otherwise.

“IoT devices are increasingly being integrated into every aspect of the consumer’s life, in application areas from health & wellness to retail and smart homes. The acquisition of these assets is a key development in the execution of our IoT vision of connecting enterprise edge assets – sensors and other remote devices – to the cloud using our tools such as the Telit IoT portal,” said Oozi Cats, Telit’s Chief Executive Officer.“The IP we are acquiring will provide us with valuable expertise in additional short-range technologies including BLE, which is set to become the de-facto standard for local area and personal area IoT wireless connectivity. As one of the IoT’s fastest growing wireless technology areas, this IP will enable us to expand our market reach with a more comprehensive end-to-end connectivity solution.”