Comtech Introduces µWEB Lite GSM/GPRS Modem Module

10/4/2004 - Comtech Holdings Ltd (, the leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Provider, announced the release of the µWEB Lite GSM/GPRS modem module. It not only includes a GSM/GPRS modem and TCP/IP stack for ease of communication over the Internet, but also supports higher application level modes suited to M2M applications. The automated mode enables the unit to wake-up upon an I/O change, on-board Real Time Clock (RTC) schedule or network prompt and automomously report I/O status via SMS, GSM or TCP/IP socket connection over GPRS and the Internet. This is ideal for standalone applications where there is no local microcontroller.

µWEB Lite supports 4 analogue inputs and 8 digital I/O. It can log data from the OEM equipment over a TTL/RS232 host serial port into an on-board E2prom memory. The E-mail mode enables the E2prom data log to be sent as an E-mail attachment. Likewise the FTP mode supports data transfer between the on-board data log and central FTP server. A key feature of the FTP mode is the support for streaming data directly to the host serial port for large data files.

Application Examples:
µWEB Lite supports a wealth of features that can be used in many varied ways. Typical examples of application usage are as follows utilising the different operating modes:

"We recognise that simple solutions work best for our customers, where solving specific core problems enables them to demonstrate the benefits of M2M technology rapidly - both internally and to their customer base", said Steve Whitehead, Technical Director, Comtech Holdings Ltd. "µWEB Lite has been specifically designed to achieve rapid time to market with minimal investment by integrating core application level features complemented by a toolset which enables rapid application upgradability both locally and remotely."

Development Tools (Starter Kit and PC Configuration Tool)
This launch is complemented with the release of a PC Configuration Tool and a development Starter Kit to simplify evaluation and aid design integration. The PC Configuration Tool supports easy to use graphical configuration of each mode, firmware upgrade utility and test functionality to verify configuration within the PC environment. A library of Application Notes with associated configuration files is available for ease of use. The Starter Kit includes a µWEB Lite module, antennae, power supply, serial cable, PC Configuration Tool, I/O simulator board, CDROM and RS232 adapter for interfacing to the development PC.

Comtech offer design customisations for µWEB Lite, by incorporating customer and market specific application needs. We can provide our customers with rapid time to market at minimal investment based on a proven technology and product set.

The applications are endless and include Automated Electronic Signs, Traffic Systems, Remote Utility Metering, Vending Machines, Gaming Machines, Remote Data Collection, Industrial Monitoring Systems, Environmental Monitoring, Domestic Appliances, Security Systems, Tank Level Monitoring, Parking Meters, Ticket Machines, HVAC … etc.


About Comtech Holdings Ltd
Comtech Holdings Ltd.,, Bolton, UK, provide scalable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions from simple modems through to end-to-end systems. Comtech offer a "one-stop shop" including hardware, software and services enabling connectivity to remote equipment, to obtain and facilitate business decisions based on real-time information. Comtech's solutions are suited to many diverse markets including HVAC, Gaming, Vending, Security, Utilities, Industrial Automation, Transportation, Retail Equipment, Office Business Systems … and many more.

Comtech Holdings Ltd, Comtech House, 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3QJ, UK
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