Comtech Launches Two Intelligent M2M Rugged Box Modems

11/18/2004 - Comtech Holdings Ltd (, the leading Machine to Machine ( M2M ) Solution Provider, announced the release of two products as an extension to the µWEB Lite family of intelligent wireless M2M modems. These new products mark the release of Comtech's first rugged box M2M communication products to complement a family of OEM Machine to Machine modules. The two products are known as:

  1. µWEBox Lite GSM/GPRS
  2. µWEBox Lite GSM/GPRS GPS

These products are directly compatible with Comtech's µWEB Lite GSM/GPRS OEM embedded modules and additionally provide integrated I/O signal conditioning, 8-40 volt power supply and optional GPS housed in a rugged aluminium enclosure. The µWEBox Lite GSM/GPRS products not only include a GSM/GPRS modem and TCP/IP stack for ease of communication over the Internet, but also support 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 or GPS 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 intelligence. µWEBox Lite supports 3 analogue inputs, 2 digital inputs and 2 digital outputs. They can log data from the attached equipment over the 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. Available NOW.

Application Examples
µWEBox Lite supports a wealth of features that can be used in many applications. Applications include:

“M2M communication changes the way companies do business through the ability to offer ongoing services beyond traditional product sales. µWEBox Lite enables companies to rapidly adopt M2M technology, prove new business models and show a Return on Investment through these products abilities to adapt existing equipment without undertaking lengthy developments," said Steve Whitehead, Technical Director, Comtech Holdings Ltd. "Having proven the technology and the business case, Comtech can offer a roadmap to higher integration and lower cost through OEM module and design licence options."

Development Tools - This launch is complemented with the release of a PC Configuration Tool and a development Starter Kit to simplify evaluation and aid design integration.

Customisation - Comtech offer design customisations for µWEBox Lite, by incorporating customer and market specific application needs.

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.

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