Gemalto announced the Cinterion Concept Board for developers. The new board helps Java developers quickly get started creating applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). According to the company, the Cinterion Concept Board is the easiest and most cost effective way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the IoT to create solutions like remotely controlling the temperature of home thermostats. The Cinterion Concept Board will be available this month and can be pre-ordered now.
Lantronix released their xPico Wi-Fi module. The tiny M2M wi-fi board is a compact, embedded wireless device server. It is designed for easy and fast machine-to-Wi-Fi connectivity. The xPico Wi-Fi module features simultaneous access point and client functionality. This enables the creation of its own secure Wi-Fi network for direct access as well as maintaining a Wi-Fi client connection to the existing Wi-Fi network. This allows machines to be directly accessed via smartphone or tablet. Pricing for the xPico Wi-Fi start at $27.80 for 5,000 unit quantities.
Kontron introduced the KM2M806XT Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployable system. The Kontron KM2M806XT is based on the Intel Atom 600 MHZ processor. It features three USB ports, accelerometer, dual HDMI, HD audio, GB Ethernet, and 4GB internal MicroSD card. The Kontron KM2M806XT is ideal for M2M applications that must operate in extended temperatures and industrial environments.
u-blox introduced the LISA-C200 wireless voice and data modem module. The u-blox LISA-C2 series provides dual-band CDMA2000 1xRTT data and voice communication in a SMT form factor. The modules are fully qualified and certified modules. They feature low power consumption and a rich set of Internet protocols. Samples of LISA-C200 will be available in the first quarter of next year. They are ideal for M2M and automotive applications like Fleet management, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), people and asset tracking, surveillance and security and Point of Sales (PoS) terminals.
Microchip Technology introduced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) PICtail Daughter Board. The M2M PICtail Daughter Board is ideal for developing fleet-management or location-based service applications. It includes the u-blox NEO-6Q GPS and LEON GSM/GPRS modules, and interfaces with Microchip’s Multimedia Expansion Board (part #DM320005), and PIC32 Starter Kit (part #DM320001). The M2M PICtail Daughter Board (part #AC320011) is priced at $199.
The WireX converter, from eDevice, enables legacy equipment with embedded analog modems to immediately be switched from connecting through the traditional phone line to connecting through a cellular GSM / GPRS wireless network. WireX is the first Analog-To-Wireless converter designed for self installation by the end-user. It does not require any changes on the existing legacy device, the user only needs to disconnect the phone cable from the wall and plug it into the WireX dial-up connector. The data previously transferred over the phone link is then automatically transmitted using phone line emulation over a GPRS or GSM data cellular network. WireX is ideal for remote patient monitors, telecardiology monitors, alarm and security systems, TV set-top-boxes, point-of-sale equipment, energy metering systems, security, and access control devices.
u-blox introduced the LUCY family of high-speed wireless modules. LUCY is based on UMTS/HSDPA and supports the world’s fastest globally adopted mobile communications standard. LUCY is ideal for M2M applications like high-bandwidth multimedia systems for mobile Internet and VoIP routing, in-car multimedia, streaming video for remote media panels, and transfer of large data volumes for medical diagnostics, security and surveillance.