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 LISA family of small, ultra-fast wireless modems. LISA is ideal for ultra-portable devices requiring high speed wireless Internet access (such as mobile computing, car infotainment, telematics systems, hand-held terminals, automatic meter reading, fixed wireless terminals, telehealth, remote displays and point of sales terminals). Samples and evaluation kit will be available in early Q1, 2011. Operator and standards bodies’ certification is in progress.
Radicom Research introduced a family of IEC 60601-1 compliant medical dial-up modems for OEMs. Radicom medical modems are available as embedded modules with Serial TTL or USB interface or as a USB external dongle. The Radicom Research medical modem family is available now. Prices start at $29 (US) for the embedded models and $39 for the external dongle in quantities of 1,000 or more. Customized OEM color and private labeling are available.