Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, announced recently that its M2M modules are providing wireless capabilities for Berkeley Varitronics Systems' Squid-PRO M2M Cell Tower Tester, a hand-held device that helps field technicians optimize 3G M2M device installations.
The Squid-PRO CC864-DUAL, UC864-G and DE910-DUAL modules provide signal strength measurements and list the carrier that offers the best coverage at that location. Instant measurements are available from all four of the major U.S. wireless carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
The simple handheld device leverages the Telit modules for cellular connectivity, using a multi-band antenna, an integrated GPS receiver, a bright, ultra-sharp OLED display and a track ball for user control. No SIM activation is needed and a fully charged device will operate for eight hours.
Telit's CC864-DUAL, a CDMA-1xRTT wireless module, features an ultra-compact form factor ideal for medium-to-high-volume M2M applications. The UC864-G module features the same unified form factor, and allows integrators and developers to take advantage of the global coverage and service flexibility of the two most prevalent cellular technologies. The DE910-DUAL is a dual band EV-DO wireless module in Telit's newest xE910 form factor family.
"Many organizations are realizing the value of using cellular M2M technology to communicate with remote assets, but the benefits are contingent upon the devices both being installed and working properly," said Mike Ueland, senior vice president and general manager of Telit Wireless Solutions North America. "The Squid-PRO is a practical tool that ensures the success of these applications and proves the inherent benefit of M2M in terms of operational efficiency."
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