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Telit reaches 2 million module sales milestone for GE864 product family

Telit Communications (AIM: TCM) announced that its Wireless Solutions subsidiary has reached a major sales milestone with the delivery of its two-millionth GE864 module. Telit said this successful sales performance has been accompanied by Telit’s outstanding financial performance, showing a growth rate of 30% in the last six months of 2009.

According to Telit, the GE864 product family offers a GSM/GPRS quad-band module in an extremely compact format. The GE864 models are suitable for use in large-volume applications in the telemetry and telematics industries, whilst the extra-rugged GE864-Auto version allows the integration into vehicles and other applications.

Telit said that the GE864 product family stands out on account of its quad-band support, RoHS compliance and increased temperature tolerance.

The modules can operate in an extended temperature range of between -40°C and +85°C and comes equipped with a powerful, yet energy-saving baseband processor. The module also supports the integration of customer-specific programs, Telit stated.

Telit’s GE864-AUTO, designed specifically for the automotive industry was recently unveiled, and it is expected to drive growth in the coming years. “It’s a segment in which we see enormous potential for growth given that, starting from 2013, practically all vehicles will come equipped with an internet connection and an automatic emergency call function. The Telit module is set to play a key role in the implementation of this new functionality”, said Dominikus Hierl, MD for Strategic Accounts & Corporate Business Development.

Last month, Telit successfully demonstrated the specialised automotive modules’ eCall functionality, designed as part of the EU-backed vehicle emergency call system. According to Telit, the successful implementation of the eCall in-band modem capability into its GE864-Quad-Automotive V2 module marks a milestone in the company’s research activities.

ECall is a EU-driven pan-European vehicle emergency call system which is planned to greatly reduce emergency services response times. In case of an accident, the eCall can be generated either manually or automatically through the activation of in-vehicle sensors. An eCall-enabled vehicle system will be able to connect to the relevant Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), to provide the PSAP operator with a ‘minimum set of data’ which includes location, time, and vehicle description.

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