M2M specialist Telit has launched a new “multi-constellation receiver” module designed to support positioning and navigation applications on wearable and handheld devices.
The module – the Jupiter SE868-V2 – is aimed at a variety of vertical markets, including the automotive, commercial, industrial and consumer sectors.
The module is compatible with a variety of satellite systems, including GPS, Glonass and QZSS, and Telit (London, UK) says an updated version – scheduled for release later this year – will also work on the European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou Compass (BDS) systems, as standards for those constellations are completed.
Telit says the module is primarily intended for applications requiring high-reliability navigation – because it can track GPS and Glonass constellations simultaneously, it is less susceptible to interruptions in the stream of position fixes.
Moreover, the module does not require external management for switching between different satellite systems.
Telit says that it also benefits from very low power consumption as well as advanced power-saving nodes, making it ideal for wearable and personal navigation applications.
“Announcing this product here at CTIA 2013 reaffirms Telit’s leading R&D power in the industry when we can launch a product like the V2 before most competitors sharing similar long-standing presence in the positioning space,” said Dominikus Hierl, Telit’s chief marketing officer.
“Now the large customer base for the popular Jupiter JF2 GPS-only module can quickly introduce a new generation of their own products providing them the opportunity to upsell their own customer base,” he said.