On Tuesday, Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, announces that its HE910, a pentaband HSPA+ M2M module, enables connectivity in the personal tracker from WH Electronics Inc., a provider of electronic controllers and systems for the automotive Industry
A tracking device equipped with cellular and GPS capabilities, the WH Electronics AirLoom extends M2M adoption to services for monitoring people, pets, personal belongings and commercial assets with a pay-as-you-go data service model. The AirLoom can also function as an emergency panic button, says Telit (Raleight, NC, USA).
Measuring just 7cm by 4 cm by 1cm, the AirLoom can be attached to any person or asset. The device’s USB plug enables charging and allows owners to customize device settings, alerts and parameters, such as the geofencing radius, says Telit. Through an online portal, users are able to set transmission intervals and monitor wireless credit usage, instead of contracted ongoing service, to minimize data usage and control cost.
"Often, the most expensive element of an M2M application over time is the data transmission service, which can present an obstacle for widespread adoption of the technology," said Mike Ueland, senior vice president and general manager of Telit Wireless Solutions North America. "The AirLoom tracker is a prime example of an affordable hardware solution coupled with an equally cost-effective service model, allowing anyone to watch over and protect their loved ones and belongings."