Telit launches M2M modules in China

Aiming to expand its business in what looks set to become the world’s largest M2M market, module maker Telit has unveiled two CDMA modules developed specifically for use in China.

The manufacturer’s CE910-SC and DE910-SC modules have been designed for Chinese M2M applications using CDMA network standards and R-UIM card technology.

Aiming to expand its business in what looks set to become the world’s largest M2M market, module maker Telit has unveiled two CDMA modules developed specifically for use in China.

The manufacturer’s CE910-SC and DE910-SC modules have been designed for Chinese M2M applications using CDMA network standards and R-UIM card technology.

Telit (Rome, Italy) says the CE910-SC works in the 800MHz frequency band and is compatible with Telit’s xE910 family of unified form factor modules, which means that different 2G and 3G wireless technologies can easily be integrated into the same design.

The vendor claims it is ideal for low-data-throughput applications such as telemetry, telematics, smart metering, POS terminals, healthcare and security.

Also designed to function in the 800MHz band, the DE910-SC is intended for more sophisticated applications running over EV-DO Rev A network technology.

According to Telit, it will support a 3.1Mbps downlink service and one of 1.8Mbps on the uplink, as well as GPS and GLONASS multi-constellation positioning capabilities.

Telit says it is suitable for “location-aware applications” such as telematics, personal and asset tracking.

“The CE910-SC and the DE910-SC extend the Telit xE910 form factor family enabling integrators and developers to design their applications once and take advantage of the truly global coverage and service flexibility afforded by the broad set of companion products in all the most prevalent cellular technologies worldwide”, said Derick Tsang, the president of Telit APAC. “These two modules will help Chinese network operators conveniently integrate 2G and 3G technologies as well as boost M2M application development for China’s networks.”

According to a recent report from Pyramid Research, China will overtake the US to become the world’s largest M2M market this year, driven largely by government policy and regulation.

While the US slips into second place, Pyramid reckons Brazil and Russia will claim the number three and four spots respectively.