Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it is showcasing its full line of Expedite® and Enabler™ mobile computing and M2M embedded modules at CTIA E&A in San Diego, October 11-13, 2011.
Novatel Wireless presents its intelligent embedded module portfolio under the theme Internet of Things with innovative partners, highlighting how today’s inter-connected world and intelligent devices can improve processes and enhance quality of life.
“Novatel Wireless brings together the intelligent meshing of people, machines and information that underlies the Internet of Things,” says Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. “Combining our services experience and vast portfolio of Expedite embedded modules and Enabler suite lets us to target a multitude of new OEMs, verticals and M2M markets.”
At the show, Novatel Wireless is featuring VGo Communications, the leader in robotic telepresence, as a technology partner bringing true innovation to life. VGo will be demonstrating a prototype VGo with the integrated Novatel Wireless’ Expedite® E362 PCI Express Mini Card for LTE connectivity. With the VGo solution, an individual’s presence is replicated in a distant location such that they can interact and perform the task at hand in ways not previously possible. Now they can see, be seen, hear, be heard and move around in any remote facility – just as if they were there. VGo is enabling businesses to increase productivity of remote and travelling employees, healthcare providers to deliver lower cost services and improved quality of care, and homebound students to attend school – all with a great user experience. “VGo’s mobility and services expand infinitely with 4G LTE connectivity and this is a key success factor for adding innovative functionalities to our VGo robot,” said Tim Root, VGo’s Co-Founder and VP of Development. “Novatel Wireless has been a great partner delivering industry-first, carrier approved LTE modules — accelerating time-to-market and ensuring we maintain our sleek, cool design by invisibly integrating the Expedite E362 module.”
Another partner showcased in the Novatel Wireless booth is Consert, Inc. with its smart energy grid solution. The Novatel Wireless’ Expedite® E396 PCI Express Mini Card for 3G has been integrated into the Consert Virtual Peak Plant(SM) (VPP) Solution. The solution is designed to create a more reliable electric grid by offering real-time, integrated load management through the pairing of utility and consumer offerings.
Novatel Wireless’ embedded module portfolio spans 2G, 3G and 4G technologies covering all mainstream air-interfaces including LTE, HSPA+, WCDMA, EDGE, GPRS, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev. A and CDMA2000 1X. As a leading provider of intelligent mobile broadband and smart M2M solutions, Novatel Wireless has longstanding tier-one carrier and OEM relationships offering leading design, integration and certification expertise to meet its partners’ connectivity needs.
The Expedite embedded module product line consists of LGAs and PCIe Mini Cards optimized for power efficiency, thermal performance and weight. Additional key features include Novatel Wireless’ superior Connection Manager – Mobilink 3 – supporting Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac. A rich set of APIs is also available to developers through the software development kit.
The Enabler series of embedded modules is based on 2G and 3G low power platforms and delivers small size and industry-leading performance, driving the essential capabilities, mobile connectivity and device intelligence needed for today’s demanding design-in and OEM markets. The Enabler III and HS platforms are part of Novatel Wireless’ intelligent device offering, featuring superior performance in a small package with ultimate flexibility and a simple migration path as customers move between air interfaces. Coupled with the robust N4A Communications and Management software, devices can be provisioned, monitored and reconfigured remotely, almost anywhere in the world.
VGo Communications, Inc. develops and markets visual communications solutions for the workplace. The company was founded in 2007 by experienced successful veterans of the visual communications and robotics industries. VGo is VC backed and is based in Nashua, NH. The company is leveraging the recent trends of widespread wireless high speed networks, lower specialized component costs and the universal acceptance of video as a communications medium to create a new market category called “Robotic Telepresence.” For more information go to www.vgocom.com
About Novatel Wireless
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules, Enfora® smart M2M modules, and Enfora integrated M2M solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)