u-blox, a global leader in positioning and wireless technology for the machine-to-machine (M2M), automotive and consumer markets, today announced that two of its modules are certified for use on the Verizon 3G wireless network.
The LISA-C200 surface mount and FW75-C200 connectorized CDMA2000 1xRTT modules can now work with the Verizon Wireless network in the USA to support a wide range of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Both modules are ideally suited for M2M and automotive applications such as: asset tracking, fleet management, automatic meter reading, remote monitoring automation and control, surveillance and security, road pricing, anti-theft systems, point of sale (PoS) terminals, vending, and other M2M applications.
The FW75-C200 and LISA-C200 are fully qualified and certified wireless communication modules enabling cost effective solutions with short time to market. Key features of the devices include dual-band CDMA2000 1xRTT 800 MHz/1900 MHz, 153 kb/s forward/reverse speed, extremely small footprint, and low idle mode current.
A key benefit of the LISA-C200 is footprint compatibility with u-blox’ LISA-U2 UMTS/HSPA module series, and layout compatibility with u-blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS modem series.
“We look forward to teaming with Verizon to serve the next wave of M2M solutions,” said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America.
“Our compact, low-power CDMA modules are a perfect offering for the development community, original equipment manufacturers and Verizon’s wide range of M2M solution partners for retail, utility and mobile resource management. Becoming Verizon-approved makes it easy to design M2M solutions based on u-blox modems that work over Verizon’s extensive 3G network.”
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively.