Korea’s leading and most innovate mobility enabler endorses u-blox’ LISA UMTS modem.
u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has received approval for its LISA-U110 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile telecom operator with over 50% market share. SK Telecom is the leading provider of multimedia services and connectivity to over 24 million customers throughout South Korea.
The certification allows the LISA modem to be used in a wide range of consumer and M2M applications operating over SK Telecom’s nation-wide 3G network including vehicle infotainment, supply chain management, industrial automation, metering, security, and location-based services.
Samuel Ji, u-blox Country Manager, Korea, said:
“We are very pleased that SK Telecom has chosen to work with us on this 3G approval. Our compact and high-speed LISA 3G module is a perfect fit with their strategy to provide converged wireless services supporting entertainment, business and financial applications. Our local support in Korea was a key factor in obtaining this certification.”
The LISA-U110 is a state-of-the-art embedded wireless UMTS/HSPA module delivering high data-rates in 3G networks intended for consumer, automotive and industrial applications. For telematics applications, the series provides easy integration with u-blox GPS, GLONASS and QZSS receivers.
LISA modules come in SMT form-factor and have a very small footprint, allowing easy mounting on any application board. The LISA form factor enables easy manufacturing, as well as simple migration from u blox’ GSM/GPRS modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning.
Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode less than 2 mA) and operating temperature -40 to +85 deg. Celsius. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.
LISA modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and are fully qualified according to ISO 16750 – Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles to provide high durability and reliability.
Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. (www.u-blox.com)
About SK Telecom
As the most innovative mobile service provider, SK Telecom is creating the future of mobile and delivering cutting-edge, converged wireless technologies for the global market. The company is a pioneer in the mobile industry, having been the first to launch and commercialize CDMA, 3G CDMA, 3.5G HSDPA among other mobile services, and is now leading the way in 4G and beyond. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, SK Telecom builds on its strong innovation, market leadership and global partnerships, to bring a host of exciting mobile technologies, such as Mobile-In-Vehicle, Smart Payment among others, to end-users in the international market. In Korea, SK Telecom is the leading wireless communications operator, serving more than 24 million subscribers, which is over 50% of the local mobile market. In 2009, the company’s revenue reached KRW 12.1 trillion and net income was KRW 1.29 trillion. www.sktelecom.com