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Transport Tracking – High Value Goods with Hirschmann Solutions M2M Technology

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 24, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

The M2M (Machine2Machine) revolution is well underway and is developing at pace; the need for high quality and reliable data transmission has never been greater. Hirschmann Solutions is ready to support your application.

In the light of increasing losses during transportation of valuable goods, a Hirschmann customer was contracted to develop a cost efficient tracking solution for high-value transports, which allows one-way usage in which all order to substantially limit the number of involved parties by avoiding the need to retrieve the tracking device once the surveyed transport arrives at its destination. Hirschmann supported the customer’s product concept with design, industrialization and manufacturing know-how to meet ambitious goals in timing and performance.


Project requirements:

  • Autarkic functioning complete GPS tracking device with cellular data transmission 
  • Based on state-of-the-art receiver and transceiver modems 
  • High performance antennas 
  • Compact and robust design 
  • To be hidden within the load 
  • Cost efficient in order to accommodate one-way use 
  • Flashable with highly confidential application software


Solution:

  • Application specific antenna design to allow optimal performance in all possible orientations 
  • GPS ensuring fast position-fix 
  • RF-antenna and transceiver unit designed based on finished antenna design 
  • Flexible approach with separate Motherboard and RF-Frontends 
  • Application specific housing design 
  • Size 111 x 72 x 26.5mm 
  • Rechargeable battery to ensure full capacity when deployed 
  • Integrated charging connector and circuitry 
  • Minimum Software on board for end-of-line testing


Hirschmann Advantages:

  • Outstanding RF-know-how 
  • Antenna integration authority 
  • Tier-1 to leading chip/modem manufacturers 
  • Automotive quality and low-cost design know-how 
  • Flexibility to embed customer designed components in concept 
  • Fast development – from prototype to final product 
  • Complete project management, component sourcing support and global manufacturing service
  • All out of one hand resource 
  • Low manufacturing and tooling cost 
  • High volume Tier-1 component sourcing priority and cost advantage


For additional Hirschmann product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on August 24, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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