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Why We Created Our Telit Cellular IN-A-BOX Kits

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

M2M has evolved. Initially there were many unknowns about which hardware was needed to interoperate with each other for a successful cellular M2M development environment.  Which antenna, which power supply. Now, people’s understanding of how to start and which modules to use is much clearer. 

The big push for Internet of Things (IoT) has complimented the M2M kits. Cellular has emerged as the clear global solution for monitoring local sensors. Even with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BTLE leading the IoT/IoE connectivity, there is a strong growing need for a cellular connection. The cellular networks have done a good job at expanding their services beyond broadband phone connections to the M2M market. 

Kits are the fastest way to complement IoT and M2M by providing an out of the box solution for a global monitoring development platform. We created our Telit Cellular IN-A-BOX kits to fast track engineers’ ability to globally monitor their M2M products. Symmetry’s kits are based on Telit CE910, DE910, HE910 and GE864-GPS M2M modules and give customers connectivity options between major network providers Verizon, Sprint, and ATT, and M2M focused MVNO connectivity partners such as Aeris and M2MAir. GPS tracking capability is also available with some of the kits.

Each kit includes:

  • Telit EVK2
  • Telit Interface Board
  • Cellular Antenna(s)
  • Power Supply 
  • Software Development Introduction Tools
  • Getting Started Guide

Each kit‘s Getting Started Guide has pictures showing the key AT commands needed to establish and verify a connection. A software development interface verifies a stable hardware development platform in case board settings and jumpers have been changed.

We have direct contacts at the network providers to help our customers. Each kit provides direct contact information and free connectivity trial periods to start evaluation and development. We will help customers with their schematic and layout reviews before they go to PTCRB certification, potentially saving them a lot of time and money by catching any design errors before paying for the RF certification testing.

Interested in getting started with your own M2M or IoT application? We’d be happy to help. Please call Symmetry at (310) 536-6190, or contact us online.


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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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