Digi International introduced the Digi m130, an embedded module that allows OEMs to enable their products with GSM/GPRS, global positioning system (GPS) and ORBCOMM satellite connectivity in a single solution. Suitable for fleet management and asset tracking applications, the compact Digi m130 enables remote connectivity to mobile assets via cellular or satellite networks and is the fastest way for device manufacturers to add cellular, GPS and satellite in one design.
Cellular and satellite connectivity provide instant, always-on communications allowing companies to switch networks easily. On-board GPS enables location tracking and geo-fencing. The Digi m130 features Digi's satellite application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology used in the popular Digi m10 module and an AirPrime WMP Series intelligent embedded module from Sierra Wireless.
The Q52 Omni was developed in a partnership between Wavecom and MobiApps, before they were acquired by Sierra and Digi, respectively. Digi m130 customers will also have access to the ready-to-use iDigi cloud computing platform for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) network management by the second quarter of 2011.
The iDigi platform enables secure remote access, control and management of network-connected devices and complete cloud-based application development. A Python development environment for easy application development will also be available by March 2011.
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