Novatel Wireless Brings MiFi Technology Platform to Connected Car, Fleet
Management, and Fixed Telemetry Markets with its Powerful SA 2100 Device
Programmable 4G M2M Solution for Multiple Markets to be Managed by N4A Device
SAN DIEGO -- May 06, 2013
Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent
wireless solutions, today introduces the SA 2100, an advanced MiFi® Powered™
M2M device that incorporates the industry leading MiFi technology platform
with customizations for multiple M2M vertical markets.
“We are proud to extend the MiFi technology platform to address multiple
markets at once; In-Vehicle Connected Cars, Commercial Telematics such as
fleet management, and Fixed Telemetry,” says Dr. Slim Souissi, CTO of Novatel
Wireless. “The SA 2100 positions us at the center of projected growth markets
with a powerful integrated solution, combining our patented technology with
our expertise in customizing, design, integration, and deployment of M2M
devices,” Dr. Souissi continues.
Versatile Device: The SA 2100 is designed for high bandwidth M2M applications
across multiple vertical markets that up until now have required complex and
fragmented application deployment.
M2M Fixed Telemetry: Designed for high bandwidth M2M applications, the SA 2100
makes it easier than ever to connect Ethernet-based or Wi-Fi-enabled devices
to the high speed Internet via 4G LTE access. The SA 2100 provides always-on
availability to the mobile Internet with end-to-end encryption and
authentication for virtually any fixed application, such as connecting video
surveillance cameras, digital signage displays, point-of-sale or vending
machine. According to ABI Research, telemetry-related applications have
represented the largest share of the cellular M2M module market.
M2M Fleet Management and Asset Tracking: The SA 2100 is also a full-featured
telematics solution for application service providers, systems integrators and
enterprise customers to optimize mobile resources, including fleet management
and asset tracking. When enabled with the Novatel Wireless’ on board
programmable rules and event engine to customize applications, high sensitive
GPS tracking engine, 3-axis accelerometer, configurable GPIOs, the SA 2100 can
drive the most demanding global applications for fleet management and asset
tracking. According to ABI Research, Telematics applications (including OEM
Telematics and Commercial Telematics for rental car fleets) are the second
largest M2M application.
The Connected Car: The SA 2100 also acts as a hotspot in a car for access to
Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets. With power management
features optimized for an automobile environment, the SA 2100 uses the car
battery as its power source while the car is running, and runs off its own
battery when the car is not running to avoid draining the car battery.
According to ABI Research, the total number of cars with embedded OEM
connectivity will increase from 16 million in 2011 to 224 million in 2018.
Future Proof: With connectivity to the 4G LTE network and backward
compatibility to HSPA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev A. networks, the SA 2100
provides not only the highest wireless data rate, but also the longest device
service life. A device radio upgrade typically means a service call or
"truck-roll" by a trained technician. With the SA 2100 supporting the latest
cellular technology, enterprises can upgrade firmware remotely, manage devices
centrally, and reduce the number of expensive site visits.
Simple design and usability: The SA 2100 connects machines with Ethernet,
Wi-Fi, or micro-USB interfaces to the mobile Internet in a simple way with
high reliability and security. With default settings preconfigured and
self-registration to the central management enabled, the SA 2100 is built with
'power it up, and ready to connect' in mind. Sized slightly bigger than two
decks of cards, the SA 2100 can easily fit in a wide variety of installations.
The internal antennas enable SA 2100's compact size, and optional external
cellular antennas provide flexibility when mounted in areas with poor signal
reception. Additionally, the battery backup provides business continuity
Management in the cloud: Central and remote management of the SA 2100 can be
provided by N4A™ Device Manager, a cloud-based solution built with scalability
to manage millions of devices and intelligence to monitor user-defined events.
This solution helps M2M enterprises accelerate initial deployment, as well as
simplify ongoing management, providing a variety of capabilities including
Over-The-Air configuration and firmware upgrade; batch programming; remote
rebooting and debugging; and optionally device statistics reporting through
N4A CMS. N4A Device Manager is available free of charge for 90 days with
Novatel Wireless engineering support—long enough to run a pilot deployment.
Samples of the 4G LTE SA 2100 are available now from Novatel Wireless.
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of
intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The
company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors,
retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi®
Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation™ USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules,
Enfora® Mobile Tracking Solutions, Enfora Asset Tracking Solutions, and
Enabler® smart M2M modules. These innovative products provide anywhere,
anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered
in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more
information please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)
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