Hyundai Heavy Industry to employ global equipment tracking management system based on Telit Module

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, today announced that the company is to provide the M2M communication module for the Taeha Mechatronics Remote Monitoring System (RMS).  Taeha Mechatronics is a provider of electromagnetic control solutions for healthcare and industrial devices.  

The Taeha Mechatronics TH-RMCU, a remote management control unit, integrates Telit's HE910, HSPA+ module which delivers 14.4 Mbps downlink data rates. The solution has obtained SK Telecom certification, and will be used for tracking the location of Hyundai Heavy Industry's global assets. This is the very first such authorization by SK Telecom for a system to be used locally and globally. As a result the device can be used in other countries simply by roaming without need for additional regional variants. This move is expected to allow more Korean companies to operate more easily abroad.

The HE910 supports a large number of WCDMA frequency bands (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz), making it possible for it to be used in all countries with 3G networks via simple roaming, with no need for production of regional variants to address local frequency band availability.

Hyundai Heavy Industry installs an RMS device, composed of the control unit and antenna, into various types of heavy equipment in the field. It uses the solution to trace equipment location with the integrated GPS which transfers the related data to a server in real-time. With that the company looks to prevent theft and loss of its assets. Also, with the monitoring function, the company can effectively manage fuel consumption of their equipment, actively using it to reduce carbon emissions.

HE910 is a RoHS-compliant module that combines GSM, GPRS, EDGE and HSPA+ network compatibility with digital telecommunication service access. It is world's smallest (28.2x28.2x2.6mm) LGA form factor, and ideal for applications that process high-capacity multimedia data, such as e-readers, PDAs and real-time location tracing devices. The HE910 HSPA+ transmission speed is 14.4Mbps on the downlink, and 5.7Mbps on the uplink. It supports high-speed serial port, receive antenna diversity, with optional embedded high-sensitivity GPS; and simultaneous voice and data.

"Solutions developed solely by Korean companies needed to go through many different testing processes to be able to be provided to global customers. By adapting Telit's standard based module, we were able to not only reduce cost, but also reduce time for development. We are planning to expand the usage of this solution from location tracing for asset management to other areas", said Sang-hee Lim, CEO of Taeha Mechatronics. 

"As the interest grows in security and safety globally, tracking solutions are also becoming smarter, in particular for the manufacturing industry which uses various types of equipment. Companies can dramatically improve management efficiency and productivity simply by deploying cutting-edge monitoring systems. We expect to see continued demand for M2M," said Derick Tsang, APAC manager of Telit.  

Ten years on, leveraging the industry's broadest portfolio of hardware in cellular, short range and positioning technologies, artfully complemented by services and connectivity from m2mAIR, Telit is M2M's One Stop Shop. By applying products and services in synergizing bundles, delivered with global support and logistics matching each individual need or want, Telit eliminates technical risk shortening time to market to the Internet of Things, wherever YOU come from - industry or segment.

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