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Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, has announced that it will intensify its cooperation in the development of Advanced Metering communication modules.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Telit Communications and ASL Holdings (ASLH), provides M2M solutions for the energy industry.

The GC864-C2 and GE864-Quad modules from Telit are integrated into the ASLH Delta Plus Mobile AMCM Wireless Modem (ASLH358) telemetry application.

The Telit modules were designed for the rigorous demands in Automated Meter Reading (AMR) applications.

Customers benefit from optimised cost efficiency in terms of the procurement and further processing of consumption data.

The Delta Plus Mobile AMCM Wireless Modem was especially developed for use in the utility industry and enables automatic remote access to applications for data capture.

The modem facilitates automated bi-directional communication between energy meters and supply companies.

The transferred data does not just relate to meter readings, but also includes information on consumption, tariffs, operating reports and additional services.

To date, ASLH has sold 148,000 products to energy companies in the UK, including energy providers such as PRI (part of Secure Meters of India), the Elster Group and Landys+Gyr.

The AMCM wireless modem was developed for OEM integration into any metering and telemetry product.

Remote operation is carried out via the cellular mobile radio networks.

The system can switch between the CSD/GSM/GPRS and SMS data transfer modes for various measurement, control and alarm functions.

For maximum compatibility, the device works just like a conventional modem.

When operating in GPRS mode, the modem acts like a normal IP connection.

The system also supports SMS AMR for specific metering applications so that SMS alarm messages can be triggered in an emergency.

The central basis for reliable data transfer lies in the GC864-C2 and GE864-Quad modules from Telit that are integrated into ASLH’s telemetry application.

Both modules come with a small form factor, 30 x 36mm (GC864-C2) and 30 x 30mm (GE864-Quad), and an extended temperature range from -40C to +85C.

In view of their low-energy consumption and minimal maintenance requirements, the hardware platforms are suitable for use in the energy management sector.

Its quad-band compatibility means that the GE864-Quad can be used on any global GSM network.

The GC864-C2 and the GE864-Quad also support Telit Infinita services, which include the FOTA management service.

The service ensures that any changes to the mobile radio network that influence the M2M application’s performance can be corrected without major additional input.

In 2006, ASLH chose Telit as its supplier when the company completely redesigned its entire product portfolio, achieving full RoHS conformity.

ASLH chose two Telit modules and subjected its applications, with support from the Telit technical team, to a critical evaluation.

To date, ASLH has integrated around 100,000 Telit modules.

ASLH and Telit are planning to step up their cooperation in the coming years.

This will include the use of the GE865 module: the latest extension of the GE product range from Telit.

This GSM/GPRS module features a compact form factor.

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