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Motorola unrolls wireless module for M2M market

Posted: 21 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Motorola? G24? GSM module? machine-to-machine? M2M?

Motorola Inc., a pioneer in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry, recently launched the G24 module with EDGE technology. The G24 is a RoHS-compliant, quad-band (850/900/1,800/1,900MHz) GSM wireless module and touted to be one of the smallest in its class. The module's size and flexibility enable the enhancement of seamless mobility in various M2M applications, the company said.

The availability of the G24 expands Motorola's portfolio of GSM, iDEN and CDMA modules for the M2M market. M2M, a term widely used to describe Machine-to-Machine, Man-to-Machine and Machine-to-Man Communications markets, is a pillar of Motorola's seamless mobility vision.

Wireless modules are at the core of innovative M2M solutions, enabling the transfer of information and commands between automobiles, meters, vending machines, handheld devices and other machines in a potentially endless range of applications, increasing productivity for enterprises of all sizes.

"We are proud to leverage Motorola's seamless mobility vision and technological expertise to advance the M2M market," said Aviad Gefen, manager of Motorola's wireless module unit. "The G24 is the most versatile product in our portfolio. It enables our customers to choose multiple configurations, such as EDGE today and JAVA, voice recognition, and Bluetooth SAP in the future. The module is, in essence, a flexible platform that enables our customers to develop cost-effective custom-made solutions."

According to Motorola, the new product's ruggedness and small size allow it to work in a wide range of environments. The module promises exceptional RX sensitivity4dBm better than standardenabling stable connectivity even in locations with low coverage for applications such as home security systems installed in basements.

The G24 is fully compatible with the G20, enabling Motorola's customers, vendors and suppliers to migrate seamlessly to the next generation.

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