Kaga teams with u-blox to launch HSPA M2M card in Japan
Compact U130‑KG card gives machines high‑speed 3G data and voice connectivity
Thalwil, Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan – March 28, 2013 – Founded in 1968, Tokyo‑headquartered Kaga Electronics has integrated u‑blox’ high‑speed UMTS modem technology into their U130‑KG wireless 3G air‑interface card. The card is designed for machines, PoS terminals, meters, signage and security systems used throughout Japan. The card is certified by Softbank Mobile, one of Japan’s main mobile operators.
“Our U130‑KG wireless network card is a result of a partnership with u‑blox who worked closely with us during the evaluation, design and certification processes. The card is based on u‑blox’ advanced 3G module technology, and serves a fast growing market in Japan for high‑speed wireless connectivity between machines. It is particularly attractive for financial, security, digital signage and point of sales terminals applications,” said Mr. Hiroshi Shimoji, General Manager, Sales Promotion at Kaga.
The card integrates u‑blox’ quad‑band LISA‑U130 UMTS/HSPA module to deliver lightning‑fast wireless performance: 7.2 Mb/s download and 5.76 Mb/s upload speeds. Both data and voice is supported. The compact card measures only 65 x 200 x 12.6 mm and provides UART, I2C, SPI, I2S and analog voice interfaces. Five general‑purpose I/Os are provided.
For more information about the U130‑KG wireless network card, contact Kaga Electronics, www.taxan.co.jp/
For more information about u‑blox’ LISA 3G modules, visit www.u‑blox.com