u-blox launches LISA 3G modules optimized for M2M
LISA‑H family dedicated to remote monitoring and control
LISA‑H family of 3.5G modules provides 3.6 Mb/s download and 384 Kb/s upload speeds
Thalwil, Switzerland, December 8, 2010 – u‑blox announces the extension of its LISA wireless module family to include two new members, the LISA‑H100 (for the USA) and LISA‑H110 (for Europe and Asia). The UMTS/HSDPA data modems are dedicated to telematics and telemetry applications that typically require only data and not the full 3G bandwidth. The modems are backwards compatible with 2G (GPRS/EDGE) networks. Applications include Automatic Meter Reading, Point of Sales (PoS) terminals, Remote Monitoring and Control, asset tracking, fleet management and remote sensor monitoring.
“The two new LISA family members are optimized for speeds typically found in remote monitoring applications. These modems are capable of 3.6Mb/s download and 384 kb/s upload speeds which are sufficient for the vast majority of M2M applications” said Thomas Nigg, VP Product Marketing at u‑blox.
The new LISA‑H modems are an extension of the previously announced LISA‑U family of full‑speed HSPA 3.75G modules. The LISA‑H and LISA‑U families together provide a complete range of wireless modems optimized for lower‑speed M2M as well as high‑speed Internet, voice and multimedia applications.
The LISA‑H family comes in the industry’s smallest 3G modem form factor, 33.2 x 22.4 x 2.7 mm, and each module supports dual‑band 3G frequencies (LISA‑H100: 850/1900 MHz, LISA‑H110: 900/2100 MHz). LISA‑H110 is especially attractive for container tracking applications as it can provide wireless connectivity worldwide.
All LISA modules enable easy migration from u‑blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS modules and offer seamless 2G‑3G handover. As with all u‑blox wireless modems, LISA‑H can be directly coupled with a u‑blox GPS receiver to support location‑based services and GPS‑based applications.
For samples and LISA‑H evaluation kit, EVK‑U12/U13, contact the u‑blox sales representative nearest you for details.