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30 Sep 2013

u-blox 3G voice/data module certified by SKT, Korea’s largest mobile provider

Korea’s leading and most innovate mobility enabler endorses u-blox’ LISA-U200 UMTS modem

Seoul, Korea – Sep. 30, 2013 - Swiss-based u-blox, a global leader in cellular and positioning modules and integrated circuits, has received approval for a customized version of its LISA-U200 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile telecom operator with over 50% market share. SK Telecom is the leading provider of multimedia services and connectivity to over 24 million customers throughout South Korea. The LISA-U200 provides both voice and data connectivity (5.76 Mb/s uplink and 7.2 Mb/s downlink) over UMTS networks worldwide.

The certification allows the LISA-U200 modem to be used in a wide range of consumer and industrial M2M applications operating over SK Telecom’s nation-wide 3G network including vehicle infotainment, supply chain management, point-of-sales terminals, industrial automation, metering, security, and portable consumer devices. With this certification, the LISA-U200 fully satisfies all SKT network specifications and requirements related to GMMP and FOTA.

“We are proud that SK Telecom has again selected our LISA 3G modem. Our compact and high-speed LISA-U200 UMTS module is the perfect connectivity solution for entertainment, business and financial applications. Our local support in Korea and R&D team in Italy were instrumental in obtaining this certification” said Shone Kim, u-blox Country Manager, Korea.

The LISA-U200 is a state-of-the-art embedded wireless UMTS/HSPA module delivering voice and high data-rates over 3G networks. It is intended for consumer, automotive and industrial applications. For telematics devices, the series provides easy integration with u-blox GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and QZSS receivers.

LISA modules come in SMT form-factor and have a very small footprint, allowing easy mounting on any application board.  The LISA form factor enables easy manufacturing, as well as layout compatibility with u‑blox’ GSM/GPRS and LTE modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocate® positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning.

Features include worldwide UMTS network compatibility, backwards compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode only 1.5 mA) and operating temperature -40 to +85 deg. Celsius. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.

LISA modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and are fully qualified according to ISO 16750 - Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles to provide high durability and reliability.