14 Dec 2010
LEON module selected for Internet connectivity by global provider of personal navigation devices
LEON GSM/GPRS module supports worldwide standards for wireless voice, SMS, and Internet connectivity
Thalwil, Switzerland – December 14, 2010 – Viota, based in Shenzhen, China, is a global provider of a wide range of personal navigation devices (PNDs). Their latest line of connected PNDs with touchscreen integrates u-blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS module to support update of map and navigation data. The V501G, V503G, V4360 and V502G also function as multimedia players supporting eBook and photo album applications, plus MP3 audio and MP4 video playback.
“The SMT mountable LEON not only reduces the complexity of our manufacturing process, but also improves the reliability of our products. Low power consumption and a feature-rich TCP/IP stack allows us to reduce time-to-market and lets us respond faster to our end customer’s needs” said Marco Gao, General Manager, Shenzhen Viota “We are very excited to work with u-blox due to their excellent technical support and new upcoming wireless technologies.”
“We are pleased to have been chosen as the wireless modem provider to Viota” said William Liu, u-blox China Country Manager, “the fact that our LEON GSM module is operator pre-certified in EMEA, Asia and the Americas has greatly helped Viota to achieve fast market introduction of their cutting-edge family of compact, attractive PNDs in numerous markets around the world.”
Viota products support worldwide mobile communication standards and exports its PND, in-dash navigation and connected GPS products worldwide as OEM and ODM branded products.