Raleigh, NC – April 25, 2012 – Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, provides its HE863 M2M module to WH Electronics Inc. and enables connectivity in the next-generation AXON Intelligent Vehicle Interface. With this compact, comprehensive telematics device, fleet managers can remotely monitor vehicle usage and driver behavior with instant access to fuel levels, idling times, maintenance status and more.
From commercial transport and delivery service organizations to companies providing field service or rental vehicles, AXON-connected fleets allow a wide range of corporate entities to minimize fuel and maintenance costs by collecting and responding to real-time vehicle information via cellular networks.
“Telit’s assistance throughout the development process was crucial to the success of our design,” said Waldek Hupa, president of WH Electronics Inc. “With the Telit HE863 module as the backbone of AXON, we are able to deliver a quality fleet tracking solution designed for long-term reliability and durability in the field.”
The discrete 8.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 3 cm AXON packs an unmatched feature set into an extremely compact tracking device that connects to a car or truck’s OBD-II port, supporting vehicle location, geofencing, disablement, lock/unlock, diagnostics and more. AXON has also partnered with Garmin to offer a full end-to-end solution. Plugging the installed AXON into an in-vehicle Garmin portable GPS device, fleet managers can send messages or new routes directly to drivers with the solution’s two-way communications capabilities.
“WH Electronics plays a crucial role in the M2M value chain, leveraging its telematics expertise to bring easy-to-integrate solutions to potential adopters,” said Mike Ueland, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Telit Wireless Solutions North America. “The AXON Intelligent Vehicle Interface lets fleet managers take advantage of the operational efficiencies and cost savings of M2M without the financial risk and time delay of designing their own custom cellular application.”
The HE863 measures a compact 31.4 mm x 41.4 mm x 3.0 mm and operates at an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, able to withstand harsh vehicle conditions. The HE863 family includes features like HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps, EDGE, SMS Support, embedded TCP/IP protocol stack, and custom Telit AT commands.
About WH Electronics
WH Electronics Inc. has over 20 years of experience in designing & manufacturing electronic solutions to the automotive industry, and has nearly 10 years of experience in specializing in telematics solutions. Originally dealing with OEM’s, WHE now deals with many types of companies to help them address their vehicle monitoring requirements. All components used are of high automotive grade standards.
Please learn more about us: www.whelectronics.com
Telit Wireless Solutions is a brand of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), an enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide providing wireless module technology, services and connectivity. Exclusively dedicated to M2M with more than 12 years of experience in the market, the company constantly enhances its technology leadership with six R&D centers across the globe. Telit offers an extensive portfolio of the highest quality cellular, short-range RF, and GNSS modules, available in over 80 countries. By supplying scalable products that are interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, Telit is able to keep development costs low and protect customers' design investments. In addition, Telit is the only module provider in the market today to offer a value added services bundle including connectivity dedicated to simplifying the deployment of M2M applications.
Telit provides unmatched customer support and premier design-in expertise through its 25 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of wireless experts with more than 30 Telit-designated Competence Centers, and its online Telit Technical Support Forum.
Telit technology enables organizations to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-time data from vending machines, utility meters, cars, remote health monitors and any other connected devices, creating new efficiencies and revenue opportunities as well as societal and personal benefits. Further information about Telit and its products can be found at www.telit.com. Join the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers’ innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.
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Bob Gold & Associates (TelitU.S.Media Relations)