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One of Japan’s main operator approves u-blox’ UMTS/HSPA module for M2M applications


The LISA-U1 3G modules from u blox provide a unique mix of high speed, small size and low power consumptionThalwil, Switzerland – Mar. 13, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has received approval for its LISA-U1 3G module series from SoftBank Mobile, one of Japan’s main mobile operators. The certification paves the way for customers to design the LISA-U1 modem into M2M devices for the Japanese market. Major applications include vehicle tracking, industrial automation, metering, and security devices.

“We are very pleased that SoftBank Mobile has chosen to work with us on this 3G approval. Our product features and quality, together with our telematics expertise and local support in Japan were a decisive factor in obtaining this certification” said Tesshu Naka, u-blox Country Manager, Japan.

The LISA-U1 is a state-of-the art embedded wireless UMTS/HSPA module series delivering high data-rates with voice and/or data capabilities in 3G networks intended for consumer, automotive and industrial applications. For telematics applications, the series provides easy integration with u-blox GPS/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 simple migration from u‑blox’ GSM/GPRS modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning.

Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode less than 2 mA) and operating temperature -40 to +85 deg. C. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.

LISA-U1 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.
 

About u-blox
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs over 200 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
(www.u-blox.com)


u-blox contact
Herbert Blaser, VP Business Marketing
Phone: +41 44 722 7469
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Reston, VA and Fredonia, PA, USA - Feb. 7, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen as the GPS technology provider for Grace Industries, a manufacturer of mission-critical personal safety devices. Grace’s latest intrinsically-safe personal tracker, the SuperCell® SC500-GPS, relies on u-blox 6 GPS technology to report critical location data of remote workers.

 

Text Box: The SuperCell® SC500-GPS is an intrinsically safe personal tracker ideal for workers in flammable environmentsSuperCell® SC500-GPS is a networked, motion-sensing, two-way emergency radio device with automatic “man-down” alarm. The device is used in critical safety applications where a worker’s location and safety status needs continuous monitoring. With its intrinsically safe, ignition-proof design, the device is of particular interest to the oil and gas industry, as well as railroad and trucking companies handling hazardous or highly flammable materials.

 

“After careful analysis and rigorous testing, Grace chose u-blox GPS because of its high performance, reliability, and quality”, said Bob Campman, Vice President at Grace. “SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate level of confidence for companies with mobile workers in remote or hazardous locations, where safety and location can be monitored simultaneously”.

 

“Grace’s selection of u-blox GPS technology is a testimonial to the superiority of our products”, said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America. “With the SC500-GPS, tasks such as aircraft fuelling or gas pipeline repairs can now be performed safely while offering companies peace of mind and better insurance terms.”

             

About Grace Industries Inc.

Grace designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance electronic life safety products for applications including firefighting, industrial safety, security, mining and railroad amongst other industrial and commercial markets. Further information on Grace Industries and the SuperCell model SC500-GPS can be obtained by calling, 1-800-969-6933 or online at www.graceindustries.com

 

About u-blox

u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, i

Reston, VA and Fredonia, PA, USA - Feb. 7, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen as the GPS technology provider for Grace Industries, a manufacturer of mission-critical personal safety devices. Grace’s latest intrinsically-safe personal tracker, the SuperCell® SC500-GPS, relies on u-blox 6 GPS technology to report critical location data of remote workers.

SuperCell® SC500-GPS is a networked, motion-sensing, two-way emergency radio device with automatic “man-down” alarm. The device is used in critical safety applications where a worker’s location and safety status needs continuous monitoring. With its intrinsically safe, ignition-proof design, the device is of particular interest to the oil and gas industry, as well as railroad and trucking companies handling hazardous or highly flammable materials.

“After careful analysis and rigorous testing, Grace chose u-blox GPS because of its high performance, reliability, and quality”, said Bob Campman, Vice President at Grace. “SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate level of confidence for companies with mobile workers in remote or hazardous locations, where safety and location can be monitored simultaneously”.


“Grace’s selection of u-blox GPS technology is a testimonial to the superiority of our products”, said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America. “With the SC500-GPS, tasks such as aircraft fuelling or gas pipeline repairs can now be performed safely while offering companies peace of mind and better insurance terms.”


About Grace Industries Inc.

Grace designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance electronic life safety products for applications including firefighting, industrial safety, security, mining and railroad amongst other industrial and commercial markets. Further information on Grace Industries and the SuperCell model SC500-GPS can be obtained by calling, 1-800-969-6933 or online at www.graceindustries.com

About u-blox
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
(www.u-blox.com)

u-blox contact
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America
Phone: +1 703 483 3180
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Grace Industries contact
Victoria Lenzi, Marketing Assistant
Phone: +1 724 962 9231
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ndustrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
(
www.u-blox.com)

 


u-blox contact
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America

Phone: +1 703 483 3180

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Grace Industries contact
Victoria Lenzi, Marketing Assistant

Phone: +1 724 962 9231

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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