With the proposed sunsetting of 2G and 3G networks throughout the world at different times, there needs to be technology in place that can automatically switch seamlessly between the older generation to the new. This is it!
The i-Cell range of cellular communication products are ideal for utility, IoT, retail and many other applications because it is so compact and cost effective. Using a standard RS232/V24 interface or propitiatory with power feed, or external psu, makes this new model simple to use and flexible.
Advanced power management allows for use with most legacy and metering hosts. A suitable antenna can be fixed via the flying lead or mounted remotely via an extension cable if required.
Its small size and light weight means it needs no additional fixing and will fit under most metering terminal covers.
This range of next generation products support all the new features specified by 3GPP to boost loT applications. This includes Power Saving Mode (PSM) and extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX), which along with proprietary firmware from Ground Control allows the modem to wake up periodically to deliver data and then go back to sleep, providing ultra low power consumption for long term battery applications.
The i-Cell range utilises the Telit ME910 module for its D-Sub product. This features eDRX and PSM support, a highly compact 28 × 28 mm LGA form factor, and maximum downlink and uplink data rates in the range of 300 kbps. The overall range also uses Telit connectivity solutions for SIMs and data plans.
Find out more about our work with Telit here (Wireless Innovation is one of the three companies that merged to form Ground Control).