The Intelligent Cellular (i-Cell) division of Ground Control has developed a SMART solution to automatically switch from 2G to LTE spectrum-encompassing eUICC technology. Our technology works in a wide range of industries, most notably utilities, but also sectors such as vending, security, and energy management.
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.
Ground Control will project manage and deliver the complete solution, from the delivery of the hardware and the integration to the customers equipment, understand the latency they can work with and the required Space Segment to meet the required latency.
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).