Bangalore-based Calixto to host M2M leader Telit's India competence centre
Bangalore Januaryn 27 2012: Global leader in the field of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications --Telit Wireless Solutions -has entrusted Bangalore- based embedded product company Calixto Systems with responsibility for its India Competence Centre leveraging its expertise in designing GSM/GPRS/CDMA/GPS-based products and its proven capabilities in high-level system design, hardware design including PCB design, software and firmware development.
Telit-designated Competence Centers play a critical role in offering M2M design, development and integration assistance to customers worldwide. The main objective of the Competence Center is to identify and execute a design for a specific customer application based on Telit’s technologies.
Together with Telit, Calixto Systems has already developed four solutions based on Telit’s GL868-DUAL product, which is the smallest GSM/GPRS surface-mounted module in the market. The solutions include:· Data Concentration Unit (DCU) for electrical sub stations· Unique GPRS tower-based tracking unit· Entry-level monitoring & control solution· Intelligent remote monitoring & control solutions.
“This partnership with Calixto Systems as our India Competence Center is a significant step for Telit towards strengthening its position in the Indian market. Calixto’s proven experience in high-level system design and knowledge of the Indian market will help us reduce product development lifecycles and offer our customers highly cost-effective and impactful solutions that meet their unique needs. In addition to having established relationships with different stakeholders in the entire product development ecosystems, Calixto already has proven reference solutions for a large variety of applications across sectors. The integration of our world-class modules into their designs should enable us to quickly expand our footprint in India – addressing high-growth markets such as AMR (Automated Meter Reading), telematics and remote monitoring”, says Ashish Gulati, Country Manager, India Operations, Telit Wireless Solutions.
"We are really proud to be chosen as the India Competence Centre for Telit, as this reaffirms our position as a leading affordable product realization company, which is core to our business philosophy of system optimization and reduction in product development costs. This partnership with Telit certainly provides us with a definitive edge as Telit’s wireless modules are internationally proven, reliable, certified and are available at the right price points, which helps us deliver the right kind of solutions to our customers in a highly cost-effective manner. Moreover, we also have access to the world-class support from Telit and its local distributors", says Balamurali Divakaran, Director, Calixto Systems.
For more information on Telit’s designated Competence Centers: http://www.telit.com/en/about/competence-c.php
Tech Notes: The Telit GL868-DUAL is a dual band 900/1800 GSM/GPRS device in LCC castellation packaging with extremely low power consumption, extended temperature range and compact profile. The solutions designed by Telit and Calixto will provide customers with “Ready to Manufacture” references for many remote monitoring and control applications using a GPRS module. M2M stands for machine-to-machine, encompasses all hardware, software, and processes that enable machine management related communication between different machines and between machines and people. This is accomplished through the use of telemetry, which is the language machines use when communicating with each other. Such communication was originally accomplished by having a remote network of machines relay information back to a central hub for analysis, which would then be rerouted into a system like a personal computer. See story of the other global R&D centre in Bangalore this week: http://indiatechonline.com/-ruckus-r&d-centre-in-india-659.php