Hirschmann Solutions Announces New Modem Option and CE Certification for the ITAS: Iridium Transceiver Antenna System

New ITAS plug-and-play smart antenna includes the Iridium 9602 (N) SBD modem and is Iridium 2nd generation NEXT satellite constellation compatible.

May 27, 2015, 09:00 ET from Hirschmann Solutions

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hirschmann Solutions, a leading supplier of antenna and transceiver systems, expanded its Iridium Transceiver Antenna System (ITAS) product family with the new Iridium 9602 (N) modem option for heavy-duty trucking and equipment markets. Additionally, the entire product family is now CE Certified, as required for products covered by the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive for use in 31 European countries.

"Hirschmann's ITAS product family continuous improvement and CE Certification demonstrates our commitment to providing ever-efficient tracking and telemetry worldwide," said Chris Bala, vice president of sales & marketing, Hirschmann. "Starting in Q2 of 2015, our ITAS plug-and-play Iridium smart antenna will support the new 9602 (N) Short Burst Data (SBD) Transceiver."

The new Iridium 9602 (N) transceiver replaces the current 9602. It takes advantage of a more sophisticated and integrated radio frequency and digital architecture and the Iridium 2nd generation NEXT constellation."

The new Hirschmann ITAS plug-and-play Iridium smart antenna product contains a high-performance antenna, Iridium 9602 (N) transceiver, power regulation and a serial communication interface to integrate global SBD communication for the best possible performance. It provides reliable data transmission for all asset management and safety-related applications, including heavy machinery tracking and telemetry, on- and off-highway vehicles traveling to remote locations or any asset requiring monitoring outside of the cellular infrastructure.

CE Certification is mandatory for communication products sold into the European Economic Area, consisting of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) and four European Free Trade Association countries.

Hirschmann's communication products are available directly from the company or through its distribution partners. Tailored product packages including Iridium airtime are available in cooperation with Hirschmann's partners.

About Hirschmann Solutions:

Hirschmann Solutions is a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, offering communication technologies for smarter solutions to its customers. The product portfolio includes a wide range of antennas, smart antennas, communication modules with embedded transceivers, tracking devices and in-vehicle entertainment for most terrestrial and satellite based services. With a global workforce of approximately 900 employees, the Hirschmann brand is known for its high quality, best-in-class technology and equipment tailored to customer needs.

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