Hirschmann Solutions Launches ITAS: Iridium Transceiver Antenna System

New antenna provides Plug-and-Play Iridium Satellite Services to fleet and asset management networks

Aug 28, 2013, 13:36 ET from Hirschmann Solutions

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to pioneer innovations in satellite communication technology, Hirschmann Solutions, a leading supplier of antenna and transceiver systems for M2M (machine to machine) and automotive communications, introduces its newest solution for fleet and asset management, the Iridium Transceiver Antenna System (ITAS).

The ITAS is a high-performing antenna paired with the Iridium 9602 modem – a state-of-the-art tracking and monitoring device that allows satellite communication from virtually anywhere in the world. Engineered for tracking and telemetry systems, the ITAS solution has the ability to communicate outside of traditional cellular networks (or terrestrial communication networks) by utilizing Iridium's 66 Low Earth Orbiting satellites to provide impeccable service around the globe. This plug-and-play unit provides customers an accelerated time-to-market for their satellite communication needs making the ITAS versatile and easy to use.

All under one housing, the ITAS contains a high-performance antenna, Iridium modem, power regulation and serial communication interface in order to effortlessly integrate global Short Burst Data (SBD) communication for the best possible service.

"The ITAS provides a unique solution for the development and deployment of modern communication systems," said Oliver Neil, vice president of sales and marketing for Hirschmann Solutions. "Today's asset management activities call for maximum flexibility in equipment deployment – requiring the communication technology to adapt to all scenarios within and outside of terrestrial communication networks."

ITAS provides reliable data transmission for all asset management and safety-related applications, including tracking and telemetry for the heavy machinery market, on- and off-highway vehicles traveling to remote locations or assets that require close monitoring.The ITAS is the first in a future of plug-and-play smart antennas that allows existing systems to expand by simply connecting additional communication services through a defined interface, providing the ultimate design flexibility for upcoming telematic solutions.

About Hirschmann Solutions:
With its U.S. offices based in Auburn Hills, Mich., Hirschmann Solutions works as a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, to enhance communication technology by offering smarter solutions to its customers. Hirschmann is a leading supplier of antenna solutions, remote monitoring systems, location tracking devices, M2M telematics, smart metering, and communication and infotainment systems for the automotive market. . In 2012, worldwide revenue of $170 million was generated with a workforce of more than 800 employees. The Hirschmann brand is known for producing high quality, top-of-the-line technology and equipment that is best tailored to the customers' needs.

More information can be found on our websites at www.hirschmann-car.com and www.hirschmann-solutions.com.

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