Powelectrics and Telit Expand Cooperation into Wireless Telemetry Applications Market; Powelectrics' "Metron2" based on Telit's GE864-QUAD V2 Module to Improve Efficiency and Safety in Transport and Delivery of Chemicals
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London -- Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solution, products and services, and Powelectrics Ltd. a leading British, Midlands based developer and manufacturer of customized embedded electronic devices and solutions for chemical, petrochemical (including LPG), cryogenic gas and food applications today announced collaboration in the wireless telemetry application market with the launch of Powelectrics' Telit-based product "Metron2".
The Metron2 is a multi-function cellular-connected telemetry device capable of making remote fill-level readings in tanks containing liquids and gases. The device's integral display allows the unit to be used also as a local gauge and for system setup and testing. An optional pulse-counter board allows the device to take external meter readings.
Wide-area-network connected with the Telit GE864-QUAD V2 cellular module and self powered from an internal battery make installation of the Metron2 quick and easy to accomplish. An intuitive user interface expedites set up and testing processes. The Metron2 can be powered from different sources including an internal battery or an external 6-24Vdc source. It is often not economically feasible to run power to the site for remote telemetry installations. One such instance is the cryogenic gas monitoring segment where it is important that the device be on and available to be polled any time - day or night. For this market, Powelectrics developed a solar power system.
The solar powered telemetry system allows the unit to remain 'always on' and connected to the GSM/GPRS network so the server can make contact at any time with instant reading requests. Equipped with the Metron2, a tanker truck can be dispatched to best matching customer locations according to volume available in the tanker and volume required by customers, efficiently exhausting the tanker's full supply of product instead of transporting it back to base saving fuel and removing the risk of the returned product contaminating the storage or process facility.
Knowing how much product is in the customer's tanks makes it possible to plan when and which truck should make deliveries. This translates into fewer miles driven to deliver the same amount of product and therefore a significant reduction in costs. There is also a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. There are also accompanying operational benefits, including fewer emergency shipments, reduced customer service organisation and reduced sales resources. These benefits translate into a balance sheet boasting reduced levels of finished goods and raw materials inventory.
The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has been encouraging more extensive use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools to improve supply chain efficiency. According to the Department for Transport in the UK, by 2015, total traffic on the roads will have grown by over 30 per cent compared to 2000 levels and the CBI has estimated that road congestion currently costs the UK up to 20 billion annually.
Telit's GE864-QUAD V2 ultra-compact, low-power, quad-band GSM/GPRS 3GPP Release 4 module integrated in Powelectrics' Metron2 boasts one of the industry's broadest certification profiles in its class making it easily deployable anywhere in the global market. Modules in this family are capable of data rates of 48Kbps GPRS Class 10 also supporting 9.6Kpbs Circuit Switch Data (CSD) transfers ensuring connectivity in poor coverage areas. The GE864-QUAD V2 family features one of the market's most compact Ball Grid Array (BGA) package measuring 30 x 30 x 2.8 mm and an extended operating temperature range of -40C to +85C, making it the perfect platform for outdoor-environment mobile applications such as the Metron2.
"It is rewarding to be a part of products adding as much value to business and society as this one. We see the Metron2 as a powerful telemetry solution with the potential to serve well a vast number of segments going way beyond the chemical industry" said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. "Powelectrics can now benefit from the flexibility of global certifications to launch new market efforts into most any region in the world, safeguarding their original design and certification investments."
"The last couple of years have seen a dramatic upturn in demand for our product as users of telemetry become comfortable with the reliability and more aware of the benefits that telemetry brings. We continue to develop our already well proven solutions helping drive down the total cost of ownership and therefore reducing the payback time. Telemetry has never been so affordable," said David Oakes, Sales Director Powelectrics. "We realise the need to be flexible in what we offer. Some customers want a complete solution from us encompassing hardware, hosted software and SIM cards whereas others just want the hardware. It's also vital that data is delivered where it is needed which often means us providing some form of automated interface into the clients systems, delivering data in a customised format."
Ten years on, leveraging the industry's broadest portfolio of hardware in cellular, short range and positioning technologies, artfully complemented by services and connectivity from m2mAIR, Telit is M2M's One Stop Shop for system integrators. By applying products and services in synergizing bundles, delivered with global support and logistics matching each individual need or want, Telit eliminates technical risk shortening time to market to the Internet of Things, wherever YOU come from - industry or segment.
Powelectrics has been manufacturing and supplying industrial sensors & telemetry solutions since 1990. However the company's fortunes have been transformed over recent years with the launch of its M2M / telemetry systems, with a strong focus on remote tank level monitoring which enables companies to plan deliveries more effectively and reduce distribution costs. The primary focus has been on the chemical industry, including specialty gases and fuels, including LPG with success coming both in the UK and beyond. Contracts have also been secured in the water & waste water sector, as well as the rail industry, factory automation and security.
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed under Telit Communications PLC), a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing cellular, short range and positioning module products; and through its business unit m2mAIR, M2M managed and value added services, including connectivity. Telit is M2M's top one-stop-shop offering synergistic hardware and value added services bundles. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through six R&D centers around the globe; and markets products and services in over 80 countries.
By supplying scalable products interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, Telit is able to curb development costs, protect design investments and reduce technical risk. The company provides customer support and design-in assistance through 27 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of experts with over 30 competence centers, and the Telit Technical Support Forum.
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