New cellular broadband solution for the security and alarm industry from ipDatatel and Telit
Raleigh, N.C. & Houston, Texas, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — IPD’s cellular Broadband Alarm Transmitter (BAT) CDMA product is reportedly using Telit’s CDMA 1xRTT cellular module, the CE910-DUAL, for wireless data communication.
The product is a universal communications platform for the security industry designed to transmit alarms via the internet and cellular networks and to provide remote device control through laptops, smartphones or tablets on iOS or Android.
The cellular BAT can also provide instant alarm notifications via text, email and computerised voice alerts. ipDatatel focuses on building low-cost high-feature interactive products that are easy to use providing consumers with security and convenience.
ipDatatel, LLC (IPD), is a Sugar Land, Texas-based engineering, design and manufacturing firm. Telit Wireless Solutions is a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services.
ipDatatel’s Cellular BAT is described by the company as a low-cost, plug-and-play system for security and home automation applications requiring multiple paths for assured communications, multiple manufacturer support and ease of installation. It overlays or replaces conventional phone landlines (PSTN) providing high-speed dual-path-IP internet and cellular alarm connectivity.
Alarm transmissions use the security industry’s Contact ID format and are sent to the monitoring centre via PSTN or transmitted directly over IP and are compatible with multiple alarm panel brands including Honeywell, DSC and GE/lnterlogix. Alarm signals such as open/close, trouble, supervisory, latchkey, and monitoring of special devices, can be routed directly to your Central Station or to the end user.
The CE910-DUAL packs high value features in its compact 28.2 x 28.2 x 2.04 mm Land Grid Array (LGA) package. USB 2.0 full-speed support and “a rich set of drivers make it ideal for embedded applications requiring easy integration to platforms based on the latest desktop and mobile operating systems such as Windows and Linux”, according to th makers. Full duplex data rate of 153.6Kpbs and extended operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C make it a suitable platform for mobile and fixed applications such as security and surveillance, vending, point-of-sale (POS), tracking, smart metering, and telematics.
“The BAT-CDMA integrates our CE910-DUAL module which is certified for use on all U.S. CDMA carriers. ipDatatel selected it largely because of the wide migration path to other future mobile technologies such as EV-DO with the DE910-DUAL,” said Mike Ueland, senior vice president and general manager of Telit Wireless Solutions North America. “The BAT is a great example of how innovators like ipDatatel can leverage their design investments for a long time. The product can remain viable and competitive for many years without being redesigned in any way because of the xE910 form factor family.”
“Today buyers want the ability to be connected by mobile devices anywhere and control their homes and small businesses with the touch of a finger. The BAT’s virtual keypad is compatible with iPhone, Android and most web browsers,” said Russell Vail, president of ipDatatel. “The challenge with developing an award-wining product like the BAT is the time from engineering to the finished certified product. Being able to leverage existing hardware and software knowledge to produce a product and get it to market quickly is invaluable. There are many modules to choose from, but the Telit team was extraordinarily helpful in defining the path and delivering the product. They met every challenge that was put in front of them, assisting with certification helping to get the BAT to the marketplace in less than six months from concept to reality.”