Arcom, Inc. and Wavecom, Inc. (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) announced the selection of the Wavecom GR64 Wireless CPU(R) as the wireless technology for the Arcom ZyWAN asset tracking system. This robust, rugged tracking device offers comprehensive mobile asset tracking functionality, including automotive vehicle location and mobile computing using global cellular connectivity.
With its GPS adapter, the ZyWAN provides a sophisticated tracking program to report tracking device location, speed and heading at regular intervals. It even collects data when out of network range. The ZyWAN operates on a fully-configurable embedded Linux(R) router enabling a variety of network and security services. ZyWAN’s technology provides real-time access to any Ethernet, 802.11 or serial device for both mobile and fixed-data applications. Settings can be changed and managed quickly and easily with the ZyWAN GUI, a simple tool that allows the user to make changes locally or over the air. One major fruit producer is already using the ZyWAN to trace products from the farm to the supermarket, monitoring everything from location to temperature and humidity.
“We have had a long and beneficial relationship with the team at Wavecom,” said Arlen Nipper, President of Arcom. “The GR64 is at the heart of the ZyWAN unit, enabling us to offer industry-leading asset tracking and management functionality.”
“Arcom applies leading-edge technology to the specialty asset-tracking market,” said Anders Franzen, Chief Operating Officer and President of Wavecom, Inc. “We’re proud to be a part of this application which represents an innovative use of wireless technology for asset tracking.”
To see the Arcom ZyWAN tracking device which integrates the Wavecom GR64, visit Wavecom at CTIA, March 27-29 in the M2M Zone, booth 935.
Founded in Cambridge, UK in 1982, Arcom has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of standard, modified and custom solutions for embedded communication and control technology. Arcom has always been focused on creating totally reliable electronic systems for data processing, communications and control in industrial and commercial applications. Today, the technologies may have changed, but the core values and expertise of the business remain as they always were – cost-effective and innovative solutions with fully supported design and manufacturing capabilities. Arcom works closely with its customers to engineer a total solution from initial concept, through complete electronic, mechanical and software design, to extended lifetime support. Arcom’s engineering and support teams in Kansas City (US) and Cambridge (UK) offer an enormous depth of experience in the field of hardware design, embedded operating systems, communications protocols and system design. Arcom takes pride in being able to provide the most comprehensive ready-to-run development tools in the industry – ensuring that OEM customers can bring their products to market as fast as possible.
Wavecom is a worldwide leader in embedded industrial wireless communication solutions for automotive, machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom’s solutions include the Open AT(R) software platform encompassing the Wavecom Open AT(R) Operating System, a wide range of Plug-Ins, the Open AT(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) along with a market-leading range of Wireless CPU(R)s (Central Processing Units), and an expanding portfolio of services. These complete embedded solutions enable makers of all types of machines to develop a new breed of intelligent wireless applications, without the need of external processors and other ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and components. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (PRC), Research Triangle Park, NC (USA), San Diego, CA (USA), Camberley (UK). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.