iWOW Announces TR-900 GSM/GPRS Wireless Connectivity Module

iWOW Connections, a leading global provider of wireless technologies, announced the introduction of TR-900 GSM/GPRS module, a new member of the iWOW Wireless Connectivity Module family. TR-900 is designed with industry-leading performance, unrivalled upgradeability and a robust platform for easy development of customised applications. TR-900 utilised Texas Instruments LoCosto[tm] platform, based on their single-chip DRP[tm] technology, to provide enhanced user experience with added features and improvement in power management to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. Incorporating TI’s state of the art DRP technology enables TR-900 to be a cost effective and compact solution that would suit a wide range of applications such as security & surveillance, automated meter reading, vending & retail and fleet management.

“We are pleased to see another industry-leading product to come out of the solid cooperation between iWOW and Texas Instruments. The TCS23xx Locosto[tm] single-chip GSM/GPRS product family delivers a unique performance price point that has been fully leveraged by iWOW Connections into the TR-900 module,” said Fred Cohen, General Manager of TI’s Asia Wireless Business Unit.

Optimized for use in M2M application, TR-900 has a strong software platform and is open to multiple configurations, offering customers more options and greater flexibility in catering to their specific application needs. Supporting a powerful integrated software environment, the module features firmware stacks such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP and FTP. In addition, TR-900 also offers optional services such as MMS stack and embedded programming, providing a versatile and flexible platform to facilitate customers’ application designs and development.

“With our strategic alliance, Texas Instruments, iWOW is excited to provide our customers with the best technology they need to tap into the vast opportunities presented by the rapid growth of the M2M industry,” said Lee Yao Chiang, Chief Executive Officer of iWOW Connections. “TR-900 was built to enable our customers to do just that.”

TR-900 offers a simple upgrade path for existing iWOW customers, and is functionally backward compatible with its predecessor, TR-800. With improved performance and enriched features, iWOW’s customers stand to benefit from the reduction in the cost of ownership, as well as greater time-efficiency in the development of their M2M applications.

About iWOW Connections Pte Ltd
Singapore-based iWOW Connections Pte Ltd (iWOW) specializes in wireless communication solutions in GSM, GPRS, and 3G technologies, with key focus on the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. It designs, manufactures, and markets an extensive wireless connectivity product line, including modules and modems, to the M2M market. The highly scalable embedded modules and ready-to-use modems address the needs of emerging M2M market and are now deployed globally in a wide array of applications from mobile computing, automotive, fleet management, smart phones, emergency services, healthcare, information system, security & surveillance, automated meter reading, industrial systems, vending & retail, traffic control and fixed telephony.