Telit Communications PLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of One RF Technology S.A.S. (“One RF”). One RF is a privately held French company which designs wireless data transmission solutions for m2m and telemetry applications and developed its own ZigBee[tm] solutions that complement Telit’s existing product offering and business.
The consideration for One RF acquisition is 1,300,000 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the capital of Telit. Telit’s total issued share capital – following the issuance of the new shares – is 44,514,281 ordinary shares of 1p each and one voting right per share. There are no shares held in treasury.
One RF’s strategic acquisition will enable Telit to capture m2m market segments that require short range solutions or combined solutions integrating short range and cellular technologies. One RF has two product lines for the m2m market based on standard ZigBee[tm] and proprietary mesh IEEE 802.15.4 protocols. These products are based on proprietary software developed by One RF. Telit will include these products within its offering to existing and potential m2m customers. Furthermore, based on this technology Telit will develop and offer routers and gateways that will ease the deployment of short range mesh networks connected via cellular infrastructure. The 15 employees of One RF will be fully integrated with the 40 employees Telit has in its Solutions R&D center located in Sardinia.
ZigBee is a wireless technology developed as an open global standard to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power, wireless sensor networks. The standard takes full advantage of the IEEE 802.15.4 physical radio specification and operates in unlicensed bands worldwide at the following frequencies: 2.400-2.484 GHz, 902-928 MHz and 868.0-868.6 MHz. The 802.15.4 specification was developed at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The specification is a packet-based radio protocol that meets the needs of low-cost, battery-operated devices. The protocol allows devices to intercommunicate and be powered by batteries that last years instead of hours. The ZigBee protocol carries all the benefits of the 802.15.4 protocol with added networking functionality.
Telit is a leading global wireless technology company. It develops, manufactures and markets GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA/EVDO enterprise communication modules for machine-to-machine (m2m) applications which streamline business processes by enabling machines, devices and vehicles to communicate via mobile networks. Telit’s products are sold and deployed worldwide through offices in Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Korea, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA. Telit Communications PLC is listed on the AIM (Ticker: TCM).
About One RF Technology
One RF Technology designs wireless data transmission solutions for “Machine-to-Machine” and telemetry applications. It has delivered solutions to Defense & Military industry, Logistics & tracking, industrial automation, building automation and home automation. The company offers its customers a wide range of innovative and reliable RF solutions, from ready-to-use wireless radio modems to OEM RF modules and RF design services. The company has developed its own powerful embedded firmware that is integrated in all its RF modems and modules or other custom RF designs. This firmware can be customized on demand for specific applications. One RF Technology is a member of the ZigBee Alliance. The company develops its own ZigBee[tm] solution.