USA: Novatel Wireless Inc. introduced the SA 2100, an advanced MiFi Powered M2M device that incorporates the industry leading MiFi technology platform with customizations for multiple M2M vertical markets.
The SA 2100 is designed for high bandwidth M2M applications across multiple vertical markets that up until now have required complex and fragmented application deployment.
M2M Fixed Telemetry: Designed for high bandwidth M2M applications, the SA 2100 makes it easier than ever to connect Ethernet-based or Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the high speed Internet via 4G LTE access.
The SA 2100 provides always-on availability to the mobile Internet with end-to-end encryption and authentication for virtually any fixed application, such as connecting video surveillance cameras, digital signage displays, point-of-sale or vending machine. According to ABI Research, telemetry-related applications have represented the largest share of the cellular M2M module market.
The SA 2100 is also a full-featured telematics solution for application service providers, systems integrators and enterprise customers to optimize mobile resources, including fleet management and asset tracking.
When enabled with the Novatel Wireless’ on board programmable rules and event engine to customize applications, high sensitive GPS tracking engine, 3-axis accelerometer, configurable GPIOs, the SA 2100 can drive the most demanding global applications for fleet management and asset tracking.
According to ABI Research, Telematics applications (including OEM Telematics and Commercial Telematics for rental car fleets) are the second largest M2M application.
The SA 2100 also acts as a hotspot in a car for access to Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets. With power management features optimized for an automobile environment, the SA 2100 uses the car battery as its power source while the car is running, and runs off its own battery when the car is not running to avoid draining the car battery.
According to ABI Research, the total number of cars with embedded OEM connectivity will increase from 16 million in 2011 to 224 million in 2018.