EBVchips program to provide 2 to 4G prepaid connectivity

November 09, 2018 //By Julien Happich
EBVchips program to provide 2 to 4G prepaid connectivity
Avnet company EBV Elektronik has added telecommunication module that combines 4G low power technology and prepaid connectivity to its EBVchips Program. The Heracles 224G device targets different machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications including: alarms, remote maintenance, bike/car sharing, gateways, street lighting, outdoor tracking, meters and automatic meter reading (AMR).

“Most of the existing M2M applications are based on 2G or 3G connectivity. Because of the announced obsolescence of those networks, our customers will have to upgrade their devices to the upcoming 4G network. Our Heracles 224G will allow an easy and smooth transition” explained Frank-Steffen Russ, Director Market Segments at EBV Elektronik.

“With our second generation of the Heracles product, we provide an easy and very cost-effective way to connect a device to the cloud. The new Heracles device enables 2 to 4G with prepaid connectivity for eight years of usage including roaming in 33 European countries”, added Daniel Pires, Manager EBVchips Program at EBV Elektronik.

Heracles is an all-in-one product that includes connectivity, SIM card and prepaid data package. The module is exclusively available through the EBVchips program. EBV Elektronik also takes care of activating the connectivity of the modules for customers. Users can implement their own product idea cost-efficiently and quickly launch products to the market without having to set up complex payment and tracking processes.

The 24- x 27-mm module allows a smooth transition between the legacy, proven 2G network and the upcoming 4G low power network including LTE-M and NB-IoT. It supports the mandatory LTE bands allowing a global usage. It embeds also a GNSS localisation system. The device is based on a SIMcom module and will be released in a high quality LGA package suitable for SMT assembly.

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