Pre-Certified 4G Module and Streamlined Integration Tools Speed Development Cycle and Time to Market for New Consumer and M2M Solutions
Dallas, Texas, June 21, 2011 ShareThis
AT&T* and Option (Euronext: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), a wireless technology company, today announced a new AT&T Connection Kit for emerging device developers, the first featuring a 4G module. The industry leading AT&T Connection Kit program provides the tools and environment necessary to streamline device development and optimize performance on the AT&T network.
The newest connection kit leverages Option’s LGA module GTM601and will help fast track the certification cycle for device developers seeking to introduce new 4G connected devices. This second-generation LGA module is an ideal solution for integration in small consumer electronics devices or broadband M2M applications.
Key features of the GTM601 module include:
- LGA (Land Grid Array) design allowing a very slim product — 26.8 mm by 31.8 mm by only 2 mm thin — with excellent heat dissipation, enabling 4G connectivity in super-thin form factors without sacrificing feature completeness or robustness.
- Worldwide compatibility — support for GSM/HSPA in the world’s most widely used spectrum bands, assuring 4G broadband speeds and 2G/2.5G worldwide connectivity.
- Plug-and-play software libraries are available for the most popular mobile platforms. For Android-based devices Option offers a RIL, GPS HAL and Audio HAL, for Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5 a RIL and GPS driver can be provided.
- Reliable GPS and GLONASS support for applications that require worldwide location information.
The AT&T Connection Kit featuring the Option module also includes AT&T SIM cards, data capacity for testing, access to AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless, and best practice guidelines to bring approved devices to market faster than ever before.
The AT&T Connection Kit with Option’s 4G module builds on the existing AT&T Connection Kit for Device Developer program available through the dedicated AT&T emerging devices web site. To learn more about AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization or to see the additional Connection Kit options, please visit www.att.com/edo.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G/4G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has established an impressive reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. The company also has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Augsburg) and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option maintains offices in Europe, US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit www.option.com.