Aplicom to make and sell Nokia's M2M GSM modules - Embedded.com

Aplicom to make and sell Nokia’s M2M GSM modules

LONDON — Aplicom, (Espoo, Finland) who manufactures wireless platforms for professional applications, is to take over the manufacturing, sales and support of Nokia's machine-to-machine (M2M) GPRS modules. The products will now be sold globally under the Aplicom brand.

Formerly known as Nokia 12 and 12i, the Aplicom 12 and 12i GSM modules are designed for M2M applications and other wireless solutions. Aplicom 12i is a dual-band GSM module for 900/1800MHz mobile networks used in Europe and Asia. Aplicom 12 offers the equivalent functionality over the 850/1900MHz mobile networks used, for example, in North America.

Kimmo Savolainen, General Manager, Nokia, said, “The agreement is an extension of Aplicom's close, longstanding relationship with Nokia in mobile and wireless data communications. With 15 years of experience in designing and manufacturing M2M and mobile data hardware platforms, Aplicom is ideally qualified to support its customers in thisfast-developing market.”

The Aplicom 12i and 12 modules are available immediately with the manufacturing of the modules will be transferred from Nokia to Aplicom in the beginning of July 2005. Aplicom will continue to support Nokia M2M users, providing service to customers, distributors and system providers reselling or using Nokia M2M modules.

Other Aplicom products include GPRS-based telemetry and tracking devices, embedded computers and related software platforms for vehicle and M2M applications. Aplicom has an value-added reseller network globally, with a focus in European markets.

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