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Elecsys launches remote-monitoring modems with Verizon Wireless

Iain Morris
April 15, 2014

Modem maker Elecsys has unveiled details of a new “e-Modem” series of embedded cellular data modems developed in partnership with Verizon Wireless and designed to support remote monitoring services for the oil and gas industry, among others.

The devices have been “pre-certified” to work on Verizon’s (New York City, NY, USA) network and are ready to be integrated into industrial products to support M2M connectivity, said Elecsys (Olathe, KS, USA) in a statement.

Elecsys is a member of Verizon’s Partner Program and has worked with the operator on the development of the modems to ensure they meet industry requirements while functioning efficiently on the operator’s network.

The modems will work across various CDMA-based technologies and are based on Verizon’s Open Development certification, which is intended to reduce development costs and speed up time to market.

They are also designed to operate in a range of extreme temperatures, meaning they can be deployed in remote locations and harsh field conditions.

“Becoming a Verizon Partner Program member has enabled Elecsys to rapidly develop, test and certify our own proprietary M2M data modems,” said Karl Gemperli, the chief executive of Elecsys. “Thousands of Elecsys industrial M2M products have already been fielded utilizing our e-Modem designs.”

Elecsys says its e-Modems are now available to industrial equipment makers that want to participate in the “Internet of Things”.

The features of the modems are said to make them ideal for communicating with assets in remote locations and harsh conditions, such as oil and gas wells, energy distribution systems and agricultural facilities.
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