Telit Wireless chooses Bangalore-based Calixto as competence center

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 28, 2012

The solutions designed by Telit and Calixto will provide customers with “Ready to Manufacture” references for many remote monitoring and control applications using a GPRS module.

Telit Wireless Solutions, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications company based in the U.K., has selected Calixto Systems Pvt. Ltd., a Bangalore- based embedded product realization company, as its India Competence Center. Telit already has 30 competence centers around the globe.

Calixto was chosen as the Telit Competence Center for India based on its expertise in designing GSM/GPRS/CDMA/GPS-based products and its capabilities in high-level system design, hardware design including PCB design, software and firmware development.

Telit-designated Competence Centers play a critical role in offering M2M design, development and integration assistance to customers worldwide. The main aim of the center is to identify and execute a design for a specific customer application based on Telit’s technologies. Together with Telit's distribution network, the Competence Center will also work with customers to develop concepts and ideas to realize target solutions for GSM/GPRS/CDMA/GPS products.

Together with Telit, Calixto Systems has already developed four solutions based on Telit’s GL868-DUAL product, which is the smallest GSM/GPRS surface-mounted module in the market. The solutions include:

• Data Concentration Unit (DCU) for electrical sub stations
• Unique GPRS tower-based tracking unit
• Entry-level monitoring and control solution
• Intelligent remote monitoring and control solution
 
“This partnership with Calixto Systems as our India Competence Center is a significant step for Telit towards strengthening its position in the Indian market. Calixto’s experience in high-level system design and knowledge of the Indian market will help us reduce product development lifecycles and offer our customers cost-effective and impactful solutions that meet their unique needs...Calixto already has proven reference solutions for a large variety of applications across sectors. The integration of our modules into their designs should enable us to quickly expand our footprint in India – addressing high-growth markets such as AMR (Automated Meter Reading), telematics and remote monitoring,” said Ashish Gulati, Country Manager, India Operations, Telit Wireless Solutions.

"We are really proud to be chosen as the India Competence Centre for Telit, as this reaffirms our position as a leading affordable product realization company, which is core to our business philosophy of system optimization and reduction in product development costs," said Balamurali Divakaran, Director, Calixto Systems Pvt. Ltd.

The solutions designed by Telit and Calixto will provide customers with “Ready to Manufacture” references for many remote monitoring and control applications using a GPRS module. These designs also provide customers the ability to customize their solutions with reduced time-to-market cycles making them extremely cost effective.
 

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