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EV Charging Gets Jolt from M2M Leader

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SemaConnect Plugs Telit CC864-DUAL and GC864-QUAD V2 Cellular Modules into ChargePro EV Charging Station

Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2011 – Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that its CC864-DUAL and GC864-QUAD V2 M2M modules will provide cellular capabilities for SemaConnect’s ChargePro, a safe, reliable and convenient charging solution for a new generation of electric vehicles.

“As we make the transition to electric vehicles, drivers will require geographically and technologically accessible charging solutions to power their transportation,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect.  ”Using compact Telit modules to access of cellular networks allowed for ChargePro’s sleek design and reliable connectivity for both station managers and EV owners, simplifying the adoption of this new way to live and drive.”

Specifically designed for commercial-grade applications, ChargePro is a sleek, compact charging unit that is easily installed and integrated into existing facilities at multifamily, office, retail, fleet and municipal parking environments.  This intelligent, network-based EV charging system features smart card authentication, energy metering, an automatic payment system, and web-based network management.  The ChargePro technology platform is also smart grid-ready, capable of easily tying into power utility programs such as time-of-use pricing and demand response.

Leveraging both the CC864-DUAL and GC864-QUAD V2 Telit modules, compatible with CDMA and GSM/GPRS networks, respectively, ChargePro stations are equipped to both send and receive charging system data.  Users can receive real-time emails and text messages regarding the charging status of their vehicle, enhancing consumer experience.  Additionally, ChargePro can communicate with back-office management systems via cellular connections, allowing station owners to supervise and control their network remotely. 

“With the ChargePro, SemaConnect is not only laying the groundwork to meet what will be a sharp increase in demand for electric vehicle charging solutions, but also providing an ideal system for both station managers and users,” said Mike Ueland, vice president and general manager of Telit North America.  “The integration of Telit modules into the ChargePro represents dual functionality of M2M technology to enhance consumer experience and provide simple, economically-beneficial remote management solutions for device owners.”

The CC864-DUAL, a CDMA-1xRTT 3G module, features the same form factor, function and AT command interface as its GSM/GPRS counterpart, the GC864.  This unique family form factor concept enables integrators and OEMs to seamlessly swap Telit modules without costly redesigns and take advantage of the global coverage afforded by leveraging GSM/GPRS and CDMA-1xRTT network technologies for the same application.

The CC864-DUAL incorporates gpsOne® and standalone GPS capability for applications in mobile environments such as telematics, personal and asset tracking.  With its ultra-compact design and extended temperature range, the Telit GC864-QUAD V2 is the perfect platform for medium-volume m2m applications and mobile data devices.  Both modules boast a range of functions for over-the-air maintenance and management of software.

About SemaConnect, Inc.
SemaConnect is a leading developer and producer of networked electric vehicle charging stations and sophisticated software for station owners and EV drivers.  Municipalities, fleets, offices, multi-family homes, retail/hotel and parking garages now have a safe, easy and affordable charging station option.  To request a charging station, visit www.semaconnect.com or call us at (410) 384 – 4223.  Follow us on Twitter @Sema_Connect and learn more about EV infrastructure on our YouTube Channel, SemaConnect.

About the ChargePro Charging Station
The ChargePro is Level II, which is the primary and preferred method for charging in commercial locations. Sophisticated web-based software for station owners and EV drivers come bundled with each station, making it easy to: 

  • Generate new revenue for station owners
  • Produce fossil fuel and sustainability reports
  • Send SMS or Email notifications to drivers of charging status
  • Authenticate drivers using RFID smart cards
  • Smart Grid integration for flexible pricing and load management

About Telit
Telit Wireless Solutions, a subsidiary of Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM), is an internationally leading specialist in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. Telit is the only company worldwide to offer communications modules for all of the various wireless technologies: it develops, produces and markets modules for GSM/GPRS, EDGE, UMTS/WEDGE/HSDPA, CDMA and Short-Range RF applications. M2M applications rationalize business processes by enabling machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate with each other via mobile networks.

Telit products are used all over the world and marketed via Telit’s offices in Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Poland, Spain, the Republic of South Africa, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Telit’s global distributor network comprises specialists in wireless technologies and enhances the customer experience in over 56 countries worldwide. Further information about Telit and its products can be found at www.telit.com.

In Telit’s open Technical Support Forum clients receive assistance with their questions from the Telit Technical Support Team at any time. Furthermore, the open forum acts as an invaluable technical knowledge database for the entire M2M community. http://www.telit.com/en/services/technical-forum.php 

Get a deeper insight into the M2M world with the new telit2market magazine at www.telit.com/ebook. Stay up to date with the latest news from Telit Wireless Solutions on www.telit.com/twitter and www.telit.com/facebook.



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