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Quake Global Introduces New Expansion Module for Easy Upgrade of Deployed Machine-to-Machine Systems

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Quake Global Introduces New Expansion Module for Easy Upgrade of Deployed Machine-to-Machine Systems

QEXPANDER Significantly Reduces Cost and Effort for Adding Satellite Communications
to Existing GSM-Based Solutions

SAN DIEGOAug. 5, 2013Quake Global, Inc., a leading manufacturer of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices for satellite and terrestrial networks, today announced the introduction of its new QEXPANDER add-on module. It is designed to integrate with existing asset tracking and management systems and enables ubiquitous wireless coverage via satellite or terrestrial wireless networks.

“The versatile, cost-effective QEXPANDER gives M2M service providers the widest possible range of options to satisfy the increasing needs of their customers,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president, sales and marketing, Quake Global. “It is an ideal solution for the rapidly growing vehicle telematics market as well as the heavy equipment market segments. Most existing asset tracking systems are designed around cellular communication data links. With QEXPANDER, solution providers can add seamless satellite or GSM connectivity to their customers with a very rapid turnaround time to market.”

Based on QUAKE™’s proven Q4000 platform, QEXPANDER is a rugged industrial-grade programmable intelligent modem. The unit meets exacting automotive and heavy equipment power conditioning standards and also operates with very low power draw for battery-powered applications.

It can be customized to operate on either ORBCOMM or Iridium satellites and 3G or 2G terrestrial networks. Other options include multiple analog and serial input/output ports, antenna detection, J1939 CANBus memory, built-in accelerometer and many more choices. The module can easily connect to a service provider’s existing solution via a RS-232 serial port. Its Application Programming Interface (API) makes for easy customization.

QUAKE provides extensive field application engineering services to help system designers and integrators develop custom solutions that meet their real-world challenges. QUAKE’s patented universal communications protocol permits integrators to adapt their designs to a wide variety satellite or terrestrial networks. This reduces development costs and speeds the timeline for implementation and deployment.

About Quake Global, Inc.:

Quake Global, Inc. designs and manufactures industrial M2M devices for asset tracking and monitoring using satellite, cellular, GPS and other technologies. Through a network of international distributors, QUAKE™ sells M2M solutions to original equipment manufacturers and other companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime, trucking, utility, oil/gas, and rail markets. Major customers include Bell Equipment, Caterpillar, Faria, Hitachi, Hyundai, Komatsu, Marine Instruments, Sumitomo and Volvo. The company has deployed more than one million M2M devices worldwide and is ranked by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the United States. Founded in 1998, QUAKE is headquartered in San Diego with offices overseas. For more information, visit www.quakeglobal.com.

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