Symmetry Electronics to Distribute Hirschmann Solutions ITAS Iridium Transceiver Antenna and Custom M2M Solutions

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Hirschmann's ITAS plug and play Iridium smart and broad range of GPS, GLONASS, GSM and Wi-Fi antennas expand Symmetry’s wireless focused offerings for M2M developers.

Symmetry Electronics is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Hirschmann Solutions, a leading supplier of antenna and transceiver systems for M2M (machine to machine) and automotive communications. Symmetry will be a global distributor of Hirschmann’s full line of custom M2M solutions and robust satellite communication technology product line including the recently released solution for fleet and asset management, the magnetic and adhesive mount Iridium Transceiver Antenna System (ITAS-m/a).

Engineered for tracking and telemetry systems, the ITAS solution has the ability to communicate outside of traditional cellular networks (or terrestrial communication networks) by utilizing Iridium’s 66 Low Earth Orbiting satellites to provide impeccable service around the globe. The new magnetic and adhesive mount plug-and-play unit provides customers an accelerated time-to-market for their satellite communication needs making the ITAS even more versatile and easier to integrate.

All under one housing, the ITAS contains a high-performance antenna, Iridium 9602 SBD modem, power regulation and serial communication interface in order to effortlessly integrate global Short Burst Data (SBD) communication for the best possible service.

In addition to a non-fused protection against electrical transients (ESD, load dump, etc. per SAE J1113/11/12/13) the ITAS family of products features a fused over-current protection allowing for use with unregulated power supplies of 8-32VDC. ITAS‘ automotive grade M12-8 pin connector assembly terminates and grounds the cable-shield making the ITAS perfectly suited to be used in electrically noisy environments. These are distinct advantages for problem-free use in the widest variety of applications. Various options of available extension cables with waterproof connectors are rounding this robust concept.

“The addition of Hirschmann Solutions ITAS antenna and satellite communication systems to Symmetry’s wireless focused line card will allow us to further penetrate a number of target markets.” said David Beck, Symmetry Electronics Vice President of Marketing.

“Hirschmann’s custom solutions approach is also very much in line with our goal to be seen as more than just a distributor in a rapidly expanding M2M space.” said Symmetry President, Ken Davison.

ITAS was the first Iridium product in a line of smart antennas allowing existing systems to expand by simply connecting additional communication services through a defined interface, providing the ultimate design flexibility for pre-existing telematic solutions. For Hirschmann, ITAS is simply the latest addition of M2M solutions including low-profile, roof, modular, film, “sandwich” and combined style antennas for GPS, GLONASS, GSM, Wi-Fi, z. B, 900-1900 MHz, Orbcomm, OTAS and ITAS applications.

Symmetry’s wireless engineering specialists offer technical assistance and antenna product selection guidance on the Hirschmann product line and the products are available for purchase online through SemiconductorStore.com

About Hirschmann Solutions:

With its U.S. offices based in Auburn Hills, Mich., Hirschmann Solutions operates as a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, to enhance communication technology by offering smarter solutions to its customers. The product portfolio includes a wide range of antenna products, communication modules with embedded transceivers, complete tracking devices and in-vehicle entertainment and communication solutions for nearly all terrestrial and satellite based services.

About Symmetry Electronics:

Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design, and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices, and a robust ecommerce and einformation website, http://www.SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit http://www.SymmetryElectronics.com.

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