M2M Fastrack Xtend dual serial port IESM boards have been developed to enable customers to add a second satellite communications link and connect other hardware to the modem.
The IESM daughterboard for the FXT003/009 modem offers flexibility by including a high-accuracy GPS module (Sierra Wireless XM0110 SiRFstar 4 GPS chip) together with two additional serial ports.
Developed to let users add a second communications link and connect other hardware to the Fastrack Xtend, the board extends the use of the modem beyond cellular coverage without the need to move to a whole new platform.
The M2M Fastrack Xtend Dual Serial Port IESM Board offers flexibility in providing two additional serial ports for the FXT modems. The IESM board also includes a high-accuracy Sierra Wireless XM0110 GPS Chipset (using the SiRFstar 4 GPS chipset) for accurate location services.
The primary application of the IESM board is to add a back-up satellite communications link using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm modem. Adding satellite connectivity over Iridium SBD or Orbcomm 2-way allows individuals to extend the use of the modem beyond cellular coverage without the need to move to a whole new platform.
By using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm 2-way modem, satellite can then be used as a backup communications link on the Fastrack Xtend 3G or GPRS modem satellite.
A configuration software option for the FXT modem, allowing setup of LCR rules for managing data, will be provided as well. The board comes with a custom back-plate for the FXT modem and a dual serial cable to connect to the IESM board.
There are accessories available for both Iridium and Orbcomm modems.
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Edited by Braden Becker