Opto 22 Adds Cellular M2M Capability

Opto 22 (www.opto22.com), a Temecula, Calif., developer and manufacturer of hardware and software for industrial automation, remote monitoring, enterprise data acquisition and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, has announced the integration of San Diego cellular device company Kyocera Wireless Corp.’s (www.kyocera-wireless.com) model 200 telemetry module with Opto 22 SNAP I/O hardware, resulting in M2M communications for remote asset monitoring, management, and data acquisition over Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks.

The Kyocera 200 module is a wireless telemetry device for communicating data over CDMA-based 1xRTT cellular networks. Customer applications can include remote equipment and facilities monitoring and management, supply chain optimization, energy management, regulatory compliance, discrete manufacturing, and process control.

The integration of the Kyocera 200 module with Opto 22’s SNAP I/O provides additional coverage and new communications options for customers seeking to remotely manage and acquire operational data from their extended enterprise and incorporate it into existing business applications and databases. CDMA is the most widely deployed cellular network in North America.

“We’re pleased to partner with Opto 22 on the integration of the Kyocera 200 module with their field-proven hardware to deliver M2M solutions over CDMA networks,” states Dean Fledderjohn, general manager for Kyocera Wireless Corp.’s M2M business.

“Kyocera’s 200 module performed exceptionally well during testing, actually providing some of the lowest rates of data packet loss for any radio technology we’ve encountered,” attests Mark Engman, Opto 22 vice president of engineering.

Gary Mintchell

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