u-blox, Taoglas and Sprint announce CDMA M2M seminars


u-blox, Taoglas and Sprint announce CDMA M2M seminars

Nationwide seminars in 16 cities will cover technical aspects of 2G to CDMA migration

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Swiss-based u-blox, a leading provider of cellular modem modules, Sprint, a major U.S. telecommunications provider, and Taoglas, a global antenna solutions provider, announce a series of nationwide seminars covering all aspects of migrating M2M applications from GSM/GPRS to CDMA technology.

The seminars are part of a recently announced u-blox and Sprint collaboration to allow customers designing products for telematics, telemetry, automotive and security applications to extend the product lifetime of their existing 2G M2M devices by seamlessly migrating to the CDMA network with minimal effort. Those customers concerned about the continued availability of 2G GSM networks in the United States can now select from a variety of affordable u-blox modems tested for compatibility on Sprint's CDMA 1xRTT network.

The seminars will be held at or near the following locations:

Las Vegas, Nev.

Monday, May 20

Detroit, Mich.

Tuesday, June 4

Denver, Colo.

Wednesday, June 12

Dallas, Texas

Thursday, June 13

Nashville, Tenn.

Monday, June 17

Seattle, Wash.

Tuesday, June 18

San Francisco, Calif.

Wednesday, June 19

Los Angeles, Calif.

Thursday, June 20

San Diego, Calif.

Friday, June 21

Boston, Mass.

Tuesday, June 25

New York, N.Y.

Wednesday, June 26

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 27

Minneapolis, Minn.

Tuesday, July 9

Chicago, Ill.

Wednesday, July 10

Atlanta, Ga.

Wednesday, July 17

Miami, Fla.

Thursday, July 18

The agenda can be found at: http://www.u-blox.com/en/m2m-seminar-2013-agenda.html
Interested customers and partners can register at: https://www.u-blox.com/en/m2m-seminar-2013.html.

The seminars include an overview of the following u-blox CDMA modules:

  • FW75-C200: connectorized 1xRTT module, in the most widely used M2M GSM form factor

  • LISA-C200: surface-mount 1xRTT module in the most popular M2M form factor

  • FW2763: 1xRTT PCIe card

  • FW2770: EV-DO PCIe card

The four-hour, hands-on training includes design recommendations and real-life case studies. The nominal participation fee includes the seminar, refreshments, development kit with integrated GPS, CDMA module, antennas, and 60 days of service from Sprint (a total estimated value of $199).

For more information about GSM to CDMA modules, antennas and 2G CDMA network support, please contact:

About u-blox

Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA (www.u-blox.com).

About Taoglas

Taoglas provides a comprehensive range of external, embedded and base-station antenna solutions for M2M applications, such as telematics/automotive, smart-grid, metering/telemetry, home automation, remote monitoring and telemedical applications. The company's device RF optimization OTA anechoic test chambers and labs in the United States and Ireland enable M2M manufacturers to design and test antenna solutions for M2M devices with a single company, while also performing pre-certification OTA (efficiency/radiation patterns/TRP/TIS) testing for PTCRB and USA network requirements. Taoglas continually innovates and creates new antenna solutions to meet the evolving needs of the machine-to-machine world. Taoglas' products operate consistently at optimum proficiency levels, delivering world-class performance time after time. With Taoglas, customers experience high performance, unrivaled delivery, plus exceptional backup and support services. (www.taoglas.com)

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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