Telit adds to smart module family at Electronica

  • November 23, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson
Marco Argenton: “We are helping those looking for IoT.”

Telit launched the latest addition to its smart module product line at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.

Evolving from the existing SE150A4, the SE250B4 is a fully featured system-on-module that provides native support for integrated peripherals such as high-resolution touch displays, cameras and popular audio and digital sensor interfaces. It is suitable for applications that require mobility, high data rates, human-machine interfaces and edge computing functions.

It is powered by the Qualcomm QCM2290 system-on-chip with built-in Qualcomm Adreno GPU 702 at 845MHz, and runs on the Android operating system. The module supports multimedia features and multiple wireless technologies – LTE Cat 4, Wifi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 and GNSS – in one integrated package.

“Instead of doing a puzzle of different blocks, they can use just one device,” said Marco Argenton, vice president at Telit. “The Qualcomm QCM2290 is best in class for this type of use case, such as for driving high-resolution cameras.”

It suits various IoT applications such as: mobile point-of-sale, smart cash registers and vending machines; smart alarm panels; security surveillance cameras and systems; home automation and smart home gateways; industrial personal digital assistants; handheld PCs and tablets; police and law enforcement equipment; telematics cameras; digital video recorders; and in-car video.

“It is based on the Android operating system so there are a lot of high-end products that can leverage this,” said Argenton.

He said though that Telit’s policy was not just selling products but offering an end-to-end service including device management.

“We can provide cloud services because our modules are produced so they are ready for onboarding,” he said. “It is not just selling products but helping the customer manage the devices over their lifetime. We are integrating everything in the same platform.”

SIM provisioning was also key by not having a SIM that is fixed for the life of the device but that lets the user download different profiles.

“We are helping those looking for IoT and we have modules at all the different prices,” he said. “Device management is really key for supporting the customer when the device is already in the field. Some customers want a project to stay in the field for ten years. It is a matter of being a trusted advisor. This business is not about short-term revenue, it is about what is best going forward. It is about understanding the customer.”