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Hirschmann expands Iridium transceiver antenna family

Steve Rogerson
June 3, 2015
Germany-based Hirschmann Solutions has expanded its ITAS Iridium transceiver antenna system family with the Iridium 9602 (N) modem for heavy-duty trucking and equipment markets. Additionally, the entire family is now CE certified, as required for products covered by the Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive for use in 31 European countries.
"Hirschmann's ITAS product family’s continuous improvement and CE certification demonstrate our commitment to providing ever-efficient tracking and telemetry worldwide," said Chris Bala, Hirschmann’s vice president for sales and marketing. "Starting in Q2 of 2015, our ITAS plug-and-play Iridium smart antenna will support the new 9602 (N) short burst data (SBD) transceiver."
The Iridium 9602 (N) transceiver replaces the 9602. It takes advantage of a more sophisticated and integrated radio frequency and digital architecture and the Iridium second generation Next constellation. The plug-and-play smart product contains an antenna, transceiver, power regulation and a serial communications interface to integrate global SBD communications. It provides data transmission for asset management and safety-related applications, including heavy machinery tracking and telemetry, on- and off-highway vehicles travelling to remote locations or any asset requiring monitoring outside of the cellular infrastructure.
CE certification is mandatory for communications products sold into the European Economic Area, consisting of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) and four European Free Trade Association countries.
Hirschmann's communications products are available directly from the company or through its distribution partners. Tailored product packages including Iridium airtime are available in cooperation with the company’s partners.
Hirschmann Solutions is a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication in Germany and offers communication technologies including antennas, smart antennas, communication modules with embedded transceivers, tracking devices and in-vehicle entertainment for most terrestrial and satellite based services.