Ericsson introduces new GPRS modules for M2M communication

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ericsson is touting its latest advance in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the dual band GM47 and GM48 modules based on General Packet Radio Services (GPRS).

The company insists the benefit of implementing GPRS in M2M communications is the possibility of transferring large amounts of data over a permanent connection.

Demand for GPRS modules is increasing as GPRS networks become more prevalent in North America. It technology, says Ericsson, offers new the customer new advantages, such as convenience and leisure applications.

Modules are used to enable M2M communicating via wireless networks. The company adds solutions with GPRS are well suited for navigation, mobile payment, alarm, traffic information, monitoring and control, as well as mobile office funtions.

“Ericsson has continued to strengthen its position during the last 12 months within wireless M2M communication,” says Gunilla Nordstrom, vice-president and general manager at Ericsson Mobile Communications. “We are determined to be the driving force in this emerging market.”

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