Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications (AIM: TCM), announced today that its CC864-DUAL, a CDMA-1XRTT dual-band cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications module, was selected by Walsh Wireless Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of wireless technology solutions for corporate customers, to enable the Walsh DataLogger vehicle monitoring device for usage-based car insurance and fleet management applications.
Telit and Walsh Wireless will demo the innovative DataLogger device and offer exclusive market insight on industry panels at the Insurance Telematics Conference and Exposition in Chicago on Sept. 13-18.
The Walsh DataLogger is a self-installable plug-and-play vehicle Telematics device that relies on Telit’s CC864-DUAL cellular module for a secure wireless connection to remotely monitor vehicle performance, location and driver behavior. By tracking data such as acceleration, braking habits and mileage, the DataLogger enables car insurance providers to develop customized insurance premiums based on actual driving habits.
“Our insurance customers trust that the Walsh DataLogger will provide a cost-effective and reliable solution that seamlessly monitors driver behavior, enabling them to provide a truly individualized insurance policy. By integrating Telit’s CC864-DUAL module, we are able to deliver the security, reliability and accuracy that the growing insurance Telematics market demands,” said Chick Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer of Walsh Wireless.
Telit’s CC864-DUAL is ideal for rugged automotive applications, featuring an ultra-compact design and extended operating temperature range. The module also incorporates gpsOne?’?® capability for personal and asset tracking applications in mobile environments. Featuring the same form factor, function and AT command interface as its GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA counterparts, integrators can seamlessly swap Telit modules without costly redesigns and take advantage of the global coverage.
“The Walsh DataLogger provides auto insurance companies with a smart, practical and user-friendly device for implementing a usage based insurance program for their customers. This type of device will help both consumers and insurance companies realize many of the economic, safety and environmental benefits that UBI programs promise to deliver,” said Michael Ueland, Vice President and General Manager of Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc.
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