U-blox has launched a new line of versatile, low-power GSM/GPRS modules targeted at cost-sensitive machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Housed in a compact 16 x 26 mm LGA package, SARA modules are intended for applications requiring dual or quad-band GSM/GPRS, voice and/or data communication. They feature an optional Internet suite (embedded TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP and FTP) and in-band modem support for eCall and ERA GLONASS emergency call applications. Extremely low power consumption makes SARA modules ideal for portable applications.
SARA modules are suitable for M2M and automotive applications such as automatic meter reading, remote monitoring automation and control , surveillance and security, road pricing, asset tracking, fleet management, anti-theft systems and point of sale terminals. Support for A-GPS and U-blox’s unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications, including indoor positioning. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.