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M2M Fastrack Dual Serial IESM Expansion Card for FXT Modems

By Shankar Pandiath September 10, 2012

M2M Fastrack Xtend dual serial port IESM boards have been developed to enable customers to add a second satellite communications link and connect other hardware to the modem.

The IESM daughterboard for the FXT003/009 modem offers flexibility by including a high-accuracy GPS module (Sierra Wireless XM0110 SiRFstar 4 GPS chip) together with two additional serial ports.

Developed to let users add a second communications link and connect other hardware to the Fastrack Xtend, the board extends the use of the modem beyond cellular coverage without the need to move to a whole new platform.

The M2M Fastrack Xtend Dual Serial Port IESM Board offers flexibility in providing two additional serial ports for the FXT modems. The IESM board also includes a high-accuracy Sierra Wireless XM0110 GPS Chipset (using the SiRFstar 4 GPS chipset) for accurate location services. 

The primary application of the IESM board is to add a back-up satellite communications link using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm modem. Adding satellite connectivity over Iridium SBD or Orbcomm 2-way allows individuals to extend the use of the modem beyond cellular coverage without the need to move to a whole new platform.

By using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm 2-way modem, satellite can then be used as a backup communications link on the Fastrack Xtend 3G or GPRS modem satellite.

A configuration software option for the FXT modem, allowing setup of LCR rules for managing data, will be provided as well. The board comes with a custom back-plate for the FXT modem and a dual serial cable to connect to the IESM board.

There are accessories available for both Iridium and Orbcomm modems.

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Edited by Braden Becker

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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