ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (June 24, 2014) — Telit Communications P.L.C./Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of machine-to-machine solutions (M2M), products and services, announced that TireStamp Inc., the only TPMS 2.0-certified vendor of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), embeds Telit cellular and positioning modules into its cutting edge solution.
The company’s Telit Automotive Solutions business unit delivers automotive-grade products and services to auto manufacturers and tier-one auto suppliers. Telit provides products, services and facilities to connect organizations to the “Internet of Things,” (IoT) allowing them to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-world data from connected devices, the London-based firm said, “creating new efficiencies, revenue streams, societal and personal benefits.”
Telit said “fleet managers know all too well that tires represent the second highest operating cost of running a fleet — second only to fuel. Moreover, tire maintenance can significantly impact highway safety, revenue potential, operational efficiency and maintenance costs.
“That’s why TireStamp built a solution that communicates with many tire pressure sensors on the market to provide real-time monitoring of tire pressure and temperature across vehicle types, tire brands and location. The comprehensive tire data enables fleet managers to schedule maintenance, intervene in the event of an emergency, improve on-time delivery and enhance regulatory compliance.”
Scott Feagan, chairman and CEO of TireStamp, said the company’s customers “are typically in the maintenance space. Reliability and support are extremely important to them — and to me.
“Pair that with family compatibility for fast time-to-market and global expansion, the opportunity to bundle connectivity with positioning, affordable pricing and on-time availability, and it’s easy to see why we chose to work with Telit.”
“Between fleets and personal vehicles, more than a billion tires are sold around the world each year,” said Mike Ueland, Americas president of Telit Wireless Solutions. “Telit has a long history of supporting fleet telematics and automotive solutions and we’re pleased to enable the world’s leading tire pressure management system.”
TireStamp’s TireVigil product communicates in real-time over a cellular network using the Telit HE910 cellular module. Telit said part of its xE910 module family, the HE910, is pin-to-pin compatible with a suite of modules enabling TireStamp to easily customize its products to enable connectivity across cellular technologies and geographies.
Telit said that with more than "12 years of unparalleled focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP delivers all necessary services and products to connect assets to the Internet of Things."
“The Jupiter JF2 GNSS module is a super-compact, low-power device that communicates with both GPS and Glonass positioning systems,” the company said, “and provides enhanced accuracy to help locate vehicles in the event of an emergency or at any time.”
Telit provides customer support and design-in assistance through 35 sales and support offices worldwide.
Editor's note: Peggy Fisher, Tire Business' commercial tire service columnist, is president of Troy, Mich.-based TireStamp.