Wavecom Takes Customers into the Future

Launching Wavecom OS 6.60 in a New Family of Industrial Wireless Solutions, the Quik Q2686 - first in the family
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France -March 09, 2005

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Nouveau Marché Euronext: AVM; ISIN: FR0000073066), a leader in pre-packaged wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications, today announced the launch of the world’s most powerful cellular embedded solution based on Wavecom’s Operating System 6.60.
A new family of long-life wireless solutions, the Quik Q26 series, especially designed for industrial machine-to-machine applications, is based on Wavecom’s operating system OS 6.60 and paves the way to future EDGE and 3G developments.  Wavecom’s unique operating system comes with an advanced version of  Open AT software environment which features lower power modes, new APIs (Application Programming Interface), improved connectivity for USB and remote monitoring ports and internet package.  The first member of the Q26 series, the Quik Q2686 is the most compact quad-band GSM/GPRS solution available on the market today.  Powered by a new ARM9 processor, large memory to accommodate more customer-developed programs, this solution will take even the most demanding applications well into the future. 

This solution will offer greater DOTA (Download Over-The-Air) capacity making remote e-maintenance and new feature enhancements a reality.  Software upgrades to application equipment can now be done while the equipment is in the field, without ever having to return it to a service center, thereby truly reducing the total cost of ownership. 

Commenting on the announcement, Ron Black, Chief Executive Officer of Wavecom, said: “We are convinced that our new family of wireless industrial solutions, combining Wavecom’s unique operating system OS 6.60 with other features such as small size and GSM/CDMA interchangeability, will protect customers’ wireless communication investments well into the future,” adding, “Wavecom solutions come complete with the rich Open AT software environment which is already tremendously popular with customers who recognize the fantastic time-to-market, customization  and cost advantages it provides.”  

This new family of solutions, available in interchangeable GSM and CDMA versions, will have an extended lifespan of up to ten years and will support the development of technology evolutions including EDGE and 3G. In addition, the Q2686 is fully “lead-free” compliant according to RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and meets worldwide guidelines of low lead content.

The Q2686 has been designed to meet a variety of industrial wireless applications and offers:

  • The market’s best extended feature set -- more interfaces and functions.
  • Internet package (TCP/IP, Email, FTP and multiple port options).
  • Enhanced reliability to meet rigid industrial and automotive requirements.
  • Long-life platform, up to ten years.
  • Easy integration into a wide variety of wireless machine applications.
  • Compact size, (40mm x 32.2mm x 3.9 mm).
  • Lead-free certification (RoHS compliant).
  • Ultra low power modes for battery-critical applications such as electricity metering.
  • Quad-band access (four GSM/GPRS frequencies:  850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
  • Worldwide certification on major wireless carriers (Americas, EMEA, APAC)
  • DOTA (Download Over-The-Air) for application software and operating system.

Wavecom invites you to come visit us at CeBIT  (Hall 11, Stand C29) in Hanover, Germany March 10 – 16 and CTIA (M2M Zone, Booth 5424) in New Orleans, USA, March 14 – 16, 2005.

About Wavecom
Wavecom is a worldwide leader in pre-packaged wireless communication solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom's solutions include all the software and hardware elements that are necessary to develop truly innovative wireless devices, as well as the development tools and services needed to bring them to market quickly and easily.

Founded in 1993 and headquartered near Paris in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (PRC), San Diego (USA), and Darmstadt (Germany). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Nouveau Marché) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.

For further information please contact:   
Lisa Ann Sanders
Director of Communications and Investor Relations
Tel. +33 1 46 29 41 81
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