Wavecom Q26 Elite CDMA 2000 1x device passes FCC and CDG 1 & 2 testing

Q26 Elite samples now available – latest generation CDMA product, offering close compatibility with Q26 family of GSM/GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and HSPA Wireless CPU® products.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (USA)-April 01, 2009

Wavecom today announced that its Q26 Elite Wireless CPU® has passed all FCC and CDG 1 & 2 testing and is Safe for Network on the Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Aeris networks.

The Q26 Elite features QSC technology and supports GPS, making it uniquely suited for fleet management and tracking applications with E911 requirements. The Q26 Elite, like several 3GPP-based products of the Q26 Family, is automotive grade – ruggedized for extreme environmental conditions, meeting some of the toughest quality requirements in the industry.

Several Wavecom customers are already designing products around the Q26 Elite for applications ranging from metering to automotive to water quality management.

”We have been working closely with Wavecom for six years using their Wireless CPU® devices in a host of different Multi-Tech applications,” said Jeff Davis, Vice President of Engineering for Multi-Tech. “The Q26 Elite is a natural fit for us because the form factor is the same as the other Wavecom Q26 products, so we can design our hardware once to enable either CDMA or GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA connectivity.”

“Wavecom remains fully committed to supporting the most pervasive standards, ranging from GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA through CDMA and satellite-based wireless communications technologies,” said Anders Franzen, President of Wavecom, Inc. “Now more than ever, M2M solution providers with applications on CDMA networks are looking for support, and we are pleased to be able to offer it with our new Q26 Elite.”

For more information on the Q26 Elite and Q26 family of products, please visit www.wavecom.com/Q26 or see Wavecom in person at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas at booth #818. 

Wavecom – the wireless M2M experts

Wavecom is a leading provider of embedded wireless technology for M2M (machine-to-machine) communication. We provide a range of GSM/GPRS, CDMA, EDGE and 3G Wireless CPUs; programmable processors which also act as wireless modules or wireless modems. These are backed by a C and Lua-based cellular wireless software suite which includes a real-time operating system (RTOS), a software development environment based on Eclipse™, and several Plug-Ins (GPS, TCP/IP, security, Bluetooth™, Lua script and more). We also offer a wide range of professional and operated services. Our solutions are used for automotive telematics, smart metering, fleet management, GSM/GPS/satellite tracking, wireless alarms, wireless POS (point of sales), WLL (fixed voice), remote monitoring and many other M2M applications.

Wavecom is headquartered near Paris, France and is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.  Wavecom is majority-owned by Sierra Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW).  For more information, please visit www.wavecom.com.