AP Systems reduces costs and speeds up time to market with AirPrime® Embedded Modules

AP Systems is a leading supplier in M2M solutions with a strong focus on Energy Management Systems. It operates with a working team of more than 130 employees across five offices in Italy and two international branches.

Business Challenge

AP Systems is a leading supplier of M2M solutions, with a strong focus on Energy management systems. It operates with a working team of more than 130 employees across five offices in Italy and two international branches. AP Systems is organised into three technical divisions, each built on a specific specialisation: PAL providing IT systems for the public sector; MIT which develops M2M systems for the remote management of pipeline meters; and Security, tasked with delivering video surveillance systems and other security solutions.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime Solution

Working with Sierra Wireless, AP Systems developed its M3–C concentrator. Designed for the simultaneous remote management of gas, electricity, water, heat and street lighting, the M3–C can manage data from different types of devices in a single infrastructure using cellular, low power RF or power line carrier connections. Combining the benefits of GPRS or EDGE wireless connectivity and embedded CPU functionality, the Sierra Wireless AirPrime WMP100 module was selected to power the M3–C concentrator. The surface mount form factor and dedicated IOs are suited for automated component placement, and enabled AP Systems to optimise its total system cost.

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