Parvus Announces Availability of OrbiTrak™ GSM, a PC/104 Tri-Band GSM Cellular Modem Solution with 1

From: Parvus Corp.
Published: Wed Aug 24 2005

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – August 24, 2005 – Parvus Corporation today announced that its new OrbiTrak™ GSM is now in stock. This modular PC/104 computer board is designed for intelligent vehicle and airborne computing systems requiring worldwide GSM/GPRS roaming combined with precise GPS positioning.

An ideal solution for demanding mobile / vehicular (bus, rail, ship, air) applications, the OrbiTrak GSM combines wireless tri-band GSM/GPRS connectivity with a low-power 12-channel parallel-tracking GPS receiver in one highly integrated embedded module. This compact (3.550 x 3.775"), hardened telematics solution is built to resist high mechanical stress, thermal shock and extended temperature operation.

The product also features a 4-channel 16C550 UART with two RS-232 serial ports free for other devices. Board configuration is done using FlexiSet™ EEPROM board settings, which eliminates banks of interrupts and base address jumpers. A 16-bit wide programmable digital I/O is provided to interface with other low-power digital devices, along with two automotive level digital inputs to connect to any 12V or 24V digital signals.

• GSM Modem: Siemens 900/1800/1900MHz MC45 GSM/GPRS modem with onboard or external SIM card interface
• GPS Receiver: Fastrax iTrax02 12-channel low power iTrax02 GPS receiver NMEA and Binary GPS protocols, supports +3.3V/+5V antennas
• DIO: 16 programmable digital I/O; Two +12/24V automotive digital inputs -one connected to odometer counter; Software configured pull-up/down in groups of 4 lines
• Serial Ports: Four 16C550 compatible RS-232 serial ports (2 are reserved for GPS and modem)
• Audio: Audio I/O port for headset
• Other Features: I2C bus, onboard temperature sensor, GPS status LEDs
• Jumperless Config: Jumperless FlexiSet™ BASE address and IRQ, EEPROM stored setup; Board configuration in BASE+400h
• I2C Bus: External I2C-bus for device expansion; Onboard temperature sensor (I2C-bus)

The GPS/GSM version of the OrbiTrak GSM is now in stock and priced at $398/each in volume orders of 100 units or more. The GSM only version (from $298 each/100) is expected to be available in September.

Since 1983, Parvus Corporation has been a strategic systems engineering and development partner for aerospace, defense, transportation, and industrial OEMs. Specializing in the rapid design and production of turnkey embedded computing solutions for harsh environments, Parvus leverages extensive expertise in systems integration and a complete line of rugged PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and PCI-104 computer modules to ensure high reliability and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Parvus is the US arm of the Eurotech Group, which has operations across Europe, North America and Asia.

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Company: Parvus Corp.
Contact Name: Mike Southworth
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