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TT Electronics selects Quectel modules for S-2CONNECT IoT framework

TT Electronics, a global provider of performance-critical solutions that enable customers’ digital programmes from device to data management, has selected three modules from Quectel Wireless Solutions, the leading global supplier of IoT modules, to support its Speed to Connect (S-2CONNECT) product family. TT Electronics’ IoT Solutions division supports customers in telematics, smart homes, healthcare and wider industrial applications. The company created S-2CONNECT to provide a seamless, end-to-end IoT framework of hardware, connectivity, infrastructure and user experience solutions.

Launched in 2020, S-2CONNECT simplifies IoT for applications such as asset tracking, smart homes and cold chain logistics, getting customers up and running with an IoT solution in a matter of weeks. S-2CONNECT encompasses everything customers need from proof of concept through to programs of scale with hardware, connectivity and user experience provided to enable devices to connect, sense, track and monitor.

By streamlining development and deployment of IoT devices, S-2CONNECT helps organizations in the US, UK and EU to achieve their goals such as improving efficiencies, eliminating unnecessary maintenance, reducing carbon footprint and enabling data-led business decisions.

TT Electronics is using Quectel’s BG96 and M66 modules for cellular connectivity in its S-2CONNECT product family in addition to utilizing the Quectel L76-L module for GNSS. BG96 modules are deployed in the company’s S-2CONNECT Hub and S-2CONNECT Press products while the Quectel M66 is deployed in the TT Electronics Lite product. TT Electronics plans to utilize additional modules in new product developments, with launches due in 2021.

“Our S-2CONNECT family enables the customer to significantly reduce R&D costs, accelerate time to market and optimize efficiencies,” explains Tim Clayton, european sales director at TT Electronics. “Speed to market has been key for the development of our S-2CONNECT solution. Quectel offers excellent technical support for the radio modules as well as rapid prototype deliveries. The Quectel radio modules also have optimal current consumption which is well suited for our battery powered wireless IoT devices.”

The Quectel BG96 is an LTE Cat M1/Cat NB1/EGPRS module that offers maximum data rates of 375kbps downlink and uplink. It features global frequency bands, ultra-low power consumption, and has a cost-effective SMT form factor of 26.5 mm × 22.5 mm × 2.3 mm. Its advanced LGA package allows fully automated manufacturing for high-volume applications. 

The Quectel M66 is an ultra-compact quad-band GSM/GRPS module that provides optimal performance in SMS and data transmission and audio service even in harsh environments. The highly compact 17.7mm × 15.8mm × 2.3mm profile makes it well-suited for size sensitive applications, including M2M applications such as wearable devices, automotive, industrial PDA, personal tracking, wireless POS, smart metering, telematics, and many others.

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The Quectel L76-L is a concurrent satellite receiver module that integrates GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS systems. With 33 tracking channels, 99 acquisition channels and 210 PRN channels, L76-L can acquire and track any mix of GPS, GLONASS and SBAS signals.

TT Electronics was attracted to Quectel because of its comprehensive portfolio of IoT modules including technical innovation plus support and documentation. The speed in which Quectel was able to deliver samples was also an attraction in the fast-moving markets that TT Electronics serves.

“Quectel's reputation and global presence, first class technical support and a portfolio of devices which support our S-2CONNECT framework make Quectel the ideal partner for TT Electronics,” adds Clayton. “Quectel isn’t just an IoT manufacturer, it’s also a strategic partner to TT Electronics and supports us with technical knowledge around design and testing related to the radio modules.”

Patrik Larsson, Regional Sales Director Nordics at Quectel, said: “We’re delighted that TT Electronics has chosen our BG96, M66 and L76-L modules to integrate into its S-2CONNECT product family and help its customers streamline and accelerate introduction of IoT technology. High volume deployments across different industries are complex to enable but helping to solve these challenges is exactly what Quectel exists for. We look forward to providing further Quectel modules to TT Electronics and helping its customers to build a smarter world.”