“When I was younger, someone close to me nearly took their life with a gun. That planted a seed,” said Brady Simpson, Simtek’s founder and CEO, “How can I help prevent gun related suicides, accidents and thefts without taking away rights or using restrictive technology? That’s why I developed Simtek.”
Simtek, based in Mountain View, California, is a new security-technology company which designs smart sensors for reinventing security of dangerous or valuable things. Recently, it launched a portable security sensor called Duo which is used to monitor enclosed spaces without easy access to connectivity or power (like gun safes, luggage, jewellery box, self-storage, RVs/Autos). This device could detect any light or motion and alert the owner by texting a message within 15 seconds once the protected things are exposed to various risks.
Unlike those products using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, Simpson's team were looking for a cellular module ensuring reliable connectivity, worldwide network coverage and low power consumption, and they finally choose Quectel UG96 module which ideally meets the above requirements.
Quectel UG96 is a cost effective and ultra compact UMTS/HSPA module featuring a maximum data rate of 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink. By supporting GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA/HSUPA networks, it helps developers to design applications once and benefit from the flexibility of worldwide coverage and service.
Simtek Duo is a kind of palm-sized portable device that can fit inside safes or dresser drawers, and UG96 module made this possible due to its compact SMT form factor of 22.5mm × 26.5mm × 2.2mm.
Making any space safe with instant text alerts, it is no doubt that Duo with Quectel UG96 module inside will be applied in more families on vulnerable or valuable things in future.
Quectel Wireless Solutions has been devoted to developing and promoting IoT cellular technologies and solutions since its foundation in 2010. It focuses on designing, developing and selling cellular modules and solutions which are targeted at IoT applications. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel has a broad product portfolio including GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+), LTE and NB-IoT modules. It owns rich experiences and is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in fields such as smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. For more information, please visit Quectel's website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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