Laird Technologies Signs Alpha Micro Components as Embedded Wireless Value Added Reseller
M2M specialist to offer market-leading embedded wireless solutions in the UK
Alpha Micro Components, the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications specialist, has signed a distribution agreement with Laird Technologies Inc., global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications. Ideal for a broad range of applications on business-critical devices, Laird Technologies’ high-performance Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi and Range-Amplified Multipoint (RAMP) wireless modules are set to further enhance Alpha Micro’s existing M2M portfolio.
Laird’s wireless module portfolio comes with a variety of options including integrated and external antenna versions, integrated or host-based embedded stacks and various mounting options to fit any system requirement. Easy to integrate into a wide range of devices with minimal effort or development time, they are agency approved and offer feature-rich protocols, an assortment of data rates, ranges (power), frequencies and customisation options for high reliability.
Alpha Micro is now able to offer modules with a fully integrated Bluetooth stack which is controlled and configured using AT commands. In addition it is also able to offer modules with a HCI (Human Computer Interaction) layer which can work with Bluetooth stacks inherent in various operating systems such as the Microsoft Bluetooth stack on Windows or Bluez on Linux.
Designed for data and audio applications, Laird’s Classic Bluetooth modules are based on Cambridge Silicon Radio’s market leading BC04 and BC05 chipsets, incorporating a full Bluetooth stack which supports a comprehensive range of profiles such as serial port, A2DP, DUN and HFP profiles amongst many others. The Bluetooth module provides a UART interface and comprehensive AT command set to allow easy interface to a host processor. It is the fastest method of adding a Bluetooth wireless data link to an embedded product.
Commenting on the new product range, Christos Papakyriacou, Managing Director, Alpha Micro Components, said, “Laird’s range of products is designed to add the best possible wireless solution with the minimum effort or development time. Whatever the requirement, we are now in a position to offer state of the art wireless connectivity. Development kits and tools come as standard with all modules, as well as a global Field Application Engineer (FAE) network and technical support resources to assist developers in launching their products faster.”
Concluding Ketan Patel, European Sales and Distribution Manager, Laird Technologies said, “We are delighted to add Alpha Micro Components as a UK distributor for our range of embedded wireless solutions. Alpha Micro’s outstanding design services and support will help a greater number of OEM and system integrators to benefit from Laird Technologies’ comprehensive range of wireless modules and embedded solutions.
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Caption – Image 1 – pictured here left to right is. Nick Pummell, Sales Manager, Alpha Micro; Hardik Patel, Applications Engineer Alpha Micro; Mark Duncombe, Application Engineer, Laird; John Moore, Business Development Manager, Alpha Micro; Ketan Patel, European Sales and Distribution Manager, Laird; Maxine Hewitt, Franchise Marketing Director, Alpha Micro; Clive Williamson, Product Manager, Alpha Micro; Matt Whiteley, Business Development Manager, Alpha Micro; Aimee Mander, Business Development Manager, Alpha Micro
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About Alpha Micro Components
Founded in 1995, Alpha Micro is a successful independent specialist franchised distributor of components for telematics and M2M. It is one of the companies pioneering the concept of “design based” distribution, using its in-house software and hardware capabilities as a platform to sell its franchised components. Alpha Micro’s design group offers a comprehensive technical support package ranging from application support, through to complete turnkey designs. The company services the machine to machine (m2m), telematics, medical, energy monitoring, security and automotive sectors with components from world leading manufacturers. The franchised line up includes EnOcean, FTDI, GainSpan, Lantronix, Laird Technologies and u-blox.– Alpha Micro has built an enviable reputation for product knowledge, customer service and innovation. For further information please visit www.alphamicro.net
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