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Alpha Micro Components Joins Laird Technologies' Embedded Wireless Value Added Reseller Program

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January 03, 2013

Alpha Micro Components Joins Laird Technologies' Embedded Wireless Value Added Reseller Program

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor


Alpha Micro Components recently announced that it is now a UK distributor for Laird Technologies’ (News - Alert) range of embedded wireless solutions. Laird Technologies’ extensive range of applications that have been designed for business-critical devices, will serve to further improve Alpha Micro’s current M2M portfolio offering.

In a statement, Christos Papakyriacou, managing director, Alpha Micro Components, said, that, “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.”

The wireless module portfolio of Laird Technologies’ includes integrated and external antenna versions; integrated or host-based embedded stacks as well as a number of different mounting options designed to address any system requirement. Offering easy integration with a number of devices, Laird’s wireless modules are agency approved and come with feature-rich protocols, a number of data rates, ranges (power), frequencies, as well as options for customization to ensure greater reliability.

Ketan Patel, European Sales, and distribution manager, Laird Technologies said that, “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.”

Alpha Micro will now provide clients with modules that are enhanced with fully integrated Bluetooth stack controlled and configured via AT commands. The company will also deliver modules enhanced with a HCI (Human Computer Interaction) layer which can run with Bluetooth stacks that are a part of operating systems such as the Microsoft (News - Alert) Bluetooth stack on Windows or Bluez on Linux.

Laird’s Classic Bluetooth modules, which have been developed for data and audio applications, have been designed with Cambridge Silicon Radio’s BC04 and BC05 chipsets, and feature a full Bluetooth stack capable of supporting a number of profiles which include serial port, A2DP, DUN and HFP profiles among others.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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