Wireless Business Unit - A Snapshot
Our Wireless Business
Unit, dating from 1987, operates in Calgary,
Alberta, and Milpitas,
California. It is capitalizing on the wireless industry’s
enormous growth – including in the and Fixed
Asset Tracking & Management, and Personal Telematics markets.
CSI's Wireless Products
have developed a line of fixed wireless telephones in response
to a lack of traditional copper-wire landline infrastructure
that is hampering many developing countries, and to developed
countries' landline phone networks operating at full capacity.
fixed phones provide the signal strength and voice quality
of landline phones. They are "fixed" because they
connect to standard AC electrical outlets rather than to portable
batteries, and "wireless" because they rely on cellular
rather than copper-wire landline networks.
offer fixed wireless telephones featuring analog or digital
technology, and TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) or GSM
(Global System for Mobile communications) technology, to ensure
that our potential market is global. More than 600 wirelss
carriers and 80 per cent of the world's wireless telephone
subscribers rely on TDMA and/or GSM technology.
TDMA fixed wireless telephone has proven to be very popular
in Latin America – generating more than $50 million of sales
so far – and has helped pave the way for CSI's GSM versions
(including the new “410
Series”) to succeed there and in other parts of the world,
Tracking & Management Devices
employee large or expensive fleets of rental cars, transport
trailers or mobile equipment must often endure inefficiencies
and unnecessary costs because they don’t know the location
and operating status of their assets at all times. They are
also prone to theft.
product line offers affordable, highly integrated asset management
systems that focus on safety and security applications – including
emergency response, location information, roadside assistance,
and stolen vehicle recovery. The Asset-Link™
200 and fleet-oriented Fleet-Link™
feature very compact hardware, low costs, and use of Short
Message Service (SMS or text message) and/or Microburst®/Cellemetry®
Control Channel networks to reach all of Canada, the U.S.
and Mexico. plus parts of Central and South America. CSI also
offers the GSM-capable
400 for global applications.
with Asset-Link™ can:
- track vehicles’ locations;
- log and analyze vehicles’ performance data, including
- remotely perform important security functions including
door-locking and ignition controls, plus geo-fencing (containing
vehicles inside pre-set geographic areas); and
- employ potentially life-saving automatic safety features
including crash notification, airbag deployment notification,
and emergency dispatch.
customers include AirIQ, whose asset-tracking clients encompass
several of the world's largest car rental companies including
Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. AirIQ purchases its fleet management
hardware from CSI Wireless.
customers also include Directed Electronics, the world's largest
after-market car-alarm and remote-start manufacturer, with
sales in 46 countries. Asset-Link™ is the enabling technology
for Directed's new line of stolen vehicle tracking and recovery
systems, available under Directed's popular Clifford, Viper,
Python and Automate brands.