Wireless Applications

TI and Enfora Collaborate on Enterprise Asset Tracking

January 23, 2008

Enfora will incorporate TI's GPS, single-chip cellular, and ultra low power microcontrollers into its asset tracking and management products.


RICHARDSON, TX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enfora announced that it is expanding its collaboration with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI), and will develop intelligent wireless solutions using TI's NaviLink 5.0 single-chip GPS receiver. These solutions will be targeted at organizations that need to track, manage and control a wide variety of assets. Deployment of these solutions can provide these organizations with cost reductions and improved utilization of their assets, eliminating redundancies and enhancing asset lifecycle management.

Further to this collaboration, Enfora will incorporate a combination of TI's NaviLink 5.0 GPS solution, LoCosto single-chip cellular platform, and "ultra-low-power" microcontroller into Enfora's intelligent devices, including wireless modules and integrated products. These intelligent devices can be used, for example, to track shipping containers, delivery trucks and other vehicles or assets.

Enfora's integration of TI's leading-edge silicon into flexible, low-power intelligent devices will also allow application solution providers to adapt their applications to the remote asset monitoring, sensor management, data collection and location-based environments. Furthermore, these devices, particularly when coupled with Enfora's intelligent gateway, are designed to facilitate rapid solution deployment across a variety of applications.

"TI and Enfora have enjoyed a long-standing strategic relationship," said Mark Denissen, TI's Vice President, Strategic Marketing. "This expanded collaboration between our companies will provide customers configurable solutions for low power communications with GPS capabilities."

"Through our close relationship with TI we obtain access to a variety of technologies that we can use to expand our solutions in order to meet the asset tracking and management needs of corporate enterprise on a global basis," said Jeff Newman, Chief Strategy Officer of Enfora. "Our use of TI's GPS technology allows us to provide our enterprise customers with wireless networking solutions based on leading edge technology for asset tracking and management applications."

About Enfora
Enfora is a leading provider of wireless networking solutions that enable enterprises to access, analyze and leverage information from their geographically dispersed assets. Our solutions, consisting of embedded wireless software, wireless modules, integrated products and enterprise software, are based on our distributed intelligent architecture that provides a valuable link between an enterprise and its remote assets. Enterprises deploy our solutions for location-based, monitoring and control, and asset management applications.


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