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Laipac S911 Lola Enhances Quality of Life for the Elderly and Infirm with Help from Telit Wireless Solutions

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, today announced that the Laipac S911 Lola personal locator integrates Jupiter JF2 and GE865 modules to provide instant location and two-way voice communications for emergency response to the elderly - ultimately allowing them to live at home longer and enhancing quality of life.

With current advances in medical technology, the global population is living longer - creating a sandwich generation of adults caring for aging parents as well as children. In response, Laipac, longtime experts in location devices for fleet management, law enforcement and child safety identified an opportunity to facilitate extended elder autonomy by applying M2M technology from Telit to create a compact, easy-to-use device capable of initiating instant two-way communications at the touch of a button, pinpoint location in the event of an emergency, and even detect unexpected movement like falls. The unit is small enough to wear as an unobtrusive pendant, reducing the need for an injured person to search and find it across the room.

The small size of the Telit GE865 cellular module makes it a perfect fit for the Lola device. It offers quad-band GSM/GPRS connectivity and very low power consumption - so the Lola device can be worn all day on a single charge. The Jupiter JF2 GNSS module is also a super compact, low power device providing enhanced positioning for the accuracy users demand in the event of an emergency.

The S911 Lola is available worldwide through a variety of outlets including, in some regions, from local carriers, through the online stores of multiple “big box” retailers as well as direct from Laipac. For less than $20/month, users enjoy unlimited tracking, 100 minutes of voice and full access to LocationNow, the robust Laipac online tracking platform.

“Due to the growing needs for innovative solutions to elder care issues, we expect Lola sales to grow significantly this year,” said Diego Lai, Co-founder of Laipac. “Thanks to the technology and support from Telit, we are able to offer the perfect compact, affordable and easy-to-use solution to address this unique need.”

“Telit is proud to be a part of M2M technology-based solutions that improve quality of life across all kinds of demographics,” said Mike Ueland, President of Telit Americas. “Laipac is no exception. The Lola device is ideal for elder care, but also a great business enabler in situations involving lone workers. It even improves personal safety for children, extreme athletes and a host of other potential users.”

With over 12 years of unparalleled focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP delivers all necessary services and products to connect assets to the Internet of Things. Whether sourcing single products or full end-to-end solutions, count on M2M’s broadest portfolio in cellular, short range and positioning technologies paired with m2mAIR services covering application enablement as well as deployment management & connectivity under mobile networks and over the internet & cloud. Telit benchmark-quality products and services are delivered with global support and logistics exceeding exacting requirements from customers large and small. Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. delivers the Internet of Things made Plug & Play. Now innovate!

About Telit

Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing cellular, short range and positioning modules; and m2mAIR, managed and value added services, in application enablement and connectivity under mobile networks and internet/cloud. Business unit Telit Automotive Solutions delivers automotive-grade products and services to auto manufacturers and tier-one auto suppliers; and business unit Telit GNSS Solutions reaches M2M and beyond, delivering award-winning geo-positioning products to the broader electronics and OEM markets. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through seven R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.

By supplying scalable products interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, rapid prototyping tools for application development, and m2m tailored connectivity, Telit is able to reduce development costs, protect design investments and minimize technical risk. The company provides customer support and design-in assistance through 32 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of experts with over 30 competence centers, and the Telit Technical Support Forum.

Telit provides products services and facilities to connect organizations to the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing them to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-world data from connected devices, creating new efficiencies, revenue streams, societal and personal benefits. Join the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers’ innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.

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