An India-based semiconductor distribution company has launched country’s first ever ‘desi’ GPS module. Today at an event in New Delhi, Ramakrishna Electro Component Pvt Ltd announced a new kind of Vehicle Tracking System that will run on Indian Satellites, and not on US Satellites.
The company has launched Vehicle Tracking System under ‘Utraq’ brand. This system will replace the currently in-use GPS application that is working on US satellites.
Commenting on the launch, Shivang Luthra, Managing Director REC said that Utraq will be changing the way tracking has been done in the past. Utraq launched two models L100 and L110. These are GPS receivers Modules based on IRNSS supported by GAGAN/NaviC signals, designed using L5 and S bands. It is owned by Ramakrishna Electro Component & manufactured by Shanghai Mobiletek.
This module is IRNSS compliant for VTS application. IRNSS is Govt of India initiative under ISRO. IRNSS User Receiver module is integrated with front-end chipset and embedded high performance ARM9 processor from leading chipset manufacturer. It has internal S RAM, UART, USB, CAN and 10 Bit ADCs.
Mass production will happen in India after the successful penetration in the Indian Region under Make In India program. Today’s launch event was attended by Executive Director of ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix, Suma DR, Shanghai Mobiletek Managing Director, Sherry Xu, and Ramakrishna Group Chairman, Satish Luthra.