Ramakrishna Electro Component (REC) has launched VTS (Vehicle Tracking System), under UTRAQ brand, which iwill run on Indian Satellite.
UTRAQ is an endeavor to replace the currently in use GPS application that is working on US Satellites.
The launch event was attended by Antrix (a commercial arm of ISRO) Executive Director (operations) Suma DR; Shanghai Mobiletek Managing Director Sherry Xu; and Ramakrishna Group Chairman Satish Luthra.
This module is IRNSS compliant for VTS application. 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.
U-TRAQ 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. But in U-TRAQ GPS receiver Modules are designed for two RF bands – L5 frequency and L1 frequency, L5 frequency which is NaviC Frequency and L1 frequency which is GPS/GLONAS frequency. Where L100 has dual band patch antennas connected to two RF inputs of the board which receives the signals from the satellite. And L110 designed for use with external antenna.
The product will be used for automotive – vehicle tracking system/asset tracking/wearable tracking/fleet management/mobile phone/ railways/defence/marine.
Commenting on the launch of UTRAQ, Shivang Luthra, Managing Director, Rama Krishna Electro said, “We are providing customers with various features of working with L5(IRNSS) band and L1 (GPS and GNSS) band. Major change we are anticipating is that the VTS industry will be changing their designs as in the coming year it will be mandatory from government of India to use IRNSS device.”