Arrow Electronics and IMST agree on wireless cooperation

AR790A IMSTArrow Electronics and IMST, a development service provider for wireless systems and manufacturer of radio modules based in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the sale and distribution of wireless systems and solutions. In future, Arrow will market and distribute IMST`s wireless modules. As part of the agreement, Arrow offers its customers design support and certifications for wireless solutions.

Through the cooperation between the two companies, Arrow customers have access to the pre-certified WiMOD radio modules from IMST for the royalty-free ISM bands, including, for example, the iM871A-Wireless M bus module. The module has a measured open-air range of 3,000 metres and minimum power consumption of 50nA when idle. The module also achieves high ranges in buildings and fulfils the requirements regarding battery life in current smart-meter installations.

“Thanks to the extensive presence of Arrow in the European markets and the commitment of its field application engineers, new opportunities for the use of our radio modules are opening up for us,” says Heinz Syrzisko, head of Wireless Solutions at IMST.

“With IMST as part of our EMEA engineering solution centre, we can now offer our customers support both in the development and in the international certification of wireless products,” says David Spragg, vice president of engineering for Arrow in EMEA. “The know-how and experience of IMST in the sphere of wireless power offer us new areas of activity in the market.”

IMST offers a complete service chain for wireless product developments, starting from feasibility analyses, through system design to the realisation of different development levels (demonstrator, prototype, pilot production, production) in hardware, software and certification. The 180 employees have expertise in all wireless technologies and provide advice regardless of the specific technology.

Wireless solutions from IMST are used in numerous sectors, such as automotive technology, medical technology, industrial and building automation, as well as in classic telecommunications.