Donation Encourages Engineering Students to Pursue Careers in M2M Field
SAN DIEGO, CA – Students at the University of British Columbia will now be able to get hands-on experience in developing satellite machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, thanks to a donation from Quake Global, Inc., a leading manufacturer of M2M devices for terrestrial and satellite networks.
QUAKE™ has donated seven Q4000 M2M data modems and a development kit with applications program interface software for use in the university’s satellite communications curriculum.
The QUAKE hardware and software will be used by more than 150 undergraduate students enrolled in the third-year electrical engineering design studio project course, and by graduate students pursuing research projects related to supervisory control, data acquisition and monitoring of remote assets through the ORBCOMM satellite network.
“We are very grateful to QUAKE for providing these state-of-the-art tools for our students,” said Professor David Michelson, who heads the Radio Science Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Thanks to QUAKE’s donation, our engineering students will get invaluable real- world experience in learning to use the latest technologies the M2M industry has to offer.”
“At QUAKE, we strongly believe in supporting education programs for the next generation of engineers,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president of sales and marketing, Quake Global. “These young men and women will be the future of our industry, and we are proud to be able to give them a head-start as they launch their careers.”
The Quake Global Q4000 is a flexible, industrial-grade M2M communication device. It combines dual- mode functionality over multiple satellite and GSM terrestrial networks with GPS in a compact, fully programmable solution. The Q4000 is ideal for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and low- volume users, and is also a great option for developers facing an accelerated time-to-market requirement.