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Telguard now cellular provider for Videofied systems

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01/16/2014

ATLANTA—Telguard is now a single source cellular supplier for all Videofied systems in the U.S. and Canada, the company announced Jan. 15.

Alarm.com, iControl, Telular end patent infringement cases

Now iControl and Alarm.com have a cross-licensing agreement that allows subscribers of either company to access patents covered under the agreement
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01/15/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Patent infringement lawsuits involving Alarm.com, iControl Networks and Telular have all been dismissed, the companies announced this week.

HomeControl solution for Go!Control panels available for dealers

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11/25/2013

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Telguard HomeControl solution for Go!Control panels is available for security dealers, Telguard and 2GIG announced Nov. 25.

Telguard, Videofied team up on video verified platform

Telguard will private label Videofied’s video verification product
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11/20/2013

NEW YORK—Telguard and Videofied have formed an original equipment manufacturer partnership that the companies hope will accelerate the adoption of video verified alarms.

Telular to be acquired by Avista Capital in $253 million deal

Private equity firm looking to 'drive next phase of growth' for Telguard parent
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05/01/2013

CHICAGO and NEW YORK—Telular Corp., which provides cellular alarm communications equipment through its Telguard division, announced on Monday that it is being acquired by Avista Capital Partners in a deal valued at $253 million.

Telguard adds PERS partner

Company licenses cell technology to provider of medical alert systems
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04/03/2013

ATLANTA, Ga.—Telguard has expanded its reach into PERS by licensing its cellular technology to medical alarm provider Mytrex, a combination that Telguard says will help alarm dealers protect and increase their RMR.

Telguard communicator meets 2013 NFPA 72 requirements

Does the new sole-path communications requirement mean more opportunities for dealers?
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02/04/2013

CHICAGO—Telular Corp. recently announced that its Telguard TG-7FS cellular communicator is now compliant with the National Fire Protection Association 2013 edition requirements for sole-path communications. The latest edition of NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, allows sole-path cellular communications to be supervised for commercial fire systems once every 60 minutes, instead of every five minutes as required by the 2010 edition, the company said.

2G sun starting to set in Arizona

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Looking for signs of the 2G sunset? Don’t blink.

That was the message today from Telguard’s Shawn Welsh, who notified CSAA members via the group’s ACCENT email service that AT&T has begun to pull the shade on Arizona’s Pinal and Gila counties.

“For those of you with cellular customers in Arizona, AT&T has announced that there will be no roaming network available to 2G GSM/GPRS-only cellular devices using [the company’s] 410 SIMs—they are often yellow in color—in Pinal and Gila counties starting on Nov. 1, 2012,” Welsh wrote.

If you struggle to keep pace with the calendar—and I am among you—that means next Thursday.

Welsh said he and his counterparts at other cellular equipment companies made a promise at the CSAA’s annual meeting, held Oct. 12-17 in Hawaii, to keep the industry informed about pockets of lost 2G coverage “as soon as we were notified by our carrier partners.”

“Having just returned this week, this one is beating the official CSAA process,” he wrote.

Welsh advised anyone with customers in the two counties to contact their cellular manufacturer for official confirmation from AT&T and a coverage map to determine if their units are affected.

“Only your cellular device manufacturer (or waiting until next Thursday—not recommended) can advise you of your potential loss of service,” he said.

Welsh said Telguard customers should not notice a change “as we do not use 410 SIMs in our [legacy] 2G or 3G devices.” For those affected by the AT&T announcement, “you’ll need to roll trucks next week and replace the units with a device operating on a 3G/4G network,” he said.
 

Telguard kit upgrades 2G communicators facing ‘sunset’

Commercial units can be converted to 3G/4G while preserving UL certifications
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09/26/2012

ATLANTA, Ga.—Telguard, a provider of wireless alarm monitoring solutions, has rolled out a conversion kit that allows dealers to upgrade their commercial 2G cellular communicators to 3G/4G without voiding UL certifications at the installation site.

AT&T: 2017 end of the line for 2G

Cell carrier’s ‘sunset’ for GSM will force upgrade to 3G and 4G radios
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08/15/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—AT&T will phase out its 2G networks by 2017, setting a long-anticipated timeline for the “sunset” of the technology and giving the alarm industry a target date to upgrade cellular equipment.

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