Cinterion launches ultra compact plug and play M2M multi-purpose terminal

01/03/2012 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – Cinterion, a global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) company, has introduced BGS2-Terminal, a simple plug-and-play M2M communication terminal to quickly connect any type of industrial applications and remote assets using cellular technology.

Requiring minimal integration and approval efforts, Cinterion’s ultra-compact BGS2-Terminal includes a variety of standardised industrial interfaces enabling easy deployment for different M2M market applications including remote monitoring and control, security solutions and building automation.

In addition, the terminal’s extended temperature range and exceptionally low power consumption assures long life in out-of-the-way locations. For instance, the Cinterion terminal can be quickly installed with solar panels enabling real time, two-way data communication that allows power companies to remotely monitor energy production and immediately respond when repairs or maintenance are needed. The BGS2-Terminal helps keep equipment functioning at peak levels while reducing costly field service visits.

“With the footprint of a credit card and a highly flexible mounting concept, our new BGS2-Terminal can be installed in most industrial assets and be used out-of-the-box to connect applications to the IP-based world,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion. “Simplified integration is the key to opening new market segments and helping more enterprises to optimise operations and cut costs with smart M2M technology”.

The BGS2-Terminal comes in two variants: RS-485 offering vertical-specific industrial interfaces for building automation and automatic meter reading; and RS-232 for general-purpose applications. Both variants are available immediately for use worldwide.

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