Cinterion claims 'world’s smallest' surface mount automotive module as part of Intel Alliance

Norbert Muhrer, CEO of Cinterion Norbert Muhrer, CEO of Cinterion

Munich, Germany – Cinterion, a global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto company, has announced AGS2, the world’s smallest surface mount automotive M2M module providing global voice and data communications for vehicle telematics.

The new module is Cinterion’s first offering as an Associate Partner in the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance programme, which provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and developers with the advanced hardware, software, firmware, tools and systems integration support needed to bring leading-edge technology solutions to market faster.

Cinterion’s tiny AGS2 Land Grid Array (LGA) surface mount module was designed for cost-effective vehicle telematics such as fleet management solutions, car alarms and eCall applications. The module features a secure internet protocol connection, best-in-class digital audio and advanced voice technology with voice prompts, which can be crucial during emergencies. Quad-band capability helps eliminate coverage disruptions, enhancing the reliability of communications even when roaming between countries and across different carrier networks.

The module’s advanced jamming detection feature strengthens theft prevention while its low power consumption extends vehicle battery life. AGS2’s rugged design, extended temperature range and superior shielding together improve reliability in the most extreme automotive conditions of heat, cold, vibration and moisture. AGS2 development kits are available immediately with commercial production starting now.

“Our new AGS2 module was developed in close collaboration with Intel to take advantage of their latest chipset and to ensure our product roadmaps are in sync,” said Norbert Muhrer (pictured), CEO of Cinterion. “By combining Cinterion’s M2M expertise with early access to Intel’s most advanced platforms, we are able to quickly launch first-to-market modules that give our customers a competitive advantage in their next generation solutions.”

“Cinterion’s high quality products and leadership in the growing M2M sector makes them an ideal collaborator in the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance, one of the world’s most recognized and trusted technology ecosystems,” said Rick Lisa, group sales director, WW M2M Business Development, Intel Embedded Sales Group. “Together, we can offer cutting edge technology that helps developers innovate M2M solutions to simplify and optimise enterprise and industrial operations.”

An M2M pioneer for more than 15 years, Cinterion (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) represents the M2M segment of Gemalto. Cinterion offers expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Its award-winning products and services connect people, machines, equipment and vehicles over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. Equipment makers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users rely on Cinterion for leading-edge wireless M2M communication modules, machine identification modules (MIMs), MIM personalisation capabilities plus a trusted and secure, cloud-based Service Delivery Platform for any M2M application. Cinterion powers cellular communications for: telematics and automotive applications, tracking and tracing, industrial mobile computing, metering and smart grid, payment systems, healthcare, security systems, routers and gateways, remote maintenance and control and more.

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