Cinterion launches multimode M2M module on Verizon to provide a bridge to LTE
MobileCON, San Diego, USA. October 8, 2012 – Cinterion, Gemalto’s M2M business segment, today announces the launch of its PXS8 module. This is said to be the first industrial-grade multimode M2M module to enable global roaming for voice and data communications.
The new module opens up new business opportunities for global enterprises looking to launch M2M solutions on Verizon Wireless’ network. Developed for use on Verizon Wireless’s network and its international roaming partners, the new module supports both global 2G and 3G standards, eliminating the need for multiple designs for worldwide M2M solutions. Verizon’s M2M customers can now benefit from moving 3G service across the Verizon Wireless networks and abroad with one M2M module and one solution design.
Offering global high-speed connectivity and a surface mount, ultra-slim form factor, the PXS8 is ideal for data rich and space constrained machine-to-machine (M2M) applications such as industrial PDAs, global tracking and tracing, video surveillance or onboard vehicle Internet solutions. With the latest long-life chipset technology and a footprint prepared for forthcoming LTE modules, the new module provides a flexible path to the future for M2M applications requiring next-generation LTE mobile broadband connectivity.
“Gemalto’s Cinterion module, working seamlessly across Verizon Wireless and our roaming partners worldwide will create an effective environment for multinational companies to create new M2M business opportunities,” said John Sullivan, executive director of machine-to-machine platform for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
“This is an important development bridging the boundaries between two technologies and thus advancing the state of machine-to-machine applications on a global basis,” added Norbert Muhrer, senior vice president, Gemalto Cinterion M2M segment. “We are glad to build M2M business on top of the well established partnership between Verizon and Gemalto and thus stimulate new business opportunities.”
Cinterion has been a pioneer for wireless M2M communication market leader for more than 15 years. The company enables businesses to succeed in a complex M2M ecosystem by offering expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s 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.
In 2011 Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) had annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access services, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
For more information about Cinterion, visit the Gemalto booth #235 at MobileCON, San Diego Convention Center, California, USA from October 9-11, 2012