MUNICH – August 30, 2010 – Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, today announced that its HC28-J module earned approval by NTTDoCoMo, the largest mobile network operator in Japan. The latest HC28 variant, the “J” version, provides the UMTS/HSDPA frequency bands 800 and 2100 MHz to ensure optimal reception even in rural areas of the NTTDoCoMo network. Cinterion’s M2M Advanced Family, now including HC28, HC28-J, HC25 and EU3 modules, further strengthens Cinterion’s penetration in the Japanese market while providing international customers the opportunity to deploy one design globally.
“Our HC28 products were optimized for the unique technology requirements of Japanese wireless networks and allow our customers who conduct business in Japan to design high quality, durable M2M applications,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO and president, Cinterion. “The Japanese M2M market is thriving, especially through the increased adoption of high-bandwidth applications. Our latest advanced communication modules will help integrators and end users alike improve their business operations with intelligent and cost saving M2M technology.”
Cinterion’s HC28 modules enable fast, high-bandwidth cellular data transmissions needed for sophisticated M2M applications including metering and smart grid, video surveillance and security, tracking and tracing, industrial PDAs, gateways, fleet management and much more. The HC28 modules offer full featured functionality including voice and high-speed data capability up to 3.6 Mbps for downloads, global roaming, onboard GPS, a RIL/NDIS/USB driver for Microsoft® Windows Mobile™-based devices and USB 2.0 full-speed industrial interface – all connected via a rugged board-to-board connector. These features, along with carrier certification, full type approval including R&TTE, GCF, FCC, PTCRB and the required Japanese certifications, JATE and TELEC, give manufacturers an opportunity to develop new devices and solutions for the Japanese market very quickly and at a low cost of ownership.
For more information about Cinterion’s HC28-J module, please visit: www.cinterion.com/hc28.
Cinterion is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and combines unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support with a strong portfolio of high-quality GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products. Cinterion is a reliable partner and valued by many vertical market customers for its award-winning modules which enable machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase productivity and efficiency. Cinterion products are carrier and FTA approved and used for industries including: healthcare; automotive and eToll; metering; remote maintenance and control; payment systems; routers and gateways; security systems; tracking and tracing; environmental monitoring and more. Cinterion is part of the Gemalto group (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.
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