Cinterion Launches the World’s Thinnest HSPA+ Module for Machine-to-Machine Applications
PHS8 Provides Flexible Surface Mounting and a Reliable Path to LTE
Singapore, October 12, 2011 – Cinterion, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry leader for more than 15 years and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), today launched the world’s thinnest HSPA+ M2M module. This fully ruggedized, high-bandwidth module features flexible Surface Mounting Technology and enables secure, high-speed voice and data communications on global 2G and 3G cellular networks. It also provides a reliable bridge to forthcoming 4G LTE networks. At just 2 mm in height, PHS8 is ideal for the most space-constrained M2M solutions such as increasingly compact industrial PDAs, global tracking and tracing devices, discreet security systems, mHealth solutions and more.
“Our new PHS8 module enables advanced communications for today’s networks and readiness for tomorrow’s technology,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO, Cinterion. “Providing a compatible footprint as a bridge to the future while protecting M2M solution longevity is key to implementation success. For our customers, this implies optimizing their technology investments for many years to come.”
With integrated GPS and flexible surface mounting PHS8 simplifies integration and streamlines efficient mass manufacturing to deliver lower total cost of ownership for M2M customers. The module’s unique thermal design extends the temperature range from -40°C to +85°C for reliable communications in even the most extreme conditions. Integrated voice coding algorithms enable superior voice quality and hands-free capabilities essential for industrial PDAs and mobile communications even while in transit or at work in the field.
PHS8 developer kits are available immediately with mass production expected in Q1 2012.
Cinterion, a Gemalto company, is the global leader of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules. Combining unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support, with a strong portfolio of cutting-edge GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products, Cinterion provides complete M2M solutions encompassing wireless modules and MIMs (Machine Identity Module) through to server platforms and managed services. Cinterion is a reliable partner valued by diverse vertical market customers for its award-winning M2M technology which enables machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase efficiency. Cinterion products are carrier and FTA approved and are deployed in 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 revenues of €1.9 billion in 2010, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.
Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
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