Cinterion Launches the World’s Thinnest HSPA+ Module for Machine-to-Machine Applications

Cinterion Launches the World’s Thinnest HSPA+ Module for Machine-to-Machine Applications

PHS8 Provides Flexible Surface Mounting and a Reliable Path to LTE

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.”

Cinterion PSH8With 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. For more information, please visit Cinterion’s booth #341 in the M2M Zone at CTIA Enterprise & Applications at the San Diego Convention Center, October 11-13, 2011.

About Cinterion, a Gemalto Company
A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry pioneer and market leader for more than 15 years, Cinterion gives customers the confidence to excel in M2M through the foundations of expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s award-winning products and services allow machines, equipment, vehicles and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, cut costs and increase efficiency. With unparalleled expertise in M2M and data security technologies ranging from wireless modules and Machine Identity Modules (MIMs), to server platforms and enabling services, Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment manufacturers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users in diverse vertical markets including: automotive and eToll, metering and smart grid, remote maintenance and control, healthcare, payment systems, routers and gateways, security systems, tracking 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.

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