Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto company, launches AH3, its new high-speed automotive M2M module with a new triple-diversity antenna design.
AH3 delivers reliable always-on communications across global 2G and 3G cellular networks for advanced applications such as, onboard vehicle computing, internet access, fleet management as well as automatic eCall and emergency roadside assistance, integrated hands free calling and many more.
The module’s SIM Access Profile enables easy integration of additional wireless devices, connection with smartphones and software applications, while analog audio processing and advanced voice support provide superior hands-free capabilities. AH3’s compact, single-sided design shares a common footprint with forthcoming LTE modules.
The ruggedized AH3 module features a totally new and improved triple-diversity antenna concept that is based on pogo pads enabling simple and reliable mounting at reduced total cost of ownership. The three antennas allow always-on communications with simultaneous voice, data and continuous GPS tracking for true multi-tasking. AH3’s extended temperature range and improved power management preserve battery power and guarantee longevity even in extreme vibration, moisture and temperature conditions typical of automotive applications.
“There’s tremendous opportunity and demand in the automotive sector as a growing number of manufacturers are leveraging the power of broadband cellular M2M communication in cars, trucks and other machines to provide drivers and mobile businesses with greater and richer access to information and remote diagnostics,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion.
“Cinterion’s easy-to-integrate, richly-featured AH3 module meets all the demands of advanced automotive applications.”
Additional AH3 product information:
AH3 samples and evaluation kits are available with mass production beginning in Q2 2012. AH3 meets the most stringent automotive industry quality standards including e-mark and VDA 6.2 and it is IMDS listed and produced in a factory that is certified according to automotive TS16949 standards. AH3 comes in two versions: AH3-US which supports AWS band in Northern America, and AH3-W which adds 900 MHz to cover all other world regions and to ensure true global roaming. All Cinterion modules are backed by market leading customer support and come with full type approval (FTA) as well as pre-certification by the world’s largest mobile network operators supporting global functionality and a swift time-to-market.
A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry pioneer and market leader for more than 15 years, Cinterion gives customers the confidence to excel in a complex M2M ecosystem 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, increase efficiency and establish new business models. Offering unique competence in combining wireless M2M modules with Machine Identity Modules (MIM), MIM personalization capabilities and device management platforms in a trusted and secure environment, Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment manufacturers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users. Cinterion products power M2M technology for diverse vertical markets including: automotive, tracking and tracing, industrial mobile computing, metering and smart grid, payment systems, healthcare, security systems, routers and gateways, remote maintenance and control 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.
For more information, please visit www.cinterion.com