Cinterion Enables 4G Connectivity on Unique Plug-In Router for M2M-grade Applications

Cinterion Enables 4G Connectivity on Unique Plug-In Router for M2M-grade Applications

BrightSKY’s simpliFi router based on Cinterion module deploys in minutes, provides high-speed wireless for up to 32 devices.

Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication solutions and a Gemalto company, today announced that its flagship PHS8 module has been integrated into the innovative 4G M2M router, “simpliFi™ by BrightSKY.
Designed for both industrial and residential applications in a miniaturized, plug-in form factor, simpliFi leverages Cinterion’s module to provide simultaneous high-speed data and voice communications for up to 32 WiFi-enabled devices.

Cinterion Enables 4G Connectivity on Unique Plug-In Router for M2M-grade ApplicationsThe Cinterion tiny PHS8 module is small enough for simpliFi’s unique power socket form factor – the router simply plugs into a wall outlet and it’s ready to use. Cinterion’s HSPA+ 4G technology provides the broadband speeds and high bandwidth necessary for simultaneous voice and WiFi connectivity for multiple devices.

Bluetooth™-enabled devices can also be connected, allowing for example, medical devices to send caregivers crucial data in real time, smart meters to cost effectively transmit important information to utility companies, or cordless home phones to be used for both voice calls and data communications over mobile networks. For devices without WiFi, simpliFi includes USB and LAN interfaces to provide cellular connectivity.

Paul Kobos, senior vice president sales NORAM, Cinterion, said:

“For the first time, simpliFi combines Cinterion’s M2M-grade 4G performance and security with consumer simplicity, providing reliable, high-bandwidth communications in just minutes.”

4G networks are quickly rolling out around the world and BrightSKY’s easy-to-use simpliFi router offers a solution to our modern hunger for wireless high-speed connectivity, especially in rural and developing areas that lack traditional infrastructure.”

There are millions of connected devices today that lack wireless capabilities, relying only on WiFi or DSL for connectivity – from laptops to tablets to medical devices and more,” said Mark Hedstrom, president, BrightSKY.
Our simpliFi device, powered by Cinterion’s HSPA+ technology, provides true ‘plug-n-play’ 4G cellular connectivity for both wired and WiFi devices requiring a broadband connection. And PHS8’s future-proof design ensures that simpliFi won’t require expensive redesigns as new technology rolls out on global networks.”

About Cinterion, a Gemalto Company
Cinterion, the machine-to-machine (M2M) segment of Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), is the industry pioneer for wireless M2M communication and market leader for more than 15 years. Cinterion enables businesses to succeed in a complex M2M ecosystem by offering expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s award-winning products and services connect people, machines, equipment and vehicles over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. 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. For more information, please visit

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