|[February 28, 2012]
Cinterion Launches Ultra Compact Plug and Play M2M Multi-Purpose Terminal
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Mobile World Congress (News - Alert)
Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M)
communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO)
company, today introduced BGS2-Terminal, a simple and reliable
plug-and-play M2M communication terminal to quickly connect any type of
industrial applications and remote assets using cellular technology. It
requires minimal integration and approval efforts, allowing for
significantly accelerated implementation timeline.
Cinterion's (News - Alert) ultra-compact BGS2-Terminal includes a variety of
standardized industrial interfaces enabling easy deployment for
different M2M market applications including remote monitoring and
control, security solutions and building automation. In addition, the
terminal's extended temperature range and exceptionally low power
consumption assures long life in out-of-the-way locations. For instance,
the Cinterion terminal can be quickly installed with solar panels
enabling real time, two-way data communication that allows power
companies to remotely monitor energy production and immediately respond
when repairs or maintenance are needed. The BGS2-Terminal helps keep
equipment functioning at peak levels while reducing costly field service
"With the footprint of a credit card and a highly flexible mounting
concept, our new BGS2-Terminal can be installed in most industrial
assets and be used out-of-the-box to connect applications to the
IP-based world," said Norbert Muhrer (News - Alert), CEO Cinterion. "Simplified
integration is the key to opening new market segments and helping more
enterprises to optimize operations and cut costs with smart M2M
The best-in-class BGS2-Terminal comes in two variants: RS-485 offering
vertical-specific industrial interfaces for building automation and
automatic meter reading; and RS-232 for general-purpose applications.
Both variants are available immediately for use worldwide.
For more information about BGS2-Terminal and Cinterion, visit www.cinterion.com.
About Cinterion, a Gemalto (News - Alert) Company
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 2M ecosystem through the foundations of expertise, security,
simplicity and partnership. Cinterion's award-winning products and
services allow a wide range of connected machines, equipment, vehicles
and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping
enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new
business models. Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment makers,
integrators, MNOs, and end-users, offering unique competence in
combining wireless M2M modules with Machine Identification Modules
(MIM), MIM personalization capabilities, cloud-based Service Delivery
Platform for M2M applications and device management platforms in a
trusted and secure environment. 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,
or follow @cinterion on twitter.
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.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com,
or follow @gemalto
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