Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and a Gemalto company, today announced that its leading-edge PH8 and PHS8 M2M modules have passed the Pre-Approval testing on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ wireless network, a certification that shortens M2M device makers’ product approval time.
With the AT&T Pre-Approval and the Full Type Approval in place, these flagship Cinterion modules help wireless solution developers in North America bring 4G M2M solutions to market faster and more cost efficiently. Psion, a worldwide leader in ruggedized handheld computers, has begun integrating the PH8 module in its industrial PDA – the Psion EP10 is immediately available for enterprise customers across North America.
The modules provide a confirmed footprint migration to 4G LTE network, and are designed to enable a wide range of high-bandwidth M2M applications such as ruggedized PDAs, video surveillance, remote monitoring, advanced security solutions and more.
Cinterion’s ultra slim modules provide secure and reliable communications across all AT&T networks. Offering integrated GPS, advanced voice technology and an option for flexible Land Grid Array surface mounting, industry leaders are already integrating Cinterion’s leading-edge modules for data-intensive M2M applications that require 4G speeds and functionality. In addition, both modules share a common footprint with the LTE roadmap, providing a seamless migration path to evolving next generation wireless technology.
“Global mobile network operators are continually advancing networks toward 4G technologies and beyond. M2M developers need high quality modules that can reliably operate across varied wireless technologies to assure the longevity required for M2M solutions,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion.
“Cinterion’s PH8 and PHS8 give our customers a competitive advantage in introducing next-generation 4G M2M solutions, and they are ready for operation on the AT&T HSPA+ network.”
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 www.gemalto.com/m2m.