Cinterion, Gemalto's (News - Alert) machine-to-machine (M2M) business segment and a global player in cellular M2M communication technology, has launched PXS8.
Officials with Cinterion claimed that the new product is the first industrial-grade multimode M2M module to enable global roaming for voice and data communications.
Company officials said that the new module opens up new business opportunities for global enterprises looking to launch M2M solutions on Verizon Wireless' (News - Alert) network.
According to company officials, the new module, which has been developed for use on Verizon Wireless network and its international roaming partners, supports both global 2G and 3G standards, eliminating the need for multiple designs for worldwide M2M solutions.
Verizon's M2M customers can now benefit from moving 3G service across the Verizon Wireless networks and abroad with one M2M module and one solution design.
Company officials pointed out that the PXS8, offering global high-speed connectivity and a surface mount, ultra-slim form factor, is ideal for data rich and space constrained M2M applications such as industrial PDAs, global tracking and tracing, video surveillance or onboard vehicle Internet solutions.
"Gemalto's Cinterion (News - Alert) module, working seamlessly across Verizon Wireless and our roaming partners worldwide will create an effective environment for multinational companies to create new M2M business opportunities," said John Sullivan, executive director of machine-to-machine platform for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, in a statement.
Norbert Muhrer (News - Alert), senior vice president, Gemalto Cinterion M2M segment, said that this is an important development bridging the boundaries between two technologies and thus advancing the state of machine-to-machine applications on a global basis.
"We are glad to build M2M business on top of the well established partnership between Verizon and Gemalto and thus stimulate new business opportunities," said Muhrer.
TMCnet recently reported that Cinterion has introduced EHS5 - an ultra compact, high-speed M2M communication module providing secure wireless connectivity for a wide variety of industrial applications.
The new solution features a complete client Java runtime optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices, providing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with a cost effective, flexible platform for bringing advanced M2M technology to market faster.