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Cinterion Launches New Generation of MC55i M2M Module with Lower Power Consumption

​CTIA Wireless, ORLANDO, FL , Mar 23, 2011 - Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) company, is launching the MC55i-W wireless M2M module. The new module integrates an advanced 65 nanometer chipset with reduced power consumption and enhanced operating temperature ranges for reliable, anytime, anywhere wireless communications.
Available starting April 2011 and ideal for quite a number of M2M applications including secure remote monitoring, vending, and metering, the MC55i-W is compatible with previous MC55/56/55i modules and offers Full Type Approval and pre-approval by the largest global mobile network operators to enable a swift time to market for customers. To date, Cinterion has shipped more than 12 million MC55/56/55i modules to customers, including some of the world’s largest Fortune 100 companies.
The new "W" version offers the same compact form factor and easy to mount board-to-board connector as its predecessors, eliminating the need for solution redesigns and engineering fixes when adding new end points to existing M2M implementations. Backed by Cinterion’s best-in-class customer integration end-to-end support, the MC55i-W is the module of choice for M2M applications requiring reliable Quad-Band wireless communications on global GSM networks.
"Cinterion's market-leading wireless M2M modules are designed with an eye toward future flexibility and evolution. They address a wide range of M2M solutions, which typically operate for an average of 10 or more years," said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion. "Upgrades made to the MC55/56/55i series to deliver the MC55i-W were developed with a clear focus on translating enhanced features into tangible benefits for our customer. This demonstrates our commitment to innovative product evolution over the long span of our customer’s M2M implementations."
For more information about Cinterion, visit booth #1667 in the M2M Zone at CTIA Wireless in Orlando March 22 - 24 or contact: sales@Cinterion.com

About Cinterion
Cinterion, a Gemalto company, is the global leader of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules. Combining unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support, with a strong portfolio of cutting-edge GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products, Cinterion provides complete M2M solutions encompassing wireless modules and MIMs (Machine Identity Module) through to server platforms and managed services. Cinterion is a reliable partner valued by diverse vertical market customers for its award-winning M2M technology which enables machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase efficiency. Cinterion products are carrier and FTA approved and are deployed in industries including: healthcare, automotive and eToll, metering, remote maintenance and control, payment systems, routers and gateways, security systems, tracking and tracing, environmental monitoring 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.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital s​ecurity 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.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our 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.

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