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Cinterion Launches New PH8 Flagship Module with HSPA+ for Machine-to-Machine Communication

December 7, 2010 - Paris, France

Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M)
communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO)
company, today launched the PH8,
its new flagship HSPA+ M2M module. This M2M grade, fully ruggedized,
high bandwidth module for global markets, delivers reliable, high-speed
wireless connectivity on both 2G and 3G networks, and offers a bridge to
evolving 4G networks such as LTE.

With the power of the new PH8 module, data rich M2M applications like
streaming video on outdoor billboards, mobile medical monitoring
applications, video surveillance solutions and Industrial PDAs are now
easier to integrate and built to last. Its robust, single-sided design
leads to superior heat dissipation, allowing PH8 to outperform
power-consuming PCIe devices. And, as with all Cinterion modules, full
type approval and pre-approval by major global mobile network operators
helps ensure a fast and cost effective road to market. Psion Teklogix, a
worldwide leader in ruggedized handheld computers, is the first OEM to
announce integration of PH8 in its new Psion EP10, an industrial PDA
scheduled for commercial production in 2011.

PH8 was designed to meet specific M2M solution requirements for
longevity, ruggedness and worldwide functionality. With the latest 45
nanometer chipset from Qualcomm’s long-life program, PH8 provides a
future proof, dependable bridge to LTE. The HSPA+ module offers reliable
M2M grade functionality with speeds up to 14.4 Mbps for downloads and
5.76 Mbps for uploads and it is compatible with Quad-Band GSM/GPRS, EDGE
and five UMTS bands for true global roaming and worldwide support.

PH8 provides reliable 24-7 communications even in extreme environments
of temperature, vibration and very remote locations. Its three antenna
connectors provide improved data speed under fluctuating network
conditions and continuous GPS monitoring without blanking. Full voice
support including analog audio processing enables quick and easy audio
implementation for OEMs and developers.

“Cinterion has always promised and delivered the product portfolio that
works with today’s best technologies as well as what’s coming tomorrow,”
said Norbert Muhrer, CEO, Cinterion. “Embedded communication modules are
crucial to the success of machine-to-machine applications and Cinterion
continues to develop high quality, reliable products like the PH8 that
is designed for peak performance.”

Developer kits are immediately available.

For more information about Cinterion’s PH8 module, please visit:


CINTERION is the worldwide leading supplier of cellular
machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and combines unparalleled
M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support with
a strong portfolio of high-quality GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA
products. CINTERION is a reliable partner and valued by many vertical
market customers for its award-winning modules which enable machines,
equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks helping
enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase productivity and
efficiency. CINTERION products are carrier and FTA approved and used for
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 2009 annual revenues of €1.65
billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with
research and service centers in 41 countries.

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Editor’s Note: PH8 is pronounced P-H-8.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000
employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers
in 41 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.

For more information please visit

CONTACTS : Lydia Aldejohann CINTERION Wireless Modules GmbH +49 (89) 21029 9123 or Ellen Lynch LPI Communications for CINTERION +1 (415) 225 2240 or Gemalto Media Contacts: Peggy Edoire Europe, Middle East & Africa +33 4 42 36 45 40 or Ray Wizbowski North America +1 512 257 3950 or Yvonne Lim Asia Pacific +65 6317 3730 or Ramzi Abdine Latin America +55 11 5105 7659

Source: Business Wire India


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