|Predecessor(s)||Siemens Wireless Modules|
|Products||Wireless Modules and Terminals|
|Revenue||~176 million Euros|
|Divisions||NAFTA, Africa, South America, Southeast Europe, Northern Europe, APAC, Middle East, China|
Gemalto M2M is the Machine-To-Machine (M2M) division of Gemalto, (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a digital security company. Gemalto M2M's Cinterion products and services allow machines, equipment, vehicles and devices to communicate over cellular networks providing Edge-to-Enterprise (E2E) connectivity that enables the Internet of Things (IOT). Unlike consumer-grade cellular technology, M2M technology is designed for longevity to withstand extreme conditions of temperature, moisture and vibration often encountered by enterprise and industrial wireless applications. Cinterion products and services are engineered to provide reliable communications for more than 10 years in the field.
Gemalto M2M's Cinterion products encompass a wide spectrum of M2M technologies across four categories including:
- Wireless M2M modules - essentially a ruggedized radio chip that enables communication on both CDMA and GSM–based cellular networks
- Machine Identification Modules (short MIMs) - similar to a SIM card, MIMs securely identify machines, equipment and devices in the Internet Of Things as well as manage credentials, secure data and encrypt wireless transmissions
- Subscription management services – technology that allows Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to remotely and securely provision service to specific devices and applications
- Application Enablement Platform (short AEP) - a secure, cloud-based application enablement platform that connects any M2M application to its backend server and integrates data and intelligence throughout an enterprise
Gemalto M2M's portfolio of M2M products and services simplify development and integration of M2M solutions across all M2M vertical markets including: smart energy, automotive, mHealth, security, tracking and tracking, payment solutions, remote monitoring and control, industrial and building automation, mobile computing, routers and gateways. In addition to enabling cellular communications, Gemalto M2M offers a range of features, capabilities and technologies to strengthen M2M applications including embedded Java™, GPS, Land Grid Array (LGA) surface mounting and SIM Access Profile. Cinterion products offer Full Type Approval (FTA) and local network operator certifications to ensure quick and easy integration with all global wireless networks. The company is an Associate Partner in the Intel Intelligent System Alliance (IISA) and the AT&T Mobile Broadband Accelerator Program (MBA)
Originated as the wireless module division of Siemens in 1995, Cinterion spun-off in June 2008 led by Granville Baird, a venture capital company. In June 2010, Cinterion was acquired by Gemalto. Gemalto had 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries. The Gemalto M2M division is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH was renamed to Gemalto M2M GmbH in May 2013.
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