15/02/2012 12:00PM Australia/Sydney
MUNICH (BUSINESS WIRE)
Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M)
communication modules and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL 0000400653
GTO), announces that Linyang Electronics is integrating Cinterion’s
tiny BGS2 in their smart
metering products and power utilization management terminals.
Linyang Electronics is a top 100 electronic information enterprise in
China and one of the most competitive in the smart metering industry.
Cinterion’s module provides secure wireless data communications for a
range of Linyang products and services including load monitoring and
control. These services help power companies and consumers conserve
energy, automatic meter reading to simplify reporting and billing
procedures, smart grid equipment monitoring and anti-theft and alarm
applications to protect assets in the field.
“We selected Cinterion as our M2M technology partner for its world
renowned reputation for high-quality M2M modules, its advanced security
expertise and outstanding design and engineering support,” said Lu
Hanxi, general manager of Shenzhen Linyang Electronic Technology Co.
Ltd. “BGS2 is reliable in even the most extreme temperatures, it is
cost-effective, and it provides highly efficient Land Grid Array surface
mounting for easy and precise mass manufacturing - all of these features
help strengthen our bids for smart metering contracts throughout China.”
According to a recent IHS iSuppli research report1, China is
investing $250 billion during the next ?ve years to construct and
develop smart grids for more efficient distribution of electricity
throughout the country. In keeping with the predicted growth, the State
Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), which drives the majority of power
grid construction in China, requested bids for more than 44 million
smart meter units during 2011. Linyang Electronics was the largest
winner of those bids according to a recent report by ResearchInChina2.
“The smart meter and smart grid market has clearly become a
significant portion of the rapidly-growing M2M market in China,”
said Norbert Muhrer, CEO of Cinterion. “The quality and reliability
of our products is very much appreciated by our customers, and
definitely a key decision criterion in that segment. We are pleased to
be a trusted partner of Linyang Electronics, and we’re committed to
expanding the smart energy applications throughout China and the rest of
the world, to optimize power utilization and contribute our innovative
solutions to energy conservation.”
1 Source: IHS iSuppli Topical Report - China Research, Q4
2 China Smart Meter Industry Report,
2011-2012. Source: ResearchInChina, Oct. 2011
Background information on BGS2
BGS2’s ultra-compact form factor simplifies product design and
integration while its flexible Land Grid Array (LGA) surface mounting
enables precise automated manufacturing with very little waste helping
to lower costs for end users. Unprecedented reliability and security
make BGS2 an ideal solution for smart meter and smart grid products and
solutions. BGS2 is available in two versions: Quad-Band with GPRS class
10 (BGS2-W) and Dual-Band with GPRS class 8 (BGS2-E).
About Cinterion, a Gemalto Company
A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry pioneer and market leader for more
than 15 years, Cinterion gives customers the confidence to excel in a
complex M2M ecosystem through the foundations of expertise, security,
simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s award-winning products and
services allow a wide range of connected machines, equipment, vehicles
and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping
enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new
business models. Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment makers,
integrators, MNOs, and end-users, offering unique competence in
combining wireless M2M modules with Machine Identification Modules
(MIM), MIM personalization capabilities, cloud-based Service Delivery
Platform for M2M applications and device management platforms in a
trusted and secure environment. Cinterion products power M2M technology
for diverse vertical markets including: automotive, tracking and
tracing, industrial mobile computing, metering and smart grid, payment
systems, healthcare, security systems, routers and gateways, remote
maintenance and control 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,
or follow @cinterion on twitter.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000
employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development
centers in 45 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are
convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing
demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment
security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern
transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does
this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal
devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises
and government agencies.
Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards,
two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart
credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber
identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards
(UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine
applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and
machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and
remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the
secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting,
training, and managed services to help its 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 visit www.gemalto.com,
or follow @gemalto