Cinterion Launches Quick Start 2G Module For M2M Solutions

By PRESS RELEASE — June 03, 2010

Cinterion Wireless Modules, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules, recently announced its new BG2 Module at the IFSEC 2010 tradeshow.

The new module, part of Cinterion's M2M Value Platform, strengthens Cinterion's market-leading M2M product portfolio with a total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) optimized, quick-start 2G module for new M2M market entrants.

"BG2 demonstrates Cinterion's engineering intelligence and our commitment to meet customers' needs with high quality, smart M2M modules," said Norbert Muhrer, CEO and president, Cinterion Wireless Modules. "As more and more industries recognize the advantages of M2M technology, Cinterion's complete range of 2G products, including the new entry level BG2, offer developers the right features and functions at the right price - no matter what vertical market is served."

The M2M Essential Reinvented

BG2 expands Cinterion's well-rounded 2G product portfolio and provides a cost efficient "workhorse" module including full voice capabilities and GPRS Class 10 data transmission. An innovative connector concept integrates the antenna with the module's highly flexible mounting scheme and eliminates the need for additional screws or spacers to significantly reduce total cost of ownership.

BG2 is flexible, easy to integrate for new M2M market entrants and is ideal for standard M2M applications across all vertical markets. The robust and reliable module supports TCP/IP services as well as reduced power consumption, both key functions for today's security solutions such as home alarm systems.

BG2 is prepared for solderable component SIM and will be offered in a Quad-Band GPRS Class 10 version (BG2-W) for worldwide coverage and a Dual-Band GPRS Class 8 version (BG2-E). Like all Cinterion modules, the BG2 comes with full type approval (FTA) enabling use across the globe. In addition, BG2-W offers FCC and PTCRB approval and will be certified by the largest worldwide and US wireless network operators. Other BG2 features include:

- 60-pin B2B connector, 26,7 x 31.0 x 3.0 [mm]
- RF-Connect via B2B connector for cost effective applications
- Mounting by solderable pins - no screws, no spacer
- Proven protocol stack inherited from MC55i
- TCP / UDP stack; transparent TCP
- Extended operating temperature range: -40¡ to +85¡C
- 8 GPIOÔs, I2C interface, ADC / DAC interface

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