STOCKHOLM, Sweden and MUNICH, Germany -- Cinterion Wireless Modules, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Telenor Connexion announced their collaboration on an M2M tracking and tracing platform for Hitachi construction and mining machinery. The customised solution combines Cinterions reliable HC25 module, a Telenor Connexion SIM card and global wireless service to enable advanced fleet management support such as geo-fencing, positioning, remote eMaintenance, extended warranty support and more.
To date, the new Hitachi solution has been implemented in more than 20,000 machines, for connectivity in 50 countries including Japan and Korea, with a large number of several hundred thousand additional units planned for the near future.
Cinterions HC25 module offers 2G and 3G functionality along with full type approval and carrier certifications for unparalleled global functionality, said Norbert Muhrer, CEO at Cinterion Wireless Modules.
Telenor Connexions many years of experience delivering customer-centric solutions and Cinterions high quality, reliable and future-proofed products are the ideal complement for enterprises that want to invest in smart technology that improves productivity while cutting costs. Our collaboration ensures customers receive world class wireless technology and local market support along with a swift and well managed roll out of services, Norbert Muhrer continued.
In March 2009, Cinterion and Telenor Connexion announced a renewed partnership and commitment to work collaboratively to establish industry standards and best practices as well as to stimulate the development of M2M solutions worldwide. The Hitachi implementation demonstrates the power of the partnership to quickly develop and deliver a reliable, high quality and cost-efficient solution and to expand international M2M implementations.
Expanding our existing relationship with Hitachi, the world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, is strategically important for Telenor Connexion and a significant contract for us. The Hitachi deal and our partnership with Cinterion strengthen our position as the leading global M2M provider and illustrate how our previous efforts within asset management have opened up opportunities in the important Asian market. Were very excited about future opportunities with both Cinterion and Hitachi, said Per Simonsen, CEO, Telenor Connexion.
Our relationship with Telenor Connexion along with Cinterion allows us to take advantage of their global scale and footprint, long and proven track record of M2M managed connectivity solutions and mission critical experience managing large scale roll-outs. This reliable and well managed M2M solution will allow us to continue to respond to our customers needs throughout the world by providing them with the value-added products and services they have come to expect from Hitachi, said Fujio Matsuda, service department manager at Hitachi Construction Machinery.
About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of managed M2M connectivity solutions. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a rapidly expanding market. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience Telenor Connexion is an experienced and reliable partner. We are dedicated to our customers business and understand their needs. Telenor Connexion has provided international, cost-effective M2M communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct.
According to leading industry analyst Berg Insight Telenor is "the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M" and also "the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity". Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, the worlds sixth largest mobile operator. Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia.
About Cinterion Wireless Modules
Cinterion Wireless Modules 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 remote maintenance and control; metering; payment systems; industrial PDAs; routers and gateways; security systems; health care; automotive and eToll; tracking and tracing; environmental monitoring and more. The firms global headquarters are in Munich, Germany with sales and support offices in local markets around the world.