|[July 04, 2012]
Gemalto Machine Identification Module First to Achieve ISO/TS 16949, The Highest Automotive-Grade Certification
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
Gemalto (News - Alert) (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security and creator of the Cinterion Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products
and services, today announced its new automotive-grade Machine
Identification Module (MIM) is the first to achieve highest level
ISO/TS 16949 certification for state-of-the-art production processes
plus a suite of assurances for superior quality products. Gemalto's
auto-grade MIM is used by mobile operators, automotive manufacturers and
original equipment manufacturers to identify individual vehicles,
encrypt M2M communications and ensure secure global connectivity for
applications such as smart vehicle systems, eCall emergency solutions
and vehicle telematics.
With ISO/TS 16949 certification, Gemalto auto-grade MIMs can be tracked
and traced during vehicle production, installation and throughout
lifetime driving for up to 15 years. Gemalto provides the ability to
quickly identify specific MIMs within 48 hours. These highly robust
qualities are crucial to proper risk management in the
automotive industry where vehicles and critical components are often
warranted for life.
"Juniper Research (News - Alert) estimates there will be 92 million connected
vehicles in operation by 20161 and as consumers
increasingly rely on systems providing convenience, security and
polluting emission reduction such as embedded navigation and real time
traffic updates, the need for fail safe wireless connectivity has never
been greater," said Benoit Jouffrey, Vice President of M2M Value
Added Services at Gemalto. "Our auto-grade MIM provides drivers with
confidence that their onbard communications systems will be secure and
reliable for the prolonged life of their vehicles."
The ruggedized Gemalto auto-grade MIM is engineered for enhanced
durability, endurance and longevity even in operating conditions of
extreme heat, vibration, corrosion and humidity. It offers advanced
operating system features for optimized memory management and data
retention, such as a 17-year lifespan and one billion erase/write
cycles, which provides access to unprecedented information to improve
the driving experience while preserving the valuable history of
connected vehicle communications.
In addition, Gemalto offers a suite of ISO/TS 16949 certified Cinterion (News - Alert)
Modules for automotive M2M communication, offering simultaneous
voice and high speed data communications for today's advanced connected
vehicle solutions. OEMs, developers and car manufacturers can speed up
integration of high quality communications technology and simplify their
deployment by leveraging Gemalto's MIMs together with a complete
portfolio of automotive M2M modules, complemented by flexible
over-the-air provisioning and servicing solutions.
1 Source (News - Alert): Juniper Research, 'Telematics & Smart
Vehicles: Infotainment & Commercial Uses, Insurance & Vehicle Recovery
2012-2016', March 13, 2012
Additional information on Gemalto's auto-grade MIM
Gemalto's auto-grade MIM is AEC Q100 grade 2 qualified to ensure
quality and reliability even in temperatures extremes ranging from -40
to +105 Celsius. Gemalto's MIM production facilities and
processes in Pont Audemer and Gemenos, France, have been ISO/TS 16949
certified ensuring highest quality manufacturing, product tracking,
defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the supply
chain. Gemalto has also implemented the 8D process, an enhanced quality
procedure to expedite service and repair after integration, guaranteeing
a 48-hour response time.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000
employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development
centers in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are
convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding
needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity
protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access,
eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions,
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which we
design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential data
they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle.
We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing the
convenience and security of their end-users' digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software
and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter (News - Alert).
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