Together with Inside M2M and MCT Technologies, the partners achieve a key milestone as the largest remote monitoring solution of its kind
Cartes & IDentification, Paris, France - Cinterion, the global leader in cellular M2M communication modules and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), together with its partners Inside M2M and MC Technologies (MCT), today announce they have surpassed the 100,000 milestone for Konica Minolta multifunctional office machines equipped with their joint M2M communications and remote monitoring and management solution. Cinterion's award-winning Java(TM) module provides secure wireless data communications and runs application software designed to manage the service and maintenance needs of enterprise-grade office machines anywhere in the world.
With this solution, Konica Minolta can remotely monitor printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines in the field and manage routine maintenance, facilitate remote diagnostics, track usage patterns and identify supply shortages or other issues before problems arise. The solution's embedded Java client from Inside M2M collect machine data via an attached MCT terminal, and the Cinterion module securely communicates back and forth over wireless networks to a dedicated backend server provided by Inside M2M. System administrators can log on from any computer, smartphone or connected device to receive updates or be prompted for attention when needed. If breakdowns occur, an alert identifying the exact problem and history is automatically sent via email, SMS or to the web portal allowing service managers to facilitate repairs in a timely manner.
"Konica Minolta's powerful remote care concept maximizes uptime, optimizes workloads and provides clear cost savings for our customers," explained Frank Ziemer, Team Manager, Optimized Print Services Support at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. "Cooperation with our valued partners was essential to successfully connecting more than 100,000 devices."
"We chose Cinterion as our communication technology partner for its well respected M2M and security expertise as well as its engineering support in local markets around the world," said Derek Uhlig, CEO of Inside M2M. "Cinterion's Java module is crucial for simultaneous software hosting and secure communications, allowing cost efficiencies by eliminating the need for additional processors and complexity."
"We were pleased to meet the challenges of this large, worldwide implementation," said Norbert Muhrer, CEO of Cinterion. "Our collaboration demonstrates Cinterion's value as a trusted partner, with the global expertise necessary to support swift implementation timelines, and superior ROI for integrators and their end-user customers."
For more information about Inside M2M and its economical "plug and play" M2M solutions, please visit: www.inside-m2m.de.
For more information about MC Technologies and their M2M products, please visit: www.mc-technologies.net.
For more information on Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe please visit, www.konicaminolta.eu
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 machines, equipment, vehicles and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. Offering unique competence in combining wireless M2M modules with Machine Identity Modules (MIM), MIM personalization capabilities and device management platforms in a trusted and secure environment, Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment manufacturers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users. 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 Euros1.9 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
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of Euros1.9 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, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com,, or follow @gemalto on twitter.
About Inside M2M
Founded in 2004, Inside M2M has developed into one of the market leaders in Germany for delivering complete M2M-solutions. Its founders have accumulated knowledge and expertise in the field of wireless datatransfer and machine-to-machine communication of more than 30 years. More than 120,000 machines and devices worldwide are equipped with Inside M2M-Software. Customized M2M-applications delivered by INSIDE M2M are based on the communication framework 'M2MGate Network', a proprietary development.'M2MGate Network' is optimized for communication over wireless networks. Features are among others: always online, plug and play, provider-independent, good scalability and data volume-optimization.
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About MC Technologies
MC Technologies is a privat owned company, founded in 1948 by A. Märtens and still 100% owned by his son R. Märtens. MCT is the European leader in developing, producing and selling GSM terminals for M2M solutions. In 2010 MCT sold more than 200.000 GSM modules and more than 1 million wired industrial applications.
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