Issue: Jul 2011


RWE, INSYS icom and Cinterion Win 2011 Connected World Gold Value Chain Award



RWE’s Smart-Station Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Honored in Energy Infrastructure Category

by Jon Knox

RWE Effizienz GmbH, a leading European provider for intelligent system solutions for electric vehicle charging facilities, INSYS icom, a leading industrial data communications specialist, and Cinterion, the global leader in M2M communications modules and a Gemalto company, announced winning the Connected World Magazine’s prestigious Value Chain Award for the RWE Smart-Station eCar charging infrastructure. The Value Chain Award honors the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and the solution providers that make their success possible.

“M2M is transforming the way we live and operate in the world, optimizing costs and improving everything from healthcare to transportation to security systems and beyond.” .RWE’s Smart-Station provides convenient charging for electric vehicles at six times the speed of traditional electric outlets, and three times faster than competing charging stations. The INSYS icom M2M controller powered by Cinterion’s award-winning TC63i M2M module automatically facilitates all refueling tasks and data communications including vehicle authentication and authorization, charging activation, meter reading, billing and consumer communications. RWE Smart-Stations are currently being deployed throughout Europe in public spaces, parking lots and at customers’ homes and businesses. RWE is already operating more than 950 charging points in 14 countries.

“RWE and its partners, INSYS icom and Cinterion, were honored for their collaborative efforts to apply innovative M2M technology to help revolutionize world transportation systems and help solve the growing threat of climate change,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director and publisher of Connected World. “M2M is transforming the way we live and operate in the world, optimizing costs and improving everything from healthcare to transportation to security systems and beyond.”

“M2M is a crucial enabling technology to support this new and widely distributed high-speed charging infrastructure and we’re grateful for the M2M expertise and outstanding engineering support of Cinterion and INSYS icom,” said Stephan Voit, RWE Effizienz GmbH. “RWE and its partners are ahead of the curve in developing and deploying charging stations that allow drivers to ‘fill up’ with green electricity at any time, anywhere.”

About Cinterion

Cinterion, a Gemalto company, is the global leader of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules. Combining unparalleled M2M engineering expertise and localized worldwide customer support, with a strong portfolio of cutting-edge GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA products, Cinterion provides complete M2M solutions encompassing wireless modules and MIMs (Machine Identity Module) through to server platforms and managed services. Cinterion is a reliable partner valued by diverse vertical market customers for its award-winning M2M technology which enables machines, equipment and vehicles to communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises dramatically cut costs and increase efficiency. Cinterion products are carrier and FTA approved and are deployed in industries including: healthcare, automotive and eToll, metering, remote maintenance and control, payment systems, routers and gateways, security systems, tracking and tracing, environmental monitoring 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

About Gemalto

Gemalto 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, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

About RWE Effizienz GmbH

RWE Effizienz GmbH is a service provider for energy efficiency infrastructures. It helps customers save costs and care for the environment. From e-mobility to home automation with RWE SmartHome – RWE Effizienz creates energy efficiency from A to Z and sets standards with its innovative approach and new products. It increases public awareness for energy efficiency through information and explanations. A brief summary of the key facts can be found at www.rwe-effizienz.com, www.rwe-mobility.com, www.rwe.de/smarthome, and www.energiewelt.de, the information and advice portal on questions of energy efficiency.

About INSYS icom

Founded in 1992, INSYS icom is a well-established technology partner for standardized products and individual solutions in industrial data communication and M2M technology. The company's product portfolio ranges from simple serial modems to integrated mobile radio routers. Customers from various industry sectors, such as electric vehicle charging, energy, traffic engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial plant construction and the public sector use INSYS icom's durable solutions for various applications such as remote access, alarm messages and monitoring processes, and the efficient, secure integration of systems. INSYS icom products are available in all types of data transfer technology with a wide range of features as DIN rail versions, in 19" racks, as tabletop units and as board versions for easy integration. For many products, customers can use a freely available LINUX Sandbox to program their own applications, and use preset demo images for easy adaptation. INSYS icom’s technical support team helps customers find solutions to individual requirements and works in close cooperation with the development department regarding customer inquiries for new developments in the areas of hardware, applications or technology so our customers can act quickly and efficiently.




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