Future Electronics announces new franchise agreement with Gemalto
Future Electronics, a supplier of electronics components, recently announced a new franchise agreement with Gemalto. The new agreement includes Gemalto’s portfolio of machine-to-machine products, cellular technologies and “internet of things” solutions.
“The addition of Gemalto to our line will allow us to bring our embedded cellular business to new levels,” said Matthew Rotholz, VP of marketing future connectivity solutions at Future Electronics. “Their M2M portfolio is at the forefront of new and leading cellular technologies that will enable us with complete solutions for the ‘internet of things.’”
Gemalto’s Cinterion product line includes the company’s IoT-specific LTE modules and terminals the company claims are customized for specific communications and cellular connectivity needs of IoT applications. The products use technologies such as Java-embedded processing, GNSS positioning and cloud agent technology.
“We launched the channel sales and distributor program to make it easier for M2M companies like Future Electronics to offer a complete, go-to-market portfolio to their customers without the complexity of working with multiple vendors,” said Juan Carlos Lazcano, head of M2M sales for Americas at Gemalto. “Future can expand their M2M footprint delivering customers a breadth of value added services and wireless communication technology. Our Cinterion modules are able to support any need whether it’s the network certification or configuration, bandwidth, size, ruggedization or industry specific requirements.”
The Cinterion M2M terminals were designed to work out of the box and add M2M connectivity to smart enterprise applications. According to Gemalto, terminals can be connected to applications using standard industrial interfaces, and are aimed at new M2M implementers and mid- to small-sized deployments with plug-and-play functionality; standardized interfaces; and an integrated SIM card holder.