Kontron Receives PTCRB Certification on its M2M Smart Services Developer Kit
News Release from:
28 June 2012
Kontron today announced that it has received PTCRB certification on its KM2M800 family of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Smart Services Developer Kits. PTCRB certification ensures that the GSM/W-CDMA devices within the Kontron KM2M800 family are compliant with the defined technical specifications in the NAPRD to meet network operator requirements for safe operation.
The PTCRB is a global organization of mobile network operators with the purpose of implementing independent, technical and standards-based evaluation processes for GSM/UMTS network-type certification. 7Layers is the authorized third party laboratory that conducted the testing on the Kontron KM2M800 series system within the developer kit.
“Kontron, in collaboration with our partner Intel, took the proactive step of PTCRB certification to help our M2M application developer customers streamline the process of carrier approval and their own PTCRB certification before the application can be launched on a carrier network,” said Kevin Rhoads, Vice President, Embedded Products Business Unit, Kontron. “PTCRB certification is an important milestone for Kontron’s M2M systems that will give our customers the assurance they need to facilitate the quick time-to-market of their own solutions. To further support our customers who use CDMA networks, we have also initiated additional certification processes for CDMA with major network carriers.”
The Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit features a COM Express mini Kontron Computer-on-Module COMe-mTT10 powered by an Intel Atom processor and includes a M2M System Carrier Board and an AV board to support headed configuration use. Enabling the quick development of wireless connectivity solutions, the kit supports 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (wireless local area network) and 802.15.4 WPAN (wireless personal area network). Customers have the option to add 3G WWAN (wireless wide area network) that can either be pre-installed or easily enabled by dropping in a pre-certified PCI Express 3G/4G module for additional broadband connectivity flexibility. Kontron’s M2M Developer’s kit gives OEMs, smart services developers, and independent software vendors (ISVs) multiple benefits from a COMs-based modular approach that include reduced development costs, risk and time-to-market in a proven, production-ready COTS small factor platform. The kit packaging is also easily customized with the network operator’s, OEM’s, or ISV’s brand.