Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M Technology Preserves Amazon Rainforest in Brazil
Cargo Tracck device leverages advanced power management system of Gemalto’s
Cinterion M2M module for long-term tracking and tracing of trees in the Amazon
AMSTERDAM -- January 15, 2013
Regulatory News :
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces its Cinterion M2M business is providing wireless connectivity for
Invisible Tracck™, an innovative device used in a pilot program to thwart
illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. Developed by Cargo
Tracck™, a technology leader in Brazil, the device uses Gemalto’s Cinterion
M2M technology together with local cellular networks to send location updates
from sensors in trees to a central server allowing officials to remotely track
trees removed from protected areas.
The Gemalto-powered Invisible Tracck solution was deployed to detect
unauthorized logging activities missed by traditional satellite surveillance
and radio monitoring. Smaller than a deck of cards, the discreet device
combines Gemalto’s tiny Cinterion BGS2 module with cutting-edge localization
algorithms and new Radiation Exchange Data (RED) technology that extends the
range of wireless communications in low signal areas. The solution is covertly
installed in trees located in active harvesting and sends alarm notifications
and exact location information to officials as soon as trees pass within 20
miles of a cellular network. This enables law enforcement and the Brazilian
environmental protection agency IBAMA agents to respond in real time, trace
the loggers to sawmills and prevent the sale and profit from illegally
harvested lumber. With the rugged durability and sophisticated power
management system of Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M solution, the device can operate
reliably in the field for over a year without recharging batteries.
“Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M was vital in enabling us to develop a tracking and
tracing solution rugged enough to withstand the heat and moisture of the
Amazon,” said Marcelo Hayashi, General Manager of Cargo Tracck. “Their M2M
module is unique because it’s small for inconspicuous deployment in the field
and power efficient enough to operate over long stretches of time without
recharging batteries, which is crucial when tracking trees in remote areas.”
“The rainforest in Brazil is approximately the size of the United States so
it’s impossible to monitor each and every acre,” added Ramzi Abdine, General
Manager of Cinterion M2M at Gemalto Latin America. “The Cargo Tracck solution
offers a compelling example of the power of M2M technology in overcoming
unique business challenges to extend the reach of traditional tracking and
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