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Gemalto Receives “2011 Smart Grid Excellence” Award

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Gemalto Receives “2011 Smart Grid Excellence” Award

 Innovative M2M Module Honored for Exceptional Innovation

 Singapore, January 17, 2012 – Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and a Gemalto company (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), today announced that its EU3 M2M module won a 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com. The award honors innovative technologies that enable smart grid deployments for global utility companies.

Cinterion’s EU3 delivers always on, high-speed cellular communications and was designed specifically to meet the unique challenges and long-life requirements of global smart grid and automatic meter reading (AMR) applications. By enabling UMTS capabilities on the 900 MHz band, the module offers increased coverage area for high-speed communications even in very remote locations, which is essential for geographically diverse smart metering applications. In addition, EU3 delivers reliable communications on both 2G and 3G networks to ensure solution longevity as wireless networks evolve and protect M2M technology investments now and in the future.

EU3 was specifically designed for industrial AMR and smart grid applications and other long term deployments that require integration simplicity and secure communications,” said Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion. “We are honored to be distinguished by TMC, in recognition of our 15 years of innovative leadership in the utilities, smart meter and smart grid M2M space.”

The solutions that have been recognized with the Smart Grid Excellence Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to Cinterion, which exemplified the best of smart grid technologies in 2011,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire.

I am pleased to acknowledge Cinterion for its contribution to the advancement of Smart Grid technologies by bestowing our Second Annual Smart Grid Excellence Award to them,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations and I look forward to more innovation in 2012.”


 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 (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) 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 

Media Contacts:


Julian Chow / Azwar Ghazali

Text 100 Public Relations

+65 6603 9000


Jason Loo

Gemalto Asia Pacific

+65 6317 3357



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