Cinterion Receives “2011 Smart Grid Excellence” Award

Cinterion Receives “2011 Smart Grid Excellence” Award

Innovative M2M Module Honored for Exceptional Innovation.

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 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.

Norbert Muhrer, CEO Cinterion said:

“EU3 was specifically designed for industrial AMR and smart grid applications and other long term deployments that require integration simplicity and secure communications .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.”

Cinterion EU3 M2M moduleThe 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.”

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About Cinterion, a Gemalto Company
A Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry pioneer and market leader for more than 15 years, Cinterion gives customers the confidence to excel in a complex M2M ecosystem through the foundations of expertise, security, simplicity and partnership. Cinterion’s award-winning products and services allow machines, equipment, vehicles and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. Offering unique competence in combining wireless M2M modules with Machine Identity Modules (MIM), MIM personalization capabilities and device management platforms in a trusted and secure environment, Cinterion is a valued partner for equipment manufacturers, integrators, MNOs, and end-users. Cinterion products power M2M technology for diverse vertical markets including: automotive, tracking and tracing, industrial mobile computing, metering and smart grid, payment systems, healthcare, security systems, routers and gateways, remote maintenance and control 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.

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