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, 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.”

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.”

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