AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is enabling two Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that won the prestigious 2015 Connected World Awards. Gemalto contributed its ruggedized M2M connectivity and security technology for these award-winning solutions designed by Airo Wireless, and by SOLARKIOSK. The awards highlight Gemalto's industry leading Cinterion® technology, which delivers high-speed, low latency wireless connectivity and security for Airo's first-to-market 4G intrinsically safe industrial PDA as well as SOLARKIOSK's E-HUBB, a solar powered autonomous energy system and business hub that enables sustainable local entrepreneurship and economic development in communities throughout several emerging economies in Africa and Asia.
Airo's new generation of industrial PDA's uses Gemalto's advanced Cinterion 4G M2M connectivity solution to provide GPS capabilities and reliable and fast communication for workers in mission critical situations in the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, public safety and utility industries. Gemalto, together with INSYS icom, a leading technology partner for industrial data communication, assisted with the development of secure and reliable wireless communication capabilities to SOLARKIOSK's technology that provides locally operated solar-powered energy services, connectivity, solar products and quality consumer goods.
"We are honored to be a part of the 2015 Connected World awards for solutions such as Airo Wireless and SOLARKIOSK," said Juan Carlos Lazcano, Vice President of M2M and IoT for North America at Gemalto. "Gemalto and its customers are at the forefront of M2M and IoT innovation delivering reliable and secure connectivity across utilities and power markets ultimately unleashing the power of the Internet of Things to improve the way we live and work."
"Smart energy. Mobile testing. Fleet tracking. Risk management. These are just a few of the ways the companies are capitalizing on connected technology to improve business processes," says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine1. "The 2015 Connected World Awards winners are leveraging the Internet of Things to transform the technology landscape."
1 Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave. It's all about M2M. www.connectedworld.com
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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