AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by Tigo, the fastest growing mobile network operator in Colombia and part of the Millicom Group, to deliver a suite of unique M2M solutions in Latin America. Starting in Colombia, Tigo customers will use Gemalto's Cinterion® Machine Identification Modules (MIMs) and secure MIM services to improve preventive maintenance with remote monitoring and management of MIMs in the field. The solutions optimize performance of M2M applications for virtually any vertical market including fleet management, smart metering, remote asset management, surveillance and alarms, automotive and mHealth solutions.
Ruggedized to operate reliably in extreme environments, the Cinterion® MIM Services Platform is a key enabler to improve quality of service by monitoring signal strength and network-based localization events among other features, tracking and tracing devices, enabling remote module configuration and seamlessly switching to other channels when needed. In addition, audit services monitor MIMs over their entire lifespan and send alerts when predetermined usage thresholds are met. This allows updates before issues arise ensuring continuous service and strong revenue streams are maintained.
"Gemalto's MIM Card is now available in the Colombian market for all different vertical applications and it will help us guarantee a more stable service for a longer term for commercial and industrial applications and help our customers reduce operational costs and prevent potential fraud or failures in service," said Santiago Londoño, Commercial Vice President for B2B from Tigo UNE.
"With our platform, Tigo is able to deliver best-in-class innovative services for M2M solutions, giving them a clear competitive edge for everything from smart vending machines to connected cars," added Rodrigo Serna, President for Latin America at Gemalto. "Tigo and Gemalto share a common goal of driving innovation and IoT marketplace expansion, which is expected to grow to 2.1 billion M2M connections by 2020."
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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