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Gemalto wins IoT Excellence Award for industry’s first LTE M connectivity module

​​Cinterion® EMS31 LTE Cat. M1 Module

​​Austin, TX – May 19, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has received the IoT Excellence Award for its industry-first Cinterion® EMS31 LTE Cat. M1 Module. The award, presented by TMC and Crossfire Media, honors innovative Internet of Things (IoT) products that support new business opportunities. 

About the award-winning Cinterion EMS31 LTE Cat. M1
Gemalto's solution is accelerating IoT marketplace expansion by delivering an extremely efficient LTE connectivity solution for the billions of devices that require Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) solutions versus traditional 4G or 5G technologies. According to Research and Markets, LPWAN IoT volumes are projected to grow with a CAGR of more than 90 percent in the next five years.​

The Cinterion LTE-M module significantly improves efficiency and power saving capabilities to extend the lifespan of IoT devices while boosting performance in indoor and underground environments. It enables a long battery life of 10 years or more, making it ideal for industrial IoT applications like smart grid, connected agriculture and smart city solutions. In addition, it shares the same footprint as existing Gemalto Cinterion products allowing easy migration between existing and future standards. 

Executive Comments:
"It is my pleasure to recognize Gemalto's industry-first Cinterion EMS31 LTE Cat. M1 module with an IoT Excellence Award for innovation," said Carl Ford, CEO & Community Developer, Crossfire Media. "As a leader in this rapidly evolving industry, I look forward to seeing more of Gemalto's successes in the future."  

"The IoT Excellence Award for the Cinterion EMS31 LTE Cat. M1 module underscores the growing marketplace need for efficient connectivity best served by LPWAN technology," said Andreas Haegele, SVP IoT products, Gemalto. "By improving the ability to communicate information with supreme efficiency, we are opening the playing field to many new stakeholders who now have a strong business case to justify IoT technology." ​

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

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