|[December 17, 2013]
Gemalto receives awards for advancing M2M technology across Europe
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
Gemalto (News - Alert) (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, was recently honored with two prestigious awards for enabling
secure connectivity in a benchmark European eCall
pilot program that advances this important technology across the
European Union (EU). Gemalto is the recipient of the 2013 iMobility
Industry&Technology Award celebrating the most ambitious and
innovative iMobility deployments, sponsored by the European Commission.
Gemalto is also the winner of the 2013 ERTICO1
HeERO Award for outstanding contribution to the pre-deployment of a
Pan-European eCall system.
In the event of a road incident, the Gemalto solution automatically
establishes a two-way emergency "112" call and securely communicates
incident time, location, vehicle identification number and other details
to the nearest Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Emergency response
teams are dispatched in real time and the driver and passengers can
communicate with PSAP operators via a hands-free voice call.
The HeERO program aligns pre-deployment in 15 participating EU member
states synchronizing wireless systems and emergency response across
country and network borders. The European Union is aiming to have all
new types of pre-defined vehicles equipped with the eCall solution by
the ed of 2015.
"We're honored to receive these awards, which recognize our
dedication to eCall innovation," said Lars Thyroff, Head of
Automotive M2M at Gemalto. "Our contribution to the European eCall
System is a next best step towards the "connected car of tomorrow",
aiming to make people's lives more convenient through our dedicated
automotive M2M technology."
1 ERTICO, Europe's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2012 annual revenues of �2.2 billion and more than
10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research &
Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel,
shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are
enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for
personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access,
identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency,
convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M)
applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products
which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these
products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user
services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient
digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the
growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the
digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.com,
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