Amsterdam -- (ACN Newswire) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces a new initiative to enhance M2M connectivity across the United States with the certification of the Gemalto Cinterion(R) PCS3 module on the Sprint network. This new product is designed to provide superior efficiency in applications such as mHealth monitoring, fleet and asset tracking as well as smart home solutions.
The new Cinterion(R) PCS3 has been optimized for Sprint's M2M-enhanced Band Class 10 network bringing flexibility for universal and reliable coverage across the U.S. It increases overall efficiency by expanding the wireless range, providing better coverage for hospitals, clinics, in-home usage and remote device applications. In addition, it improves environmental sustainability through better energy efficiency.
"Collaborating with Gemalto is a key part of Sprint's Machine-to-machine strategy," said Mohamad Nasser, Director of Product, Platforms and Marketing for Sprint's Emerging Solutions Group. "Sprint is committed to supporting the specific data needs of our M2M customers via reduced cost-barriers and increased operability. Gemalto's solution is uniquely compatible with Sprint's updated network providing superior in-building penetration and increased rural coverage, making it ideal for utility and security applications."
"With 250 million devices projected to be in the field globally by the end of 2014, Gemalto's long-life product strategy helps ensure Sprint's M2M clients' investments are optimized," added Paul Kobos, Head of M2M Sales for Gemalto North America. "Gemalto's solution brings a high performance power management system, extending the battery life up to 10 times for compact devices."
 CDMA1X Advanced, SMR 800 MHz spectrum.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of EUR 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 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.
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