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Gemalto’s Innovative Machine-to-Machine Solution Receives "2009 SmartGrid Product of the Year"Award from


Amsterdam - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that its MASSIM solution has received a 2009 SmartGrid Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Intelligent Communications Partners.

Gemalto has developed a unique technological advancement aimed at meeting smart grid service needs. The MASSIM concept is an M2M specific solution specifically designed to detect if a machine-to-machine wireless network subscriber identification module has been removed from a utility meter and placed illegally within another device. This detection ensures the essential connectivity element within the smart grid ecosystem is tamper proof, protecting the utility and wireless operator from fraud. MASSIM is highly customizable with multiple environmental sensing parameters and sends a service provider alert in the event of unexpected change.

“MASSIM is continuously sensing its environment, protecting assets and allowing for tamper proof denial of network access,” said Frédéric Vasnier, SVP Telecom at Gemalto. “We are honored to receive this award recognizing our commitment to advancing the innovation and demanding security needs for machine-to-machine applications and smart grid technologies.” is pleased to grant a 2009 Product of the Year Award to Gemalto for their MASSIM. Gemalto has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the smart grid technologies.”

The First Annual Product of the Year Award winners are featured on the SmartGrid Web site and published in its e-newsletter.

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About Smart Grid
The Smart Grid portal on TMCnet serves as a resource for the rapidly developing technologies that enable and harness Smart Grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities’ power consumption.

TMCnet’s Smart Grid Web portal offers free resources for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying smart grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Jon Arnoldd and Shidan Gouran of Intelligent Communications Partners. Additionally this portal encompasses Global Online Communities and Channels, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. Visitors can be regularly updated on what is happening across a spectrum of organizations involved in hardware, wireless communications for video, phone and data and other niches in the Smart Grid market.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); SmartGrid Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). For more information about TMC, visit

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About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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