Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is enabling two Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that won the prestigious 2015 Connected World Awards. Gemalto contributed its ruggedized M2M connectivity and security technology for these award-winning solutions designed by Airo Wireless, and by SOLARKIOSK. The awards highlight Gemalto’s industry leading Cinterion® technology, which delivers high-speed, low latency wireless connectivity and security for Airo’s first-to-market 4G intrinsically safe industrial PDA as well as SOLARKIOSK’s E-HUBB, a solar powered autonomous energy system and business hub that enables sustainable local entrepreneurship and economic development in communities throughout several emerging economies in Africa and Asia.

Airo’s new generation of industrial PDA’s uses Gemalto’s advanced Cinterion 4G M2M connectivity solution to provide GPS capabilities and reliable and fast communication for workers in mission critical situations in the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, public safety and utility industries. Gemalto, together with INSYS icom, a leading technology partner for industrial data communication, assisted with the development of secure and reliable wireless communication capabilities to SOLARKIOSK’s technology that provides locally operated solar-powered energy services, connectivity, solar products and quality consumer goods.

“We are honored to be a part of the 2015 Connected World awards for solutions such as Airo Wireless and SOLARKIOSK,” said Juan Carlos Lazcano, Vice President of M2M and IoT for North America at Gemalto. “Gemalto and its customers are at the forefront of M2M and IoT innovation delivering reliable and secure connectivity across utilities and power markets ultimately unleashing the power of the Internet of Things to improve the way we live and work

“Smart energy. Mobile testing. Fleet tracking. Risk management. These are just a few of the ways the companies are capitalizing on connected technology to improve business processes,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine1. “The 2015 Connected World Awards winners are leveraging the Internet of Things to transform the technology landscape.”