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

Published March 8th, 2010 - 10:39 GMT
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.
For more information about the 2009 SmartGrid Product of the Year Awards or any of the TMC media properties, please visit For more information about Gemalto’s wireless telecommunication solutions, visit
Source : ME NewsWire
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