Gemalto Recognized by IDG as Computerworld Honors Laureate
Gemalto recognized in the World-Good category for its leading-edge technology used to help thwart illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil
Amsterdam, May 9, 2013 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been named a 2013 Laureate of IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program <http://www.cwhonors.org/> .
Gemalto was recognized in the World-Good category for its leading-edge Cinterion® M2M technology used in an innovative device and pilot program <http://www.gemalto.com/php/pr_view.php?id=1482> that helped thwart illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.
The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology (IT) promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M technology provides wireless connectivity and GPS data for Invisible Tracck™, an innovative device developed by Cargo Tracck™ in Brazil. Installed in rainforest trees, the discreet solution leverages a tiny and durable M2M module to wirelessly send location updates to a central server allowing officials to remotely track trees illegally removed from protected areas.
With the solution in place, law enforcement and Brazilian environmental protection agency IBAMA agents were able to respond in real time, traced the loggers to sawmills and prevented the sale and profit from illegally harvested lumber.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld honors the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates in sharing their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations’ ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
“This award recognizes Gemalto for the design and development of technologies that have played a major role in supporting social good in the face of world-changing events,” added Ramzi Abdine, General Manager of Cinterion M2M at Gemalto Latin America. “The Amazon rainforest tracking and tracing program demonstrates the power of Gemalto’s M2M technology in helping to preserve one of the earth’s most precious resources.”
IDG: International Data Group is the world’s leading technology media, events and research company. Their products and services reach an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries, publishing more than 200 print titles worldwide. About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security <http://www.gemalto.com/companyinfo/digital_security.html> 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.
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