Thursday, September 12, 2013

LEUVEN, Belgium – August 23, 2013 – Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the Company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announces completion of Sprint certification for CloudGate – a secure, reliable and affordable M2M 3G gateway that brings new levels of flexibility and ease of deployment for M2M solutions. 

CloudGate is now certified with the leading carriers in North America, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus and Bell Mobility. The product is also compliant with FCC, PTCRB, IC, RoHS and REACH standards.

All of the certifications were achieved with the same Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) of CloudGate.  Designed with the penta-band MDM6600™ chipset by Qualcomm, the same CloudGate unit supports the multiple wireless standards used by the major network operators in North America and can be configured for any desired service provider.  The radio firmware needed for the desired service provider can be designated at the point of installation.  The hardware expansion boards and any custom software for the embedded Linux operating system can also be easily installed at the point of installation providing a true single SKU capability.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option said: “There’s nothing else like CloudGate on the market today. The solution was developed as a direct result of speaking with all the key players in the M2M ecosystem who needed a reliable, value priced 3G gateway that reduced the amount of different products and configurations that they were required to stock. This enables them to add value through their own middleware and hosted service platforms. CloudGate is a result of Option’s twenty years of expertise in wireless technologies shipping over 14 million 3G devices worldwide with very high reliability levels providing an exceptional customer experience.”

CloudGate is an M2M solution that includes an intelligent M2M 3G gateway, an open M2M application development environment and a cloud based provisioning service. It meets all the market requirements for a robust, secure, feature rich routing platform that will not let customers down in the field.

Application Enablement Platform vendors and System Integrators creating M2M solutions are faced with the challenge of very fragmented customer requirements. CloudGate provides an extensible hardware and software platform that allows them to tailor the product to meet the needs of each customer reducing their time to solution, development costs and increasing their addressable markets.

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