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Chemring Technology Solutions Demonstrates SmartSwitch's M2M Capability on Multi-Tech Platform

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Chemring Technology Solutions
Ordnance House, Blackhill Road, Holton Heath
Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom



Press release date: February 25, 2014

ROMSEY, England -

Hall 7, Stand 7C14, UKTI Pavilion, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

At this year's Mobile World Congress, Chemring Technology Solutions will be demonstrating how SmartSwitch™ and Multi-Tech's M2M platform can enable network operators to maximise monetisation opportunities for next generation apps, without impacting real-time service reliability.

The advanced policy engine in SmartSwitch supports M2M applications by intelligently matching the priority of the data to a mobile network's preferred times (such as a pre-defined off-peak schedule). This will maximise M2M system development opportunities, such as telehealth or industrial applications, without congesting mobile networks.

Ben Toner, Incubation manager at Chemring Technology Solutions, said: "To offer both the mobile network and the user a real benefit, SmartSwitch can connect the needs of the M2M application with the needs of the mobile network. It allows Multi-Tech's M2M mobile devices to separate data into real-time and non-urgent classifications so that they use the wireless service at a time when the data cost is lower for the end-user and network less congested, enabling the operators to maximise service reliability."

Rod Landers, CEO of Multi-Tech, said: "I'm really excited to see this technology getting deployed and we are very flattered that Chemring chose Multi-Tech's products to demonstrate SmartSwitch at Mobile World Congress. We see this as an important tool for M2M applications and network operators to more efficiently manage their traffic and costs of service which will further accelerate growth in the Internet of Things."

SmartSwitch is the world's first true policy-on-the-device app that provides enhanced subscriber engagement and connection management capability. It is optimised to provide network operators with intelligent selective offload and traffic shaping, much of which can be provided as a simple application delivered via an app store. Its unique policy framework allows operators to choose between in-built traffic management solutions for seamless and aggregated use of network technologies or to make use of native functionality offered within the chipsets.

By using context aware conditions, an understanding of user preferences and interaction with the billing platform, network and data management are brought to life. As SmartSwitch is application aware, this also gives operators the ability to reduce congestion in known problem coverage areas and ensure that traffic from value-added applications is not lost.

About Chemring Technology Solutions

Chemring Technology Solutions is a world-class provider of mobile data management solutions, including mobile apps, network security systems and rapid deployment networks.

Chemring Technology Solutions is the trading name for Roke Manor Research Limited, which has been pioneering the development of innovative sensors, networks and communications technology for over 50 years. It employs more than 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name. http://www.chemringts.com

About Multi-Tech Systems
Multi-Tech Systems has been delivering industry-leading M2M communications solutions since 1970. With carrier-approved external and embedded modems and gateways, Multi-Tech makes it easy and fast to connect your devices to networks anywhere in the world. We work with clients in almost every market to efficiently enable cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and GPS capabilities into their M2M solution. If we don't have it, we will develop it. Multi-Tech established its reputation for innovative designs by obtaining 80+ patents as well as certifications from more than 30 carriers in over 80 countries. Multi-Tech has made M2M simplified for thousands of customers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.multitech.com.

Chemring Technology Solutions

Contact: For further information please contact: James Horne, Chemring Technology Solutions, +44(0)1794 833000, james.horne@chemringts.com

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