Environmental Monitoring

Microwave Telemetry selects Telenor Connexion

April 17, 2012

Telenor Connexion to provide global connectivity solution for scientists tracking wildlife on six continents.

COLUMBIA, MD -- Microwave Telemetry Inc., a global leader in avian and marine tracking has selected Telenor Connexion, the leading enabler of premium connected services, as connectivity provider for its state-of-the-art tracking devices.

The company manufactures reliable and accurate electronic devices for tracking avian and marine species using cutting-edge technologies. Microwave Telemetry's continual effort to develop smaller and smarter devices is driven by the needs of researchers and scientists worldwide.

Telenor Connexion is providing Microwave Telemetry with a one SIM and one rate GPRS/GSM global solution working on six continents. The key component of the solution is Telenor's patented eSIM, a robust and reliable SIM card especially suited for harsh environments.

"Besides being an experienced and reliable embedded connectivity partner responsive to our product requirements, the decisive factor when selecting Telenor Connexion as our exclusive provider for GPRS and SMS data services, was the eSIM. Device size and extended temperature range is critical in our application for avian and marine tracking and the Telenor Connexion eSIM is half the size of a standard SIM card.", says Paul W. Howey, Ph.D., President and Founder at Microwave Telemetry Inc.

The premium M2M solution from Telenor Connexion does not only allow Microwave Telemetry to to continue their device design process without any delays to their product development schedule, it also enables them to provide a worldwide tracking and monitoring system, capable of tracking wildlife for thousands of kilometers, covering entire migration routes.

The connected devices collects data and processes locations sent from animals carrying transmitters. The data are then delivered to scientists and researchers around the world via Microwave Telemetry's proprietary web application.

"Wildlife tracking or GPS Telemetry is another high-potential growth area for embedded connectivity applications. We are very proud to be part of Microwave Telemetry's global tracking solutions as they (the devices) play a valuable role in worldwide behavioral and migration studies and in the protection of endangered species", says George LeBron, Head of Market Development Americas at Telenor Connexion.

About Microwave Telemetry
Microwave Telemetry, Inc. is a global leader in satellite tracking technology. Located near Washington, D.C. in Columbia, Maryland, US, the primary goal of the company is to provide state-of-the-art avian and marine tracking technology for scientists. Founded by biologists, the innovative products are designed with biologists and their goals in mind. The company's mission is to advance the integrative fields of electronics and ecology, with conservation as the driving motivator behind each new design.

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is the leading enabler of premium connected services for business and life critical applications, regardless of the vertical market. Building on more than 10 years of M2M (machine-to-machine) experience, Telenor Connexion provides customers with tools that allow for full control of status, location and performance of their connected devices.

Telenor Connexion has provided reliable, international connected services to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Daimler, TomTom, Omron, Scania, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, Hitachi and Securitas Direct.

The company was established in 2008 and originates from the successful M2M business within Telenor Sweden. With headquarter and tech center in Sweden and regional offices in UK, Germany, US, and Japan, Telenor Connexion has a global presence serving customers around the world.

Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world's major mobile operators.

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