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KORE Telematics and Intertek Join Forces to Deliver Streamlined CDMA Device Approval Program

Posted by Alex Brisbourne on Jul 15, 2009
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New Service to Accelerate Time-to-Market and Reduce Costs for Advanced Wireless Devices

Reston, VA.—July 15, 2009—KORE Telematics, the world's largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and Intertek, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, today announced the signing of a Master Service Agreement under which KORE will utilize Intertek exclusively for its 'One-Stop' CDMA Device Accreditation Service. Created specifically to support KORE partners, the new service makes it easier and more cost effective to obtain CDMA network approval for cellular modems and routers, purpose-packaged M2M network devices and embedded wireless modules used in M2M applications on the KORE network.

The KORE and Intertek relationship further simplifies the approval of CDMA devices. The test process is optimized for M2M devices and both companies are technically aligned to best service the needs of M2M solution developers. By leveraging KORE's specialized expertise in the M2M market and Intertek's quality test resources and processes, the new service is ideally suited to address the uniqueness of M2M devices. KORE and Intertek deliver a cost effective, predictable and top quality CDMA device approval process.

"As the recognized experts in the M2M industry, Intertek sees the collaboration with KORE as a critical component in its expansion into the M2M device approval space," said David Dennis, vice president, Intertek. "With KORE's experience and input into the process, Intertek expects M2M customers to realize immediate benefits from the KORE 'One-Stop' CDMA Device Accreditation Service. Customers can focus on their primary business rather than allocating significant engineering resources to the task of approving CDMA devices."

Fast device approval means a shorter path to revenue for applications developers. This provides significant value to partners looking to complete FCC and carrier requirements on time, and at lower cost. In addition to a faster time-to-market, the KORE Pre-Test services make it possible for developers with minimal device approval experience to lower the cost and time investments associated with device approvals.

"By teaming with Intertek, an industry leader in CDMA device approvals, KORE is tearing down the device approval barrier, making it easier, more efficient and more cost effective for our partners to receive CDMA device approval for use on the KORE Premier CDMA service," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. "KORE and Intertek recognize the challenges customers face in obtaining the necessary approvals required for product launch. To support our customers' time-to-market demands, KORE will continue its progressive approach to removing the hurdles our customers face while continuing to deliver exceptional Tier-One GSM and CDMA connectivity on a single platform."

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

For further information, please visit www.intertek-etlsemko.com/wireless.

About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider wholly specializing in the rapidly-expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering and dozens of other M2M applications. KORE's long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.

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