Wristwatch Positioning Device Uses Gemalto`s Cinterion M2M Technology to Help Safeguard People with Autism and Alzheimer`s Disease

Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST

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AMSTERDAM--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News : 

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that its Cinterion M2M technology is powering the innovative TRiLOC
GPS Personal Locator Device (PLD) used to locate people with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD), dementia and Alzheimer`s disease. The easy-to-wear wristwatch
solution uses an ultra-slim Cinterion module to provide 24/7 global cellular
communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking. The TRiLOC device
helps caregivers locate and safeguard people with special needs while minimizing
the need for constant physical supervision. Worldwide there are more than 30
million individuals suffering from autism or Alzheimer`s disease and more than
60 million caregivers are looking for solutions to improve their independence
and safety1. 

Developed by iLOC Technologies, the TRiLOC PLD integrates Gemalto`s Cinterion
PHS8 M2M module to provide simultaneous high-speed data and voice communications
as well as GPS location data. Gemalto`s solution transmits an individual`s
precise location to the designated caretaker`s cell phone or computer while
enabling hands-free two-way voice calling when needed. A remote listening
feature allows caretakers to detect when immediate help is required, and the
wearer has access to an SOS button in case of emergencies. With Bluetooth 4.0,
the TRiLOC PLD can sync with mHealth devices, smart home appliances and security
solutions to send status updates to caregivers. An optional accessory worn by
caregivers enables proximity detection and electronic tethering sending
immediate text messages and audio alarms if an individual strays too far. In
addition, an alert can be sent when the device`s lockable strap is tampered
with. Gemalto`s Cinterion M2M advanced power management technology extends the
device`s battery life for longer operation before recharging is necessary. 

"We created TRiLOC GPS Personal Locator after two years of research and many
discussions with care giving associations and parents of children with ASD,"
said Tony Fama, iLOC President, CEO and father of a son with ASD. "TRiLOC gives
my son greater autonomy and reduces the need of constant supervision. With the
tethering accessory, families or caregivers can plan trips to museums, shopping
centers, and even busy theme parks without the enormous stress of the individual
wandering off."

"It is really rewarding to see our technology truly changing the lives of people
with special needs, in this case those who are prone to getting lost," said
Norbert Muhrer, Senior Vice President of Gemalto M2M. "As a result of our
miniaturization efforts we have produced our slimmest module to date, the
Cinterion PHS8, which is small and powerful enough to drive this innovative
wristwatch. With this solution, Gemalto is again helping to improve the security
and convenience of citizens by leveraging the full potential of the wireless and
digital worlds around us".

1 - Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education (AWAARE) and American
Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF)

About iLOC Technologies

iLOC Technologies Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Montreal,
Canada. Its mission is to provide leading edge, cost effective and innovative
personal safety & security products and services that promote end user

Contact Information
iLOC Technologies Inc.
1870 Boul. Des Sources, suite 205
Pointe-Claire, Québec
Canada H9R5N4
website: http://www.iloctech.com
email: info@iloctech.com
1.855.456.4562 (iLoc)
1.514.987.4562 (iLoc)

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with
2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out
of 74 offices and 14 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. 

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
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. 

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:
Nicole Smith
North America
+1 512 758 8921
Ernesto Haikewitsch
Latin America
+55 11 51 05 92 20
Peggy Edoire
Europe, Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 36 45 40
Yvonne Lim
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 3730

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