The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-07-19T02:02:00Z NETCOMM WIRELESS WINS THE 2013 ACOMMS AWARD FOR INNOVATION 2013-07-19T02:02:00Z netcomm-wireless-wins-the-2013-acomms-award-for-innovation July 19, 2013 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC),a leading developer of wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products, won the ACOMMS Award for innovation in the SME category for the second consecutive year at the 7th Annual Communications Alliance and Communications Day (ACOMMS) Dinner last night in Sydney. The prestigious award was presented to NetComm Wireless for its Outdoor 3G/4G Router Series (NTC-30 Series) which consists of the Outdoor 3G/4G M2M WiFi Router with Voice (NTC-30WV) and Marine Outdoor WiFi Router (NTC-30WV-02) – the first, and only, 3G/4G broadband technology to optimise Internet, phone and WiFi connectivity by attaching to the outside of a premise or offshore vessel. "We are thrilled to have won the ACCOMS Award for innovation again this year. This accolade acknowledges our ability to innovate and adapt in an extraordinarily fast changing environment and we are pleased to have received recognition for the NTC-30 Series which is a world-first technology designed to help expand the wireless footprint and optimise 3G/4G communications across the globe," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless. The innovative NTC-30 Series is transforming the online experience for households, businesses and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications that lack access to fixed line (ADSL/cable/fibre) services. Designed to overcome issues relating to wireless black spots, interference and signal degradation, NTC-30 Series devices boost 3G/4G signal strength by combining: a high-performance 3G/4G modem, powerful external WiFi & 3G/4G antennas, a router and telephone adapter in a single weatherproof device. NTC-30 Series devices enable fast, reliable and secure Internet and phone communications for M2M applications; outdoor deployments; disaster and emergency communications; marine applications and personal and business connectivity. The ACOMM Awards, jointly presented by Communications Alliance and Communications Day recognises excellence among communications industry participants, awarding exemplary achievement across ten categories of endeavour. Finalists for the Innovation – SME category include: Ruckus Wireless and Appscorp PTY LTD T/A ECCconnect. The ACOMMS award comes after winning three categories of the Australian Business Awards this year: Australian Business Award for Innovation; Product Innovation (NTC-30 Series) and Best Industrial Product (NTC-40WV - M2M WiFi Router with Voice). Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About Communications Alliance Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Through a range of successful programs, events and initiatives, Communications Alliance has a leadership role in facilitating industry-based solutions to sectoral issues and is taking steps to bring to fruition the broadband and digital era, including leading the industry’s involvement in the National Broadband Network implementation. For further information visit www.commsalliance.com.au About Comms Day Communications Day Australasia is Australia and New Zealand’s most respected source of daily telecom industry news and commentary published under the Decisive Publishing stable. For further information see www.commsday.com About NetComm Wireless NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For over 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com Mobily Selects NetComm Wireless to Supply M2M Devices 2013-06-06T01:41:00Z mobily-selects-netcomm-wireless-to-supply-m2m-devices Thursday June 6, 2013 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced that it has entered into its second major M2M supply agreement with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecommunications service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal is expected to bolster vertical sector opportunities in the Middle East by enabling Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications over 3G networks as mobile penetration tops 100 per cent.The phenomenal uptake of mobile broadband communications in the Middle East is fueled by the strong demand for wireless M2M communications across industry sectors such as utilities, oil and gas and transport and other businesses located in areas with limited access to fixed line (ADSL, cable, fibre) services. With new mobile subscriptions in the region growing by 44.1% annually, it is expected that there will be 352 million mobile subscriptions (Informa Telecoms & Media) and 119.7 million wireless M2M connections (Visiongain, 2011) by the end of 2016 as utility meters, vehicles, construction equipment and medical devices become connected.Etisalat has secured a place in Machina Research's M2M Leaderboard, a ranking of the top 20 global mobile network operators (MNOs) based on their expected revenue from mobile M2M in 2020, thereby gaining recognition as a world leader in M2M communications and a key driver of large-scale M2M growth throughout the Middle East."This M2M supply deal builds on the success of our existing partnership with Mobily and we are pleased to work together to provide countless vertical sectors throughout the Kingdom with significant new opportunities by combining Mobily's advanced broadband network capabilities with our innovative wireless M2M technologies," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless."The rapid expansion of Mobily's broadband networks, which cover most of the populated areas in the country, has led us to sign this agreement with NetComm Wireless to provide advanced solutions to cover many regions of the kingdom and to support and guarantee business continuity,” said Dr Marwan Al-Ahmadi, CEO, Mobily.The Indoor Industrial Router with Voice seamlessly integrates with existing applications to provide undisrupted wireless speeds of up to 21Mbps over 3G networks; while also offering analogue telephone connectivity for complete landline replacement.The Outdoor Industrial Router extends wireless M2M benefits to businesses located in weak or inconsistent 3G signal strength areas. Designed to create a far-reaching indoor and outdoor 300Mbps WiFi network, the IP67 rated Outdoor Router endures harsh environmental conditions and comes equipped with external 3G and WiFi antennas to ensure an optimal signal in remote regions.Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications ManagerPhone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About MobilyEtihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mobily is the 1st Saudi communications company to get an operation license for 3rd generation services and beyond. In December 2004, Mobily was listed on Tadawul Stock Exchange. Today, Mobily equates to 40%+ market share of the mobile subscriptions in the Kingdom. In March 2008, Mobily was granted approval by CITC (Communication and Information Technology Commission) to acquire Bayanat al-Oula, which was a licensed Data Service Provider for a price of SAR 1.5 Billion. And, in November 2008, Mobily acquired absolute majority stakes in Zajil, the leading Saudi ISP (Internet Service Provider).Mobily owns vast majority shares in the Saudi National Fiber Network (SNFN) composed with 12,800 KM of structured fiber cable, panned into 7 fully protected rings covering 35 Saudi cities plus access to 60 major hub sites for telecommunications prime points of presence, and complimented with 20 inter-metropolis fiber loops in major Saudi cities. Furthermore, Mobily is a lead investor in prime global submarine cable projects that are expected to be operational in the near future. About NetComm WirelessNetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com THE VODAFONE MACHINELINK 3G DEVELOPED BY NETCOMM WIRELESS HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED 2013-02-25T01:52:00Z the-vodafone-machinelink-3g-developed-by-netcomm-wireless-has-officially-launched 25 February, 2013: NetComm Wireless (ASX: NTC) a leading developer of wireless broadband and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products, today announced that the Vodafone MachineLink 3G, custom designed by NetComm Wireless to meet the global deployment requirements of Vodafone Global Enterprise and its partners, has been officially launched by Vodafone. The Vodafone MachineLink 3G was developed to facilitate Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity on a significantly larger scale, offering simple and cost-effective real-time data communications in areas such as utilities, asset management, security, medical monitoring and point-of-payment. Designed to provide easy access to Vodafone networks worldwide, the Vodafone MachineLink 3G meets the global demand for reliable remote monitoring and control across countless industry and enterprise applications worldwide. NetComm Wireless' collaboration with Vodafone Global Enterprise underpins its strategy to expand as a dedicated M2M technology developer, and represents its product leadership in the global M2M market. NetComm Wireless Managing Director & CEO, Mr David Stewart said, “The launch of the MachineLink 3G is a key milestone as part of our relationship with Vodafone Global Enterprise and we are very excited about the opportunities it creates. We remain focused on growing a substantial presence in the high growth global M2M market”. Vodafone has announced it will introduce the MachineLink 3G, a new, innovative M2M terminal combining state of the art hardware, managed by M2M connectivity, at the Mobile World Congress 2013: "Vodafone MachineLink 3G has been launched to meet the global demand for a reliable and cost-effective M2M terminal that can be easily integrated with any sort of IP/Ethernet type applications across a broad cross-section of industries. It sets out to bring standardisation to the M2M industry by offering simplicity and cost reduction in M2M hardware rollouts." Senior NetComm Wireless executives will be available to discuss the latest M2M innovations at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from the 25th-28th February, 2013. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager - Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless Limited NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet, delivering new functionality and enhanced services without the need for human intervention. Supported by over 20 years' experience and 250 dedicated staff, Vodafone's global M2M platform makes it easy for global businesses to centrally manage M2M deployments across multiple territories, with greater control and at a lower cost than previously possible. http://m2m.vodafone.com/home/ About Vodafone Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com NETCOMM WIRELESS SIGNS 4G DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH WESTBASE TECHNOLOGY, UK. 2012-10-09T01:42:00Z netcomm-wireless-signs-4g-distribution-agreement-with-westbase-technology-uk-1 Newstead, QLD (PR Release Date) Solar energy has become more popular over the years. There have been a growing number of people getting concerned about their carbon footprints and are looking for ways to use renewable energy. However, most people dont know how to avail of alternative energy or where to find affordable solar powered products that can be used in day to day life.To answer these problems,Solar Godshas launched their new websitewww.solargods.com.au. The sleek and easy-to-navigate website makes solar products more accessible with just a click of the mouse. You can browse through their collection of innovative products, read through the detailed product information, order online and have your preferred products delivered to you.The site is your portal to novelsolar products, such as portable solar panels,solar lights, solar chargers and solar light caps. Solar promotional products are also available on their website to encourage businesses and organisations to promote their brands the eco-friendly way. The products featured are results of the integration of solar technology into usual everyday products for a greener day to day life.Visit the Solar Gods website now atwww.solargods.com.auand browse through their list of high quality solar products online.About the CompanySolar Gods is an Australian company founded by Spencer Smith, an engineer with a zeal for renewable energy. The company was created due to the growing demand of solar products and the desire to have these types of products become more affordable, accessible and portable.The company aims to be the gateway to innovative and useful solar products that can be used by people from all walks of life.Ultimately, Solar Gods vision is for all people to live a sustainable lifestyle through the use of solar products and to change the world one solar cell at a time.Contact Information:Spencer Smith213/1 Ella Street, Newstead, Queensland 4006Phone: +61 (0) 40 777 6907Fax:E-mail:spencer@solargods.com.auWebsite:http://www.solargods.com.au NETCOMM WIRELESS SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH NOVOTECH 2012-08-29T01:21:00Z netcomm-wireless-signs-distribution-agreement-with-novotech August 29, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a strategic partnership with Novotech Technologies, a leading global distributor of machine-to-machine (M2M) products, services and solutions, to deliver a range of M2M and wireless broadband products to value added resellers; system integrators and business customers in North America. This agreement strategically positions the company's diverse portfolio of M2M and wireless broadband products in the region which recorded annual M2M growth rates of approximately 26 per cent to reach 27 million subscribers at the end of 2011. "Facilitating partnerships with leading distributors is fundamental to our global diversification strategy which centres on delivering advanced wireless M2M technologies to diverse markets. Our partnership with Novotech represents a significant development for customers seeking to increase business efficiency and reduce costs through advanced telemetry, asset tracking, monitoring and control," said David Stewart, CEO & Managing Director, NetComm Wireless. "NetComm Wireless' innovative wireless products are a welcome addition to our industry-leading M2M portfolio and we look forward to combining our strengths to deliver tangible M2M solutions to customers, dealers, system integrators and carriers, " said Richard Hobbs, President, Novotech Technologies. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com NetComm Wireless is an associate member of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), the leading association for competitive wireless providers serving all areas of the United States. About Novotech Novotech Technologies is a leading value-added distributor of machine-to-machine (M2M) products, services and solutions. To provide the most comprehensive portfolio of M2M solutions – wireless, cellular and GPS – Novotech is aligned with the world’s top manufacturers of M2M technologies. Established in 2001, Novotech is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada, the United States and Latin America. Web: www.novotech.com Twitter: @NovotechM2M NETCOMM WIRELESS LAUDED IN THE AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2012 2012-07-30T23:32:00Z netcomm-wireless-lauded-in-the-australian-business-awards-2012-1 31 July 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless has long been a byword for innovation. Now it's official, with NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) taking out top honours in The Australian Business Awards 2012 in two categories: The Australian Business Award for Innovation and the Australian Business Award for Product Innovation. The awards specifically recognise NetComm Wireless' achievements in both business and product innovation. Since its establishment in 1982 by a small team that engineered Australia's very first modem, NetComm Wireless has played a pioneering role in the development of innovative first-to-market broadband technologies for consumer, business and industrial markets globally and is today recognised as one of the world's most innovative companies. NetComm Wireless won the Australian Business Award for Product Innovation for its ADSL2+ Wireless N300 Modem Router with Gigabit WAN, VoIP and USB host (NB16WV) – the first, and only, fully featured 4G USB modem router in Australia. The NB16WV provides a future-proof central connection point for all online activities, and is designed to support emerging technologies and network upgrades. As well as simultaneously connecting multiple devices to Telstra’s 4G network, the innovative NB16WV caters to today's communication needs while also connecting Australian homes and businesses to future fibre networks when available. The prestigious and comprehensive awards program, established in 2005, engages with leading corporate, government and non-profit organisations across key industry segments, including financial, manufacturing, professional services, energy, telecommunications, construction, transport, healthcare, education, food services and retail. Entries are assessed using specific criteria via an established set of business and product award categories, benchmarking the full spectrum of organisational performance and product management to identify the industry leaders for each award category and industry classification. The awards raise the bar across all aspects of quality management and provide organisations with ways to review their business performance and identify their core strengths. David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director of NetComm Wireless, said the award reflects the substantial investment the company has made in its research and development over the life of the current strategic plan. "Our strategic direction has been shaped by a firm commitment to innovation which is at the core of everything we do. We are thrilled to have won the esteemed Australian Business Award for innovation in both the business and product categories this year, and will build on this recognition to ensure the continued delivery of highly advanced wireless technologies for diverse markets," said Mr Stewart. Congratulating NetComm Wireless, Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director, The Australian Business Awards said: “These types of accolades don’t come easily – they are underpinned by vision and leadership, both of which require a clear dedication to research and development. “Despite a challenging business environment locally and abroad, this year’s participants in The Australian Business Awards remain steadfast in their commitment to innovation and excellence,” Ms Johnston said. “We’re proud to promote the models of business and product excellence in addition to highlighting contributions to the community and sustainability initiatives with these leading organisations and to publicly honour their achievements. “There was unparalleled breadth and depth in this year’s entries, highlighting the economic stability of Australia and stamping it as the ‘clever country’ for progressive projects, investment, enterprise ventures and workplace practices. Across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the 2012 winners of The Australian Business Awards are innovative, agile and truly ‘best in class’.” Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com NETCOMM WIRELESS WINS THE 2012 ACOMMS AWARD FOR INNOVATION 2012-07-27T04:30:00Z netcomm-wireless-wins-the-2012-acomms-award-for-innovation 27 July, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC), a leading developer of wireless broadband products, has won the award for innovation in the SME category at the 6th Annual Communications Day and Communications Alliance (ACOMMS) Awards last night in Sydney. The prestigious award was presented to NetComm Wireless for its advanced NTC-6000 Series 3G M2M (Machine-to-Machine) routers. Designed to increase efficiency and significantly reduce costs, the NTC-6000 series can operate in a virtually limitless range of applications such as smart metering, transport, surveillance, health, mining and enable live monitoring and control of remote equipment, assets and complex site processes from any computer, at any location, using the speed and coverage of 3G networks."Companies worldwide are positioning themselves for the mass-scale adoption of wireless M2M communications as the extraordinary benefits are realised. We are pleased to have been recognised as a pioneer of product innovation in a market that is advancing at a phenomenal pace," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.Attended by industry leaders the ACOMMS Awards recognise outstanding achievement across eleven categories representing the industry's transformation from traditional fixed communications to advanced available-anywhere services and applications. Finalists for the Innovation – SME category included Symbio Networks and Vertel."This acknowledgement is a testament to our team's solid committed to delivering innovative market leading wireless technologies designed to optimise M2M communications across countless industries and applications," said Mr Stewart.Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications ManagerPhone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com NTC-6000 – M2M RouterFor more information on NetComm Wireless’ NTC-6000 Series, please visit http://www.netcommwireless.com/product/m2m/ntc-6000 About NetComm WirelessNetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com NETCOMM WIRELESS REVOLUTIONIZES WIFI PERFORMANCE WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS WIFI DATA AND VOIP GATEWAY (NF3ADV) 2012-07-02T06:31:00Z netcomm-wireless-revolutionizes-wifi-performance-with-the-launch-of-its-wifi-data-and-voip-gateway-nf3adv 2 July, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a new addition to its recently launched Fibre™ Series. The WiFi Data and VoIP Gateway (NF3ADV) gives personal and Small Office Home Office (SoHo) users instant access to high speed broadband using their choice of an ADSL2+, fibre or 3G/4G USB connection. The future-ready NF3ADV is set to transform wireless performance with simultaneous WiFi data transmission over two wireless networks, while also supporting demanding user activities with up to three wired connections to Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. The advanced NF3ADV features a built-in ADSL2+ modem, Gigabit WAN port and a USB port for 3G /4G modems to connect users to ADSL today, fibre tomorrow and 3G/4G anytime. Designed to support bandwidth-intensive social, communication, gaming and entertainment activities at home, in the office or at temporary locations such as holiday homes, the NF3ADV insignificantly enhances wireless speed and efficiency with concurrent dual-band WiFi which gives users access to two separate wireless networks. Video streaming and other high-bandwidth activities can share a 5GHz radio band while wireless devices such as laptops and tablet computers simultaneously operate on a separate 2.4GHz frequency to eradicate interference caused by single channel data congestion. "The NF3ADV reflects our commitment to design innovation and excellence as well as our focus on staying ahead of network advances to provide personal and business users with a device that will optimise their online activities well into the future," said Craig Turner, General Manager Product Management, NetComm Wireless. The Dual Band WiFi Data and VoIP Gateway prepares users for the global shift to fibre connectivity while further supporting future requirements with next generation IPv6 addressing and energy saving features such as time of day LED dimming and WiFi power-save functions. The NF3ADV also features: an in-built DECT base station to enable low-cost Internet (VoIP) calls; two USB ports to connect a 3G/4G USB modem and an external hard disk drive for shared access to password secure media and files; an FXO port for landline backup; six powerful WiFi antennas; a WSP button for simple wireless network setup and advanced network security. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com NETCOMM WIRELESS PARTNERS WITH GRID NET TO DELIVER 3G SMART GRID COMMUNICATION CARDS 2012-06-26T02:19:00Z netcomm-wireless-partners-with-grid-net-to-deliver-3g-smart-grid-communication-cards 26 June, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC),a leading developer of wireless products,and Grid Net, the leading wireless smart grid software company, today announced a strategic alliance designed to deliver 3G connectivity to smart grid devices worldwide. Grid Net selected NetComm Wireless to design, develop and manufacture Grid Net-enabled 3G wireless communications cards for the global smart grid market. Australia is the first market for Grid Net-enabled communications cards, with North America and the European Union markets soon to follow. "Grid Net has proven the unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and strict security of our wireless smart grid software platform," said John W. Combs, CEO and Chairman of Grid Net. "This partnership with NetComm Wireless, truly the best-in-class developer of wireless data communication products, accelerates our ability to deliver innovative smart grid solutions worldwide. We are thrilled to have NetComm Wireless on our side." David Stewart, President and CEO, NetComm Wireless, said "With the worldwide market fast moving toward wireless smart grids, we see a tremendous upside in aligning our wireless M2M expertise with Grid Net's cutting-edge wireless smart grid software platform, and expect the market will as well. Our collaboration with Grid Net will provide the global utilities industry with remarkable new opportunities as they position themselves for mass-scale adoption." As diverse vertical industries worldwide take advantage of automated equipment and systems using M2M technologies, NetComm Wireless will continue to foster strategic partnerships with wireless industry leaders to address the massive global demand for wireless M2M communications in areas such as utilities, transport, security, surveillance, banking, health, transport and mining. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 30 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com About Grid Net Grid Net is the leading cellular smart grid software company. It pioneered the cellular smart grid model in 2008 with the first private 4G cellular deployment, and today is leading the public 3G cellular smart grid movement. The Grid Net Platform, a centrally-managed, highly-distributed smart grid network operating system, enables its utility customers and solution partners to securely and strategically deploy multiple grid applications like Advanced Metering, Demand Response Load Control, Distribution Monitoring & Control, and Premise Area Networking. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Grid Net is backed by Intel Capital, Braemar Energy Ventures, Catamount Ventures, Cisco Systems, and GE Energy Financial Services. Learn more at grid-net.com and follow us at twitter.com/Grid_Net. NETCOMM WIRELESS APPOINTS CRAIG TURNER AS GENERAL MANAGER OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT 2012-06-19T02:52:00Z netcomm-wireless-appoints-craig-turner-as-general-manager-of-product-management June 19, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announces the appointment of Craig Turner as General Manager of Product Management. In this role, he will be instrumental in strengthening the company's market positioning and product offerings, particularly in the key focus areas of wireless and M2M. Mr Turner brings to NetComm Wireless 25 years of telecommunications industry experience across product management, business strategy and planning, R&D management and marketing. "This is an exciting time for NetComm Wireless. The depth of experience and capabilities Craig brings to this leadership role will deliver considerable benefits to our business as we build our wireless and M2M presence in domestic and international markets" said David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm Wireless. Mr Turner comes to NetComm Wireless after roles as Chief Marketing Officer and then Chief Executive Officer with PieNetworks Ltd. Prior to that he held a range of senior management positions with Telstra Corporation Ltd, most recently as Executive Director, Fixed Voice and Broadband Products with responsibility for product management and product development of Telstra’s fixed line telephony, consumer broadband, Pay-TV (FOXTEL resale), and consumer applications business. "I am delighted to have taken up this role with NetComm Wireless, and I am really looking forward to delivering an exciting range of wireless and M2M products and services to our customers. For all the growth that has already occurred within the wireless industry, it’s clear there’s still a lot more opportunities ahead for us to deliver customer benefits that will be enabled by the innovative application of wireless and M2M technologies” Mr Turner said. Mr Turner holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering), University of NSW (1987); and a Master of Engineering Management, University of Technology, Sydney (1991). Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcommwireless.com About NetComm Wireless Limited NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm Wireless customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 30 years NetComm Wireless has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developer of HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm Wireless has offices in New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm Wireless visit: www.netcommwireless.com NETCOMM WIRELESS ADD M2M WIFI & VOICE ROUTERS TO ITS PORTFOLIO 2012-05-17T02:48:00Z netcomm-wireless-add-m2m-wifi-amp-voice-routers-to-its-portfolio May 17, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced the addition of the NTC-40 Series WiFi and Voice M2M Routers to its M2M product portfolio. Designed to support the remote operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and equipment, the new NTC-40 series features WiFi and Voice capabilities extending its M2M applications to a broad range of industries including health, security, transport, financial services and utilities. NetComm Wireless' 40-Series M2M Routers address the growing global need for efficient and cost-effective data collection, analysis and remote management over wireless networks. The 40-Series Routers create reliable point-to-point or point-to-multi-point connections for retail payments, in-vehicle wireless hotspots and other M2M applications that require WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. The NTC-40WV model offers the added benefit of circuit switched voice connectivity for complete landline replacement. The NTC-40 features a powerful processor which delivers optimal performance and its embedded Linux OS and Software Development Kit (SDK) offering users the capability to install custom firmware to the onboard flash memory via the programming interface. This open management platform provides a real point of difference to customers who require custom application integration into their own system. The device also features built in VPN clients to ensure a secure connection over a public mobile network. "Our new flagship M2M products support countless uses and opportunities spanning diverse industries and applications. As traditionally unconnected devices fast become connected, we are pleased to have developed the technology needed to advance significant new application possibilities," said Brett Stevens NetComm Wireless CTO. Designed for rugged deployments in harsh environments and unmanned locations, the NTC-40W and NTC-40WV devices seamlessly integrate with existing applications for undisrupted 3G wide-area-network (WAN) communications in any conditions. The industrial-grade fixed wireless data Routers are housed in a solid metal casing for extended temperature tolerance and feature: a WiFi access point; Ethernet connectivity; powerful processors; flexible power options; GPS support; remote diagnostics; firmware upgrade capabilities; high-performance antennas and wireless security. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 450 391 792 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcomm.com.au About NetComm LimitedNetComm Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 30 years NetComm has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developerof HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, Canada, US and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcomm.com.au NETCOMM WIRELESS LAUNCHES ITS FIBRE-READY WIFI DATA AND VOIP GATEWAY (NF1ADV) 2012-04-24T02:18:00Z netcomm-wireless-launches-its-fibre-ready-wifi-data-and-voip-gateway-nf1adv April 24, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today introduced the WiFi Data and VoIP Gateway (NF1ADV) into its new Fibre™ Series. The dual-access NF1ADV connects personal and business users to ADSL today, and to fibre networks when available via its Gigabit WAN port to significantly enhance communication, entertainment and business applications with the advanced speed and performance capabilities of fibre connectivity. The all-in-one WiFi Data and VoIP Gateway creates a powerful 300Mbps WiFi network for multiple devices such as laptops, PCs, gaming consoles and tablets, and incorporates a powerful Broadcom chipset to support business applications with significantly improved WiFi coverage over extended distances. Users can make up to four high speed wired connections to bandwidth-intensive devices, such as HD TVs, via the Gigabit LAN ports; and economical VoIP calls over fibre networks. Bundling the features of multiple devices into one, the Gateway also supports printing and file storage needs using the two in-built USB host ports. Designed to provide Internet and Retail Service Providers with a product capable of optimising their fibre service and delivering it efficiently, the National Broadband Network (NBN) ready NF1ADV also comes equipped with next generation IPv6 capabilities and TR-069 remote management support to improve the customer experience and reduce service provider support and operational costs. David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm Wireless, said personal and business users can now keep pace with the rapid momentum of technological change. "The NF1ADV maximises online speed and performance on multiple levels with current and future network access options and the very latest in wireless and VoIP technology. What this means for users in Australia, New Zealand and globally is an ultra-fast and powerful online experience for a long time to come," said Mr Stewart. The WiFi Data and VoIP Gateway features: a Gigabit WAN port, four Gigabit LAN ports; a Wireless N access point; two FXS ports for VoIP connectivity; an FXO port for landline backup; two USB host ports; a WPS button for simple wireless network setup and multiple power saving green features including time of day LED dimming, WiFi power save features and power down functions. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcomm.com.au About NetComm Wireless LimitedNetComm Wireless Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm Wireless customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 30 years NetComm Wireless has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developer of HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm Wireless has offices in New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm Wireless visit: www.netcomm.com.au NETCOMM WIRELESS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST FIBRE™ SERIES ROUTER 2012-04-23T07:02:00Z netcomm-wireless-launches-its-first-fibre-series-router April 23, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced the launch of its new Fibre™ Series with the release of its Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Hub (NF2). Developed to maximise superior fibre optic network speeds while supporting today's most popular connection options, the NF2 delivers super-fast ADSL, cable or fibre Internet access; and also offers an alternate 3G/4G USB modem connection. The NF2 optimises high-bandwidth activities such as media streaming and online gaming while preparing personal and business users for the future with next generation IPv6 addressing and a host of power conserving green features. The future-ready NF2 is the first of NetComm Wireless' range of advanced Fibre™ Series Gateways designed to transform the online experience for the ninety three per cent of Australian homes, schools and businesses set to experience broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second through access to the National Broadband Network's (NBN) fibre-to-the-premise technology; and the remaining seven per cent of premises to be connected via next-generation high-speed wireless and satellite technologies, as well as the seventy five per cent of New Zealand residents scheduled to access Crown Fibre's open-access fibre-to-the-home network over the next decade. David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm Wireless, said the NF2 was developed to meet both the current and future needs of connected homes and businesses, providing high-speed access to ADSL, cable and other existing services until fibre connectivity becomes available. "The telecommunications landscape in Australia is changing on a massive scale as the NBN fibre rollout continues to expand, giving more and more users the chance to boost the performance of new technologies and bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming. The launch of our Fibre™ Series gives service providers the opportunity to prepare their customers for the national fibre upgrade, while enabling access to ADSL in the interim," said Mr Stewart. Designed to significantly enhance wireless performance, the NF2 creates two independent wireless networks. The concurrent dual-band WiFi feature gives users the opportunity to connect bandwidth-intensive devices, including HD TVs, to a 5GHz network while simultaneously running everyday devices such as laptops and tablet computers on a separate 2.4GHz network to reduce interference and delays. The NF2 also features three Gigabit LAN ports for high-speed connections to wired devices such as PCs and HD TVs. With the incorporation of two USB 2.0 ports, users can create a superfast 4G WiFi hotspot within coverage areas using a Telstra 4G USB modem, or Sierra Wireless 320u. High-speed multi-device access to widespread 3G networks can also be achieved using a compatible 3G USB modem; and files can be stored and shared on an external hard disk drive network. The Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Hub (NF2) is now available. (RRP: $299) Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +2 9424 2045 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcomm.com.au About NetComm Wireless LimitedNetComm Wireless Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm Wireless customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 30 years NetComm Wireless has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developerof HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm Wireless has offices in New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm Wireless visit: www.netcomm.com.au NETCOMM WIRELESS LAUNCHES ITS LTE SERIES AT THE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA 2012-02-28T23:58:00Z netcomm-wireless-launches-its-lte-series-at-the-mobile-world-congress-barcelona February 28, 2012 (Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) will today unveil its LTE (4G) Series Routers at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona. One of the largest and most comprehensive ranges of LTE broadband products available, NetComm Wireless' LTE Series features high-performance LTE network access devices designed to deliver optimal LTE network capabilities to personal, business, enterprise and industrial M2M applications worldwide. With 49 LTE networks already commercially launched in 29 countries, the GSA has advised that LTE is the fastest ever developing network technology. NetComm Wireless' active development of LTE products over the past eighteen months has culminated in the timely release of its flagship LTE Series, addressing the need for enhanced wireless speed, performance and versatility across all customer segments in line with these network advances. Featuring high-speed home routers through to business and industrial-grade M2M devices, NetComm Wireless will showcase the advanced capabilities of their LTE Series routers which have been developed to heighten the potential of M2M services and applications across diverse industries. Following NetComm’s appointment to provide LTE fixed-wireless devices for the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN), NetComm Wireless’ powerful Outdoor LTE Router will also be making its European debut. This unique device has been developed to optimise rural broadband wireless access, while also reducing carrier infrastructure costs as LTE network rollouts migrate from high-traffic urban areas to increasingly remote regions. "The MWC is the perfect platform for launching our LTE Series which support the immediate delivery of significantly improved network speeds, high-bandwidth, extended coverage and low-latency to end-users. This launch further strengthens NetComm Wireless' position at the forefront of LTE innovation," said David Stewart, NetComm Wireless President and CEO. NetComm Wireless LTE Series products can be customised to meet individual carrier network specifications and market requirements. All products in the range deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps downlink, and 50Mbps uplink, and ensure compatibility with existing HSPA+ (3.5G) or HSPA (3G) networks. NetComm Wireless LTE Series products to be displayed at the MWC between 27th February - 1st March, 2012 include: LTE FDD WiFi Router (4G100W); LTE TDD WiFi Router (4GT101W); LTE WiFi Data & Voice Router (4G100WV); 3G/4G (TDD/FDD) Outdoor Routers and M2M LTE routers for Machine-to-Machine applications. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager Phone: +61 450 391 7921 Email: stephanie.wilson@netcomm.com.au About NetComm Wireless LimitedNetComm Wireless Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm Wireless customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 30 years NetComm Wireless has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developerof HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm Wireless has offices in New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm Wireless visit: www.netcomm.com.au NETCOMM DELIVERS WIRELESS M2M ROUTERS TO SOUTH EAST WATER 2011-11-21T23:35:00Z netcomm-delivers-wireless-m2m-routers-to-south-east-water 21 November, (Sydney): NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) has today announced that South East Water, one of Melbourne's three water retailers owned by the Victorian Government, has selected NetComm to supply HSPA Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Routers for the remote monitoring and control of pressure sewerage pump units located in areas spanning the south east of Melbourne to South Gippsland. As part of its long term backlog program, South East Water connects households on septic tanks to the networked sewerage system. High-speed NetComm HSPA M2M Routers are being deployed by South East Water to deliver data from the new pressure sewerage pump units back to a central supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA host system over the internet using 3G connectivity. NetComm HSPA M2M Routers provide undisrupted point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless communications for the remote management, regulation and control of sewerage pumps located in demanding environments such as mountainous terrains, high water table districts, environmentally sensitive regions, high gravity zones and other areas typically serviced by pressure sewerage systems. An initial deployment will commence in early November this year. "The extraordinary growth of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity is largely driven by demand from innovative utility companies such as South East Water. We are pleased to have been selected to develop the advanced wireless M2M technology needed to support South East Water's strong commitment to innovation and customer service" said David Stewart, Managing Director, NetComm. Designed tocreate wide area networks utilising the flexibility of 3G, the Routers support multi-level system monitoring for reliable communications that can be managed from a computer or smart phone via a web interface. Multiple communication interfaces and protocols are supported to meet the demands of today's telemetry and WAN applications; and the embedded Linux operating system and available Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the installation of custom firmware. Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Communications Manager Phone: +61 450 391 792 or email: stephanie.wilson@netcomm.com.au About South East WaterSouth East Water is owned by the Victorian Government and is one of Melbourne’s three metropolitan water retailers. South East Water provides water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.5 million residential, business, industrial and institutional customers in Melbourne’s south east. About NetComm LimitedNetComm Limited (ASX:NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 29 years NetComm has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developerof HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcomm.com.au