Pinyon and Sasken Partner

24
Jan

Pinyon and Sasken Partner to Deliver World Class 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Product Solutions for Service Providers

Bangalore, 24th Jan, 2014 –  Pinyon Technologies, a global supplier of next generation mobile wireless networking products with proprietary antenna solutions based upon its patented AirWire® technology, and Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. (BSE: 532663 & NSE: SASKEN), an R&D Technology Solutions company that helps businesses across the communication and consumer value chain accelerate product development life cycles, today announced that they are partnering to deliver LTE mobile broadband product solutions for service providers worldwide.  The initial product, being developed for the Indian market, is a 4G LTE WiFi dongle. This AirWire LTE WiFi dongle is a powerful mobile Internet device that uses LTE broadband, with peak download speeds up to 100 Mbps.  It incorporates Pinyon’s proprietary, patented antenna technology maximizing LTE and WiFi wireless performance, and Sasken’s engineering expertise in integrating the hardware and software to expedite the time to market.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Sasken to offer a true mobile networking device for India, China, Bangladesh and other TD-LTE markets that will provide consumers with better connectivity and better throughput,” said Debashis Bagchi, Pinyon Technologies CEO.

The AirWire LTE WiFi dongle (which looks similar to a fold design mobile phone) provides Internet connectivity through a WiFi hotspot or a USB connection.  The hotspot operates standalone, connecting multiple devices.  Laptops, gaming consoles, iPad’s and any WiFi device can now access the Internet anywhere through LTE broadband.  The AirWire LTE WiFi dongle can be connected directly to a computer through the USB port, focusing LTE data speeds of 100bps into a device.  It supports LTE-TDD, with future versions supporting LTE-FDD.  WiFi supports 802.11 b,g,n conveniently covering all WiFi devices.

”We are very excited about partnering with Pinyon. The combination of Pinyon’s differentiating product design with its proprietary technology embedded, and Sasken’s engineering expertise in integrating the hardware and software, have culminated into an aesthetically brilliant product and lays the foundation for a very strong and long lasting partnership,” said Srinivas Prasad, Vice President at Sasken Communication Technologies Limited.

The AirWire LTE WiFi dongle will be distributed to consumers through the major service providers in India and other LTE markets starting in Q2 2014.

About Pinyon Technologies
Headquartered in Reno, Nev., Pinyon is a global supplier of next-generation mobile wireless networking products to the mobile Internet infrastructure market. Pinyon designs, develops, and commercially sells mobile wireless products like LTE WiFi dongles and LTW WiFi Gateways amongst others, incorporating proprietary antenna solutions based on a patented AirWire technology for HD quality multimedia delivery. Pinyon’s wireless products and proprietary AirWire technology is designed for 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G mobile and other mobile applications. AirWire is well suited for applications that require high throughput in a noisy multipath environment.  For more information, visit www.pinyontech.com.

About Sasken
Sasken is R&D Technology Solutions Company headquartered in Bangalore, India that helps businesses across the communication and consumer value chain accelerates product development life cycles. Sasken offers a unique combination of R&D consultancy, wireless software products, solutions and services for consumer electronics and network engineering services and works with network OEMs, semiconductor vendors, terminal device OEMs, consumer electronics OEMs and operators across the world. Global Fortune 500 and Tier 1 companies in these segments are part of Sasken’s customer profile.  For more information, visitwww.sasken.com.

Pinyon Technologies – Media Contact
Lisa Porter
Porter Creative Group, Inc.
Tel:  949-307-3737
Email: lporter@portercreative.com

Sasken Communication Technologies – Media Contact
Syed Shahid Mehdi
Sr. Manager- Corporate and Marketing Communications
Tel:  +91 80 39893222
Email: pr@sasken.com