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Chemring Technology Solutions Presents World's First Policy-on-the-Device App at WiFi Offload Summit

June 17, 2014

ROMSEY, England and PALO ALTO, California, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

18-19 June, Palo Alto, California

Chemring Technology Solutions [ ], a world-class provider of mobile data management solutions, will be a key contributor at this year's WiFi Offload Summit. Ben Toner, Incubation Manager at Chemring Technology Solutions, will provide insight to the panel session debating: "Massive aggregated Wi-Fi: Are mass-market wireless services moving 'over-the-top'?"

Ben Toner joins leading WiFi experts, Evan Kaplan (iPass), Michael JÖnsson (Birdstep) and David Fraser (Devicescape), to deliver the best in carrier WiFi thought leadership and innovation. The Summit focuses on how carriers can overcome the monetization challenge by transforming new Wi-Fi technologies into profitable business models.

Chemring Technology Solutions has developed SmartSwitch [ ], the world's first true policy-on-the-device app, which provides enhanced subscriber engagement and connection management capability. SmartSwitch allows operators to increase opportunities for the monetisation of network management as its advanced policy engine supports 3GPP ANDSF policies as part of a more capable policy language. SmartSwitch is also interoperable and tested with major network policy solution providers and can be deployed onto Android, iOS and M2M platforms.

SmartSwitch enables mobile operators to develop a network that intelligently interoperates with smartphones, and other devices, to deliver subscribers a personalised mobile data experience. This supports operators' core business drivers of customer recruitment, retention and revenues by delivering excellent network connectivity and consistent device performance to subscribers, while reducing network cost.

Unlike other solutions, SmartSwitch is designed to deliver significant value through deployment as an aftermarket application from any app store. It can be rapidly rolled out without the need for operators to invest in infrastructure or additional capability, and is ready to connect to full policy management solutions once they are deployed in the network.

Ben Toner, said: "The proliferation of mobile traffic means that its effective monetization and offload is now a significant issue for carriers. The WiFi Offload Summit is a unique opportunity for experts from across the globe to debate how these challenges can be addressed. Operators need to develop a robust offloading and Wi-Fi strategy in order to continue to deliver customers an excellent mobile data experience and Chemring Technologies is at the heart of the debate at this week's Summit."

SmartSwitch is optimised to provide network operators with intelligent selective offload and traffic shaping, much of which can be provided as a simple application delivered via an app store. Its unique policy framework allows operators to choose between in-built traffic management solutions for seamless and aggregated use of network technologies or to make use of native functionality offered within the chipsets. By using context aware conditions, an understanding of user preferences and interaction with the billing platform, network and data management are brought to life. As SmartSwitch is application aware, this also gives operators the ability to reduce congestion in known problem coverage areas and ensure that traffic from value-added applications is not lost.

About Chemring Technology Solutions

Chemring Technology Solutions is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group, and is a world-class provider of mobile data management solutions, including mobile apps, network security systems and rapid deployment networks.

Chemring Technology Solutions is the trading name for Roke Manor Research Limited, which has been pioneering the development of innovative sensors, networks and communications technology for over 50 years. It employs more than 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name.

About Chemring Group

- Chemring is a global business that specialises in the manufacture of high technology products and services to the aerospace, defence and security markets - Employing more than 3,500 people worldwide, and with production facilities in four countries, Chemring meets the needs of customers in more than fifty countries worldwide - Chemring is now organised under three strategic product segments: Countermeasures, Sensors & Electronics, and Energetic Systems - Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that deliver high reliability solutions to protect people, platforms, mission and information against constantly changing threats - Operating in niche markets and with strong investment in R&D, Chemring has the agility to rapidly react to urgent customer needs

Chemring Technology Solutions

CONTACT: For further information please contact: James Horne, Chemring

Technology Solutions, +44(0)1794 833000,

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