Emsys and Qvantel Announce Strategic Partnership in USB Solutions

By Emsys Embedded Systems Gmbh And Qvantel Oy, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

ESPOO, Finland & ILMENAU, Germany, March 15, 2011 - Emsys Embedded Systems GmbH and Qvantel Oy announced today that they are
signing a partnership agreement to enhance their offering of USB solutions
for wireless device vendors. Through this partnership, Qvantel will support
Emsys USB firmware in Asian markets; and Emsys will use and support Qvantel
USB PC drivers in Europe.

"This partnership will expand our market, will help us to deliver
complete solutions to our customers and will provide leverage from the
first-class experience that Emsys has in embedded device software
development" says Ms. Liisa Grant, CEO of Qvantel. "Given the constant
downward pricing pressure on mobile terminals, our customers need to reduce
their development and maintenance costs at every opportunity. This
partnership will present a credible, state-of-art, and cost effective
solution to the market for the whole product lifecycle"

"We are excited to support customers and address new opportunities that
this co-operation provides, and look forward to increase our presence in
Asia. We are pleased that, through this partnership, we can also increase our
service capabilities to serve a larger customer base internationally through
Qvantel's development centers, located in Bangalore and Hyderabad in India"
commented Dr. Karsten Pahnke, CEO of Emsys.

Qvantel offers state-of-art USB device driver solutions for the Microsoft
Windows family of operating systems, including Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000.
The drivers are built with the latest WDF framework recommended by Microsoft.
These drivers can be used by mobile handsets (2G, 3G, 4G), USB Modems, and
broadband data modules.

Emsys provides USB Host and Device stacks for embedded devices supporting
different types of hardware and integrated in multiple embedded operating
systems. The solutions also include higher level protocols including MTP or
PictBridge, based on USB transports as well as specific solutions for USB Sim

Emsys Embedded Systems GmbH is a German engineering company, based out of
Ilmenau, with more than 10 years of practical experience in the embedded
domain, and supporting customers in Europe, Asia and North America. The
company focuses on the development of hardware and software for embedded
Systems, including hardware and software components. Their application
domains include fast serial buses such as USB, FireWire(TM), and Ethernet.

Qvantel Oy is a Finnish IT services company offering cloud-based critical
business support systems (BSS) for Telecommunications Service Providers, and
IT development services for wireless device vendors supporting data cards,
USB modems, 3G routers and smart phones. Qvantel is a privately held company
with 150+ employees in three R&D locations in Finland and India. Qvantel's
customers include well known European service providers and mobile
handset/platform vendors.

For more information, please visit
www.qvantel.com. / CEO Qvantel Oy, Liisa Grant, Mobile +46-70-4674822,
E-mail: liisa.grant@qvantel.com

www.emsys.de / CEO Emsys, Karsten Pahnke, Mobile +49-36-77689-77-0
, E-mail: karsten.pahnke@emsys.de;

For more information, please visit www.qvantel.com. / CEO Qvantel Oy, Liisa Grant, Mobile +46-70-4674822, E-mail: liisa.grant at qvantel.com; www.emsys.de / CEO Emsys, Karsten Pahnke, Mobile +49-36-77689-77-0, E-mail: karsten.pahnke at emsys.de;

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