Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions, today announces it has won the Connected Life category of the 2013 Mobile Merit Award with its powerful SA 2100 device, a programmable M2M solution for commercial telematics such as fleet management, consumer telematics, and fixed telemetry vertical markets. The SA 2100 is managed by Novatel Wireless’ cloud-based N4A Device Manager. The Mobile Merit Award recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates. This year’s winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor and SA 2100 by Novatel Wireless won as the best solution for the Connected Life category. “We are honored to receive this award and industry recognition for our generation-skipping integrated M2M solution,” says Peter Leparulo, CEO of Novatel Wireless. “The SA 2100 is a versatile and a powerful integrated solution allowing multiple connected life scenarios at once -- including commercial telematics, in-vehicle connected car, and fixed telemetry applications,” Mr. Leparulo continues. The SA 2100 by Novatel Wireless is an advanced MiFi® Powered™ M2M device that incorporates the industry leading MiFi technology platform with customizations for multiple vertical markets and multiple connected life scenarios. Designed for high bandwidth M2M applications, the SA 2100 makes it easier than ever to connect Ethernet-based and Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the high speed Internet via 4G LTE access. The SA 2100 provides always-on availability to the mobile Internet with end-to-end encryption and authentication for virtually any fixed or mobile application. The SA 2100 connects machines with Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or micro-USB interfaces to the mobile Internet in a simple way with high reliability and security. With default settings preconfigured and self-registration enabled, the SA 2100 is built with 'power it up, and ready to connect' in mind. Sized slightly bigger than two decks of cards, the SA 2100 can easily fit in a wide variety of installations. The internal antennas enable SA 2100's compact size, and optional external cellular antennas provide flexibility when mounted in areas with poor signal reception. Additionally, the battery backup provides business continuity protection.