Secure Mobile Communication, Compatible with Any Device & Any Network

  SecureMobileCommunication, Compatible with Any Device & Any Network

    Cummings Launches First Commercial Product at Counter-Terrorism Event

Business Wire

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- October 30, 2012

Cummings Engineering, in partnership with Ascent Rugged Mobile, is launching
SAIFE™ Defender, the world’s first commercial rugged Android device with
secure digital communications. The launch will be next week in California at
the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit, which features top trainers from the
counter-terrorism, emergency response, homeland security and cyber-security

SAIFE™ Defender, a rugged mobile Android device with interoperable secure
communications capabilities, is unique and cost-effective because it is
platform-neutral; field officers can communicate securely with each other even
if they are using different devices, such as a BlackBerry, iPhone or Droid.
Additionally, agencies don’t have to invest in unique radio infrastructure but
instead can securely leverage existing commercial carrier networks such as
Verizon, AT&T, and others.

“We want to be the Swiss Army knife of secure mobile applications for the
military and law enforcement communities,” said Darren Cummings, CEO, Cummings
Engineering. “Our product is truly BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, giving users
the ability to leverage commercially available hardware and software to
operate on any commercial network, cellular or WiFi and remain secure and

Additionally, specialized applications are built on top of Cummings’ secure
framework offering government users capabilities they didn’t previously have
or couldn’t use due to the lack of security.

The underlying technology that encrypts, stores and transmits the data has
been accredited by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (FIPS
140-2). This allows the U.S. government and other regulated industries such as
medical services that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate
sensitive information to quickly and cost-effectively use the modules and
security capabilities Cummings offers.

Cummings and Ascent Rugged Mobile’s initial products are:

  *SAIFE™ Defender: Rugged Android device, either IP65 or IP68 with
    interoperable Secure Communications capabilities. Available immediately.
  *SAIFE™ Sentry: Rugged Android device, IP67 with interoperable Secure
    Communications capabilities. Available January 2013, operational pilots
    available now.

Cummings Engineering is located in the Innovations Incubator in the City of
Chandler, which was recently recognized as one of the leading U.S. cities for
technology startups.

About Cummings Engineering

Founded in 2007, CummingsEngineering is the inventor of SAIFE™ secure digital
technologies and its flagshipproduct SecureMobile™. The company is known for
rapid development of innovation, and digital security without compromise.
Thecompany’smission is to secure digital communication with already existing
devices, networks, and infrastructure, including mobile devices, commercial
networks, and public cloud infrastructures. Cummings Engineering currently
serves US Defense and Government departments, aswell as commercial Fortune
500 companies. Cummings owns numerous patents andpatents-pending for
theiradvanced suite of secure digital technologies. Formore information
about Cummings Engineering, visit

About Ascent Rugged Mobile (ARM)

ARM provides ultra-rugged mobile devices such as rugged Android Smartphones,
PDAs, Tablet computers, Laptops and rugged accessories. ARM targets the
Military, industries with technology solutions for agriculture, construction,
oil and gas, and First Responders who require mobile rugged equipment that
needs to withstand harsh conditions. For more information about Ascent Rugged
Mobile, visit


City of Chandler
Jane Poston, 480-782-2231
Public Information Officer
Cummings Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Darren Cummings, 480-809-6020
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