Macheen Ties With Security Firm Gemalto

Austin-based Macheen, which is developing "always on" services for devices and electronics, has inked a deal with digital security firm Gemalto, the two said Monday. According to the two companies, the two are offering up a global connectivity solution to Lenovo tablet and laptop users. The firms said they have linked Macheen's mobile cloud service with Gemalto's subscription management applications, which lets users of Lenovo tablets and laptop immediately purchase a data plan and gain broadband access. The companies said the mobile broadband services come as part of a partnership with mobile network operators Three Group in the UK, and KPN in Germany.

Macheen is developing a mobile broadband service which takes care of the complexity of connecting devices--whether they are laptops, PCs, tablets, or other devices--into the Internet via mobile networks. The firm's service takes care of all of the intricacies of finding a local provider and connections to the cloud transparently, so that users can just connect their devices.