Sonim Supports XP8 Deployments to First Responders and Emergency Management Teams

Designated ‘Essential Supplier’ by Major US Carrier

AUSTIN, TX – April 8, 2020 – Sonim Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONM), a leading U.S. provider of ultra-rugged mobility solutions designed specifically for task workers physically engaged in their work environments, today provided an update on some recent deployments to support first responder and emergency management customers at the front-line of the COVID-19 crisis.

“Sonim is prepared to support deployment of our rugged mobile devices as needed by emergency management and first responder personnel, and particularly those engaged in supporting our local, state and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Tom Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to aggressively clean and disinfect our ultra-rugged smartphone is resonating with emergency management offices as they look to equip their personnel with critical communications equipment that keeps them, their colleagues, their facilities and their families safe.”

Recent deployments include two states where Sonim rugged Android XP8 smartphones were rapidly configured and provisioned for the state’s emergency management personnel. The ability to fully sanitize the devices was a critical need for these deployments.

Another state’s Health Department placed two orders for Sonim rugged Android XP8 smartphones in an effort to coordinate communications with a large number of ambulances that are transporting patients between various healthcare facilities to address potential capacity constraints. Cross-agency communication, including amongst both state and federal agencies, is a critical requirement for this deployment. The XP8 met the challenge with its integrated Push-to-Talk (PTT) capability, interoperability with LMR radios, and support for the public safety dedicated network.

Sonim devices are also well-equipped to support the deployment of mobile COVID-19 testing centers and temporary healthcare centers, due to the ability to enable critical communications and serve as a rugged hotspot that can quickly provide connectivity for the devices needed in these testing/healthcare centers. As both a phone and a hotspot, Sonim devices support the Band 14 public safety network, ensuring customers can leverage the priority and preemption if necessary.

The Sonim RDK (rapid deployment kit) can also support “pop-up” testing and healthcare centers. The RDK allows a mobile center to be up and running in minutes, including LTE and WiFi connectivity, satellite backhaul backup and integration and interoperability with other devices, including LMR radios.

“We are proud to support those on the front lines of this pandemic, emergency management and first responder personnel, essential workers keeping our infrastructure operating and business customers using Sonim’s rugged mobile devices to solve the challenges of remote and distributed workforces under social distancing and work from home mandates,” said Wilkinson. “Sonim team members have stepped up to support multiple emergency deployments these last few weeks.”

The company notes that while the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in XP8 unit deployments in the short-term, the additional demand is drawing down inventory placed previously with major US carriers. “We believe this will be a positive for Sonim in the long-term,” added Wilkinson. “In the short-term