Beyond Connectivity: M2M Devices for Universal Initiatives29 Apr, 2014
With global M2M connections set to reach a quarter of a billion this year, the GSMA has highlighted the importance of developing M2M capabilities that add value beyond connectivity.
"Almost half of the world's mobile operators offer M2M services and in addition to connecting machines to wireless networks, the focus is shifting to solutions that improve business productivity and efficiency, and ultimately create more value, said David Stewart, Managing Director and CEO, NetComm Wireless.
NetComm Wireless Limited recently announced the launch of its 3G M2M Router Plus (NTC-6200 series), a versatile, intelligent and reliable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device that addresses universal applications in areas such as asset management, security & surveillance, building automation, point of sale, healthcare and smart city initiatives. Designed for universal deployment, the NTC-6200 delivers fast and reliable point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications over penta-band 3G HSPA+ networks worldwide. The NTC-6200 enables easy integration with enterprise IP systems using VPN connectivity, and supports remote management so users can troubleshoot, upgrade firmware and rollout new applications from any location.
The embedded Linux OS and Software Development Kit (SDK) facilitates the development of custom software applications giving users the freedom to create their own software app to meet their specific application requirements. To also ensure a plug and play connectivity, the NTC-6200 communicates across a diverse range of machines and sensors simultaneously using a variety of multipurpose interfaces such as GPS, I/O ports, Power over Ethernet (PoE), ZigBee, Serial, Ethernet and USB. Built to withstand harsh industrial environments, the NTC-6200 is housed in an innovative polycarbonate case with robust rubber end caps to ensure durability for challenging environments and features flexible mounting options with built-in wall mount and DIN rail mounting options.
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For over 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: http://www.netcommwireless.com