|By PR Newswire||
|January 7, 2013 10:10 AM EST||
FOXBORO, Mass., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, today announced that devices from partner companies CalAmp, Danlaw, GlobalSat, Lantronix, MultiTech, RFM and Xirgo have successfully completed Axeda Ready development, testing and certification, which ensures compatibility and ease of deployment with the Axeda Machine Cloud®.
By enabling more devices and services to quickly and easily integrate with the Axeda Machine Cloud, the Axeda Ready program broadens the device options available to customers – allowing them to select the right communication device for their environment. For device manufacturers, Axeda Ready provides a testing and implementation program that validates their connectivity via the Axeda agent protocol or their own device protocol. The program includes development and certification of Axeda Codecs (protocol translators) that leverage the Axeda AnyDevice Service to enable device makers to connect to Axeda using their own device protocol.
"New business strategies offering connected services will rely on a diverse and broad array of devices and our customers want M2M platform solutions that give them the flexibility to use any device type," said Bill Zujewski, executive vice president of product strategy and marketing at Axeda. "The Axeda Ready program was created to enable easy connectivity using a long list of popular M2M communication devices for equipment, consumer products, fleets, smart homes, smart hospitals, smart cities and the Internet of Corporate Things ™. Our M2M application enablement platform is not tied to a single device like most of our competitors, but instead delivers a future-proof multi-device approach."
"Solutions that help simplify the process for manufacturers and remove time, cost, and complexity from developing a connected product solution will be the key force behind the industry's continued growth," said Sam Lucero, senior principal analyst for M2M research at IHS. "We expect the installed base of cellular connected devices in M2M applications to grow to approximately 327 million connections globally by 2016. This growth will be increasingly characterized by an evolution from standalone 'point solutions' to multi-vendor interoperability and then to a truly inter-connected 'Internet of Things'."
Axeda Ready Raises the Bar in the Connected Product Ecosystem
Customers now have more options in choosing how they connect to the Axeda Machine Cloud with the addition of the following Axeda Ready Products:
CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable access to critical data and content at any time, from anywhere. Its broad offering of devices and targeted solutions serve customers spanning numerous markets including mobile resource management, public safety, transportation, vehicle financing, industrial monitoring and control, energy, and direct broadcast satellite. The LMU-3000 is an economical, full-featured vehicle monitoring and tracking device designed for easy and reliable installation in automobiles and light-duty trucks. The LMU-3000 is ideal for automotive insurance, driver behavior management, auto rental, vehicle auction and sales lot planning, fleet management and many other automotive applications.
Danlaw's Telematics solutions provide companies with flexible, easy to install, OBD II wireless communication devices for monitoring and logging vehicle network data, GPS location, and driver behavior information. Reliability and commitment to excellence are proven with over 300,000 DataLoggers in the insurance, fleet, mobile resource management, and loyalty markets. Danlaw's three decades of protocol development and diagnostic testing, for nearly every major automotive OEM, ensures the success of your connected vehicle program.
GlobalSat WorldCom Group is a global manufacturer of GPS receivers and electronic communications devices. The GlobalSat TR-151(850/1800/1900 MHz) is designed as a tracking/monitoring device for personal or vehicle applications using GPS and GSM technology. Specified recipients can retrieve the location of the TR-151 without the need for interaction from the person, or vehicle carrying the device. The GPS coordinates can then be viewed on free web-sites such as GoogleMaps®, or be directed to a third-party subscription based web-site that offers rich feature sets to further enhance the retrieved location data.
Lantronix®, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader in secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management, and control of virtually any electronic device. PremierWave XC HSPA+ Intelligent Gateway and Application Server offer network redundancy and security for mission-critical applications and event tracking. PremierWave XN Wi-Fi Application Server offers Dual-Band 802.11n and SmartRoam technology for seamless mobile connectivity and reliability. PremierWave features the industry-proven Lantronix device server application suite and enterprise-level security allowing secure remote access and management from practically anywhere. PremierWave is Axeda Ready, allowing easy customization to retrieve data from the attached edge device and into the Axeda cloud.
Multi-Tech Systems offers the industry's most comprehensive M2M (machine-to-machine) communications products and services portfolio. The MultiConnect™ OCG open communications gateways comprise of an open Linux development environment and a fully certified hardware offering that includes multiple interfaces (serial, USB, Ethernet and SD card) and internal peripherals (including a cellular modem and a GPS receiver) in one application-ready end user solution. The MultiConnect OCG-D is ideal for companies with software competencies looking for a complete hardware solution. The MultiConnect OCG-E is for companies with hardware and software competencies and provides maximum design flexibility.
RF Monolithics, Inc., a provider of solutions-driven, technology enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications—from individual standard and custom components to complete products for comprehensive industrial wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. The LG family of wireless Ethernet and cellular gateways provides seamless connectivity to RFM's SN family of battery powered wireless sensor nodes using 900MHz and 2.4GHz FHSS as well as IEEE802.15.4 RF technologies. With the ability to mix and match sensor input types, the RFM wireless sensor network hardware platform is easy to customize to meet practically any WSN or M2M application.
Xirgo Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, full-featured, application-specific wireless M2M communication devices. An expansive product line facilitates best-in-class solutions for numerous vertical market applications. The XT-2060G is a versatile plug and play OBD II device that directly monitors and communicates vital vehicle information such as location, speed, VIN, ignition status and many other codes available on the OBD port of vehicles. The XT-4760G is a self-contained, outdoor tracking and monitoring gateway with a large rechargeable battery - ideal for tracking high-value assets, containers, and trailers. The XT-5060G is designed for extreme environmental conditions and long-term deployments with no external power source.
Axeda provides the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative M2M application — taking the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Axeda customers use its M2M cloud service to deliver innovative M2M solutions and optimize their business processes with data from their connected products.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at www.axeda.com .
Catherine Purcell Gryska
SOURCE Axeda Corporation
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