M2M Partners Combine Platforms


M2M (machine-to-machine) technology companies know that partnering with others is a great way to support the overall space. At this week’s CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, two companies announced they will be working together to increase the efficiency of each of their respective solutions.

KORE, www.koretelematics.com, and ILS Technology, www.devicewise.com, announced they have partnered to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations. KORE and ILS are enabling organizations to quickly, seamlessly, and cost-effectively integrate connected devices with existing enterprise IT systems, providing actionable M2M data and intelligence throughout workflow processes.

The two companies are combining the KORE PRiSMPro connected device platform and the ILS Technology deviceWISE M2M application platform to enable organizations to access, view, and analyze M2M data on existing enterprise IT systems. These cloud-based platforms empower organizations with a low-risk option for managing all aspects of their M2M deployments directly through their existing business processes. By reducing integration and deployment time and cost, KORE and ILS are helping organizations realize the efficiency and business benefits of M2M.

“M2M is no longer the preserve of tactical, operational applications within service and support departments. Increasingly, M2M data needs to be made available throughout the enterprise and has strategic implications for ERP, supply chain, and business intelligence applications,” says Robin Duke-Woolley, founder and CEO of Beecham Research. “Our most recent research of M2M Service Enablement Services (SES) predicts the need for this type of partnership. Such moves are set to drive the M2M market forward, gaining new value from M2M deployments by speeding up new service revenues, improving operational efficiencies, enhancing customer service, and driving cost savings in realtime. KORE and ILS Technology are both leading players in this part of the market with entirely complementary offerings and together will make a formidable partnership.”

KORE PRiSMPro is a business management platform for controlling all aspects of a connected device’s lifecycle, from network usage and billing to activation/deactivation, troubleshooting, and even determining its geographic location. With PRiSMPro, organizations can control costs, optimize M2M services delivery, and provide an ideal end-user experience.

“KORE’s partnership with ILS enables enterprise organizations to start small with their investment in M2M, with the option to scale the deployment as they begin to realize the benefits of the technology,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “Our relationships with the leading CDMA and GSM cellular network providers combined with KORE’s ability to provide global satellite services ensures that enterprise organizations have the reliable wireless data connections required to power their M2M devices. Managing all aspects of these device connections from PRiSMPro is the perfect complement to the integration capabilities of deviceWISE, and we look forward to working with ILS to make M2M part of the enterprise IT strategy.”

ILS Technology’s deviceWISE M2M application platform links any M2M-enabled device to any enterprise application, enabling realtime information transfer, transaction logging and bi-directional control. Organizations rely on deviceWISE to decrease installation and maintenance costs and make business decisions based on realtime data that helps streamline operations and meet compliance standards.

“Integrating deviceWISE with KORE PRiSMPro will help enterprises take the complexity and guesswork out of M2M deployments,” said Fred Yentz, president and CEO, ILS. “Working with KORE, a company that also understands the intricacies of the M2M market, to display M2M data on existing business platforms will help ensure that organizations capitalize on the valuable information residing on their connected devices. With no infrastructure costs and minimal upfront investment, KORE and ILS Technology are helping organizations create a centralized M2M solution for controlling company assets.”

Complemented by PRiSMPro and KORE M2M network services, the ILS deviceWISE application platform deployment kit provides a complete end-to-end M2M solution that eliminates the need for complex and costly custom software and infrastructure development or hardware integration. Combined with the power of the KORE network, the kit enables organizations to securely connect and intelligently exchange data instantly from devices to existing enterprise applications on a global scale.

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