KORE Telematics (Alpharetta Ga., U.S.A.), a wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, last week announced the Quickstart Program for accelerating the development, testing and deployment of M2M applications.
Through partnerships with ClearConnex (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.), an embedded wireless engineering firm, and Richardson RFPD (LaFox, Ill., U.S.A.), a value-added global component distributor, KORE is now able to deliver critical components required by M2M application developers to develop and test a complete M2M solution.
According to KORE, the Quickstart Program is designed for developers to purchase a cellular module developer kit with ClearConnex's software agent and direct access to the KORE wireless M2M network in one package. This kit includes all the required components needed to empower developers to start new M2M applications immediately, says KORE.
The program enables developers of custom M2M solutions to prototype and test their devices and applications by choosing from a set of pre-packaged SKUs and certified device hardware from Richardson RFPD, says KORE. This hardware is pre-loaded with ClearConnex’s software and through KORE provides access to global M2M commercial networks for testing and validation.
The program also provides developers with access to tier 1 cellular network services with specialized M2M pricing plans, according to KORE. Participants can move devices and applications from test trials to full commercial agreements when they are ready for launch.
The Quickstart Program enables application developers to activate up to 25 devices for 90 days of testing on the KORE M2M network, according to the company.