Netcomm targets M2M in New Zealand with Exeed tie-up

Australian M2M device maker Netcomm Wireless is looking to expand its presence in New Zealand through a distribution deal with local player Exeed.

Under the agreement, Exeed (Auckland, New Zealand) will help to deliver Netcomm’s (Sydney, Australia) M2M devices to commercial resellers and systems integrators in New Zealand.

Netcomm says the partnership will support rising demand in New Zealand for remote asset management, vehicle tracking, real-time awareness and other wireless M2M applications in areas such as agriculture, farming, retail, utilities and transport.

Netcomm claims that its non-proprietary technology has the advantage of allowing customers to develop customized M2M applications.

Moreover, businesses dependent on IP-based services – such as point of sale, VoIP, M2M and cloud-based systems – will have access to a range of “business continuity products” provided by Netcomm, designed to keep businesses connected when there are network failures due to outages, natural disasters and other threats.

“We see a substantial opportunity in New Zealand as carriers increase their investment in M2M connectivity and we are pleased to partner with Exeed to help drive this growth through the delivery of wireless M2M technology that easily integrates with virtually any business, commercial or industrial application,” said Danny Morrison, Netcomm’s general manager of sales.

Exeed said the partnership would allow it to expand the range of products it offers to resellers in New Zealand.

“We look forward to working with NetComm Wireless to expand our offerings to resellers who stand to benefit from a highly adaptable range of industrial-grade 3G M2M routers developed to help businesses of all sizes improve efficiencies, increase productivity, save energy and reduce costs,” said Justin Tye, Exeed’s managing director.

Netcomm claims that its 3G M2M routers are built to withstand harsh environments, making them suitable for use across a range of industries.