M2M operator Aeris Communications is claiming to be the first M2M service provider that can offer an end-to-end solution for any geography using any wireless technology.
In a statement, the company says it has now expanded its coverage to more than 190 countries through deals with mobile operators that have a presence in those territories.
Having integrated its network, connectivity platform and application platform capabilities with mobile operators’ networks, Aeris (Santa Clara, CA, USA) says it can serve the full range of global needs for companies in the automotive, fleet and healthcare sectors.
The company says its offering prevents M2M customers from having to consider “difficult trade-offs”.
Historically, it explains, customers choosing a single provider would have had limited choice and a restricted ability to pick different wireless technologies across regions.
For instance, an organization may have wanted a GSM-based solution internationally, but CDMA in North America due to cost considerations – forcing it to sign contracts with different service providers and adding complexity to the entire process.
“Enterprises want control of their M2M deployments without the cost and complexity of managing multiple carrier relationships,” said Sheridan Nye, a senior analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media who is cited by Aeris. “Aeris’ common platform, its ownership of the core network, and access to multiple radio access networks give customers a range of options.”
Aeris also flagged a deal with Eyetrak (Swindon, UK) that will allow the vehicle-tracking specialist to expand its service globally through a unified platform and single set of application programming interfaces.
It claims its service will allow Eyetrack to introduce new devices at lower cost and with improved quality and coverage.
“We can better meet the ever-changing needs of customers like Eyetrak, who have been faced with inflexibility, high tariffs, and slow-moving, rigid mobile network operators,” said Mohsen Mohseninia, vice president of market development for Europe, at Aeris.
Eyetrak believes partnership with Aeris will lower the cost of deploying M2M services globally and give it more control over its M2M solutions, such as the ability to block rogue devices and easily change rate plans.