Aeris Communications maintained its M2M momentum with the launch of a new global service platform (GSP) aimed at helping mobile network operators to address the M2M opportunity.
The company is offering its GSP as a standalone service or part of a package and says it will allow operators to deploy M2M services without incurring the expense of developing purpose-built systems.
However, it clearly hopes to persuade customers to use the GSP in tandem with its AerCloud cloud-based data-management system, emphasizing that operators taking advantage of both innovations will benefit from additional big-data and analytics features.
The launch of the GSP comes shortly after Aeris expanded its services into Europe and said it was capable of supporting both GSM and CDMA wireless technologies.
That means there is no need for operators to use two different providers to cover GSM and CDMA regions.
In January, Aeris (Santa Clara, CA, USA) also announced a partnership with modem maker Multi-Tech Systems (Mounds View, MN, USA) aimed at accelerating the development of Internet of Things applications.
Aeris has already signed up some high-profile operator customers, including Sprint (Overland Park, KS, USA), which said that Aeris technology was already a key component of its own Command Center M2M platform.
“Their innovative technology and services are key components of Sprint’s Command Center M2M platform,” said Mohamad Nasser, Sprint’s director of M2M products, platforms and marketing. “The Aeris professionals are quick to resolve any issues, and their market-leading platform ensures that Command Center remains at the forefront of M2M services capabilities.”