Gemalto, a provider of digital security, today announced that it has acquired SensorLogic , a provider of cloud-based platforms for machine-to-machine (M2M) application development. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Gemalto (Amsterdam, Netherland) and its M2M business unit Cinterion  provide horizontal M2M services that included modules, Machine Identity Modules (MIMs), security, device management and remote personalization services, according to Axel Hansmann, VP of strategy & marketing communications for Cinterion.
With the acquisition, Gemalto is now able to use SensorLogic’s (Boston, Mass., U.S.A.) cloud-based platform to help customers connect and interact with specific applications. According to Hansmann, the acquisition enables the company to simplify and speed up M2M integration and deployment.
SensorLogic ’s cloud-based, M2M service delivery platform allows customers to build, deploy and manage M2M products in areas such as asset tracking, telematics and equipment monitoring and servicing. The company’s “platform as a service” approach allows for enterprises, mobile network operators, system integrators and service providers to bring services to market at a lower cost compared to in-house development, according to Gemalto.
According to Hansmann, Gemalto has made many acquisitions over the past two years, including M2M module manufacturer Cinterion, which was acquired in June 2010.
“Our focus now is to work on integrating these acquisitions,” says Hansmann.