Kore Telematics is bidding to stay ahead of the M2M MVNO competition through a new deal with Gemalto that will see it incorporate the module maker’s cloud-based service platform into its connectivity offerings.
According to Gemalto (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the platform – provided through Gemalto’s Cinterion subsidiary – can transform real-time data from equipment and device sensors into “actionable intelligence”, leading to operational efficiency improvements and lower costs for M2M customers.
Kore (Alpharetta, GA, USA) said the “device-agnostic platform” would provide its customers with greater flexibility and scalability when it comes to managing M2M applications like tracking and tracing, alarm and security systems and asset management.
By way of example, it said, the Gemalto solution could be used to manage cold chain logistics for climate-sensitive products, including pharmaceuticals and food.
The solution would receive disparate data from sensors embedded throughout the supply chain in shipping containers, truck trailers and warehouses and translate this information into a standardized format assessing factors such as heat, humidity, shock, vibration and tilt.
Data could then be combined with contextual information, such as miles to destination, and then integrated with back-end systems, allowing logistics managers to check the status and location of cargo using laptops, computers and smartphones.
Speaking to M2M Zone before the deal was unveiled, Alex Brisbourne, the president of Kore, said the partnership would be “not only about the potential to expand what Gemalto is doing through SensorLogic [its application enablement platform] with larger-scale carriers and enterprises but also about integrating its subscription management services”.
“With the enhanced cloud platform and Gemalto’s unrivaled expertise in delivering secure global managed services, our customers have a best-in-class solution to manage M2M applications for any industry,” said Brisbourne. “The easy-to-use platform ensures complete flexibility for our customers now and in the future, also allowing smaller adopters to benefit from M2M technology.”
Gemalto said the deal would help it to advance the possibilities of the “ever-evolving” Internet of Things.
“The combination of our rapid application deployment capabilities with Kore’s PRISMPro connectivity management system offers enterprise and industrial clients an easier way to do business and transform data,” said Benoit Jouffrey, vice president of M2M at Gemalto. “The integration of Kore with our cloud platform accelerates the growing range of advanced M2M services for wireless providers alike.”