Information technology (IT) company NEC Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) announced on Monday the launch of a new service that uses M2M technology to connect a variety of sensors and terminals to a network. Beginning September 1, NEC will offer the "CONNEXIVE Cloud Based Infrastructure Service" to provide system infrastructure for M2M services through cloud platforms.
CONNEXIVE collects information from devices such as sensors, household appliances, vending machines, information terminals and automobiles that are connected to networks using M2M technology, says the company. This information enables telecom operators and companies to create a variety of new services that include remote device maintenance, control management and improved control of vehicle operations, says NEC.
CONNEXIVE will cost $6,500 per month, excluding an installation fee, according to NEC.
According to the company, the service includes applications and system infrastructure in support of M2M services that will be provided as cloud based services and packaged software. This service frees companies from having to develop system infrastructure for M2M services individually, reduces system development time by approximately 30% and decreases installation costs by approximately 20%, according to NEC.
“The construction and operation of a large-scale system for collecting information through an extensive network of sensors distributed in many locations was necessary to realize M2M services,” says the company’s website.
The new service also complies with international standards that include the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and Broadband Forum (BBF) which are adopted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI ), says the company.
NEC anticipates sales of approximately $652 billion for next three years.