ICT provider Gen-i has become the latest customer of Jasper Wireless and the platform developer’s first in the New Zealand market.
The company says the connected-devices platform will allow it to help companies in New Zealand leverage telemetry and big data for “business advantage”.
Gen-i (Auckland, New Zealand) plans to use the platform to support the growth of locally developed solutions into the global market, as well as introduce new M2M services to New Zealand.
“The Jasper Wireless [Mountain View, CA, USA] platform will help our clients unleash the power of big data by enabling them to simultaneously monitor and manage multiple devices in any location to provide real-time information that they can use to create a competitive edge,” said Dave Shennan, Gen-i’s head of mobility.
“Jasper is already the platform of choice for the most enterprises worldwide, so will also help Kiwi businesses draw upon the experiences of others globally,” added Shennan.
“Partnering with Jasper is an important step for Gen-i as we look to support the expansive growth across various vertical industries with a more robust service.”
Gen-i believes use of the Jasper Wireless product will allow it to provide a superior “out-of-the-box” experience for its customers, allowing them to manage services through a secure web page.
“Mobile operators in the past have seen a five-fold profit increase using cloud-based M2M services management platforms and we expect growth potential to be even greater in the near-future as cellular M2M connections surge to 2.1 billion by 2020,” said Ken Laversin, the global vice president of Jasper Wireless.
The deal with Jasper Wireless is the latest in a series of agreements Gen-i has formed with leading technology companies as its looks to ramp up its offering.
The company lists SAP (Walldorf, Germany), Emulex (Costa Mesa, CA, USA), Compuware (Detroit, MI, USA), Flexera (Schaumburg, IL, USA) and Samsung (Seoul, South Korea) among the organizations with which it has recently formed partnerships.