nPhase, which this week showcased example partner capabilities with Axeda Corporation Sierra Wireless and CalAmp, provided more details on their nPhase ONE developer program at CTIA Wireless 2011. A Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm Incorporated joint venture, nPhase last week announced a new machine-to-machine (M2M) developer program, called nPhase ONE, that will provide a single M2M application development platform with comprehensive support and advanced M2M capabilities engineered for deployment on Verizon Wireless and Vodafone mobile networks. nPhase ONE is the missing link in M2M for device OEMs, application providers and enterprise customers, and its support will include a developer website with online support and community forum, specialized toolkits, developer test environments, training and end-to-end implementation support.
“Businesses today are seeking to manage remote assets by deploying wireless M2M applications that run on powerful mobile networks, such as those offered by Verizon Wireless and Vodafone,” said Steve Pazol, president of nPhase. “The nPhase application development platform dramatically reduces costs and time to market for enterprises that need to develop robust, world class M2M products and services deployed on these networks.”
“We see tremendous possibilities for nPhase ONE to support developers interested in providing tools and applications for the M2M customer,” said Todd Murphy, director, Verizon Developer Community at Verizon Wireless. “We look forward to expanding our developer program to include enterprise and M2M opportunities with the nPhase platform playing a key role.”
For device OEMs, nPhase ONE enables specialized capabilities embedded into devices that extend new service offerings, differentiate, and drive growth. nPhase device-side application software can be factory installed on approved devices to enable advanced connectivity management, device and network diagnostics and application development. nPhase is working with CalAmp to develop additional advanced enterprise sensor management functionality, including a plug and play RS-232 serial MODBUS interface, into CalAmp broadband router products.
“We are pleased to be working with nPhase and see this as a winning relationship for all parties involved,” said Garo Sarkissian, CalAmp’s vice president of Corporate Development. “We believe nPhase ONE, in conjunction with our versatile broadband router products, will set the stage for a whole new generation of wireless connectivity.”
For application developers, nPhase ONE provides Unified Web Services and device-side
application programming interfaces (APIs) that automate the provisioning, monitoring and control of wireless M2M devices, enable rapid development of complete sensor monitoring solutions and provide access to the vast amount of diagnostics data available through a diagnostic interface on cellular modem chipsets for troubleshooting connectivity and performance issues. This new advanced M2M functionality simplifies the application development process, accelerates speed to market and creates new possibilities for growth.