Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit strikes connectivity, managed services deal with USRobotics

Iain Morris
May 29, 2014
M2M hardware specialist Telit is to provide connectivity and value-added services for a new 3G cellular modem developed by UNICOM subsidiary USRobotics.

The USR3500 modem is aimed at business customers and intended to make cellular installations faster and more cost effective, said Telit (London, UK) in a statement.

Although its background lies in module development, Telit now offers a range of managed services under the Telit m2mAIR brand – a move aimed at lessening its dependence on revenues from one-off hardware sales and allowing it to play a more central role in the M2M value chain.

Telit says the m2mAIR Mobile portfolio is specifically designed to address all aspects of M2M device operation on mobile networks.

“The partnership with Telit m2mAIR provides our customers a quick and simple avenue for wireless services,” said Mary Galbavy, the director of operations for USRobotics (Schaumburg, IL, USA). “With this packaged solution our customers, both large and small, can benefit from the partnerships with carriers around the world for considerable global reach.”

Telit says it will provide both standard and tailored rate plans as well as access to its ePortal and web services API (application programming interface) for convenient management of customer accounts.

Additional features include an analytics feature, allowing customers to assess the business performance of M2M services, and a monitoring and risk-management service that provides oversight of an entire M2M deployment.

“The USRobotics approach to simplifying the adoption of M2M devices is closely aligned with our mission to make the IoT plug and play,” said AJ Dalola, the general manager of Telit m2mAIR Mobile for North America. “We’re pleased to support the unique differentiators of the USR3500, including the option for persistent connectivity as well as remote maintenance and control.”

Telit and USRobotics say their partnership should lower the entry barriers to a wide range of M2M solutions.

Telit is also offering US Robotics access to its network operations center and other resources so that it can guarantee a high level of service for its own customers.
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