Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

NetComm, Wyless target healthcare, other verticals in new tie-up

Iain Morris
October 8, 2014
Hardware maker NetComm Wireless has signed a new M2M distribution agreement with managed services player Wyless aimed at supporting companies rolling out remote healthcare services as well as other players taking advantage of IoT technology.

The strategic tie-up will see Netcomm (Sydney, Australia) provide cellular M2M devices to Wyless’ enterprise, mobile network operator and channel customers in the Americas and Europe.

Through roaming agreements with network operators around the world, Wyless (Lawrence, MA, USA) provides managed connectivity services to a range of vertical markets.

In the healthcare sector, one of the company’s main contracts has been with Activ4Life, which develops activity-monitoring services for hospital patients.

The technology is able to monitor and analyze patient activity through the use of an easy-to-use activity monitor and a dock that will transmit the activity information automatically via a wireless network to a secure server for analysis.

Reports can then be sent to users and doctors, allowing clinicians to improve decision-making and healthcare results as well as realize major cost savings.

The deal between NetComm and Wyless will see the hardware maker’s open platform M2M devices introduced to the global market as part of the service provider’s end-to-end offering.

“Wyless offers complete solutions that encompass the capabilities of leading partners across the M2M value chain and we are pleased to collaborate with NetComm Wireless to provide customers with scalable custom solutions that simplify M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in line with our company vision which is to offer a smarter approach to the challenges of M2M and IoT,” said Shelby Noakes, the vice president of product marketing for Wyless.

Netcomm said the tie-up would strengthen its global position as Wyless continues to build share in the international M2M arena.

“We look forward to working with Wyless to build value for customers through the delivery of highly adaptable M2M devices that offer universal connectivity to enterprise applications, remote healthcare, smart meters, ATMs and other remote management applications,” said David Stewart, the chief executive and managing director of NetComm.
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