Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Netcomm’s M2M router receives global certification

Steve Rogerson
May 13, 2015
Netcomm Wireless’ NTC-6200 3G M2M Router Plus has been approved for deployment in Europe, the USA, Canada, the UAE, south-east Asia, Japan and Australia, having acquired the certification needed for distribution worldwide.
The industrial-grade product integrates OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) to support large-scale M2M deployments with remote device management functionality including device registration, configuration, monitoring, firmware update and remote reboot, while maintaining support for TR-069 and SMS device access and control.
Designed for universal deployment, it delivers secure point-to-point or point-to-multipoint M2M communications over penta-band 3G HSPA+ networks worldwide, and integrates seamlessly with enterprise IP systems using VPN connectivity. Features include in-built GPS and a large selection of communications interfaces such as Ethernet, serial, USB and multipurpose IO ports for the collection of data from sensors, monitors, scanners and other input devices.
"Mobile operators are fast entering the global M2M market to expand their core offering, and we are pleased to provide a fully certified intelligent M2M gateway with all of the software features and communication interfaces needed to drive innovation and increase investment returns," said David Stewart, managing director and CEO of Sydney, Australia, based Netcomm Wireless.
The industrial-strength router is housed in a polycarbonate case with robust rubber end caps to ensure durability in harsh environments, and its Linux operating system and software development kit facilitate the development of custom software applications.
• Japanese electronics company Hitachi has selected Netcomm Wireless to enable remote energy monitoring and management systems for international customers. Designed to interoperate with mobile networks globally, Netcomm's communications technology will allow Hitachi to deliver smart services that facilitate the efficient use of energy resources worldwide.
"Hitachi is a world leading innovator with a longstanding commitment to address some of society's most demanding challenges and we look forward to working together to redefine the way that energy is managed," said Stewart. “It is an honour to be selected by Hitachi to deliver smart energy solutions that address the key objectives of Hitachi and its customers.”
Hitachi is responsible for the development of ICT infrastructure that adds smart control capabilities to installed devices, and selected Netcomm Wireless to custom design wireless communications technology that enables the remote collection, management and analysis of energy data in real time.
"Japan is an important market for us,” said Stewart. “Our collaboration with Hitachi and Kanematsu Communications demonstrates our capabilities in engineering smart city technologies that can be scaled to support large rollouts globally. Our partnership approach is to work with leading innovators to help countries achieve their emissions reduction targets, and transform the future of energy."