Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Mformation provides M2M device and module certification

Steve Rogerson
February 4, 2015
 
New Jersey based Mformation Software Technologies has announced M2M device and module certification services for the global markets as an extension of its Midas (mobile interoperable devices and application services) programme.
 
The IoT device certification is for mobile operators, equipment vendors and M2M application developers. A dedicated server with a set of interoperability testing tools and systems is used to perform module testing and certification, ensuring that all required device management tasks are supported.
 
The devices and modules that can be certified include non-cellular devices such as sensors, actuators, meters and video components as well as various enterprise and consumer electronics devices that use these machine-to-machine modules. Midas certification can also be extended to wireless gateways.
 
“Mobile operators and equipment manufacturers will benefit immensely from these services,” said Mformation president David Shimoni. “The internet of things creates new concerns around scalability and performance that we are addressing through all our product offerings in machine-to-machine. With projections that billions of wirelessly connected devices will be deployed in the coming years, we are focused on creating simple, scalable solutions that enable the market to grow and standardise implementation. Extending Midas to include non-cellular devices and machine-to-machine gateways is part of our plan to make horizontal management of unique verticals a reality.”
 
The certification programme enables mobile operators and OEMs to validate service prior to field deployment and complements the company’s IoT services for management of devices in an area network that could be a cellular or a Wifi network or low power network, such as Bluetooth or Zigbee.
 
“Midas certification fills a critical need to identify and fix issues pertaining to QoS,” said Jayasharada Gurukataksham, who heads the Midas team at Mformation. “Our goal is to support maximum performance with minimum risk of service disruptions, and we provide great value. Identifying and resolving issues in the pre-acceptance stage is considerably more cost effective for the operators, equipment vendors and M2M application developers.”
 
Amit Shah, VP of engineering, added: “With the pervasiveness of a connected world, we depend on wireless in our homes or cars, even for our health. It is imperative that the operators and service providers have the ability to see and manage and secure the services we depend on.”