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Arkessa and Siemens enter technology partnership

Steve Rogerson
January 14, 2015
German company Siemens has announced a technology partnership with UK M2M communications specialist Arkessa. This is Siemens’ first partnership designed to focus specifically on its RuggedCom and Scalance communications ranges.
As a mobile virtual network operator, Arkessa’s M2M platform provides management and monitoring through a single portal and enables safe and secure access to any equipment through RuggedCom and Scalance products.
“We pride ourselves on delivering solutions that provide precise, consistent and secure management and monitoring from anywhere in the world, regardless of mobile network or indeed communications technology,” said Andrew Orrock at Arkessa. “At Arkessa, we strive to make M2M and IoT easy and we’re delighted to partner with Siemens to support their ever expanding industrial communications ranges.”
The platform can be integrated with management systems via standards-based APIs and customised to meet the end users’ requirements. The system is available through a range of hosts – such as the cloud, data centres or on-premise deployment – enabling large corporations to conform to their own or regulatory data privacy and compliance requirements.
“Following the integration of our RuggedCom and Scalance solutions into one business unit, we wanted to identify a dedicated communications solution partner with unrivalled experience in the M2M market,” said Ian Poulett from Siemens’ industrial communications unit. “Delivering secure solutions, which can be deployed within corporate firewalls for example, flexible deployment and enhancing operational efficiency for end users is at the forefront of our industrial communication strategy and through our new solutions partnership with Arkessa, we can continue to build on this.”