Getting M2M Devices to Market Easier and Faster
March 9, 2010
San Diego, Calif. - M2M DataSmart™ and Top Global announced today the formation of a foundation for a M2M Ecosystem. This will enable Machine-to-Machine (M2M) OEMs, bringing (M2M) devices to market, to commercially deploy via the Sprint network.
M2M DataSmart and Top Global have joined forces to provide customers with hardware and M2M cellular air time service. This gives customers the fastest path to market for new M2M devices - as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Working together the two companies provide a suite of CDMA hardware, hardware integration support, test accounts, development kits, value added design resources, application certification support, and the most affordable M2M airtime available. They are able to build the M2M Ecosystem around a single focus - the M2M market. M2M products and solutions will be demonstrated at the upcoming CTIA booth # 6724, during March 23-26, 2010 in Las Vegas.
"The M2M market has been 'a square peg trying to fit into a round hole' - this translated to fixed price airtime plans, no peak-off peak plans, no developments tools, such as test accounts to start development of the M2M Device, no carrier certification support - resulting in a total lack of support for getting an M2M device to commercial release. Now however, with our M2M Ecosystem, we can be the vehicle to increase that ratio of success for our customers deploying M2M applications," said David McCartney, Vice President of sales and marketing for M2M DataSmart. "Working with our partner Top Global, we provide our customers with a single point of contact for deployment of M2M devices on the Sprint CDMA network. This process is made quick and easy by building applications around Top Global's CDMA modules/modems and routers that have already been certified by Sprint."
Recently Top Global announced the certification of the first-ever Gobi embedded router, the Top Global MB7900, which is powered Qualcomm's latest GobiTM technology. The Top Global MB7900 router gives customers the freedom of secure mobile Internet connectivity on the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband network, as well as usage virtually anywhere in the world via Sprint roaming partner networks.
"This is a significant step for Top Global, making it simple and fast for M2M OEMs to get their application to market," said Dr. Alan Zhen Zhou, president and CTO, Top Global. "Our customers can concentrate on developing and marketing their application. M2M DataSmart and Top Global together ensure it works and is affordable."
ABOUT M2M DATASMART
M2M DataSmart is a new wireless data service provider for the emerging machine-tomachine marketplace (M2M). The company's core business is providing affordable M2M airtime plans that are individually tailored to the application. M2M DataSmart reduces time to market by helping customers choose the correct CDMA module, providing test accounts, and assistance in certifying the application on the Sprint network. M2M DataSmart is a privately held company based in San Diego, California. For more information, visit www.m2mdatasmart.com.
ABOUT TOP GLOBAL
Top Global (www.topglobalusa.com) is a leading wireless systems design company and a global leader in wireless technology convergence. Top Global offers total wireless solutions for carriers, enterprises, and consumers. Top Global has a strong engineering and design team with many years of experience in wireless communications systems design, hardware and software design and testing, and communications protocol development. With our focus and dedication on wireless and our deep technical knowledge of wireless chipsets, drivers, firmware, and applications layer software, our goal is to become the Global Top Leader in wireless systems design. Our customers and partners can reduce investment risk and shorten time to market by OEM/ODM Top Global wireless products and solutions. We believe the future of wireless communication has just started, and that the nascent wireless broadband Internet will become as pervasive as the Internet itself. Top Global sees it as a business opportunity to give everyone easy wireless high-speed Internet access, whether at home, in the office, or in public places. This wireless horizon has just been discovered, and we will broaden the World Wide Web (WWW) to a World Without Wires (WWW). Our corporate mission is "Broadening Wireless Horizons." More information about Top Global is available from our Web site at www.topglobalusa.com.