Belgacom unveils new m2m factory platform
Oct 31, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Belgacom, a telecommunications company, has launched Belgacom m2m factory platform for companies wanting to use machine-to-machine, or m2m, applications.
Entrepreneurs can from now on build and manage their own complete m2m application with the different building blocks: hardware, applications and connectivity via Belgacom's mobile and fixed network. Belgacom is also opening this platform to application developers and is working with technology partners such as Option.
Machine-to-machine (m2m) is a service with which companies can exchange information with machines, devices, vehicles and systems. The sensors in machines and devices can measure such diverse elements as temperature, location, consumption, heart rate, light, movement or speed.
ZSince the beginning of this year, Belgacom customers have been able to use the m2m Connectivity platform to manage their devices in a highly flexible way: using the fixed and/or mobile network, billing, and connecting or disconnecting devices and reporting systems.
Belgacom will be collaborating with different technology partners so that companies can use the machines seamlessly, without any further adaptations being required. The first result is the partnership that Belgacom concluded with Option to incorporate CloudGate, the intelligent m2m gateway, in its offer. CloudGate is a flexible, intelligent gateway that makes it possible to roll out a new m2m solution quickly and reliably.
Many companies are not getting the maximum benefit from m2m because they're still partially monitoring their devices manually, or because their software systems are not integrated. With Belgacom's new m2m offering, companies can from now deploy easily and rapidly innovative m2m applications without large software development efforts. They can build and manage their own complete m2m application with the different building blocks: hardware, applications and connectivity via Belgacom's mobile and fixed network.
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