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KORE and ILS Partner to Accelerate M2M Deployments across Enterprise Environments

Posted by Norman Miglietta on May 09, 2012

Leading M2M Providers Collaborate to Connect M2M Data with Enterprise IT Systems, Arming Organizations with Actionable Information throughout the Workflow Process

NEW ORLEANS — INTERNATIONAL CTIA WIRELESS 2012 — May 9, 2012 —KORE, the world's largest wireless service provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and ILS Technology have partnered to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations. KORE and ILS are enabling organizations to quickly, seamlessly and cost-effectively integrate connected devices with existing enterprise IT systems, providing actionable M2M data and intelligence throughout workflow processes.

The two companies are combining the power of the KORE PRiSMPro™ connected device platform and the ILS Technology deviceWISE™ M2M application platform to enable organizations to access, view and analyze M2M data on existing enterprise IT systems. These cloud-based platforms empower organizations with a low-risk option for managing all aspects of their M2M deployments directly through their existing business processes. By reducing integration and deployment time and cost, KORE and ILS are helping organizations realize the efficiency and business benefits of M2M.

"M2M is no longer the preserve of tactical, operational applications within service and support departments. Increasingly, M2M data needs to be made available throughout the enterprise and has strategic implications for ERP, supply chain and business intelligence applications," said Robin Duke-Woolley, founder and CEO of Beecham Research. "Our most recent research of M2M Service Enablement Services (SES) predicts the need for this type of partnership. Such moves are set to drive the M2M market forward, gaining new value from M2M deployments by speeding up new service revenues, improving operational efficiencies, enhancing customer service and driving cost savings in real time. KORE and ILS Technology are both leading players in this part of the market with entirely complementary offerings and together will make a formidable partnership."

KORE PRiSMPro is a robust business management platform for controlling all aspects of a connected device's lifecycle, from network usage and billing to activation/deactivation, troubleshooting and even determining its geographic location. With PRiSMPro, organizations can control costs, optimize M2M services delivery and provide an ideal end-user experience.

"KORE's partnership with ILS enables enterprise organizations to start small with their investment in M2M, with the option to scale the deployment as they begin to realize the benefits of the technology," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. "Our relationships with the leading CDMA and GSM cellular network providers combined with KORE's ability to provide global satellite services ensures that enterprise organizations have the reliable wireless data connections required to power their M2M devices. Managing all aspects of these device connections from PRiSMPro is the perfect complement to the integration capabilities of deviceWISE, and we look forward to working with ILS to make M2M part of the enterprise IT strategy."

ILS Technology's deviceWISE M2M application platform links any M2M-enabled device to any enterprise application, enabling real-time information transfer, transaction logging and bi-directional control. Organizations rely on deviceWISE to decrease installation and maintenance costs and make business decisions based on real-time data that helps streamline operations and meet compliance standards.

"Integrating deviceWISE with KORE PRiSMPro will help enterprises take the complexity and guesswork out of M2M deployments," said Fred Yentz, president and CEO, ILS. "Working with KORE, a company that also understands the intricacies of the M2M market, to display M2M data on existing business platforms will help ensure that organizations capitalize on the valuable information residing on their connected devices. With no infrastructure costs and minimal upfront investment, KORE and ILS Technology are helping organizations create a centralized M2M solution for controlling company assets."

Complemented by PRiSMPro and KORE M2M network services, the ILS deviceWISE application platform deployment kit provides a complete end-to-end M2M solution that eliminates the need for complex and costly custom software and infrastructure development or hardware integration. Combined with the power of the KORE network, the kit enables organizations to securely connect and intelligently exchange data instantly from devices to existing enterprise applications on a global scale.

M2M Zone Presentation at CTIA Wireless 2012
KORE Telematics President and COO Alex Brisbourne and ILS Technology President and CEO Fred Yentz will participate in a panel discussion, titled "M2M and the IT Infrastructure," during the M2M Zone Conference, which is co-located with CTIA Wireless 2012, taking place May 8 – 10, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. The panel discussion, which will take place on May 9 from 2:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center, room 344, will discuss ERP integration, connected consumers and case studies that highlight real-world corporate M2M deployments.

About ILS Technology
ILS Technology provides the world's leading ready-to-use, off-the-shelf cloud platform to connect enterprise IT systems to the devices and machines on which businesses depend. ILS Technology solutions are easy to deploy to any device without the need for months of complex programming or development. ILS Technology offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and ensure regulatory compliance. ILS Technology is a Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) company. Visit www.devicewise.com for more information.

About KORE
KORE is the world's largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.

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