KORE Eclipses Individual M2M Device Certification Count of Tier 1 Cellular Carriers Driven by Impending North American 2G to 3G GSM Network Transition
SAN JOSE AND ALPHARETTA, GA–MobileCON 2013–October 16, 2013–KORE, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that more than 1,000 unique M2M devices have now been certified on its wireless global network, accelerated in part by the surge in certifications of 3G devices as the 2G GSM network is phased out in North America. This mark eclipses the individual device certifications issued by Tier 1 carriers and underscores the unique capabilities that KORE brings to market for M2M solution providers.
As a member of both PTCRB and CDG, KORE provides more network and technology options than any M2M network provider in the industry and gives its partners the power to select from a broad list of device specifications for any given M2M application. For example, highly mobile devices for Pay-How-You-Drive insurance programs measuring consumer driving behavior will vary dramatically from fixed wireless, long-term applications such as remote streetlight monitoring and management. KORE can match usage requirements with a host of other selection criteria such as network support, physical size, antenna requirements, weight, battery life, cost, expected lifecycle and a number of additional performance characteristics.
“This important benchmark highlights the singular focus of our dedicated Certification Team, put in place some years ago with the specific aim to place KORE at the forefront of device credentialing,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE. “I can say now that KORE has firmly taken hold of that mantle and along with it, takes extreme pride in being able to shorten the time-to-market for our customers, especially in light of the need to certify 3G devices as the 2G network in North America is phased out by 2017.”
The KORE pool of cellular devices now holds 682 GSM devices across 195 vendors, including Cinterion, Sierra Wireless, Enfora, MultiTech and Digi, and 310 CDMA devices from 144 vendors, including Sierra Wireless, BlueTree, Calamp and Novatel. With the addition of satellite services, KORE also now certifies 15 devices on the Iridium satellite spectrum.
The telehealth market currently represents one of the fastest growing M2M segments, with 15 devices now certified by KORE. Other high-growth segments are payment processing, now with more than 18 devices online and remote monitoring/green initiatives with more than 53.
For a list of devices supported by the KORE network, please go to: http://services.koretelematics.com/devices/devices.asp.
About KORE Telematics
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, LTE, 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.