The New Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus Developed by NetComm Wireless to Advance M2M Adoption
SYDNEY, Feb. 3, 2015 – NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) and Vodafone have added the Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus to the Integrated M2M Terminals range, offering a new alternative for unconnected machines that need a larger selection of interface options. Developed by NetComm Wireless to facilitate the uptake of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) across a multitude of industries globally, the feature-packed Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus enables M2M connectivity in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, vending, point of payment and energy.
Vodafone’s second annual M2M Adoption Barometer* found that M2M adoption has grown more than 80%, with over one-fifth of companies actively using the technology. The Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus is expected to advance this growth by allowing businesses to upgrade from legacy serial connectivity to IP connectivity with access to a broader range of connection choices.
“The Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus is the second bespoke product developed for Vodafone which gives businesses the ability to select the best solution for their individual applications. It presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses that need extra options to connect and manage valuable assets,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.
The Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus is a 3G penta-band modem and router with built-in GPS, seamless compatibility with Vodafone or Vodafone M2M partner networks worldwide, and the Vodafone M2M Global Platform. The device supports multiple communication protocols and interface options with features including Ethernet, Serial (RS232/422/485), I/O and USB 2.0 ports. Designed for flexible customisation, the Vodafone MachineLink 3G Plus features an embedded Software Development Kit (SDK) and open source Linux OS to support unique business functions.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 53 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2014, Vodafone had 438 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com
About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet, delivering new functionality and enhanced services without the need for human intervention. Supported by more than 1,300 dedicated employees, Vodafone’s global M2M platform makes it easy for global businesses to manage centrally M2M deployments across multiple territories, with greater control and at a lower cost than previously possible. In 2014 Vodafone was named global M2M leader by Machina Research, for the third year in a row. For more information, please visit: http://m2m.vodafone.com/
About NetComm Wireless Limited
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices and solutions globally. The company provides 3G, 4G and rural broadband new generation fixed-wireless devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless’ solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and rural broadband markets. For the past 32 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information visit www.netcommwireless.com.