Panasonic Partners with Cubic Telecom to Enhance IoT
4 April – Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic), announced today a strategic business relationship with Cubic Telecom for global connectivity solutions.
The relationship will strengthen Panasonic’s position as a global market leader in embedded wireless technologies.
“Since the early days of mobile connectivity, Panasonic has been committed to ensuring that its customers have access to the wireless solutions that work best for them in the most demanding and extreme locations. This new agreement with Cubic Telecom ensures that we remain ahead of the curve in an increasingly connected world,” said Victoria Obenshain, Vice President Wireless Strategy, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (above). “Cubic’s ability to provide seamless global connectivity that meets the demands of the mobile workforce will ensure we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
The deal with Cubic Telecom is a key component of a broad strategy within Panasonic to ensure that its market-leading solutions are equipped to take advantage of the always-on, internet-of-things (IOT) ecosystem.
"Connectivity is an essential prerequisite for business productivity," says Barry Napier, CEO of Cubic Telecom (left). “Panasonic has selected Cubic Telecom to deliver a consistent global connectivity solution to their clients across a wide range of Panasonic products and devices. By combining Panasonic's world-class capabilities with Cubic's innovative software and communications platform, organizations can equip their global workforces to achieve higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. We are aligned around our partnership to help workers and organizations solve the connectivity challenges they face today. Cubic labels this Productivity as a Service.”
By partnering with Cubic, Panasonic will have access to a high-speed LTE voice and data network solution that allows for the seamless, global connectivity that Panasonic’s business customers demand.
“Panasonic has committed itself to developing mobile devices that meet the needs of today’s global workforce that increase efficiency and productivity through the latest connectivity solutions,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (right). “Our ongoing R&D efforts in wireless technologies – emboldened by this partnership with Cubic Telecom – will allow us to continue to address the real-world challenges faced by modern mobile professionals.”
For more information on Panasonic’s Mobility Solutions, please visit www.panasonic.com/toughbook.
Source: Businesswire and Panasonic
Ericsson Establishes IOT Patent Licensing Platform
Platform will operate as a separate company headed by Kasim Alfalahi, previously Ericsson’s CIPO and SVP
3 February 2016 – Ericsson today announced an initiative to accelerate the development of Internet of Things (IoT) by establishing a platform for licensing of standardized technology to device manufacturers. The platform, operated by an independent company, will adopt a revenue sharing model for contributing companies and receive a mandate to license on behalf of the joining patent holders, aiming to simplify access to standardized technology.
This will be an additional go to market model for Ericsson, continuing to build on its IPR & Licensing business strategy to secure a fair return on its R&D investment. Ericsson will make its patents for relevant technologies available through the platform.
The platform is intended to be an efficient marketplace for businesses' technology licensing needs, offering flat per unit licensing fees for the various verticals that reflect how much connectivity technology their devices use.
The new platform will be headed by Kasim Alfalahi (above), who will leave his current role as Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Head of IPR & Licensing at Ericsson.
Alfalahi says: "We are initiating this market place following discussions with both wireless industry players and key players in industry verticals. This platform shows Ericsson's and my personal commitment to provide a solution that works to the benefit of all parts of the ecosystem."
According to the latest edition of Ericsson Mobility Report, around 28 billion connected devices are expected by 2021, of which 15 billion will be connected machine to machine and consumer electronics devices.
Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, said: "Under Kasim's leadership Ericsson has established a leading position in the IPR licensing market. As more and more industries embrace connectivity and the Internet of Things, it is crucial that essential technology is accessible and that innovators continue to get fair returns on R&D investments. With his experience Kasim is the right person to drive this exciting new opportunity to accelerate market development."
Eurotech and Arkessa Partner for Global IoT Solutions
27 August 2015 – Arkessa, a leading provider of global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) managed services, today announced a partnership with Eurotech, a leading provider of smart devices and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Arkessa and Eurotech are technology leaders in their respective domains. Andrew Orrock, CEO, Arkessa (above) commented, "Eurotech share our passion to make it easy for customers to deliver IoT solutions. This landmark agreement allows both Eurotech and Arkessa to significantly extend our abilities and offer customers the most complete M2M and IoT solutions by combining and integrating core elements of our respective offerings.”
This partnership will allow Eurotech to add managed connectivity services to its devices and M2M gateways via Arkessa’s multi-network cellular and satellite service which covers all regions of the world. Arkessa’s connectivity solutions can be used across a range of Eurotech hardware offerings. This powerful combination enables Eurotech to extend its differentiated end-to-end approach to include M2M global connectivity.
Similarly, Arkessa can leverage Eurotech's expertise across a broad range of technologies including devices and embedded application management.
The integration between Eurotech's Everyware Cloud, Eurotech’s Data & Device Management Platform, and Arkessa’s Connectivity Management Platform gives customers a single point of management for their connected assets, simplifying the implementation of IoT projects to an exceptional level.
The areas in which this partnership will add the highest value have been identified as those which incorporate solid and secure device and data management alongside business-critical connectivity.
Robert Andres, CMO, Eurotech (left) said of the partnership, “This will enable our Customers to further reduce the complexity of their M2M/IoT projects, increasing efficiency whilst satisfying both business targets and legislative requirements. We are more and more becoming the one stop shop for Industrial IoT solutions.”
Arkessa is a leading M2M (Machine to Machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) managed services provider with offices in Bishop's Stortford, UK and Bochum, Germany. Arkessa Delivers global connectivity services and solutions through unrivalled multi-network connectivity in all regions of the World and true pole-to-pole coverage.
Arkessa enables organisations of all sizes to monitor, manage and control remote devices through M2M & IoT technology to enable business to derive valuable information and intelligence from both new and existing IoT devices.
Eurotech (ETH:IM) is a global company that designs, creates and delivers full Internet of Things solutions, including services, software and hardware to leading systems integrators and enterprises large and small. With Eurotech solutions in place, clients have access to the latest open source and standardised software stacks, flexible and rugged multi-service gateways and sophisticated sensors to bring actionable data from the field into business operations.
Working with world-class ecosystem partners, Eurotech delivers on the promise of the Internet of Things either from end to end, or with best-in-class building blocks, including device and data management, a connectivity and communication platform, intelligent edge devices and smart objects, following business models that fit today’s business world.
On-Ramp Wireless and Meterlinq Deploy IoT Network in Italy
24 June 2015 – On-Ramp Wireless, a leading provider of long-range connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has partnered with MeterLinq srl, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, to deploy the first wide-area IoT network in Italy. The network, initially built for Italy’s leading natural gas operator Amgas, will provide connectivity for smart metering of natural gas and other industrial applications throughout the region.
The network integrates On-Ramp Wireless’ RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology into the MeterLinq MeterNet® solution to deliver comprehensive connectivity for even the most challenging of environments. Connectivity options such as cellular are ill-equipped to provide cost-effective, reliable coverage and data capacity to utility assets that may be underground, widely distributed or in hard-to-reach locations. The innovative RPMA technology delivers proven, industry-leading wireless coverage and capacity and operates in the globally license-free 2.4 GHz band.
“Together with On-Ramp Wireless, MeterLinq can equip Amgas and other energy providers with reliable, scalable, smart metering for critical utility applications,” said Massimo Cesaro, chief technology officer, MeterLinq (above). “These solutions need to be deployed now, not only because of the immense value they offer to energy providers, but because the Italian government mandated all natural gas meters be transitioned to smart meters by 2020. Realistically, energy providers need to deploy solutions now if they hope to comply with the mandates by the issued deadline.”
The MeterLinq RPMA network will initially be deployed to support gas metering, and will extend to water metering in the next phase. A unique aspect of the RPMA network is that it can be used to serve multiple applications and customers once deployed at little to no additional cost. This will allow the current network to seamlessly support a range of industrial applications in the future.
“This latest deployment of the RPMA network is validation for the reliability and performance of On-Ramp Wireless’ technology, especially in supporting multi-application IoT networks,” said Jason Wilson, senior vice president, business development, On-Ramp Wireless. “We’re proud to further extend our global presence and work with MeterLinq to equip industrial IoT users with the connectivity they require.”
About On-Ramp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless enables long-range connectivity for the IoT. The company’s revolutionary RPMA® technology offers unmatched range, capacity, battery life and performance, operating in unlicensed spectrum. On-Ramp provides a carrier-grade system suitable for public and large-scale enterprise multi-application networks, with proven global deployments in the most demanding environments. A wide range of partners integrate the patented RPMA technology to deliver solutions for smart grid, industrial automation, smart city and other IoT and M2M applications. For more information on On-Ramp Wireless including specific information on how RPMA can solve your connectivity challenges, please visit: www.onrampwireless.com
About MeterLinq srl
Located in Padova, Italy, MeterLinq plans, develops and builds secure telemetry and remote management AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) to provide services and applications for smart metering and smart grid to the energy, gas, water, district heating and CHP (combined heat and power) markets. The company’s reference targets are distributors and retailers of energy services, multi-utilities and public administration. For more information on MeterLinq, visit www.meterlinq.com
Source: OnRamp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless and WellAware Collaborate on Digital Oilfield
21 May 2015 – On-Ramp Wireless, a leading provider of long-range connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and WellAware, a provider of full-stack solution for oilfield monitoring and optimization, today announced their collaboration on the creation of a wide-area IoT communications network. With this network, WellAware and On-Ramp Wireless provide coverage for over 55,000 square miles of the most active US oil and gas fields, representing more than 50 percent of total US production.
The partnership integrates On-Ramp Wireless’ RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology into WellAware’s solutions, delivering the highest data availability at the lowest cost for oil and gas operators. The On-Ramp Wireless RPMA technology provides low-power, wide-area connectivity and secure, acknowledged, two-way communications in this challenging environment. WellAware’s solutions collect, manage, and analyze this information to help operators reduce expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
Given the remote locations of many oil wells, cellular networks often fall short of providing necessary data coverage. Satellite monitoring is cost-prohibitive for frequent polling rates, and 900 MHz networks require a high upfront CAPEX and are plagued by interference issues. The WellAware RPMA Network, already pre-built over the key oil and gas shale plays, delivers over 99.9 percent data availability and supports over 5,000 radios per access point, making it the lowest total cost solution available.
“Our customers have a tremendous need to tap into the intelligence provided by the digital oilfield,” said Matt Harrison, founder and CEO, WellAware (above). “Through this partnership with On-Ramp Wireless, we can ensure our solutions provide the highest data availability at the lowest cost, enabling our customers to more effectively compete in the current economic environment.”
“The oil and gas industry demands an ecosystem of devices and sensors that can deliver remote wireless monitoring of oilfield and pipeline assets,” said Kevin Hell, president and CEO, On-Ramp Wireless. “Working with WellAware, we’re providing the needed network coverage, security and data capacity to enable IoT solutions that drastically improve operational efficiency.”
About On-Ramp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless enables long-range connectivity for the IoT. The company’s revolutionary RPMA® technology offers unmatched range, capacity, battery life and performance, operating in unlicensed spectrum. On-Ramp provides a carrier-grade system suitable for public and large-scale enterprise multi-application networks, with proven global deployments in the most demanding environments. A wide range of partners integrate the patented RPMA technology to deliver solutions for smart grid, industrial automation, smart city and other IoT and M2M applications. For more information on On-Ramp Wireless including specific information on how RPMA can solve your connectivity challenges, please visit:www.onrampwireless.com
WellAware, a data analytics company for the oilfield enables upstream, midstream, and chemical service companies to reduce operating expenses, minimize downtime and ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Their full-stack solution provides reliable data collection, exception-based monitoring, and actionable analytics. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company has secured $67 million in investment funding and built a world-class team of management and advisors from the oil industry. To learn more about WellAware, please visit www.wellaware.us.
Source: On-Ramp Wireless