Jasper Wireless Launches Cellular M2M Service in Europe
Jasper Wireless Pioneers Wireless Machine-to-Machine Service, Driving Global M2M Market Expansion
London, 11th October 2007 — Jasper Wireless, the licensed global machine-to-machine (M2M) mobile operator, today announced cellular M2M service availability in Europe. By converging the best in wireless technologies and on-demand Internet applications, Jasper Wireless is revolutionising the M2M communications market with the first and only service platform for connecting and managing machines around the world.
With the M2M communications market expected to explode over the next five years, Jasper Wireless’ unique service offering allows the company to deliver next-generation M2M communications and management that can be applied to numerous industries, including transportation, security, utilities, manufacturing, healthcare and retail.
“For global OEMs, the promise of connecting machines lies in new business models that increase revenues and profits,” said Jahangir Mohammed, chief executive officer of Jasper Wireless. “But the new M2M era depends on both connecting machines and managing them globally. Jasper Wireless spent years meticulously studying the needs of the global M2M businesses and building a solid foundation with our technology, our team, and our partners. We are ready for the new M2M era.”
Jasper Wireless is an operator member of the GSM Association and has built its network and service to offer capabilities previously unavailable in the M2M market, including:
One M2M global SIM. The Jasper Wireless M2M Global SIM gives M2M providers local service in over 35 countries, with more countries coming online every month. The Jasper Wireless M2M Global SIM means M2M providers only have to work with one vendor for global service, streamlining manufacturing, distribution and certification processes, which encourages revenue growth and rapid international expansion.
Real-time visibility, total global control. For M2M OEMs managing hundreds of thousands of devices around the world, the Jasper Wireless Control Center is the first and only Web-based application to offer one dashboard for all machines, with complete visibility and control of communications. From changing rate plans to viewing up-to-the-minute data usage to instantly activating and deactivating devices, the Jasper Wireless Control Center provides insight to communications performance on a machine-by-machine basis as well as the power to act on that insight.
Jasper Wireless extends its global control with instant and automated device provisioning. When a device with a Jasper Wireless M2M Global SIM reaches the end customer and is powered on for the first time, it simply works – no manual intervention required.
Vertical application solutions. Jasper Wireless has built optimised, vertical application solutions to meet the unique needs of the industries it serves. For example, the company’s point-of-sale solution includes Secure SIM – an innovative capability designed to prevent fraudulent charges and unauthorised SIM card use. Automated authentication controls ensure each Jasper Wireless SIM only works with its intended device. Jasper Wireless has additional, industry-specific capabilities for fleet and asset management, vehicle telematics, security, and remote product service.
“We set out to understand what its takes for companies to profitably scale their M2M initiatives around the world,” said Daniel Collins, CTO wireless, Jasper Wireless. “By studying the market objectively we identified three core components every M2M business needs to scale internationally – a single global SIM designed for M2M, real-time control over devices in the field, and key industry-specific capabilities. We’re delighted to announce service availability in Europe, which further extends our service platform as we become truly global.”
Jasper Wireless is well-equipped to drive M2M market growth with funding supplied by Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, Crescendo Ventures, DAG Ventures, Integral Capital Partners, Pinnacle Ventures and Bridgescale Partners
For more information on Jasper Wireless, please visit Jasper Wireless - Global M2M Mobile Operator, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS.
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