NEC Corporation (NEC), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Maestro Wireless Solutions Limited (Maestro Wireless), a Hong Kong-based provider of M2M modules, gateways and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership for exploring Machine to Machine (M2M) business opportunities across the globe.
The partnership benefits mobile network operators and companies promoting business efficiency through end-to-end M2M solutions.
NEC provides its M2M service platform, “CONNEXIVE,” network services, datacenter services and vertical M2M applications for a broad range of areas, including manufacturing, agriculture and delivery services.
Maestro is a recognized player in the M2M market for providing a wide variety of GPS modules, cellular modems, multi-mode gateways and trackers.
The integration of Maestro Wireless’s hardware into NEC’s CONNEXIVE platform will enable one-stop provision of M2M solutions to mobile operators and enterprises.
“M2M has exceptional potential and is continuing to grow as mobile operators recognize the value of M2M users, who tend to maintain loyalty to services over the long term,” said Yutaka Inoue, Department Manager, NEC Corporation.
“NEC understands that M2M users are not only in need of mobile network connectivity, but also devices, M2M service platforms and vertical applications as well. This partnership will help mobile network operators to concentrate core-competencies and to capture revenue from the M2M market.”
“Our diverse range of customers throughout the world, including industrial machinery manufacturers, logistics companies and car leasing companies, capitalize on M2M technologies to reduce overall TCO,” said Xavier Dupont, CEO, Maestro Wireless.
“These M2M technologies are highly compatible with NEC’s M2M solutions and we look forward to exploring the possibilities and globally expanding our portfolio of products.”