The pioneer in mobile device certification expands reach into the Internet of Things market.
Mformation Software Technologies today announced the availability of M2M device and module certification services for the global markets as an extension of its MIDAS (Mobile Interoperable Devices and Application Services) program. Mformation Software Technologies is a global leader in dynamic mobility management solutions and a pioneer in the development and execution of wireless device management standards.
The company now offers another pioneering service – IoT device certification for mobile operators, equipment vendors (OEMs) and M2M application developers. A dedicated server with a robust set of interoperability testing tools and systems is used to perform comprehensive module testing and certification, ensuring that all required device management tasks are supported. The devices and modules that can be certified include non-cellular devices such as sensors, actuators, meters, video components as well as a wide variety of enterprise and consumer electronics devices that utilize these machine-to-machine modules. MIDAS certification can also be extended to wireless gateways.
“Mobile operators and equipment manufacturers will benefit immensely from these services,” according to Mformation President, David Shimoni.
“The Internet of Things creates new concerns around scalability and performance that we are addressing through all of our product offerings in machine-to-machine. With projections that billions of wirelessly connected devices will be deployed in the coming years, we are focused on creating simple, scalable solutions that enable the market to grow and standardize implementation. Extending MIDAS to include non-cellular devices and machine-to-machine gateways is part of our plan to make horizontal management of unique verticals a reality. ”
The MIDAS Device Certification program enables mobile operators and OEMs to validate service prior to field deployment and compliments Mformation IoT solutions for management of devices in an area network that could be a cellular network or a WiFi network or low power network (like Bluetooth or Zigbee).
Jayasharada Gurukataksham whom heads the MIDAS team at Mformation, says:
“MIDAS certification fills a critical need to identify and fix issues pertaining to QoS. Our goal is to support maximum performance with minimum risk of service disruptions, and we provide great value. Identifying and resolving issues in the pre-acceptance stage is considerably more cost effective for the operators, equipment vendors and M2M application developers.”
“With the pervasiveness of a Connected World, we depend on wireless in our homes or cars, even for our health. It is imperative that the operators and service providers have the ability to see and manage and secure the services we depend on,” adds Amit Shah, VP of Engineering. “With our MIDAS expansion we address expected test cases for OMA Device Management Standards, OMA Lightweight M2M protocol, and ODIS, but we are also putting our decade of experience to work to add other tests that ensure our partners success.”