Wavecom expands M2M offering

Launches First Development Lab of Wireless Open Workshop Offering.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-March 18, 2003

Wavecom SA (Nasdaq: WVCM, Euronext Nouveau Marché: 7306) today unveiled a range of new wireless communication solutions specially designed for the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Brought together in the M2M Development Lab, which is part of Wavecom’s Wireless Open Workshop offering introduced earlier this year, the new solutions offer broader choice and comprehensive scope for application customisation.

Wavecom’s new M2M wireless communications offering addresses a widely heterogeneous M2M market, covering applications including automatic dispensing machines, wireless alarm systems, remote meter reading and wireless local loops. The M2M Development Lab, a complete suite of software, WISMO Platform hardware, MUSE Platform development tools, and services, addresses the specific needs of each market segment. The software options range from wireless communications standards and protocols to a unique catalogue of market-specific interfaces. Customers also enjoy a broad choice of hardware (WISMO Quik modules, Fastrack or Integra modems) to meet their design needs.

The M2M Development Lab offers three solutions, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated:

  • M2M 400. With this solution, a machine can send and receive small quantities of data at low cost, for instance by SMS, thanks to a module or modem providing secure, reliable wireless connectivity supporting current standards (GSM/GPRS, CDMA and AMPS).
  • M2M 405, which allows the interconnection of machines on wireless network and hookup to a central server or enterprise information system with a panoply of application software, thanks to a range of standard protocols such as IP connectivity (SMTP/POP3, FTP, sockets), MQIsdp and Modbus.
  • M2M 410. In addition to all the functionalities of M2M 405, this solution comprises the embedded software development tool Open AT, which allows developers to easily develop and embed wireless applications directly onto WISMO modules and modems. Machines equipped with M2M 410 can control sophisticated peripheral devices such as displays and cameras. It is also possible to upgrade or adjust applications remotely.

The M2M Development Lab also comprises an extensive set of services adapted to the needs of the M2M market, such as integration support, Open AT training, type approval and production set-up.

“The M2M market is rapidly evolving. Our customers need great flexibility in the development of their applications, but also the ability to bring their products to market very quickly,” explains Wavecom Marketing Director Guy Lanrezac. “The three different solutions of our M2M Development Lab have been designed to respond to these two essential requirements.”