Telit and IOTAS achieve first M2M product certification through the Global Certification Forum's new class of Associate Manufacturer membership
New GCF approval process reduces time-to-market and overall costs for M2M device manufacturers to prove interoperability and reliability on live networks worldwide
London, UK – Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, and IOTAS, the UK’s leading independent wireless field testing company, today announced that following the introduction of a new class of membership for device makers integrating embedded wireless modules, the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has certified the first product to successfully achieve the new certification. The product receiving this certification was based on Telit’s GE864-QUAD V2 module. The new process allows a reduced scope of device testing for M2M device makers when using a wireless module already tested to the latest GCF specifications. The move leads to substantial savings, bringing M2M in reach of more business models which are today on the brink of viability for costs or time-to-market constraints.
“We complete GCF approval on our whole product range as a sign of our commitment to reliability, and to give our customers a better experience as they get their devices through the different stages of deployments in the telemetry and M2M market” said Carlos Perez, Executive Vice President Global Sales at Telit Wireless Solutions. “We welcomed this new certification class that allows our customers to achieve GCF certification in a reduced timescale and cost, leveraging the experience of a leading test organization such as IOTAS.”
Associate Manufacturer Members are required to work with an Assessment Capable Entity (ACE), such as IOTAS, to identify the conformance, field trial and interoperability testing that need to be undertaken.
“As an ACE, IOTAS is formally recognized by the GCF as possessing the necessary skills, qualifications and practical experience of GCF processes to support members through GCF certification” said Kevin Spalding, Operations Director for IOTAS, “and we are proud to have successfully completed this milestone with the support of Telit’s field engineering team”.
With over 12 years of unparalleled focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP delivers all necessary services and products to connect assets to the Internet of Things. Whether sourcing single products or full end-to-end solutions, count on M2M’s broadest portfolio in cellular, short range and positioning technologies paired with m2mAIR services covering application enablement as well as deployment management & connectivity under mobile networks and over the internet & cloud. Telit benchmark-quality products and services are delivered with global support and logistics exceeding exacting requirements from customers large and small. Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. delivers the Internet of Things made Plug & Play. Now innovate!
IOTAS was established in 2003 to offer world-class wireless testing solutions. Headquartered in Cambridge, England, the company provides field testing support for device makers, network operators and service providers with a global footprint of dedicated local resource experienced in Global Certification Forum (GCF) submission, performance testing and approvals management of 3GPP mobile phones and wireless devices. More details can be found at www.iotas.co.uk .
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed as Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Its ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. provides cellular, short-to-long range, positioning modules plus m2mAIR, PaaS managed and value added services in application enablement, connectivity under mobile networks and Cloud. Telit operates business unit Telit Automotive Solutions delivering automotive-grade products like the Automotive On-board Platform (ATOP) and services to auto manufacturers and tier-one auto suppliers; and business unit Telit GNSS Solutions reaching M2M and beyond, delivering award-winning geo-positioning products to the broader electronics and OEM markets. With over 12 years exclusively only in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through a network of R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.
By supplying scalable products interchangeable across families, technologies and generations, rapid prototyping tools for application development, and m2m tailored connectivity, Telit is able to reduce development costs, protect design investments and minimize technical risk. The company provides customer support and design-in assistance through 35 sales and support offices, a global distributor network of experts with over 30 competence centers, and the Telit Technical Support Forum.
Telit provides products services and facilities to connect organizations to the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing them to wirelessly collect, process and respond to real-world data from connected devices, creating new efficiencies, revenue streams, societal and personal benefits. Join the conversation and learn more about Telit and its customers’ innovative applications on Facebook and Twitter.