February 16, 2010
Comverse Demonstrating M2M Communications Using Intel Technology at Mobile World Congress 2010
By Patrick Barnard, Group Managing Editor, TMCnet
, a leading provider of service delivery platforms and billing solutions for service providers offering triple play bundles, is displaying a new approach for strengthening telecom networks’ support of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications at Mobile World Congress (News
) 2010, now underway in Barcelona, Spain.
Based on Intel processor technology, this new approach could open the door to new revenue opportunities for telecom operators, such as real-time monitoring and tracking services, the company reports.
By integrating Comverse’s software-based products and services and Intel’s (News
) processor technology, telecom operators will be able to run M2M applications on their networks to provide monitoring, broadcasting and control capabilities. It will also pave the way for M2M application developers and integrators to efficiently bring new offerings to market.
“The field of M2M is expected to grow significantly with the increasing number of Internet-connected devices,” said Daphna Steinmetz, chief innovation officer at Comverse (News
), in a release
. “This demonstration using Intel technology shows how operators can empower the M2M application domain and build a significant offering in the M2M arena. As a major innovator of human communication experiences, Comverse is excited to offer new value in the expanding market of M2M applications.”
According to the release, the M2M demonstration showcases Intel Atom and Intel Xeon processors running applications optimized for a complete end-to-end M2M service environment. The Intel Atom processor is ideal for running devices such as M2M aggregation gateways, which control LANs and PANs of sensors and devices that communicate over near- and medium-range wireless communication, such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, ZWave, RF and WiFi (News
). These gateways use cellular communication to connect to the main M2M application, thus having the advantage of being a cellular operator managed device for services revenue gain.
The second element in the M2M solution are Intel Xeon processor 5500 series-based servers running quality of service and policy enforcement in the network cloud. This combination provides performance, security, and compatibility of services development for the worldwide embedded ecosystem.
In the case of fleet management, Comverse will demonstrate the value of reliable real-time data communication between central offices and vehicles, regarding location and alerts to operational problems.
Patrick Barnard is a senior Web editor for TMCnet, covering call and contact center technologies. He also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet e-Newsletters in the areas of robotics, IT, M2M, OCS and customer interaction solutions. To read more of Patrick's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard