PodsystemM2M announced an agreement to provide an end-to-end solution based on the Maestro E206XT and new E228 LTE routers for industrial IoT applications. The solution has been designed specifically for mission critical and remote environments where uptime is paramount.
PodsystemM2M will provide its best signal, multi-network SIMs that enable the device to connect to the best available network on start-up and thereafter automatically swap to an alternative network if signal is lost. This provides maximum coverage particularly for devices that are roaming or based in remote areas. In the US, the SIMs roam on both T-Mobile and AT&T, providing seamless coverage across the country, no matter where the devices are located.
Maestros E206XT multimode 3G / Ev-Do and E228 LTE cellular / WAN / LAN / Wi-Fi failover-capable M2M router with extended operating temperature range and last gasp battery are specifically designed for mission critical industrial and enterprise IoT applications, including point-of-sale payments, digital signage, security and energy management.
The combination of mission critical devices and best signal SIMs with no steering ensures that devices always connect to the strongest network in an area, providing a robust solution for IoT applications which require a secure, reliable connection. In addition, PodsystemM2M can provide a No Single Point of Failure solution called FreeWay that gives redundancy in the form of multiple independent core networks (using multiple International Mobile Subscriber Identities or IMSIs) on the same SIM. Combined with a powerful application on the SIM card and an Over The Air (OTA) platform, the connectivity of the device can be managed remotely, including swapping between core networks in case of technical issues or adding new core networks if market conditions or pricing change.
Sam Colley, CEO of Podsystem Inc. explained, Being tied to one operator is a problem for M2M companies for several reasons. Firstly, coverage is patchy across the US and for devices that are constantly on the move this could cause connectivity loss. Secondly, as the 2G sunset has shown, relying on one operator can result in the need to swap SIMs out when market conditions change. The only way to avoid this is by using SIMs that cover multiple independent networks and can be updated remotely.
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