Primal Technologies announced today that the Primal Open Services Environment (OSE) is commercially deployed with IMETRIK Global Inc., providing M2M with Primal SMS. Primal and IMETRIK are using SMS and NFV technology to track telematics of cars. How fast they are, where they are, and what their locations are, can all be determined with a modem and SMS. Efficient data transfer with GPS and SMS allows low cost tracking for a successful M2M business.
Machine to Machine (M2M) refers to direct communication between devices using any communications channel, including wired and wireless. M2M communication can include industrial instrumentation, enabling a sensor or meter to communicate the data it records (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.) to application software that can use it (for example, adjusting an industrial process based on temperature or placing orders to replenish inventory). Such communication was originally accomplished by having a remote network of machines relay information back to a central hub for analysis, which would then be rerouted into a system like a personal computer.
Telematics and in-vehicle entertainment is an area of focus for machine-to-machine developers. Recent examples include Ford Motor Company, which has teamed with AT& to wirelessly connect Ford Focus Electric with an embedded wireless connection and dedicated app that includes the ability for the owner to monitor and control vehicle charge settings, plan single- or multiple-stop journeys, locate charging stations, pre-heat or cool the car. Recently Audi partnered with T-Mobile and RACO Wireless to offer Audi Connect. Audi Connect allows users access to news, weather, and fuel prices while turning the vehicle into a secure mobile WiFi hotspot, allowing passengers access to the Internet.
“Primal continues to push the envelope in 2019 with M2M; directly with solution providers or with carriers who understand this business, so they will continue to flourish and grow,” said Michael Conway, Vice President at Primal Technologies.
About Primal Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a satellite office in Hong Kong, Primal Technologies offers a broad and feature-rich portfolio of advanced NFV Services for wireless and VoIP operators worldwide. All Primal Services can be deployed on either a customer's private cloud, the public cloud (e.g. Amazon web services, other hosting provider) or on the Primal Technologies cloud with unprecedented scalability and ease of manageability.
Customers in the Company's roster include: Appalachian Wireless, Atlantic Tele Network (ATN), Belize Telemedia, various Cellular One affiliates, Eastlink, Docomo Pacific, Flat Wireless, iWireless, Limitless Mobile, BellMTS, NewCore Wireless, and Pulse Mobile (GTA).
IMETRIK Global Inc. is a turnkey Telematics Services Provider and a one-stop shop M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Solutions Provider. The Company specializes in the automotive industry, allowing vehicles to communicate with computer systems seamlessly. IMETRIK offers end-to-end solutions by designing each link in the M2M value chain: hardware design, mobile network and secured cloud-based data platform operators, as well as Web services and application developers.
IMETRIK is a Canadian company based in Montreal. Since its inception in 2007, IMETRIK has dedicated itself to leading the M2M space and is now a global player in the industry, with +800,000 vehicles connected, mainly in the Insurance (UBI) and Vehicle Finance Telematics industries, with over 10 billion kilometers of data.