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[January 10, 2013]

Axeda Enables Axeda Ready Devices to Integrate with Axeda Machine Cloud

Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Axeda Corp., a cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, announced that devices from partner companies CalAmp, Danlaw, GlobalSat, Lantronix, MultiTech, RFM and Xirgo have successfully completed Axeda Ready development, testing and certification, which ensures compatibility and ease of deployment with the Axeda Machine Cloud.

According to a release, by enabling more devices and services to integrate with the Axeda Machine Cloud, the Axeda Ready program broadens the device options available to customers allowing them to select the right communication device for their environment. For device manufacturers, Axeda Ready provides a testing and implementation program that validates their connectivity via the Axeda agent protocol or their own device protocol. The program includes development and certification of Axeda Codecs (protocol translators) that leverage the Axeda AnyDevice Service to enable device makers to connect to Axeda using their own device protocol.

"New business strategies offering connected services will rely on a diverse and broad array of devices and our customers want M2M platform solutions that give them the flexibility to use any device type," said Bill Zujewski, EVP of product strategy and marketing at Axeda. "The Axeda Ready program was created to enable easy connectivity using a long list of popular M2M communication devices for equipment, consumer products, fleets, smart homes, smart hospitals, smart cities and the Internet of Corporate Things . Our M2M application enablement platform is not tied to a single device like most of our competitors, but instead delivers a future-proof multi-device approach." "Solutions that help simplify the process for manufacturers and remove time, cost, and complexity from developing a connected product solution will be the key force behind the industry's continued growth," said Sam Lucero, senior principal analyst for M2M research at IHS. "We expect the installed base of cellular connected devices in M2M applications to grow to approximately 327 million connections globally by 2016. This growth will be increasingly characterized by an evolution from standalone 'point solutions' to multi-vendor interoperability and then to a truly inter-connected 'Internet of Things'." Customers now have more options in choosing how they connect to the Axeda Machine Cloud with the addition of the following Axeda Ready Products: Company: CalAmp Axeda Ready Product: LMU 3000 CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable access to critical data and content at any time, from anywhere.

Company: Danlaw Axeda Ready Product: DataLogger 250/450/750 Danlaw's Telematics solutions provide companies with OBD II wireless communication devices for monitoring and logging vehicle network data, GPS location, and driver behavior information.

Company: GlobalSat Axeda Ready Product: TR-151 GlobalSat WorldCom Group is a global manufacturer of GPS receivers and electronic communications devices. The GlobalSat TR-151(850/1800/1900 MHz) is designed as a tracking/monitoring device for personal or vehicle applications using GPS and GSM technology.

Company: Lantronix Axeda Ready Product: PremierWave XC and XN Lantronix, Inc. is a provider of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management, and control of virtually any electronic device. PremierWave XC HSPA+ Intelligent Gateway and Application Server offer network redundancy and security for mission-critical applications and event tracking.

Company: Multi-Tech Systems Axeda Ready Product: MultiConnect OCG Multi-Tech Systems offers M2M (machine-to-machine) communications products and services. The MultiConnect OCG open communications gateways comprise of an open Linux development environment and a fully certified hardware offering that includes multiple interfaces (serial, USB, Ethernet and SD card) and internal peripherals (including a cellular modem and a GPS receiver) in one application-ready end user solution.

Company: RFM Axeda Ready Product: RFM LG2430E RF Monolithics, Inc., a provider of solutions-driven, technology enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications - from individual standard and custom components to complete products for industrial wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.

Company: Xirgo Axeda Ready Product: XT-2060G, XT-4760G, XT5060G Xirgo Technologies, Inc. is a provider of application-specific wireless M2M communication devices. The XT-2060G is a versatile plug and play OBD II device that directly monitors and communicates vital vehicle information such as location, speed, VIN, ignition status and many other codes available on the OBD port of vehicles.

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