Canadian alliance provides customers and solution providers with access to award-winning platform to develop and deploy M2M solutions quickly
TORONTO AND FOXBORO, MA, May 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications and Axeda Corporation announced today an alliance that will accelerate the deployment and reduce the complexity around development of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in Canada. As of today, businesses and developers across Canada will have access to the award-winning Axeda® Platform to build and roll-out enterprise M2M applications for connected products in Canada.
"We are dedicated to enabling M2M solutions with our customers and M2M business partners, realizing ROI and getting to market faster," said Mansell Nelson, Vice-President, M2M, Rogers Communications. "Through our alliance with Axeda, we are going beyond connectivity, providing options for our customers and Rogers Data Alliance Members that make it easier and more affordable for them to develop and deploy M2M solutions across connected devices."
The Axeda Platform is a comprehensive M2M data integration and application development platform with infrastructure delivered as a cloud-based service. By providing a highly secure, scalable and proven platform, the creation of M2M applications is accelerated as businesses solely focus on developing their application versus time consuming platform builds.
"Through our relationship with Rogers, Axeda customers with deployments in Canada will have access to a best of breed mobile network, which is vital to the success of any M2M implementation," said David Canavan, vice president of business development, Axeda."This is another important alliance that will make worldwide M2M deployments even easier for our customers".
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), shipments of smart connected devices - including PCs, tablets and smartphones - reached 916 million units and surpassed $489 billion in revenue in 20111. The Canadian M2M market is further set to grow as businesses increasingly look to deploy connected solutions across healthcare, transportation, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, government and financial services industries.
Over the past 15 years, Rogers has enabled hundreds of thousands M2M connections in Canada. As one of the only providers in Canada that provides access to global standards for M2M through the strength of our GPRS/EDGE/HSPA network technologies, Rogers is committed to providing the tools and platforms to enable fast delivery of next-generation connected devices across various industries and market segments. Currently, Rogers collaborates with customers and M2M business partners across various industries including transportation, retail, healthcare, consumer electronics and oil & gas.
Rogers Communications and Axeda made the announcement at the 2012 International CTIA WIRELESS® show in New Orleans, Louisiana where both organizations are participating at the conference.
To learn more about M2M solutions from Rogers or the Rogers Control Centre, visit www.rogers.com/M2M.
About Rogers Communications:
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider. Through Cable, we are one of Canada's leading providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.
Axeda provides the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative M2M application — taking the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Axeda customers use its M2M cloud service to deliver innovative M2M solutions and optimize their business processes with data from their connected products.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at www.axeda.com.
1 International Data Corporation, March 2012
Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications
Erin Smith, Axeda Corporation