Fleet management and video surveillance, as well as distributed outdoor digital signage systems and NFC advertising boards, are only a few of the numerous vertical markets towards which our industrial grade M2M solutions are targeted. Being a cooperation partner of the Deutsche Telekom will help us to get accelerated access to OEMs from these various vertical markets, said Claus Giebert, Kontron‘s Product Manager for M2M solutions in Europe. A close partnership with the network operators is also important for improving our own M2M services: The ‘Internet-of-Things‘– or telemetry in other words – needs a high-availability infrastructure and an appropriate quality of services. Think about distributed energy management systems, for example. Only in partnership with worldwide leading network operators and service providers for telecommunication such as Deutsche Telekom we can ensure this for our customers.
For distributed systems requiring cellular network connection, Kontron offers the matching industrial grade nodes to connect the terminal devices to the cloud applications and the Internet-of-Things. A part of Deutsche Telekom’s developer propositions is the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit: It offers scalable processor performance and includes all the required drivers and protocols and highly flexible configuration options in terms of applications and operating systems. Beside this flexibility the platform convinces R&D engineers with its pre-qualified set-up for mobile network operators. The system has a PTCRB certification and is approved for use in cellular networks. This saves customer’s R&D time as well as costs because it streamlines the process of carrier approval and their own certifications before the application can be launched on a carrier network. The kit’s 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and 802.15.4 WPAN support a rapid development of applications with local wireless connectivity. Cellular network connection to the cloud applications is offered with pre-installed 3G WWAN, which can be extended for redundant configurations via a second PCI Express 3G.4G module. Even face-to-face communication is possible with the optional extension of a smart video and audio module. With its modular approach of the well-proven production-ready COTS Small Form Factor Platform, the Kontron M2M developer kit enables OEMs and smart services developers as well as independent software suppliers to reduce development costs and risks, and ensures a rapid introduction to the market.