Opto 22, Kyocera Wireless integrate M2M technologies

Temecula, CA—Opto 22 recently integrated San Diego-based Kyocera Wireless Corp.'s 200 telemetry module with Opto 22’s Snap I/O hardware, resulting in a comprehensive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications system for remote asset monitoring, management, and data acquisition over Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks.


Temecula, CA— Opto 22 recently integrated Kyocera Wireless Corp .'s 200 telemetry module with Opto 22’s Snap I/O hardware, resulting in a comprehensive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications system for remote asset monitoring, management, and data acquisition over Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks.

Opto 22's Snap I/O hardware is used to monitor and control local and remote enterprise business machines, systems, and environments. Kyocera’s 200 module is a wireless telemetry device for communicating data over CDMA-based 1xRTT cellular networks. Together, Opto 22 and Kyocera’s technologies create an M2M offering that enables new wireless monitoring and control capabilities when connecting to and communicating with remote enterprise assets. Customer applications can include remote equipment and facilities monitoring and management, supply chain optimization, energy management, regulatory compliance, discrete manufacturing, and process control for diverse industries.

Integrating Kyocera 200 with Snap I/O also provides added coverage and new communica-tions options for users seeking to remotely manage and acquire operational data from their ex-tended enterprise, and incorporate it into existing business applications and databases. Opto 22 has long offered M2M solutions that use GSM/GPRS networks. Its new relationship with Kyocera allows Opto 22 to enhance its M2M offerings to include communication over CDMA, the most widely deployed cellular network in North America.

Prior to integration with Opto 22’s Snap systems, Kyocera 200 was subjected to rigorous testing by Opto 22's product development organization. 'Kyocera's 200 module performed exceptionally well during testing, actually providing some of the lowest rates of data packet loss for any radio technology we've encountered,' says Mark Engman, Opto 22’s engineering VP. 'As a result, Opto 22 was very confident in moving forward with Kyocera Wireless to diversify our M2M product line with CDMA-based technologies, and thus reaffirm our commitment to providing customers with comprehensive, reliable, and easily-sourced M2M technologies at a lower cost.'

Kyocera is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired Qualcomm Inc.'s CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Kyocera is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA handsets and accessories for customers worldwide.

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Jim Montague, news editor

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