Wireless connectivity with external assets

Opto 22 (Temecula, CA) recently teamed with Nokia (Irving, TX) to create, promote, and market a solution providing wireless connectivity to external physical business assets. Opto 22's Snap-M2M connects to, remotely monitors, and captures operational data from new or legacy line-of-business systems, devices, and equipment.

01/01/2003


A 2002 EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNER


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Opto 22 (Temecula, CA) recently teamed with Nokia (Irving, TX) to create, promote, and market a solution providing wireless connectivity to external physical business assets.


Opto 22's Snap-M2M connects to, remotely monitors, and captures operational data from new or legacy line-of-business systems, devices, and equipment. Nokia's M2M platform, which includes Nokia 31 connectivity terminal and M2M Gateway, provides wireless hardware and software necessary to communicate with the product. The combined package wirelessly delivers real-world data using GSM/GPRS networks to enterprise applications and databases over standard, Internet-based architectures.

Devices and equipment, such as manufacturing machinery, telecommunications gear, storage tanks, generators, and other remote systems, are examples of key business assets to which wireless connectivity can be added to provide a communications link, even where a dedicated line is unavailable. Once connected, organizations can capture real-time data from these assets; deliver operational data to databases and business applications; manage building facility systems; provide access control and security; and perform remote equipment control, diagnostics, and other extended enterprise activities.

Applications, such as supply-chain execution, energy management, and regulatory compliance in the manufacturing, utility, energy, retail, telecom, service and government markets and industries, stand to benefit from this product combination. Snap-M2M connects to legacy automation without disturbing existing control to enable necessary data communication. This is a convenient way to add functions at a reasonable cost without the difficulty of reprogramming control. It also can be installed in new equipment, as part of the control to provide an overall solution.

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  • Wirelessly delivers real-world data using GSM/GPRS networks to enterprise applications and databases over standard, Internet-based architectures

  • Provides access control and security, and performs remote equipment control, diagnostics.

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