Melbourne, Australia – Jul 17, 2013: M2M Connectivity, specialists in distributing wireless modules and modems for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and KORE Wireless the wor

Melbourne, Australia – Jul 17, 2013: M2M Connectivity, specialists in distributing wireless modules and modems for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and KORE Wireless the world’s largest dedicated M2M wireless network provider have partnered together to give M2M developers a chance to explore the benefits of Iridium Satellite services and dual mode services combined with GSM/3G.

The partnership means customers are now able to rent a Quake Iridium Satellite/cellular dual mode modem complete with a connection to the KORE Iridium Gateway via cellular SIM and a bundle of data for testing. This allows a developer to test the capabilities of Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) and dual mode functionality to see if adding satellite compatibility to their M2M application is a viable model.

Upfront hardware costs for satellite devices can be an expensive option that not all developers can consider until they have worked out the feasibility of their M2M device. This new loan agreement from M2M Connectivity & KORE provides developers with a simple and cost effective method to evaluate the Iridium SBD service without the prohibitive startup costs previously associated with trialing the technology.

M2M Connectivity Director, Daryl Chambers said the benefits of using dual mode satellite plus cellular devices such as the Quake Q-Pro or Quake Q4000 are substantial. “The Quake Q-Pro and Quake Q4000 allow customers to improve daily operations and reduce costs through efficient and cost-effective real-time management of assets anywhere on the planet, whether in cellular or satellite coverage,” Mr Chambers said. “We work directly with the developer on providing airtime, tech support, set up and software implementation so that they can immediately assess whether their application is suitable to dual mode operation.”

Vice President and General Manager at KORE Wireless Asia Pacific, Shane Murphy said this partnership was the first of its kind in the market.  “Developers need to know that the product they are about to build on is suitable for them,” Mr Murphy said.
“We’ve seen customers implementing Dual Mode solutions achieve greatly improved coverage and reliability using the Iridium Satellite network in conjunction with cellular as opposed to using a single cellular network.”
“Having a wide variety of partners utilising our M2M Network globally we often get approached by users asking for advice on hardware. The Satellite Developers Kit now means that existing customers who want to add satellite technology or brand new M2M developers can explore these services at a much lower cost.”

About M2M Connectivity
M2M Connectivity is a specialist distributor for leading wireless modules and modems for machine to machine (‘M2M’) communications in Australia and New Zealand. They provide a range of tailored M2M services to the market including tailored data plans, static IP services, software development and support, and hardware certification. M2M Connectivity product portfolio covers modules and modems for cellular (LTE, 3G/HSPA, GSM/GPRS, CDMA), satellite (Inmarsat, Orbcomm, Globalstar Simplex, Iridium), and short range industrial RF. For more information, please visit www.m2mconnectivity.com.au.

About KORE Wireless Group
KORE Wireless is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Serving customers in many regions of the world, KORE staff are based in its eight offices in North America, Asia and Europe, providing unified control and management for cellular network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide. KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO — that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.korewireless.com.au.