Based on its recent analysis of the market for service delivery platform (SDPs) for machine to machine (M2M) communication systems, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Wyless with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The Wyless SDP, Porthos, is exceptional in its provision of a managed services overlay that facilitates the connection between enterprises and mobile operators.
The overlay makes this product an open platform and does away with the rigidity that is the norm with other SDPs. The platform allows the end user to remotely access their assets through 200 networks worldwide, in over 120 countries.
With several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) delivering SDPs to the M2M market, it is crucial to evaluate the unique innovative element of the major SDPs. Porthos' value-added features include low-cost, web-based interfaces, remote monitoring and management and portability.
"Since Porthos is a web-based platform, it can be accessed from virtually anywhere by any portable device," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Rinita Sen." A part of the user interface (UI) design was created by making it simpler from an HTML standpoint, so that it could be easily used on devices such as iPhones and iPads."
Other important features of this platform include an alerting system with a geo-fencing feature that alerts the end user of devices moving between geographical locations. Additionally, an already rich API has been further enhanced for introducing additional flexibility in management functionalities.
Wyless' Porthos is available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and application service providers (ASPs) as a managed service. It is a feature-heavy platform that includes a loaded user interface, and is based on Wyless' patented methods of IP addressing across multiple networks.
The patents are mainly centred on the interaction between the platform and the network, and form a strong basis for the software platform that sits on top of the managed network. This patented technology is the core of Porthos, as the main aim of this platform is to be able to connect the devices of end users through multi-carrier mobile networks.
"SDPs remove the complexities of device configuration, provisioning, billing and troubleshooting, while simultaneously reducing the system costs by facilitating remote access to the network and device diagnostics," noted Sen. "Porthos has successfully lowered the service and maintenance costs, eased network management and consequently, increased customers' ROI."
The adoption rate of M2M solutions when compared with 2010 has proved that the M2M market's growth has reached an inflection point. M2M platforms are in great demand for faster deployment and development of M2M solutions, and to provide enhanced management control and complete visibility to the end user.
Wyless' platform has been used by some of the leading companies, in several different M2M verticals such as monitoring and control, fleet management and healthcare. Wyless' platform works as a value-added layer between the large enterprises and network operators.
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Wyless, headquartered in Boston, Mass, with offices in the UK, Switzerland and Spain, is a fast growing international communications group. Founded in 2003, the company has developed several products to facilitate M2M connectivity for enterprises. Its advanced service delivery platform, Porthos, has proven beneficial to several tier 1 customers such as ABB Robotics and Bosch Security Systems, among many others. Their technology is based on several patents on IP addressing across multiple networks, and has become a key enabler for various OEMs and ASPs that wish to deploy M2M devices over networks spanning multiple countries. Moreover, they have partnered with mobile network operators such as T-Mobile, Sprint, and Telefonica in multiple global markets, thus widening their customer base. Wyless caters to a large number of industry verticals including monitoring and control, healthcare, transportation, finance, retail and security.
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