Published on August 11th, 2016 | by Max Argent0
Cradlepoint Drives Extensibility into M2M and IoT Connectivity
Company launches software development kit and extensibility platform to enable enterprises to customize intelligent M2M/IoT applications and services
Cradlepoint has announced that it is delivering an innovative Router Software Development Kit (SDK) and extensibility platform to enable enterprises to customize Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, to meet their specific business needs, applications, and network requirements. With the new Router SDK and extensibility platform, enterprises can now build and customize more intelligent, application-specific solutions on top of Cradlepoint’s COR IBR 4G routers. Developers and enterprise customers can now create tailored M2M and IoT applications on top of Cradlepoint Solution Platforms that can precisely address their specific business needs.
Enterprises today are leveraging M2M and IoT applications to connect and support vital business operations like retail transactions, quality control, and performance monitoring. Traditionally, the ability to scale these type of applications has been limited either because of specific solution limitations or the complexity of managing and maintaining them,” said Christian Renaud, research director of 451 Research’s Internet of Things practice. “Layering extensibility capabilities on top of an M2M/IoT platform opens the door for enterprises to streamline their networks and design purpose-built applications that fit their technology needs and business goals. As a result, enterprises can more quickly respond to changing conditions and realize faster value from their network implementations.
The extensibility platform launches in conjunction with new additions to Cradlepoint’s COR family of M2M/IoT and in-vehicle routers — the COR IBR600B and COR IBR650B. The new routers include embedded Cat4 modems that will perform at higher speeds and support additional bands. They also support auto-carrier selection that automatically connects to the U.S. wireless carrier associated with the SIM card installed. The new routers support the COR Extensibility Dock that enables dual modems, extra Ethernet ports, and support for a third party expansion card, as well as, Cradlepoint’s SDK and extensibility platform that enable customers, partners, and third parties to write custom scripts and then securely push those scripts down to the router fleet for distributed computing at the networks edge.
Cradlepoint makes complex connectivity simple. For a decade, we’ve helped businesses leverage LTE connectivity to connect the devices and networks that wired lines could not. Now we are enabling businesses to take their networks further faster with our SDK and extensibility platform to support the creation of customized applications that drive more intelligence into the network and improve business operations,” said Ian Pennell, CMO, Cradlepoint. “IoT and M2M create a fundamental shift in how enterprises work, communicate, and architect their businesses. By enabling our customers to successfully integrate customized LTE applications, we are helping them design smarter networks and more intelligently connect their business, employees, and devices.
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