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Sprint's Open Approach to Platform Providers
For many developers and innovators, the end-to-end process of bringing an embedded device or application to market can be daunting. There are a number of companies that offer a wide variety of managed services and can support them through the entire process -- from deployment to lifecycle management to customer experience. Unlike competitors, Sprint works with several platform providers in order to be certain it can meet the varied needs of its customers and help them quickly and cost-effectively bring their ideas from concept to market. Examples include:
- M2M DataSmart, with which Sprint teams to target entrepreneurial start-ups, traditional brick-and-mortar OEMs and virtual service provider companies to take an idea from concept to completion and enter the lucrative M2M arena to drive the future of cellular data solutions. M2M DataSmart provides volume pricing on unit one, with simple month to month customer agreements, no early termination fees and access to its M2M device management/usage portal, providing network coverage tools, device launch features, and easy engagement processes everything an emerging M2M company needs to get started. M2M DataSmart makes M2M simple.
- Modus Group, LLC develops a variety of wireless solutions, software, and offers full service account management to corporate enterprise, education, public service, and general business sectors. Its solutions provide customers with the tools to deliver quality service, manage their devices, and collect revenues faster.
- Wyless' resilient platform provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120 countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control over all devices connected to the network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and competitive pricing to enable customers and partners to deploy M2M applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively.
Sprint also teams with Aeris and Numerex for Direct Communications Services (DCS).
About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
Sprint is at the forefront of this wireless industry revolution, teaming with and supporting a large and diverse portfolio of innovative companies to create smarter wireless solutions that change the way people work and live. Sprint offers a hands-on, interactive lab in Burlingame, Calif., where ideas, knowledge and technology unite to produce wirelessly enabled M2M concepts and products. The Sprint Command Center allows businesses with Sprint wireless-connected products the ability to manage, activate and deactivate each device via a Web-based portal. To learn more about Sprint's M2M offerings, visit www.sprint.com/m2m. (continued...)