NEC and Deutsche Telekom Drive M2M Solutions across Europe
M2M technology collects information and controls devices such as sensors, vending machines and home appliances by communicating through networks. The new technology will ensure end users mobility and home security which improve their life styles. It will also provide energy saving.
"M2M has a great potential to make life more secure, easy and healthy. Services which seem to be science fiction today will become reality in a very short period of time.. M2M technology .is the key technology for the internet of the things. Together with strong partners like NEC we will make it happen," said Markus Breitbach, head of Partner Development at the M2M Competence Center of Deutsche Telekom. "NEC is at the forefront of M2M and cloud-based technologies which require the acquainted integration of wireless, IT and mobile terminals technologies," says Michael Stückmann, Managing Director of NEC Deutschland GmbH. "Our R&D resources at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg has been developing the toolkit platform for M2M applications. In addition, the sales forces and engineers at NEC Deutschland will enhance M2M business with increasing various kinds of applications."
Breitbach follows, "The partnership with NEC will actively drive the M2M market across Europe and beyond.
NEC has recently launched "CONNEXIVE,", according to Stückmann, a new solution that provides services using M2M technologies and offers the "CONNEXIVE Cloud Based Infrastructure Service" to provide system infrastructure for M2M services through cloud platforms. This information enables telecom operators and companies to create a variety of new services that include remote device maintenance, sophisticated control management and improved control of vehicle operations. CONNEXIVE (http://www.nec.com/global/solutions/nsp/m2m/) includes applications and system infrastructure in support of M2M services that will be provided as cloud based services and packaged software.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 35 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 241,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).
NEC Deutschland GmbH
Founded in 1987 in Düsseldorf as the first German site of the Japanese NEC Group, NEC Deutschland GmbH provides supercomputers for high-performance computing throughout Europe. Other fields of activity are modern telecommunications and IT solutions as well as biometric security systems for companies and authorities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
NEC has more than 100 years' experience in technical innovations for people, companies and society. Among other things, its portfolio includes cloud solutions, high-performance computers and fault-tolerant servers, storage systems, SAP applications and building blocks for "Green IT" such as e.g. thin clients for virtualised workplaces. NEC Deutschland not only offers products and services, it also promotes research and development - for example, at the Walldorfer NEC/SAP Competence Centre or at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg. You can find further information at: www.nec.com/de/.
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