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Option CloudGate enables GPS4Hire's fuel truck monitoring solution

CloudGate, the world's most configurable M2M 3G gateway provides Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and RS-232 serial in one cost effective M2M platform

(PresseBox) (Leuven, Belgium, ) Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announces the successful deployment of the CloudGate M2M 3G gateway in GPS4Hire's innovative fuel truck monitoring solution. CloudGate enables remote connectivity to the vehicle and the fuel tank flow meters via the 3G connection to the GPS4Hire platform. This allows fuel distributors to have real time access to vehicle operation data, delivery status, and fuel capacity on hand. By implementing Options CloudGate 3G gateway, GPS4Hire has broadend the window of opportunity for M2M technology integration. The vehicle data is transmitted to the CloudGate over Wi-Fi from an adapter connected to the vehicle. The fuel tank instruments are connected via an RS-232 serial cable.

Kirstie McLaughlin, Co-Founder GPS4Hire, said: "CloudGate's ability to add just the technologies we needed for our solution allowed us to provide our customers with a dynamic solution at a compelling price point. The flexibility of the CloudGate's software environment allowed the data from the vehicle and fuel tank systems to be easily integrated into our platform. We were so pleased with the support we received from Option for the creation of the initial proof of concept all the way through to the commercial deployment."

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option said: "The GPS4Hire solution provides a great example of the solutions that can be implemented with CloudGate. In this particular case the flexibility provided by CloudGate's two expansion slots makes adding the necessary technologies to connect to the local subsystems simple and cost effective. The flexibility of CloudGate's standard embedded Linux environment allows data to be processed or formatted locally to ease integration with systems in the cloud."

CloudGate is an M2M solution that includes an intelligent M2M 3G gateway, an open M2M application development environment and a cloud based provisioning service. It meets all the market requirements for a robust, secure, feature rich routing platform that will not let customers down in the field.

Application Enablement Platform vendors and System Integrators creating M2M solutions are faced with the challenge of very fragmented customer requirements. CloudGate provides an extensible hardware and software platform that allows them to tailor the product to meet the needs of each customer reducing their time to solution, development costs and increasing their addressable markets.

CloudGate is available from U.S. distributor GetWireless.

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New Hampshire-based GPS4Hire specializes in Fleet Management, Technology Integration and GPS tracking. GPS4Hire places the owner back into the driver seat of their business. By providing real time solutions and complete asset management, GPS4Hire consistently provides crucial data to the business owner where other fleet management companies can't. More Information at

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Option N.V.

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry's firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium, has a production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland and maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. More