Option introduces CloudGate, the world's most flexible 3G M2M gateway
CloudGate delivers a value priced 3G M2M gateway that simplifies deployment of M2M solutions
At launch, CloudGate delivers secure and reliable LAN to 3G routing in a robust, compact, form factor that is compatible with all GSM and CDMA US mobile networks in a single product. CloudGate can adapt to system integrator and customer needs through its innovative cloud provisioning service and unique hardware flexibility. CloudGate enables system integrators and M2M middleware vendors to automatically deploy their solutions onto customer's units when targeting specialized vertical markets.
Patrick Hofkens, Chief Development Officer at Option said: "CloudGate combines Option's in-depth understanding of 3G and router technology with server and user experience knowledge. The product was developed following feedback received from system integrators who were looking for an easy-to-use and value priced 3G gateway. Easy-to-use to our customers means 3 things. First, that the product works out of the box on all US mobile networks. Secondly, being able to quickly and efficiently deploy their M2M solutions on the gateway without any further interference from our side. And, thirdly, to have access to card slots so that they have the flexibility to add functionality via accessory cards. CloudGate delivers all three."
The CloudGate base product automatically configures itself to connect to all major US mobile network operators allowing system integrators and resellers to stock one base unit that will adapt to a specific end user's site requirements. The product incorporates two hardware expansion slots which enables full customization in the channel or onsite, at or after deployment. CloudGate continuously monitors 3G connectivity and incorporates a number of innovative error recovery mechanisms that allow it to ensure the persistence of the 3G connection.
Option plans to release a number of different expansion cards for CloudGate and is also working with third parties to develop specific hardware and software solutions for specific vertical markets. Option is licensing the expansion card format and connector details to interested parties free of charge.
To find out more about CloudGate go to option.com/cloudgate
CloudGate will be available from US distributor Get Wireless in November. To reserve evaluation units please go to http://cloudgate.getwirelessllc.com/...
Option is a global leader in wireless connectivity, security and experience. Option enhances the performance, functionality and usability of wireless communications through a portfolio of 3G, 4G HSPA/LTE and WLAN connectivity solutions. The company works with mobile operators, OEMs, retailers and enterprise customers to create compelling products that enable new connected and secure services. Option is headquartered in Belgium, with further R&D facilities in Germany and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland. Option maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. More at www.option.com