Independent open telematics platform manufacturer, Openmatics, has pencilled a partnership with Orange Business Services to offer telematics services for trucks and buses via a machine-to-machine (M2M) communication network on an international level.
According to Openmatics, Orange was selected for its global presence and strong focus in the M2M space.
“The M2M communications infrastructure provided by Orange is key to our go-to-market strategy as our customers are requiring global support,” Openmatics managing director, Thomas Rosch, said.
As part of the agreement, Orange, through its international M2M centre located in Brussels, will provide Openmatics scalable M2M communications infrastructure for reliable data transfer.
It will also implement a managed connectivity service for Openmatics, which it said will enable seamless ordering, activation, and tracking for SIMs through a portal.
“Orange offers us a single, dedicated entity for managing our global M2M connectivity requirements, and our partnership has the potential to support us with managed services for our platform in the future,” Rosch said.
According to Orange, the Openmatics on-board unit embedded with orange M2M connectivity services will act as a vehicle gateway. Data recorded and received by the on-board unit is transmitted over the Orange network from and to a Web-supported portal.
This means that the location and status of trucks and buses can be monitored, and apps, configurations and media files can be sent to the vehicles.