Numerex FAST® 3.0 provides new flexible modular options
ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Numerex Corp (Nasdaq: NMRX), a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, announced today the launch of Numerex FAST 3.0, Numerex’s cloud-based M2M platform, which now enables greatly expanded service features and capabilities.
FAST 3.0 highlights scalability and flexibility, and it now includes three service delivery options which can be accessed independently or as a fully integrated solution: Network as a Service (NaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); and Software as a Service (SaaS).
“With M2M needs growing exponentially, delivery options are critical. It’s an innovative step forward for the industry that Numerex is introducing differentiated cloud solutions for M2M application development to the market. The choices will ensure companies have the ability to implement critical M2M solutions for continued growth,” said Sam Lucero, Practice Director – M2M & Embedded, ABI Research.
Numerex NaaS™ ensures intelligent connectivity and is a key component of the “Infrastructure as a Service” provider model. Through NaaS, Numerex offers and integrates a variety of cellular, satellite, wired, Wifi and short range wireless options together with critical add-on functionality such as automated activation and provisioning, policy and threshold management, and fraud detection.
Numerex puts a strong emphasis on information security and goes well beyond the use of authentication, encryption and virtual private network (VPN) technologies to protect customer data; the company has had ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (international information security standard) certification since 2008. Traceability, version control, documented procedures, access logs and restrictions to information are all addressed under this standard. As a result, customer information is guarded against attack or theft.
For M2M partners who want to avoid upfront capital expenditures, minimize risk, and benefit from immediate availability of proven production capabilities, Numerex PaaS™ provides an environment through which they can easily and rapidly develop, run and test their applications. Central to Numerex PaaS is the ability to access a wide range of Numerex-hosted web services such as device management, provisioning, location, mapping, geofencing, geocoding, data mining, and business intelligence.
Rounding out the service delivery options, Numerex SaaS™ is an increasingly popular tool that gives customers access to specific Numerex-developed M2M applications hosted in the cloud.
In addition, Numerex has developed a user-friendly customer portal within FAST 3.0, Numerex Passport™, which provides seamless access to critical solution management information as well as all Numerex M2M services including customer care. Numerex Passport is one of the SaaS applications built upon the web services in Numerex PaaS. Customers can use it as a graphical user interface (GUI) outright or incorporate these device management web services into their own application.
“We are constantly striving to find quickly deployable, easy-to-use solutions that anticipate our customers’ concerns for speed, effectiveness and efficiency; and Numerex FAST 3.0 meets these goals,” said Dr. Jeffrey O. Smith, Chief Technical Officer of Numerex. “Numerex FAST 3.0 is a managed service platform with all the necessary functionality for rapid solution development and deployment which can be adapted to our customers’ needs and requirements upon request.”
Numerex Corp (Nasdaq: NMRX) is a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) business services, technology, and products used in the development and support of M2M solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The Company offers Numerex DNA® that includes hardware and smart Devices, cellular and satellite Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST® (Foundation Application Software Technology). Customers typically subscribe to device management, network, and application services through hosted platforms. Business services enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions while simplifying and speeding up deployment through streamlined processes and comprehensive integration services. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified. “Machines Trust Us®” represents the Company’s focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers’ M2M solutions. For additional information, please visit www.numerex.com.
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