Friday, May 8, 2009

AT&T Works with Jasper Wireless on M2M Mobile Integration

AT&T has entered into a multi-year, strategic agreement with Jasper Wireless, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, to connect and support a variety of emerging consumer electronic and business devices on AT&T's nationwide wireless network. Specifically, AT&T's emerging device organization will capitalize on the Jasper Wireless platform to provide the applications and design services necessary to accelerate market entry for new categories of connected devices on AT&T's network, including personal navigation, e-readers, mobile internet devices, gaming, healthcare, tracking, and in-car navigation systems, among others. AT&T becomes the exclusive U.S. carrier on the Jasper Wireless platform. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jasper Wireless's platform, applications, and design services are designed to accelerate market entry for connected device manufacturers. In addition, Jasper Wireless's automation of operational processes ensures a superior out-of-box user experience.

For some AT&T powered devices, Jasper Wireless's applications will provide automated operational management capabilities, including custom device provisioning, instant activation, real-time diagnostic tools and detailed billing and usage reports -- managed through a Jasper Wireless core software-as-a-service platform designed exclusively for M2M and consumer electronics communication

:Connecting consumer electronics and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices to a wireless network requires a unique set of assets," said Jahangir Mohammed, CEO, Jasper Wireless. :We've built a complete service platform with the applications that enable our customers to build, deploy and manage connected devices with the lowest total cost of operations. We help them embed connectivity easily, get to market quickly and deliver a superior user experience so they can deploy their connected devices profitably and at scale, across multiple countries."