Monday, August 31, 2009

Sprint and M2M DataSmart Enter Partnership

Sprint announced a partnership with M2M DataSmart, a new privately-held wireless data service provider based in San Diego, for the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace.

The companies said their collaboration will make it easier and quicker for an entrepreneurial startup or a traditional brick-and-mortar to take an idea from concept to completion and enter the lucrative machine-to-machine arena using Sprint mobile broadband. Sprint and M2M DataSmart will become a "one-stop shop" for machine-to-machine solutions. M2M DataSmart provides a full portfolio of services that make embedding wireless within a variety of devices and applications an easy and quick process.

Sprint noted that it already has an established presence in the machine-to-machine and embedded device marketplace -- enabling partner solutions such as the Amazon Kindle, Ford Work Solutions and DriveCam. Through the Sprint Open Device Initiative, Sprint has certified more than 300 non-Sprint branded machine-to-machine and embedded devices for use on the Sprint mobile broadband network.