Digi International and Deutsche Telekom in M2M partnership

Telecom Lead Europe: Digi International has tied up with Deutsche Telekom to enable access remote devices used in machine-to-machine (M2M) applications throughout Europe.

As part of the M2M agreement, Digi will integrate Deutsche Telekom’s industrial-grade SIM cards into its wireless gateways and routers and M2M SIM management functionalities into the iDigi Device Cloud.

Digi supplies M2M solutions for applications such as connecting and monitoring remote assets like storage tanks, vehicle fleets, solar power arrays and other remote devices.

Digi will be the first gateway and router manufacturer to integrate Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Form Factor SIM chips.

Since the chips are soldered into place, the possibility of a plastic SIM becoming loose from vibration in transit or while deployed is eliminated. Extreme heat or cold temperatures will not damage the chip, and chips are safely protected against moisture.

Deutsche Telekom M2M and Digi are also integrating the SIM management functionalities of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Service Portal into the iDigi Device Cloud, allowing customers to manage their devices and SIM cards in one central location.

“With Digi’s unique wireless gateways and Deutsche Telekom’s MFF SIMs specifically designed for industrial usage, customers get the most reliable service on the market,” said Jurgen Hase, head of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center. “With the implementation of our M2M Service Portal into the iDigi Cloud there is also full access to all necessary registration and maintenance in one place, ensuring a convenient user experience.”

Jurgen Hase, head of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center

“Deutsche Telekom has an established presence in the M2M market in Europe, and we are pleased to collaborate to make it easier for customers to connect to and manage their remote assets,” said Frederic Luu, vice president of Asia and EMEA sales and marketing, Digi International. “Integrating the Deutsche Telekom M2M Service portal into the iDigi Device Cloud is a foundational step that will open new opportunities throughout Europe.”

Solution architects are available from both organizations to help customers design end-to-end M2M solutions using Digi products and iDigi Device Cloud over the Deutsche Telekom carrier network. Digi gateways with Deutsche Telekom MFF SIM chips are available now.

Earlier this year, TelecomLead.com reported that Digi International and Wind River will deliver cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. Digi said the M2M Solution Builder kits will include a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services. This end-to-end solution is designed for performance- and connectivity-driven applications.

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