Kore Partners With Iridium to Support Hybrid M2M Service Roll Out
[Satellite TODAY 10-14-11] M2M wireless services provider Kore has rolled out its Global Connect integrated worldwide M2M network to deliver both cellular and satellite services, the company announced Oct. 13.
Kore said it integrated its cellular data network with Iridium Communications satellite service to enable ubiquitous global coverage and ensure connectivity for critical M2M applications regardless of their physical location. Global Connect also aims to enable M2M application providers to more quickly activate and connect devices from any location through its PrismPro management portal without added costs or management of international agreements.
The roll out will also see Kore partnered with satellite hardware and network services providers Digi and Iridium. The company will use Digi’s dual-mode hybrid devices to enable connectivity to the cellular network and the Iridium satellite network.
“The M2M market has seen growing demand for wireless connectivity across the globe, including those remote areas that are not covered by cellular networks but are covered by Iridium. We are excited about this partnership with Kore as it simplifies delivery of connectivity through a reliable, cost-effective application, across multiple geographies, and into new markets,” Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in a statement.