New offer with no up-front costs establishes an unprecedented business model to expand the wireless industrial M2M market ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France -- October 1, 2007
-- Wavecom S.A. announced today the launch of StarService, a new product and service offer, which includes a Wireless Microprocessor® and a subscription to Wavecom's secure Intelligent Device Service (IDS).
The first StarService offer comes with a new Wavecom Wireless Microprocessor®, WMP50, which is included free of charge as part of the package. This new ARM9-based device has been specifically designed for high-volume industrial M2M and automotive applications. It runs the Open AT® Software Suite, which enables customers to develop embedded applications, and is expandable with a rich set of plug-ins. Samples of the WMP50 are available now.
Wavecom's Intelligent Device Services allow users to remotely manage their wireless devices securely over the air. It is used for upgrading firmware and application software, configuring devices, and implementing remote diagnostics. This service platform can easily be integrated to customers' existing back-end server.
Dr. Ronald Black, Wavecom CEO, commented, "StarService establishes a new business model for industrial M2M and automotive wireless markets. By providing a complete offer with no up-front investment Wavecom is delivering unprecedented value to its customers and facilitating market expansion."
Commercial availability of StarService is early 2008. Find out more: www.wavecom.com/starservice About Wavecom
Wavecom is a worldwide leader in embedded industrial wireless communication solutions for automotive, machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom's solutions include the Open AT® software platform encompassing the Wavecom Open AT® Operating System, a wide range of Plug-Ins, the Open AT® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) along with a market-leading range of Wireless CPUs (Central Processing Units), and an expanding portfolio of services. These complete embedded solutions enable makers of all types of machines to development of a new breed of intelligent wireless applications, without the need of external processors and other ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and components.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Hong Kong (China), Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) and Farnborough (UK). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S. www.wavecom.com