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September 13, 2011
Novatel Wireless (News - Alert), Inc. is one of the leading providers of intelligent wireless networking solutions. Novatel have teamed up with ACAL BFi, a division of Acal plc and have signed a distribution agreement that will cover the regions ofthe UK, Italy and Germany to sell as well as provide local specialist technical support for Enfora’s (News - Alert) N4A wireless connectivity platform and also low-power 2G and 3G modules and devices.
In a release, Novatel Wireless CMO, Rob Hadley (News - Alert) said that “Working with a team recognized for its excellent customer service, strong technical support and high-end design-in services was a key factor when selecting a distribution partner. We are excited to partner with ACAL BFi and to bring our comprehensive and smart M2M solutions to key European customers”.
Enfora’s solutions are made up of intelligent GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSPA modules and intelligent devices that are combined with N4A management software. These solutions offer support to reliable wireless connections for multiple markets that also include utility, security, tele-health and telemetry markets for GPS enabled products that are designed for use in the tracking, transportation and automotive markets.
ACAL BFI’s President, Philippe Gruson said that “The Enfora platforms are a significant addition to the range of products with which our specialist wireless connectivity team can help customers to develop leading-edge and highly differentiated M2M solutions. Our goal is to enable customers to create solutions with increased functionality, lower costs and longer operational life and to get those products to market ahead of their competitors.”
Enfora’s Spider AT and N4A platform in high-end asset tracking applications will significantly increase the visibility and control of fixed assets in remote locations. In mobile workforce monitoring, Enfora intelligent devices together with the N4A software platform will offer advanced functions such as man down, positioning and interactive communication. When it comes to medical, telemetry and other embedded applications, Enfora also offers an extensive packet data stack which optimizes communication in wireless networks and enables customers to offer highly reliable communication between their remote devices and the back end software.
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Edited by Rich Steeves