FreeRange Technologies, Inc. (FreeRange), a provider of connectivity solutions for the embedded market, announced that it will showcase M2MFrameworx, its remote device management solution for machine-to-machine applications, at Sensors Expo and Conference 2007, which is taking place this week at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. M2MFrameworx consists of an integrated suite of licensable embedded software components and subscription-based services, which when taken together, provide a cost-effective means to gain insight into the status, operation and health of geographically distributed assets, as well as the ability to configure and control those assets via wireless or wired networks.
“FreeRange is dedicated to helping companies realize the benefits of wired and wireless device connectivity,” said Joe Meza, CEO of FreeRange. “By implementing M2MFrameworx, equipment manufacturers and service businesses can manage and control remote devices and sensors, achieve cost savings by reducing equipment downtime, create opportunities to monetize new service offerings and offer preemptive services that increase customer loyalty and deepen customer relationships.”
M2MFrameworx is comprised of three components. The first, DeviceConnex-M2M, is a messaging system that controls embedded cellular modems and transmits data to and from remote assets. This modular set of software components, written in C, resides within networked devices.
The subscription-based service components of the M2MFrameworx solution include the WatchDog Server and FreeRange AirPlan. The WatchDog Server functions as the central repository for all data collected from the networked devices running DeviceConnex-M2M. This interface not only allows users to make sense of the data in real-time, but also provides the means to configure and control the remote devices from a central location.
FreeRange AirPlan is a data plan specifically designed for monitoring and control applications. FreeRange AirPlan supports CDMA and GSM/GPRS, ensuring interoperability and broad coverage across North America. By offering cellular wireless coverage to its customers, FreeRange takes the complexity out of the network access equation by eliminating the need to obtain local cellular accounts or licenses to launch monitoring and control applications.
In addition to cellular wireless networking, M2MFrameworx supports Ethernet connectivity for those situations where cellular coverage is poor or non-existent. This capability affords users the flexibility to deploy the solution in a wide-range of environments.
About FreeRange Technologies, Inc.
FreeRange Technologies is a privately held, Irvine, California based, connectivity solutions provider. The company offers embedded software, cellular plans and consulting services enabling companies to monitor and control a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical devices via cellular and Ethernet networks. FreeRange’s M2MFrameworx solution is ideally suited for many vertical machine-to-machine applications in the civic infrastructure, remote device management, vending telemetry, fleet management and industrial and building automation markets, among others.