Netsize launches


Global IT and Telematics industry to benefit from Netsize’s international GPRS service eliminating international roaming costs

Netsize has today announced the launch of Smart Access, its machine-to-machine messaging service based on its international GPRS network. The service enables machines with embedded SIM cards to communicate with other machines and IT systems globally.

'Smart Access' is the world's first machine-to-machine messaging service which switches between predefined international GPRS networks based on least cost routing of data. This service is also a world first solution which switches between different networking technologies (GSM, GPRS and Wii-Fi) optimising transfer of data according to the best network coverage and price available.

The enabling of machines to communicate with companies' information systems, other machines, with mobile handsets, etc. and the provision of real-time data is what is commonly referred to as Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. A wireless link is used for monitoring and control, with data transfer occurring either by request or at predetermined intervals.

Smart Access enormously benefits the global Telematics, Telemetry, logistics and IT industry providing them a multi network solution at a low cost avoiding huge roaming charges for machines and vehicles crossing borders. It is common for SIM cards to be embedded in Cars, trucks, Surveillance Cameras, Bank ATMs, Household Appliances, IT Hardware, etc.

"Thanks to our close cooperation with some major European Mobile Operators, Netsize has set up a unique value proposition for the European Machine-to-Machine industry. Offering a competitive price structure combined with a one stop shop solution relying on comprehensive integration into our customer's back office systems have been the driving force behind the product design of 'Smart Access.'

Smart access is an end-to-end solution including provision and configuration of international SIM Cards, access to different mobile operator/wireless networks and offers a single bill for a global service with least cost routing where possible.

Netsize currently has wholesale GPRS agreements with mobile operators in France, Belgium and Netherlands. The UK, Spain and Germany are the next three countries where this solution will be available by Q2 2005. Netsize also has access to 15,000 Wi-fi hot spots in Europe and US. 'Smart Access' can also be used across 135 countries using Netsize's international SMS connectivity agreements.