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Novotech expands IoT & M2M portfolio by joining Gemalto’s distributor channel program

by Carolyn Gardner | Sep 13, 2016

Ottawa, ON, September 13, 2016 – Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) distributor, Novotech Technologies announces it is an authorized distributor of Gemalto’s cellular connectivity and value added services and platforms. The agreement includes Gemalto’s rugged line-up of Cinterion M2M modules and terminals and M2M cloud-based SensorLogic Enablement Platform. Recognized for their reliability and long lifespan even in the most extreme environments, Gemalto’s Cinterion modules and terminals provide voice, high speed data and IP-based wireless communications with seamless global roaming.  

With its world-first launch of Cinterion Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Category 1 (CAT 1) module, Gemalto enables the combination of simultaneous voice and data capabilities using LTE. It is ideal for solutions migrating to LTE that want to keep the flexibility of cost-effective audio capabilities. This includes security and alarm services, mHealth monitoring as well as smart home and building applications.

“Novotech has successfully distributed cellular modules for over 15 years,” says Richard Hobbs, President of Novotech. “We are excited to be able to offer the Gemalto family of products which are a premium established brand and a recognized leader in the M2M market space.”   

Gemalto also develops solutions using other cellular technology standards including CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA and beyond. All its products can be customized to suit the specific communications needs of virtually any application by integrating innovative technologies such as Java, GPS/GLONASS, SL Agent, SIM Access Profile and more. FTA and local network operator certifications ensure a swift approval process and all products comply with RoHS and WEEE environmental regulations for compliance with legislative directives. Gemalto’s automotive products meet ISO TS 16949 quality benchmarks for automotive excellence.

“We launched the channel sales and distributor program to make it easier for M2M companies like Novotech to offer a complete, go-to-market offering to their customers without the complexity of working with multiple vendors,” says Juan Carlos Lazcano, Head of M2M Sales for Americas at Gemalto. “Novotech can expand their M2M footprint delivering customers a breadth of value added services and wireless communication technology. Our Cinterion modules are able to support any need whether it’s the network certification or configuration, bandwidth, size, ruggedization, or industry specific requirements.”

Cinterion M2M terminals work out of the box to quickly and easily add M2M connectivity to smart enterprise applications. With minimal integration effort, terminals can be connected to applications via standard industrial interfaces. They are ideal for new M2M implementers and mid- to small-sized deployments offering benefits including:

  • Plug-in and play functionality
  • Certifications and pre-approvals: R&TTE, GCF, e-mark (PTCRB, FCC, IC: TC65T)
  • Standardized interfaces
  • Integrated SIM card holder

About Novotech Technologies:

Through strategic partnerships with many of the world’s most advanced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) / Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers, Novotech Technologies is a leading distributor of M2M/IoT products, services and solutions. To produce tangible outcomes that include reduced costs, optimized fleets/workforces, improved productivity and enhanced customer service, Novotech’s comprehensive portfolio of M2M/IoT solutions – cellular, GPS and satellite – enable immediate communication, tracking and reporting in a wide range of applications. Established in 2001, Novotech is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices throughout Canada and the United States.  www.novotech.com | @NovotechM2M