New Zealand telco, Spark Digital (formerly Telecom NZ) has signed a five year M2M agreement with ADT Security, the world’s largest electronic security company.
The agreement gives ADT access to Spark Digital’s Connected Mobility service, powered by Jasper. According to Spark, “This M2M solution will help ensure the reliability of the company’s critical alarm and medical monitoring and will allow ADT to expand into regions and developments where analogue [cellular service] is no longer available.”
Gerhard Venter, consumer manager at ADT Security, said: “Our medical monitoring service allows people the choice of being cared for in their own homes 24/7 when someone cannot be there in person. The new solution running over 3G cellular networks will help remove our reliance on traditional analogue technology and enable us to monitor our customer’s connections in real time.”
Venter added: “The M2M contract was awarded after a lengthy tender process that included our own testing of all the local mobile networks. Spark Digital has the best coverage for our needs.”
Spark Digital’s general manager of corporate clients, Simon Gillespie, said: “The Connected Mobility dashboard, powered by Jasper, will allow [ADT] to self-manage their mobile connections in the field, including self-provisioning, diagnosis of faults, and tracking. Jasper is already the platform of choice for the most enterprises worldwide, so we are delighted to offer the award winning technology to Spark Digital customers in New Zealand.”