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May 12, 2014

Embedded M2M Solutions - Sprint Brings Improved Wireless Connectivity to Spireon GoldStar GPS, LoanPlus CMS


In a world where machines communicate to other machines and billions of different endpoints, connectivity is key. Carriers like Sprint (News - Alert) are playing a big role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) ecosystem, enabling real-time data transmission, remote monitoring and enhanced connectivity capabilities for M2M solutions.


Spireon, a provider of GPS tracking devices and fleet tracking software, recently unveiled its GoldStar GPS and LoanPlus CMS now offer enhanced telematics capabilities on the Sprint CDMA network.

"Spireon's relationship with Sprint demonstrates our long-standing focus on providing our customers with next-generation product innovation that protects their technology investment today and into the future. We believe the Sprint CDMA technology offers greater longevity and helps shelter our customers from the 2G sunset implications of today's GSM networks," said Marc Brungger, CEO of Spireon, in a statement. "Our customers will benefit from the CDMA network's faster speeds, strong network and larger bandwidth with even better access to vehicle data. With our direct partnership with Sprint, we are able to offer CDMA technology at a competitive value to our customers."

Spireon's GoldStar GPS and LoanPlus CMS information platforms connect automotive dealers and lenders to real-time vehicle information to expand their auto loan portfolios and provide financing for a broader range of customers. The real-time data also helps protect vehicle assets, reduce risks and decrease costs to drive the bottom line while also providing positive consumer impact.

"Sprint is proud to bring improved wireless connectivity to Spireon and its customers," said Brian Miller, Sprint regional vice president. "Spireon customers are guaranteed ongoing network support and a much richer and interactively rewarding CDMA solution, including a path to higher speeds, if needed. This is yet another benefit of the strategic relationship recently announced by Spireon and Sprint."

The two companies have worked together before, bringing Spireon FleetLocate to fleet operators over Sprint’s network. Spireon’s M2M platforms support more than 1.7 million subscribers, and Sprint’s 4G network reaches over 35 markets and counting, while its 3G network reaches more than 262 million people. The combination of the two brings reliable connectivity to business-critical applications and solutions.

"Over the past 2 years, we've been investing millions of dollars into our next generation SaaS (News - Alert)-based M2M platform," says David Meyer, EVP of Sales and Service at Spireon. "We've already shipped nearly a million NSpire enabled Talon devices over the past 18 months; and now with the rollout of Spireon's award-winning Automotive Collateral Management Platform updated with CDMA technology, we are looking to redefine the automotive industry standards by delivering unprecedented performance, scalability, security, network coverage and services.”




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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