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04 May 2015
Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space launches satellite data management solution for machine-to-machine networks

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Summary

New web services interface “Proximity M2M” enables complete monitoring and management of satellite connected M2M terminals via a single tool

Airbus Defence and Space has launched Proximity M2M, an enhanced global M2M
(machine-to-machine) management solution that provides complete visibility and control of
satellite data in a single multi-device solution. The new service is designed to simplify the
integration and management of satellite communication components within standard M2M
networks and applications by using a sophisticated interface to make different components
work together seamlessly within the same network.

From low data rate lightweight M2M (LWM2M) systems to high-speed VSAT (Very Small
Aperture Terminal) based IP terminals Proximity M2M helps to keep any M2M network fully
operational, providing confidence in each and every terminal’s ability to deliver real-time
data. Should the system detect an issue with any terminal inside the network, it will
automatically issue an alert notification. The user can access the terminals online for remote
troubleshooting or initiate on-site service measures to optimize remote operations and
enhance the efficiency of all nodes within the network.

Proximity M2M is a future proof multi-technology enabler for quick and seamless integration
of satellite M2M terminals into existing solutions and M2M applications enabled by a
sophisticated web services API (Application Programming Interface) Via the Proximity M2M
web portal customers benefit from a 24h online access to scalable monitoring applications
featuring remote terminal management, location-based services, and bidirectional
messaging. Furthermore, the portal provides advanced reporting functionalities for
performance analysis and a multi-user management structure to administrate user access
levels.

Ideally suited for enterprise customers’ needs, this fully scalable end-to-end M2M solution
includes connection to terminals, global satellite connectivity services, real-time monitoring
tools, and 24/7 customer care, and places Airbus Defence and Space as a wholesale
provider for customers in diverse markets. Proximity M2M enables the management of a
range of satellite M2M applications including smart grids for utility companies and oil & gas
pipeline monitoring, as well as global logistics and fleet management of vehicles and vessels.
Proximity M2M also provides secure network management for more established M2M
applications such as remote ATMs (Automatic Transaction Machines) and satellite
communications in the construction, energy and mining sectors.

“We are focusing on making it easy for our customers and partners to build, deploy, monitor and operate their connected M2M solutions beyond terrestrial networks. The Proximity M2M management solution with M2M web portal and web services API for satellite connected devices is a major step toward our goal of becoming partner of choice in the M2M space,” says Danny Côté, Head of Enterprise from Airbus Defence and Space.

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