Wireless technology developer Wavecom SA has announced a worldwide agreement with Indian IT services company Infosys Technologies Ltd to integrate its products in the area of machine-to-machine, or M2M, communications.
Wavecom, which is headquartered in Issy-Les Moulineaux, France, develops wireless plug-in modules based on chipsets of its own design, together with the Open AT software platform for developing apps in the areas of GPS, telematics, telemetry, real-time asset tracking, and security. Its products are all in the cellular arena, using both the GSM and CDMA radio access technologies.
In announcing the SI deal with Bangalore-based Infosys, Wavecom said it would give the services company access to the Open AT(R) software development environment, to help customers realize powerful wireless solutions based on . . . [the] Open AT(R) platform. Infosys already has expertise in both cellular and WiFi technologies, as well as Bluetooth and RFID.
A spokesperson for Wavecom said that while the company’s core competence is in cellular, we are evaluating GPS and WiFi, as well as ZigBee for low-power wireless networking, and when whichever one we decide to go with, we’ll deliver the baseband processing capability as modules to bolt onto the Open AT platform, so customers will only need addition silicon for the RF.