KORE Launches M2M Solution Finder Portal and Application Partner Program

— February 22, 2011

KORE Telematics, a provider of digital wireless services specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, recently introduced the KORE M2M Solution Finder Portal and Application Partner Program. The Solution Finder portal was created to solve a perennial problem for companies seeking commercial-grade M2M solutions specific to their needs. It offers businesses the ability--using the criteria they require in an M2M solution--to be intelligently matched with solution providers who meet those specific demands. By enabling its partners to register their applications and solutions in the M2M application portal, KORE is helping its partners grow their businesses and reach new customers across the globe.

With nearly 600 M2M application providers and more than 20 technology partners, KORE offers a diverse ecosystem of M2M solutions. KORE-powered M2M applications are designed to meet specific business needs in multiple vertical industries, including mobile healthcare, fleet management, asset tracking, personnel tracking, utilities, mobile payments, public sector, and security. Prospective end-user businesses coming to the Solution Finder portal can locate their desired M2M application by entering specific preferences and requirements including their industry, network technology, geographic service and device information. Companies participating in the KORE M2M Application Partner Program can create and maintain customized in-depth profiles, which are stored within the KORE Telematics online catalog. KORE will broker introductions between the M2M application providers and the prospects.

“KORE is one of our most trusted partners, providing the reliable and ubiquitous M2M network connectivity that helps power our supply chain protection solutions,” says Robert Furtado, president and CEO, LoJack SC Integrity. “Participating in the KORE Application Partner Program will help increase our presence in the M2M market, driving awareness and sales of our unique offerings. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with KORE to grow our business.”

Organizations across the globe and across very diverse industries have deployed M2M applications to improve efficiencies, save lives, enhance security, and reduce costs. The KORE Solution Finder site provides end users who may be looking for complete M2M solutions with the means for finding the right application for their business. As one of the most well-known brands in the M2M market, KORE is now helping organizations find, select, and implement M2M applications that deliver a competitive advantage.

Solution Finder partners will benefit from marketing and advertising initiatives, case studies featuring their solutions and customers, and have the opportunity to participate in KORE public relations and industry tradeshow activities. Partners will work with KORE to update and maintain their listings in the partner catalog, ensuring that information on every M2M application is accurate and current. In addition, all customer leads will be stored in the KORE Partner Account Management system, so that M2M solution providers can better manage their prospect engagements.

“With the launch of the KORE Application Partner Program and the Solution Finder Website, we are creating a community where end users and M2M solution providers can interact, connect and eventually develop business relationships,” says Robert Metzler, executive vice president of sales & marketing at KORE Telematics. “By offering intelligent lead routing and tracking all the way to the close, KORE is providing the tools that its partners need to grow their businesses. As a single source for a variety of M2M applications, organizations across the globe can now look to KORE to help solve their M2M needs.”

“When presented with the concept of the M2M Partner Program, we jumped at the chance to become one of the pilot members,” says Steve Tautz, co-founder and CFO of Lat-Lon, a leader in solar-powered GPS tracking and monitoring systems for Toxic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shippers. “With innovative, mutually beneficial programs like this, KORE once again demonstrates its dedication to growing the M2M services industry and sets itself apart from the other network operators in the ecosystem.”

Availability

Application Partner Program can complete the partner catalog submission form available at http://solutionfinder.koretelematics.com/Partner. The KORE M2M Partner Program and Solution Finder Website goes live in February 2011.

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