News Release

Verizon Launches Machine To Machine Management Center To Help Enterprises Manage Connected Devices

nPhase-Enabled Web Portal Designed to Simplify Process for Wirelessly Monitoring and Maintaining Machine to Machine Connections

October 5, 2010

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com  
917-848-0035 (mobile)

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — From CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2010, Verizon today announced the availability of a new solution designed to help enterprise customers realize a new level of performance by giving them near real-time access to monitor wireless devices and by seamlessly connecting machines, people and information throughout the enterprise. The Machine to Machine Management Center, to be launched later this month, will give enterprise customers tools to implement new business models, improve time-to-market, reduce operating costs, track key performance indicators, and enhance aftermarket services.

The Machine to Machine Management Center allows enterprises to connect any device to back-office or field service applications or infrastructure over the secure and reliable Verizon Wireless network. Customers can access an integrated dashboard to manage network connections, self-service device management, and other key elements of machine to machine connectivity. Customers can access the solution directly through Verizon’s MyBusiness or the Verizon Enterprise Center, or through customers’ business-specific applications, developed using nPhase’s unified Web services SDK (software developer kit).

“We’ve been trialing the new software platform on the Verizon Wireless network for connecting our Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) to public safety authorities,” said Dave Arringdale, president and chief executive officer of Consumer Safety Technology, Inc. “The trials have been successful, and we will be integrating the solution into our back-office systems through the nPhase unified Web services so that we can automate and manage our M2M processes with a single standard system.”

“Machine to Machine represents growth opportunities for our customers by connecting their products and devices throughout the enterprise,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Verizon Wireless. “Our Machine to Machine Management Center will remove the complexities and simplify the process, while leveraging Verizon’s leading network and Machine to Machine expertise, all in a single, standard, easy-to-use interface.”

“Machine to Machine solutions typically involve business critical applications where failure or downtime is not acceptable,” said Steve Pazol, president of nPhase. “nPhase is committed to providing the best solutions and best-in-class performance on reliability and results for our customers.”

This solution is a product of nPhase, LLC, the joint venture established last summer between Qualcomm Incorporated and Verizon Wireless. The joint venture was designed to leverage Qualcomm’s advanced connectivity technologies and Verizon’s expertise and simplified device certification process and to deliver seamless, fully integrated machine to machine communications with global connectivity.

Verizon offers wireless and wireline products and services that provide enterprise and government customers in a variety of industries with the networking capabilities they require to keep their organizations running at top speeds today and in the future. For more information about Verizon products and services for business, visit www.verizonwireless.com/business.  

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.  

About nPhase
nPhase, a 50/50 joint venture between Qualcomm and Verizon Wireless, provides advanced Machine to Machine (M2M) cloud computing services to Verizon Wireless and other carrier partners serving enterprise customers with the most demanding needs for data reliability, coverage, security and innovation in M2M. Industries served include connected devices in consumer electronics, transportation/construction, utilities, healthcare, retail, industrial, financial services, and government. nPhase leverages the global leadership in advanced connectivity technologies provided by Qualcomm, the industry leading network and channel provided by Verizon Wireless, and 10 years experience as an M2M pioneer, to lead in the advancement of M2M. nPhase headquarters are located at 5355 Mira Sorrento Place, Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92121. nPhase. Advanced M2M. www.nphase.com.  

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