Toronto, Oct 01, 2013 – TELUS and Esprida Corporation, a leading provider of remote management solutions, announced today that they have formed an alliance to provide wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions on the TELUS network, one of the world’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, and the Esprida endpoint device management platform.
The new offering combines TELUS’ wireless products with Esprida’s M2M management platform to provide a robust and reliable integrated remote management solution for businesses. Business customers can now maximize their revenue and optimize operating costs by having the connectivity status, device operations and application status all in one location.
“M2M is an enabling technology that can be implemented across an almost limitless range of markets and we are privileged to be working with an industry leader like Esprida on this unique M2M endpoint management software platform,” said Rob Auld, director of sales, TELUS Business Solutions. “We look forward to supporting Esprida in their delivery of smart connected solutions for our business customers.”
TELUS and Esprida have capitalized on the rapidly growing M2M industry; according to the International Data Corporation (IDC)*, shipments of smart-connected devices – including PCs, tablets and smartphones – reached 916 million units and surpassed $489 billion in revenue in 2011.
“We are excited about the Canadian M2M market which is set to grow as businesses increasingly look to deploy connected solutions across retail, digital signage, transportation, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, government and financial services industries,” said Anila Jobanputra, president, Esprida Corporation. “TELUS is an ideal partner for Esprida with its dedication to M2M technology to help businesses operate more efficiently.”
TELUS has enabled thousands of M2M connections in Canada. As one of the few providers in Canada that provides access to global standards for M2M, TELUS is committed to providing the tools and platforms required to enable fast delivery of next-generation connected devices across various industries and market segments. Currently, TELUS collaborates with customers and M2M business partners across various industries including transportation, retail, healthcare, consumer electronics and oil and gas.
*IDC combined total from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, Mobile Phone Tracker, and Media Tablet Tracker.
Esprida provides a remote endpoint device management platform to remotely monitor, control, and optimize connected equipment and systems from a single portal. Esprida solutions are employed by over 100 leading retail companies and power the world’s largest self-service network under a single infrastructure, controlling over 150,000 peripherals and devices across 5 continents, and in 20 languages. Clients such as Kodak, Titan360 and State of Michigan use Esprida software to speed deployment and lower the total cost of operation. For more information, please visit esprida.com
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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