M2M & IOT Platform
amplía))) opens in Chile - 06/10/11
amplía))) is aware of the M2M boost taking place in Latin America. For this reason, and to continue being a reference in the M2M ecosystem, we have opened a commercial office in Santiago, Chile. You may find more information in the "about us" section.
NEW! Connectors API - 01/01/05
With the new connectors API you will be able to incorporate the protocol you want in the platform. Check the Developer's Zone for information.
M2M Device Management
Watch our OpenGate video to get a quick overview.
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OpenGate offers a set of features to help
M2M infrastructures, since the beggining with develoment tools and the middleware, trhough the provisioning and maintenance processes.
OpenGate is designed to support a high number of devices, integrating business processes and network data, being part of the IT solutions.
Know everything about your M2M devices, from manufacturer to IMEI
With OpenGate OSS you can keep track of your inventory of devices, in order to have full control over which are deployed, whouch ones are having troubles, where they are installed.
The information is automatically retreived through several mechanisms:
- Using OpenGate agents
- Integrating OpenGate with your mobile operator
- Implementing OG's protocol (coming soon)
The information avaiable for each device, depeding on the integration, is:
- Software and firmware version
Alternatively, we can adapt OpenGate to any other information your devices may need.
Monitor the health of your M2M devices, and control that your solution is working properly
Your M2M solution will rely on the M2M devices, modems or routers, becoming these part of your communications infrastructure.
With OpenGate you can control if your M2M devices are working properly, and integrate alarmas with third party monitoring solutions through SNM or SOA or similar interfaces.
OpenGate will monitor:
- Device Location: LBS or GPS
- Device Presence: IP / GPRS / GSM
- eAny parameter provided by your device, and adapted for you
Update remotely the software and configuration of your M2M devices
You can easily upgrade the configuration of your devices:
- Software: applications
- Firmware: depending on the device
- Configuration: behaviour config files
While supporting several manufacturersin the same interface, it will be as easy as to make a bundle, select the devices, upgrade...instantlly or programming massive batch upgrades.
OpenGate will send several types of notifications to allow controlling the status of the upgrades.
Once updated, the M2M Inventory module allows verifying each single upgrade task to check consistency. OpenGate will launch alarms if it detects changes in devices' configuration, or failed upgrades.
What is an M2M device for OpenGate?
An M2M device for OpenGate is any communication device used for wireless access to remote sitesRouters or gateways are the basic M2M devices, and advanced devices are wireless modems with CPU or Java machine inside.
How is OpenGate controlling the Inventory?
There are three different ways.
- With the OpenGate Agent running inside the M2M device, getting all the information
- With an embedded application implementing the OG protocol
- With an integration with the mobile operator
How often does OpenGate update the inventory information?
Inventory is first retreived at the first connection of the device. Then its updated every certain configurable time, and alarms are raised if changes are detected.
Is the configuration module capable of updating the firmware?
Only for those devices that have thiscapability. OpenGate enables file transfer and update process tracking, and the embedded application has to execute the update task
Is this compatible with every M2M device?
There are different levels of compatibility, depending on the kind of M2M device mentioned above. If OpenGate doesn't have compatible Agent for a specific device model, ask us for possible migrations
I'm not a Telco. How do I get full information from OpenGate?
If there is no connection with the Telco infrastructure, then OpenGate will get information the following way:
- Running OG Agents in your device
- Implementing in your device our OG protocol
- Implementing in our platform a Connector with your protocol
What Remote Operations are available for my M2M devices?
The M2M middleware provides secure, reliable and easy to develop M2M solutions
Build robust and secure m2m solutions
with OpenGate M2M Platform, APIs, Protocol connectors, and device agents. Specially designed to fit a remote metering and operation system.
Integrate with the Mobile Operator's core to enhance your solution
OpenGate can integrate with the Core infrastructure of the Mobile Operator in order to increase the amount of information regarding your M2M devices
Enable wireless communications
between remote devices and corporate applications without worrying about communication issues. The platform and APIs take care of everything related to wireless communications. You just api.send the message...
Build critical and high-volume M2M solution
with a platform designed to support thousands of devices, compatible with top players base software (data base, apps managers...), with high availability, redundancy and clustering capabilities.
Integrate with corporate applications
through SOA interfaces designed specifically to allow easy integration of a few applications with many devices, securely and real time.
Include legacy and new devices
With OG Connectors and OG APIs any remote asset with a modem and a protocol can be integrated easily into the platform, and allow applications communicate with one single interface
OG Core provides full message exchange features between devices and applications.
OpenGate CORE provides secure and reliable message exchange features between devices and applications.
- Message persistence
- Secure logging mechanism
- Identification though IMEI, IMSI, or ad-hoc login
- Organization and hierarchy
- Notification of message life-cycle
- Optimized protocol to reduce overhead
All these features ara available through the APIs in both sides, so that the user doesn't have to worry abut communications. Just use the api.send function, and the reception callback will work on the other end
Benefit from full adaptation to any application protocol, or implement our Open Protocol
Seamless and open integration for embedded devices: intelligent communication
OpenGate APIs allow devices to exchange information efficiently and reliably with M2M applications while introducing capabilities like automatic communication link management, message transmission, file transfer management, etc.
OpenGate provides APIs for:
- OWASYS OWA22x
- OWASYS OWA21x
- Wavecom Wismo Quick Q2406B / Q26 OpenAT
- Cinterion TC65 Java Micro Edition
- Motorola G24 Java Micro Edition
For generic devices, we provide generic Transactional APIs for Linux, Win32, Java, and J2ME. The difference with the previous is the device-specific calls to handle hardware. These APIs only implement the funcitons for serializing and sending information through a TCP/IP connector.
Integrate backoffice applications with your devices and implement the logic you need
OpenGate provides several mechanisms to allow integration with you backoffice applications. These integration capabilities are:
Isn't this a message queue system?
How many devices does OpenGate support?
How does the APIs work?
Are the APIs available for every device type?
Can I send messages to/from several devices and applications?
What is the diference between the OG APIs and the OG Agents?
Can I use my device's protocol without using OG APIs?
Is the OpenGate protocol a standard protocol?
Is the OpenGate protocol an open protocol?
M2M Line Management
Automatically retrieve and synchronize with external provision information
OpenGate will retreive and monitor inventory information, allowing the system to retrive initial referential information about devices.
The process to bring into OpenGate provisioning information may come, at the same time, from different sources:
- From SOA integration with CRM or referential databases, creating specific Adaptors for each source
- From OpenGate agents that send through the air all the information needed regarding provisioning
- From Protocol Connectors created ad-hoc for each kind of device, adating through the Connectos API
This Autoprovisioning feaure allow users:
- Fast deployments of communication devices
- Reliable information due to minimization of manual processes
- Integration with existing and/or master sources of information
OpenGate allows users to self activate and de-activate M2M subscribers and devices
Self-Care implies that the end-users has the tools, and the ability, to add, delete or modify by himself, the lines or devices in his deployment. This will help service providers to lower the resources needed to provide support to end customers, mainly where is directly related to customer's core business.
Specially in big deplyments, end users will work in groups of hundreds of SIM cards, or M2M devices at the same time, which means coordinating installation work forces, IT department, and service providers.
Self-care and activation is managed with OpenGate features and:
- Integration with customers' CRMs and ERPs
- Integration with Mobile Operator' CRMs
- Integration with Mobile Operators' Provisioning systems
Analize and consolidate information of subscribers, carriers and applications
In an M2M environment there will be different types of behaviours when sending and receiving data, that can be grouped depending on the types of messages, the carrier used or the monthly usage of the line.
OpenGate analyces the traffic of the different devices and subscribers when using OpenGate Connectors. Then traffic information will be grouped, per customer, into:
- Traffic per line and device
- Traffic per Application
- Number of messages per application
- Number of messages per device
- Number of messages per type of message
This information is transformed into a readable format (CDR like), called Pre-Billing, that is delivered to the Billing Platforms of the mobile operator to be processesd with according tariffs, or to the customer in order to do traffic analisys and invoice consolidation.
M2M Platform for Telcos, from connectivity to self-care, integrating BSS and network.
M2M services offered by Telco Operators have to be based on a platform integrated with its infrastructure. The goal is to integrate OpenGate M2M Platform in order to provide full end to end services, from connectivity to self-care, integrating both BSS and network servers.
OpenGate installed as an M2M Platform for Telcos provides:
- Connectivity service model, with SLAs, traffic management, APIs...
- M2M Device management tools, to help customers check device and line status
- Monitoring services, to help detect problems and their sources
- Provisioning tools and self care integrated into the Telco's processes
- Integration capabilities (SOA and SNMP) for customers' corporate applications
The way to create an M2M Platform Telcos using OpenGate is done with:
- Connector APIs: Allows adapting BSS and network protocols to synchronize information
- Devices API and agents: Provide connectivity facilities for customers applications, while getting device information regarding status and inventory
- Stand alone functions: If no integration is onde with Telco's network, OG can work in stand alone mode offering the same functions.
Platform for Smart metering, remote control. For instance as shown in the following video
OpenGate is a product designed for M2M solutions of Telemetry and Remote Control with thousands of devices. Its connectivity capacity is designed for managing and communicating with many different types of machines, and to integrate the information with corporate applications in the Control Center.
Utilities have many solutions that involve wireless communications, all of them providing a base for business processes, either directly related to cosumers, or indirectly trhough internal operations.
OpenGate provides specific functions to help managing the solutions, and providing secure and reliable transmissions.
- AMI & AMR: OpenGate provides communications infrastructure, with server, APIs, and management, to allow metering applications to transmit data, including through mesh networks.
- Substations: For managing communication devices used for remote access to local area networks, or physical elements connected thourgh RS485 or similar, OpenGate provides device management and provisioning capabilities
- Remote control: While the Utility is using radio or cable access to remote operations, OpenGate provides a secure and reliable channel to execute remote operations.
In any case, the fact that the Utilities areusing thousands of mobile lines to support specific businesses, upraises the need to:
- Monitor lines to proactively detect errors and its source
- Include mobile lines into processes involving monitoring and maintenance
- Integrate with mobile operators paltforms to enrich the information regarding communications lines
Real time positioning system, easily integrable with complete device management
Logistic and Distribution companies need to control the vehicles, either distribution trucks or cranes, in order to have real time information of their situation and operational status.
OpenGate creates an infrastructure and provides software to integrate many types of corporate applications like:
- Container positioning, integrating GPS and D-GPS with RFID technologies
- Fleet management, with GPS devices in-vehicle
- Vehicle monitoring, integrated with vehicle's CPU
- Asset management, integrated with sensors for fridges, doors, etc
OpenGate provides with the infrastructure and basic GPS embedded agent, that will send and store in database real time information of GPS, geofences alarms, start/stop events and ignition events. At the same time, OpenGate will provide an open database schema for reporting and integration with corporate systems.
OpenGate can be used in any industry which uses communication devices to access remote sites, or to enable wireless solutions
M2M applied to healthcare allows offering service to people that needs health monitoring. An e-Health solution will help hospitals and insurance companies increase capacities on monitoring of patiens, while decreasing costs in visits and hospitalizations.
OpenGate will provide secure and reliable communication issues with health monitoring devices, and communication device management integrated with business processes and IT systems.
Vehicle manufacturers are looking for ways to provide new services to customers, and one of the lines is to use internet based solutions in the vehicle. This technologies are allowing the introduction of new services like eCall to emergency services, remote maintenace planning, or insurance fee reductions.
OpenGate will act as a bridge between services and vehicles, providing interfaces to business applications, and giving management information to allow keeping track of all the devices deployed.Thanks to OpenGate's support for roaming, all the business services may be provided in many countries in a centrilized manner.
In the Public Adminsitration it is typical to have a single department providing wireless communications and infrastructure to the rest. All the departments will have the same way to integrate the applications, no matter who is using it, its purpose, the developer in charge of it, or the language it's programmed in.
OpenGate helps to keep track and manage all the communication devices (mobile or M2M), centralizes and coordinates the communications, allowing a reduction in infraestructures (otherwise it would be duplicated). At the same the cost of deployment would be reduced, and the time of development and getting running the solution dramatically reduced.
Security services are enhances with the use of wireless communication devices, allowing the inclusion of services in remote places without complex installations.
OpenGate will manage all the communication devices, in order to check failures and prevent false alarms, and will allow simple implementation of solutions based on wireless communications.
OpenGate is a product property of amplía))), a spanish company specialized in wireless communication solutions and software engineering with a clear focus on consultancy and deployment and pioneers of M2M solutions.
Since 2002 some of the biggest companies in Europe have already shared our passion for M2M. We are leaders in the application of wireless solutions to cross sectors like Utilities, Logistics or Telecom and continuous R&D in wireless communications (GPRS / UMTS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WiMax etc).
We offer unique products, services and solutions to reduce costs, optimize traffic, strength communications and assure a complete integration with existing applications, incorporating all the remote elements of your business process.
Our product is built using the best methodologies to guarantee bug-free, full-spec solutions. To show this we have certified our methodology with the ISO standards for software implementations.
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