Comtech, Invisible Systems Enable Wireless Monitoring for Food Industry

12/14/2005 - Comtech Holdings Ltd, the leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Enabler, and Invisible Systems Ltd, a Value Added Reseller, (VAR) announce a cooperation agreement. Together, the companies offer service-based solutions for the food industry.

Invisible Systems is a Solution Provider delivering local wireless monitoring solutions to retail food end users within factories, retail stores and transportation. Solutions include automated temperature monitoring for HACCP compliance and recording of corrective actions, where information is delivered to end users on a service basis. Comtech provides the "M2M within" the application (end-to-end communication infrastructure) through their µWEAVE "out of the box" M2M telemetry system. µWEAVE comprises an intelligent GSM/GPRS gateway for remote sites, web-based back-office management software and specialised M2M services. µWEAVE eliminated the need for an on-site PC at each remote site, enabling Invisible Systems to collect data and deliver service-based information from a single location via the Internet. Invisible Systems were able to tailor the solution to meet their end users business needs through "configuration rather than design" with a service-based approach that offers a quick time to market and rapid Return on Investment (ROI).

"We looked at creating our own solution for monitoring remotes sites via the Internet, but soon discovered the complexity of an end-to-end solution that would have taken us 18-months to develop," said Pete Thompson, Managing Director, Invisible Systems. "We realised that this would have been a distraction to our business and delayed getting our product to market. Within 3 weeks of working with Comtech, we had a demonstration system completed."

Invisible systems have been enable to achieve fast time to market in offering managed services based around their core business without needing to bother with the underlying M2M technology. Likewise, Comtech are able to offer solutions to retail food end users through partners who are experts in their field.

"We focus on the creating the communication solution for many markets so that our partners can focus on their applications," said Steve Whitehead, Technical Director, Comtech Holdings Ltd, "Invisible Systems not only offer expertise within the food industry, but also local wireless solutions to sensor level for this market. This is a true win-win partnership where we can each extend the reach our solutions without re-inventing the wheel."

About Comtech Holdings Ltd
Comtech Holdings., Bolton, UK, enables companies to remotely monitor and control their equipment via the Internet. The company provides GSM, GPRS, PSTN modems, routers and gateways, Web-based central management applications and specialised M2M services enabling companies to build an end-to-end automated system. Solutions are suited to many diverse markets.

About Invisible Systems Ltd
Invisible Systems, deliver turnkey solutions primarily for the food industry, where there is a need to monitor assets during transportation, within the factory or at retail locations. Information is provided automatically though wireless solutions and services in a format can be shared with others, offering minimum installation and labour to reduce downtime and cost.

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