Comtech and PTC VAR Enable M2M Remote Managed Service Solutions

9/14/2005 - Comtech Holdings Ltd, the leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solution Enabler, and PTC Remote Management & Service (PTC RM&S), a Value Added Reseller (VAR), announce a cooperation agreement. Together, the companies offer remote managed service solutions in the Benelux and Scandinavian regions for M2M telemetry applications.

PTC RM&S are a “one stop shop” delivering complete solutions to industrial end users by monitoring, controlling and managing their remote machines and assets through a managed services approach. Comtech provide 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 machines, web-based back-office management software and specialised M2M services. PTC RM&S deliver value-added hardware and services above the µWEAVE platform to tailor solutions to meet the end users business needs offering a one stop solution to the end client. The µWEAVE “out of the box” concept provides flexibility through “configuration rather than design” with a service-based approach that offers a quick time to market and rapid Return on Investment (ROI).

“We offer to our client the benefits that an M2M solution will bring to his business. Therefore we consider Comtech’s µWeave ‘out of the box’ not only a swift to implement concept ideal for low volume solutions, which is perfect to clarify the individual business case and ROI in a quick trail, but also a reliable basis that can be easily optimised for high volume applications” said Wessel Koning, Technical Director, PTC RM&S, “This fits our business model as the exclusive VAR for the Benelux and Scandinavia markets perfectly. With Comtech’s know how and expertise, we have not only complemented our service but we have also established a valuable partnership around this unique concept.”

PTC RM&S have with their system integrator Koopmans & Zwart ( been enable to achieve fast time to market in offering managed services based around their core business without the need to bother with the underlying M2M technology. Likewise, Comtech are able to offer solutions to market specific end users through partners who are experts in their field. A true win-win partnership, which provides a blueprint for success that is to be duplicated in many other regions and markets.

“Successful M2M adoption is no longer about technology from vendors; it is about end users proving the business case and delivering a rapid ROI,” said Barry Lowe, Managing Director, Comtech Holdings Ltd, “µWEAVE offers the service-based platform that can be tailored by companies such as PTC RM&S to aid end users with their business case and ROI, in order to dominate their chosen markets.”

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 PTC Remote Management & Service
PTC RM&S. is a part of the Pulse Technology Centre BV, an expertise centre with specialised solutions for drying and dewatering problems. PTC RM&S is a solution provider with its mission to deliver clients a ‘turn key’ M2M solution to meet their unique and specific business case under the guidance of PTC RM&S to avoid long trials. This is achieved through a unique ‘out of the box’ concept for quick experiences and learning to help to clarify this business case and deliver the vital ROI.

Comtech Holdings Ltd
Comtech House, 28 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, BL5 3QJ, UK

PTC Remote Management & Service
Thialf Business Park, Pim Mulierlaan 1- 21, 8443 DA Heerenveen, The Netherlands

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