SYDNEY-based NetComm Wireless says Kanematsu Communications will distribute its wireless M2M products to Japanese telecoms carriers.
The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) distribution agreement will see NetComm's products delivered to Kanematsu Communications' major export and telecommunication carrier customers -- a move signalling the Australian company's entry into the lucrative Japanese market.
Kanematsu Communications is the distributor for Japan’s major telecommunications carriers including NTT Docomo, Softbank and KDDI.
With the expansion into the Japanese market, NetComm Wireless is set to open a branch office in Tokyo to support market development within the region.
According to NetComm, the Japanese Machine-to-Machine market is seeing rapid growth as carriers accelerate the deployment of economical M2M solutions designed to connect and control assets such as vending machines, parking stations, Point of Sale terminals, digital signage, security systems and medical equipment throughout Japan.
The strong anticipated uptake of wireless M2M communications comes about as Japanese network operators develop partnerships with foreign device manufacturers to provide domestic and export customers with cost-effective solutions.
"This partnership strategically positions NetComm Wireless' M2M products in the Japanese market and presents tremendous new expansion and growth opportunities for the company," said Mr David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.
NetComm Wireless' M2M devices meet the requirements of wireless M2M communication to effectively address the need for reliable and cost-effective communications. The industrial-strength devices also feature an open Linux (non-proprietary) platform with Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable custom M2M application (App) development for specific business requirements.