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RacoWireless Enables Rapid IoT Deployments with Launch of IoT App Store

RacoWireless’ Application Marketplace meets the industry need for access to new IoT product sets and features

LAS VEGAS – September 9, 2014 – RacoWireless, a global Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, today announced the launch of its Application Marketplace, an app store empowering companies from all over the globe to quickly build, enhance and sell connected IoT/M2M solutions. Building on the Omega DevCloud announcement in August, the company is maintaining momentum with the IoT application store.

The Application Marketplace allows application developers to create new revenue streams by offering their value-added products and features to a growing community of solution and service providers. Solutions providers, in turn, gain the ability to add quantifiable value to their new and existing products. Built on RacoWireless’ Position Logic platform, the Application Marketplace allows customers to select from a growing array of feature-rich applications and have them seamlessly integrate into their connected solutions.

“While ‘making it easy’ is our mantra, part of that message is speed-to-market,” said John Horn, President of RacoWireless. “With the Application Marketplace, we are enabling our partners and solution providers to be able to get to market faster than ever before. This brings together both service providers and application developers in a way that is clearly needed in the IoT space. Now customers can quickly enhance their existing products, or build new products with a growing library of cost-saving and feature-rich applications.”

The ability to deepen the value proposition of service providers comes from the development of new applications. Aiding in that development is the introduction of Omega DevCloud, allowing web developers to build connected applications using common web language.

“Not only are we making the Internet of Things and M2M easier, we are making it exciting,” said Felix Lluberes, President of Location-Based Services at RacoWireless. “All of these tools come together to make this ecosystem work in a synchronistic way. By creating the Application Marketplace, we’ve opened the doors to innovation and monetization.”

Recently named as the “Best Application Development Environment” by M2M Evolution Magazine, RacoWireless’ Position Logic is a location-based services platform that features an intuitive environment to implement and control end-to-end, connected solutions. Operating in 70 countries, the platform will allow both new and existing customers access to enhanced features, further empowering customers with dynamic value.

The Application Marketplace is currently available. For more information, visit www.positionlogic.com/appmarketplace. See the Application Marketplace in action in booth #4826 at Super Mobility Week 2014, September 9-11, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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RacoWireless Announces Launch of Omega DevCloud

LAS VEGAS – August 12, 2014 – RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com), a global machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, today announced that it will launch Omega DevCloud, facilitating communication with IoT applications in a standardized, easy-to-use environment. The new product will remove the historical obstacles to device communication by providing an intuitive interface that is able to take device messages and commands, in any format and on virtually any device, and translate the data into a standardized format, common to web developers.

“Our mission in everything that we do is to ‘make it easy’, and with the launch of Omega DevCloud, we are once again taking the complicated and making it easy,” said John Horn, president of RacoWireless. “We see a very fragmented space as companies and individuals from all backgrounds are clamoring to adopt connected technologies. However, it has been a challenge for many to get to market because of the lack of industry standards and high upfront development costs. With the launch of Omega DevCloud, we are changing all of that.”

The new set of cloud-based tools, housed in RacoWireless’ award-winning Omega Management Suite, will dramatically simplify communication with M2M devices by wrapping complex, socket-based protocols in a standards-based and fully customizable restful API.

Raco’s Director of Software Engineering, Adam Schaible described the product: “Omega DevCloud is a web-based REST/JSON API built on a hardened bi-directional M2M communication core that supports both TCP and UDP protocols. It’s as easy as sending device traffic to us and telling us what your API should look like. From there, you can send and receive device data with simple web services.”

Using standardized communication protocols, Omega DevCloud takes any data infrastructure and translates it into a common web language, allowing support to virtually any device, regardless of connectivity method.

“That is what is really exciting and game-changing about this product: it works for anyone, on any device,” added Horn. “No longer do developers need custom integration for specific devices, with DevCloud we’ve created a ubiquitous standard for IoT application development.”

DevCloud will be hosted in enterprise-level data centers that ensure that adopters are able to support mission-critical M2M and IoT applications that require full redundancy and critical-level security, while eliminating the need for significant expenses on costly data infrastructure.

The product will be made available to the general public in September. Early adopters can pre-register today at www.racowireless.com/getstarted.

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RacoWireless Wins 2014 Product of the Year Award with LBS Platform, Position Logic

Position Logic, a leading Location-Based Services platform, garners award for best asset tracking platform in 2014

Cincinnati, OH – June 25, 2014 – RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com), a global machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, has won the 2014 Product of the Year award from M2M Evolution Magazine for its Location-Based Services platform, Position Logic. The award recognizes the Position Logic platform for the innovative and cutting-edge location-based services that allow businesses to improve their operations through asset tracking.

“We’re honored to be recognized by M2M Evolution Magazine for this award,” commented John Horn, president of RacoWireless. “Our Position Logic platform really provides the best set of scalable, location-based tools in the industry. With more than 400 unique features and an ever-growing device library, we’re making it as easy as possible for companies to manage their assets regardless of type or location.”

Position Logic integrates more than 380 devices into an intuitive, cloud-based platform that allows users to control their assets in real-time. Available on any desktop or mobile browser, Position Logic’s location-based services and support are also accessible through its own responsive mobile application, enabling customers to get the customized tools and support needed, anywhere in the world.

RacoWireless’ LBS services are currently deployed in 70 countries with particularly deep penetration throughout the Americas.

“The foundation of our entire model is to make it easy for companies of all sizes to deploy powerful location-based services with complete scalability, and with the latest release of our Position Logic platform, we’ve made it easier than ever to build and grow a successful asset tracking or GPS tracking business,” noted Raco’s president of Location-Based Services, Felix Lluberes. “We’ve integrated features that allow for deeper visibility and control to take tracking to a new level.”

The winners of M2M Evolution’s Product of the Year will be announced officially in July’s edition of the magazine and on www.m2mevolution.com. For more information, contact RacoWireless directly at contact@racowireless.com.

About RacoWireless

RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com) is a leading global provider of wireless data solutions to the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company lives by its mission to ‘make it easy’ by providing support for companies to build, manage and enhance wireless M2M solutions. Among its numerous awards, RacoWireless has been recognized as leader in wireless innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit www.racowireless.com for more information.

Learn more about Position Logic here: http://www.positionlogic.com

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Novatel Wireless and RacoWireless Provide Aftermarket Telematics Solution Targeting LATAM Markets

SAN DIEGO and NAPLES, Fla. – June 20, 2014 – Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions, and RacoWireless, a global provider of wireless data and location-based solutions, today announced the incorporation of Novatel Wireless’ integrated product line with RacoWirelessPosition Logic platform, providing a full, end-to-end aftermarket telematics solution for LATAM markets.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The platform integration includes Novatel Wireless’ MT 2500, part of the Novatel Wireless Mobile Tracking portfolio, which captures and monitors driver behavior, relaying vehicle information on rapid acceleration, harsh braking, speed violations and excessive idling. With an optional battery for communications when power is lost, the MT 2500 offers a feature rich solution with low implementation and operational costs. 
  • Teaming with RacoWireless provides customers with a bundled solution with Novatel Wireless products, RacoWireless service and RacoWireless’ Position Logic platform that allows companies to track anything anywhere through a powerful, award-winning interface.
  • The MT-Gu is also on the list of GPRS devices that supports the Position Logic Platform, which has been a top rated telematics device in the LATAM market for more than six years.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:

  • Joe Peterson, VP M2M Sales, Novatel Wireless, said: “The Position Logic platform excels at providing its customers with precision location based services. Novatel Wireless is excited to partner with RacoWireless to provide customers in the LATAM market with a bundled solution for aftermarket telematics.” 
  • Felix Lluberes, President of Location-Based Services, RacoWireless, said: “Novatel Wireless’ leading M2M solutions are a clear choice for aftermarket telematics deployments. Coupling their leading devices with our platform enables us to deliver a full featured, end-to-end solution to our customers.”

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, OvationTM USB modems, Expedite® embedded modules, Mobile Tracking Solutions, Asset Tracking Solutions, and Enabler smart M2M modules. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless’ products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2014 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About RacoWireless

RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com) is a leading global provider of wireless data solutions to the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company lives by its mission to ‘make it easy’ by providing support for companies to build, manage and enhance wireless M2M solutions. Among its numerous awards, RacoWireless has been recognized as leader in wireless innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit www.racowireless.com for more information.

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DCS Joins Forces with M2M Enablers RacoWireless and CalAmp to Provide Fleet Management Development Kits

Providing turnkey M2M solutions through an all-inclusive development kit

Cincinnati, OH – April 23, 2014 – Partnering with industry leaders, DCS (Direct Communication Solutions), a leader in embedded modules for Machine to Machine (M2M) developers, has developed a comprehensive fleet management and diagnostic monitoring development kit to facilitate creation of innovative M2M solutions. The bundled development kit will combine the expertise of industry leaders in connectivity and device management, hardware and software solutions, as well as the distribution and provision of M2M services.

RacoWireless, a leading provider of wireless M2M connectivity and location-based solutions, along with CalAmp, a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions have partnered with DCS to deliver a development kit to enable Application Service Providers to reduce time-to-market in delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. The development kit includes the industry-leading CalAmp LMU (Location Messaging Unit) or TTU (Trailer Tracking Unit) combined with a domestic and global SIM, and airtime data bundle on the award-winning Omega Management Suite from RacoWireless to monitor and control carrier usage.

The partnership has evolved to fulfill the industry’s demand for deploying fully bundled hardware, airtime and software applications – eliminating complexities in the creation and deployment of services to the market. This kit is designed to accelerate the deployment of fleet SaaS solutions for new service providers or companies with any size fleet. The development kit is expected to lower the total cost of ownership, reduce installation fees and reduce overall deployment time.

“By creating a turnkey solution, we are making it easier than ever for developers to build, test, and deploy state-of-the-art M2M solutions to hasten the widespread adoption of the technology,” said John Hubler, VP of Business Development at RacoWireless. “Building relationships with quality strategic partners is critical for providing integrated solutions in what has historically been a very fragmented market.”

M2M distributor and service provider DCS has developed a fleet management and diagnostic monitoring application for the M2M industry that is readily compatible with the CalAmp line of products globally. As a value-added reseller of CalAmp’s product line, DCS offers its customers a full suite of hardware-specific logistics services far beyond traditional distributors. DCS also offers its clients device customization programming, device management, and provisioning on wireless networks utilizing CalAmp’s PEG™ (Programmable Event Generator) and PULS™ (Programming Update Logistics System). This capability enables devices to arrive tested and ready for customers to deploy on RacoWireless’ Position Logic Platform.

DCS orchestrates many moving parts of a traditional M2M deployment. “We focus on the out-of-box experience,” stated Chris Bursey, Managing Partner of DCS. “Our strength in module integration and product deployment is a perfect match for creating this offering.”

“CalAmp is thrilled to join our partners to provide a fleet management development kit to the market,” noted Greg Gower, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp’s Mobile Resource Management business. “We are working to find ways to accelerate adoption of solutions across the M2M industry.”

Development kits are available immediately through the DCS Marketplace which can be found here: shop.dcsbusiness.com.

About DCS
DCS is a provider of embedded wireless modules and antennas, a resource for premium integration support to achieve carrier certification and an industry leader in delivering products, services and solutions to the emerging machine-to-machine industry.

About Calamp
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp’s extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from high-value remote assets. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.

About Raco Wireless
RacoWireless (www.racowireless.com) is a leading global provider of wireless data solutions to the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company lives by its mission to ‘make it easy’ by providing support for companies to build, manage and enhance wireless M2M solutions. Among its numerous awards, RacoWireless has been recognized as leader in wireless innovation and entrepreneurship. Visit www.racowireless.com for more information.

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