Nokia M2M Solution Approved for Use on AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS Network

- Nokia Creates Wireless M2M Opportunities for PCS, Opto 22 and Others -

Nov 18, 2002, 00:00 ET from Nokia

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first commercial adoption
 of the Nokia (NYSE:   NOK) M2M (Machine-to-Machine) solution in the United
 States by Nokia customer Opto 22 and remote asset management solution provider
 Professional Consulting Services (PCS), mark a milestone in the adoption path
 of wireless machine to machine communications.  AT&T Wireless, a leading
 provider of wireless services to enterprise customers nationwide, is the first
 wireless carrier to approve the Nokia 31 M2M Connectivity Terminal for use on
 its GSM/GPRS network.
     The Nokia M2M solution, designed to wirelessly enable communications
 between devices, represents a simple, reliable and cost-effective way for
 enterprises to remotely connect and monitor equipment without the expense of a
 dedicated wired network.  While the Nokia M2M hardware creates simple and cost
 effective connectivity solution, globally proven GSM wireless networks provide
 a widespread and reliable wireless backbone.  The Nokia M2M solution consists
 of the Nokia 31 Connectivity Terminal, the Nokia M2M Gateway, and the Nokia
 M2M Application Development Kit.
     Opto 22, a manufacturer of hardware and software products for automation,
 and PCS have recently begun implementing the United States' first commercial
 application of the Nokia M2M solution that offers an example of the innovation
 and flexibility that can be delivered to a variety of enterprise customers.
 "We've been looking for ways to simplify the deployment of large scale
 monitoring solutions," said Steve Pazol, president of PCS.  "The Nokia M2M
 platform helps reduce the complexity of communicating with remotely
 distributed devices.  We expect this to be the first of many Nokia M2M-based
     BioLab, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of water treatment
 products for the recreational and industrial markets, has contracted with PCS
 to provide software and project management and Opto 22 to deliver controllers
 integrating the Nokia M2M solution for swimming facilities serviced by BioLab.
 In this application, sensors monitor the condition of the water in the pool,
 including pH and sanitizer levels, water treatment chemicals are automatically
 dispensed, and these activities are then reported back to the PCS operations
 center via the Nokia 31 Connectivity Terminal and Nokia M2M Gateway.  The
 results of this wirelessly delivered data then allows BioLab customers to
 determine if a service call is needed, dispatch that service call, and monitor
 the usage and even change the settings for individual chemicals, information
 that lets BioLab control its supply chain in real time.
     "Our business is both service and material intensive, so remote monitoring
 made sense for us as a way to increase efficiencies.  However, the outdoor
 location of swimming pools made it challenging to connect monitoring equipment
 over conventional fixed lines in the past," said Steve Clark, Director of
 Commercial Development and BioLab Commercial Water for BioLab.  "The wireless
 solution provided by PCS, Opto 22 and Nokia allows us to install equipment
 almost anywhere that we need, and gives us the data that we need to
 effectively run our business.  Our customers will also benefit greatly with
 the increased access to information about their systems and operations."
     At COMDEX Fall 2002, Nokia and Opto22 will be conducting a hands-on
 demonstration of the power and flexibility that the Nokia M2M solution can
 bring to a wide variety of enterprises.  Attendees who are interested in this
 demonstration can visit the Nokia booth #L-3208 during normal show hours.
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