BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress – Locaid, the world's largest Location-as-a-Service company, and Wyless, the leading global M2M managed services provider, today announced an agreement whereby Locaid will provide location-based services (LBS) to Wyless customers and partners across the globe.
Wyless will be integrating Locaid's Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) into Porthos, Wyless's award-winning management platform. Wyless customers and partners will soon be able to access "on demand" location details of their Wyless-enabled M2M devices throughout the U.S. and Europe. In partnership with Locaid, Wyless will provide LBS across the world in the 120+ countries covered by the Wyless network. A new service will enable customers to use an application in Porthos to directly access the device location to build LBS capabilities into their own applications.
"We selected Locaid because we needed a location provider with a global footprint and the ability to scale across our entire customer base," said Dan McDuffie, CEO of Wyless. "Locaid's location platform is a key part of our plan to build the leading 'multi-carrier managed services capability' in the M2M market."
"The LBS partnership with Locaid will provide Wyless customers and partners with carrier-grade location without the need for a separate GPS device, without hardware modifications, application downloads, user interaction, service calls or software," said Art Nava, technical services director, Wyless. "It adds value to our customers' and partners' applications whether in healthcare, asset tracking, security or entertainment by providing location verification of devices."
Rip Gerber, Locaid president and CEO, said, "Wyless has built a powerful M2M platform that can be accessed from virtually anywhere by any portable device. M2M platforms are in high demand this year, and we are pleased that Locaid surpassed the rigorous technical and business specifications from Wyless, a well-respected leader in global M2M managed services."
Wyless is the leading global M2M managed services provider. Our resilient platform, delivered in partnership with the world's largest network operators, provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120 countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control over all devices connected to our network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and competitive pricing. We enable our customers and partners to deploy M2M applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively.
For more information about Wyless, please contact: http://www.wyless.com
Locaid is the world's largest Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) company. We operate a location privacy platform that allows mobile developers to locate over 350 million devices for enterprise authentication, fraud management, consumer location services and opt-in mobile marketing. Locaid locates smartphones, feature phones, tablets and any mobile device on leading wireless carriers, including America Movil, AT&T, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, and Verizon Wireless. Locaid also helps shape and enforce location privacy policies via leadership roles on governing associations, including the CTIA, MMA and IAPP. The largest financial institutions, mobile marketers, M2M platforms and mobile service providers get network location from Locaid. Location Matters™. You can locate us at http://www.loc-aid.com.