KonnectONE partners with Wearsafe Collaborate to deliver safety-focused IoT devices

KonnectONE, a value-added supplier of cellular products and services to wireless operators, announced on Tuesday that it has teamed with Wearsafe Labs to bring ideal hardware and Wearsafe’s IoT software platform together, delivering innovative IoT solutions to the cellular industry.

The Wearsafe platform, which supports integration of both voice activation and AI technologies, was designed to meet the cellular industry’s standards for security, scalability and redundancy, as well as the data privacy requirements set by AICPA SOC 2, GDPR and the recent California Consumer Privacy Act.

The hardware-agnostic platform utilizes open communication standards to allow a wide range of retail and enterprise IoT devices to interoperate with it, including IoT devices that don’t include personal safety features such as asset, vehicle and pet trackers. In addition, the Wearsafe platform supports both in-store and on-premises account wireless device setup, subscriber single sign-on, and subscriber account integration.

This partnership and technology integration leverages the specialized Wearsafe platform, providing cellular operators the necessary framework to add personal safety and security IoT devices to their product lines. Purpose-built for cellular network deployment, the Wearsafe cloud platform and mobile applications allow IoT devices to operate seamlessly across cellular, BLE, and Wi-Fi environments and instantly communicate critical activity and information to the right people and organizations.

“Wireless operators are requiring the next generation of cellular-enabled IoT devices to add a heightened level of convenience and improve the personal safety and well-being of their users,” said Joe Phillips, chairman of KonnectONE. “Cellular-enabled IoT devices provide a tremendous level of mobility and freedom, as well as the ability to keep their users safe and secure, wherever they may be.”

“As wireless operators bring these innovative IoT devices to the retail and enterprise markets, they are looking to experienced partners who have developed a solid track record of bringing products through lab, who understand the complexities of integrating an IoT platform into a cellular network infrastructure, and who bring expertise in the IoT and personal safety space,” said Phill Giancarlo, CTO of Wearsafe Labs. “Through our partnership with KonnectONE, wireless operators are able to bring our collective experiences forward, all while achieving significant cost-savings, speed-to-launch, and creating a consistent customer experience across their line of IoT devices.”

“The relationship will allow KonnectONE the ability to integrate Wearsafe’s IoT software platform into a wide range of individual consumer and enterprise IoT devices, including those for use in the home, office, vehicle and on-the-go. By integrating safety features and cellular connectivity into IoT devices such as smart doorbells, door locks, smoke detectors, dash cameras, vehicle crash detection devices and asset trackers, cellular operators can provide increased consumer value as only they can deliver,” said Sam Crumbaugh, executive vice president of KonnectONE. “With the deployment of Narrowband IoT and LTE-M networks, the future is extremely bright for wireless operators to dominate the IoT space.”


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