Orange Business announces M2M geolocation location tracking

Orange Business Services today announced new Machine to Machine (M2M) worldwide geolocation location tracking offering.

The new offering provides real-time location tracking of corporate assets and equipment anywhere in the world via cellular networks, regardless of the operator.

Enterprises can choose either the turnkey version accessible from the Orange Business Services M2M web portal (including its SIM card location mapped interface) or an API option to be further integrated in its IT environment.

The geolocation service can remotely query the SIM card in less than a minute and determine:

the country where the equipment is located and the network/operator to which it is connected;

the geographic location and position of the terminal (longitude/latitude);

the hardware identity via the SIM card’s IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity);

the level of network signal.

To enable the geolocation of the communicating devices, the solution does not require any software development nor GPS hardware additions. Moreover, by operating in any area covered by a cellular network, the system provides location services both indoors and outdoors, said Orange Business.

Orange Labs experts have developed an M2M SIM card handling connection to any type of cellular network, combined with an innovative platform to query remote cards, collect geographic information and display their location on an actual map.

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