DIGICEL BUSINESS POWERS ‘THE INTERNET OF THINGS’ IN THE CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY PARTNER, STREAM

April 24th 2015 - Customers to enjoy reduced costs and increased efficiency in their business processes

Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel Business signed a partnership with Stream Technologies, a global leader in connectivity solutions for the ‘Internet of Things’ that will see customers connecting their machines, devices and appliances wirelessly using an ‘IoT’ platform that will power Digicel Business’ Machine to Machine (M2M) products. 

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) revolution sees more devices from any industry becoming connected, thus allowing easy transfer of data over a network without the need for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. As the leading technology provider in the region, Digicel Business is bringing this technology to its customers in a way that will make it easy for them to install and use – with high availability and scalability – and Stream’s ‘IoT-x’ platform does just that.

Essentially, devices such as a refrigeration unit at a cold storage facility or an electricity meter at a home will become ‘intelligent’ assets and provide a new level of efficiency for businesses.

The product will assist Digicel Business customers who need to manage large volumes of installations or automate deployments for their assets, allowing them to integrate it seamlessly into their systems and processes.

Group Products Director, Digicel Business, Martin Carroll, said; “With our partnership with Stream Technologies, we are bringing the most advanced M2M products to our customers across the Caribbean and Central America. Digicel’s new platform and services represents a change in how companies will manage their operations and with Digicel Business’ M2M products, customers can rest assured knowing that their business is running smoothly while saving costs.”

Companies set to benefit from this service include those involved in Agriculture, Automotive, Building Automation and Maintenance, Construction, Energy, Public Infrastructure, Retail and Hospitality, Security, Transportation and Logistics to name a few. Customers using Digicel Business’ M2M products will be able to personalise their service using Digicel’s self-serve portal which allows customers to manage their business processes in order to drive efficiency and reduce operational costs.

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ABOUT DIGICEL

Digicel Group Limited is a leading global communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

A division of Digicel Group, Digicel Business is the region’s leading full service business solutions partner that delivers value and innovation while enabling people to work better together and to connect with their customers, suppliers and communities. Digicel Business partners with businesses to maximise the potential of technology to solve intricate business and technical challenges. Digicel Business delivers the best and most advanced business solution systems to SMEs, corporate and public sector customers whilst helping them to manage cost and improve their efficiency in delivering their products and services to their customers.

Visit www.digicelbusiness.com for more information.