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Sixnet's M2M Wireless Products Provide Connectivity for Retail, Financial Applications


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March 10, 2010

Sixnet's M2M Wireless Products Provide Connectivity for Retail, Financial Applications

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Sixnet, which specializes in machine-to-machine networking solutions for industrial and wireless markets, announced a new family of M2M wireless gateways and routers for providing primary backup connectivity in retail and financial applications.

The M2M wireless connectivity series brings together enterprise-class management and security along with reliability and easy installation. This makes it suitable for customers using kiosks, ATM machines, point-of-sale terminals, lottery machines, WAN backup and landline backup to deploy wireless connectivity solutions rapidly and cost effectively. This helps protect critical business operations irrespective of location, added company sources.
Sixnet’s M2M wireless gateways and routers offer enterprise-class management through the company’s SixView Manager. This allows ongoing management and visibility of multiple devices from a single console. Customers can easily update firmware and make field changes to remote devices without having to visit the individual unit, by using SixView Manager.
According to Hilton Nicholson, president and CEO of Sixnet, with the continued expansion of 3G wireless networks more customers in the retail, financial and other markets are turning to this technology for backup or primary connectivity.
“Our M2M wireless solutions provide the reliability, ease-of-use and enterprise features that these customers require to support and protect their business. In addition, SixView Manager reduces costs and complexity across our entire platform by making maintenance and changes to wireless networks fast and easy,” Nicholson added.
The M2M wireless connectivity series includes products like Sixnet QuicKonnect Routers which helps maintain business continuity. It also offers Out-of-Band management and VRRP support.
The Sixnet EnterprisePro Routers reduces complexity by connecting business applications to 3G cellular networks with IP Transparency. It secures connectivity via built-in firewall with Access control List and packet filtering. This helps manage primary WAN routers, PBXs, firewalls, servers and devices with serial ports remotely, said company sources.
Also the company’s Sixnet ATM Cellular Gateway (News - Alert) supports several ATM processors and eliminates need for DSL and phone lines making installation easy and fast. The Sixnet ATM Internet Gateway supports ATMs, most ATM processors and ATM management software platforms also facilitating installation.
Sixnet’s solutions portfolio includes mobility and M2M wireless networking solutions which suit several industrial and commercial applications. The company also provides rugged industrial wireless gateways and routers for harsh industrial and outdoor environments like in power substations, water treatment, oil and gas, military and intelligent transportation systems.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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