May 28, 2019
The Creation of OptConnect ema™
It is an exciting time at OptConnect as we recently revealed the creation of OptConnect ema™ at IIoT World in Santa Clara, CA. OptConnect ema™ is a fully certified LTE Category 4 modem with onboard intelligence, embedded firmware, and software paired with OptConnect’s industry-leading suite of managed services. Similar to what Amazon did to computing services, what Uber did to transportation, and what Airbnb did to vacation rentals, OptConnect has revolutionized the embedded world by offering Connectivity-as-a-Service with the introduction of ema.
The Idea Behind ema™As I've shared with you all before, here at OptConnect, we do everything with our customers in mind, and we are never done innovating. In thinking about our customers and the future of IoT, we knew we wanted to create a product that could scale with our customers and save them time, money, and help provide a more reliable embedded connectivity solution than what is currently available in the market. If we look at the traditional embedded modem solution process, it still leaves all the complexities on the customer to solve and take the full risk and development costs as they try to get to market. This is a highly technical process, that often leaves customers frustrated, behind schedule, over-committed financially, and juggling to manage a network of connected devices that they may not be fully equipped to handle if they get to market at all. With our experience in various industries, we have learned how to solve all of those problems for our customers. The creation of OptConnect ema™ allows companies to focus on their core business strengths and outsource one of the biggest stumbling blocks for IoT projects.
What Does it DoAt the highest level, what does ema do? It takes all the complexity out of the process so you can get your product connected to the internet in a few days and for a few hundred dollars versus 6 to 9 months and hundreds of thousands of dollars later. OptConnect ema™ combines a fully certified 4G LTE embedded modem, onboard intelligence, embedded firmware and software, and a robust suite of managed services. It features dual carrier SIM card support for carrier to carrier failover and all of the low-level control and development so customers can just use the modem without having to develop all the software and code to make it work. OptConnect ema™ is the first Smart Embedded Modem™ that includes onboard intelligence that provides:
- All the monitoring
- All the manageability
- All the security
- All the reporting
- All the certifications
- All the autonomous self-healing of the connection