eir Business launches IoT Connect using MDS Customer Management Platform
eir Business has deployed MDS’ Customer Management Platform (CMP) to allow small, medium and large enterprises to connect their IoT assets in the field.
IoT Connect is an M2M self-management portal that provides private network solutions and enables real-time, comprehensive data control. eir Business is currently the only communications service provider in Ireland offering the IoT market such a scalable solution, the company claims.
CMP, MDS’ flagship billing and customer management solution, provides customer management, product configuration, order management, service charging, and convergent rating and billing, on a single unified database. Able to manage SME to enterprise customers with complex hierarchies, it enables eir Business’ healthcare, manufacturing, transport, security and retail customers to rapidly and securely prototype, build and deploy competitive new commercial services using IoT Connect.
By incorporating CMP’s APIs (application programming interfaces), eir Business is able to offer bespoke solutions to every business customer. As a result, eir IoT Connect is instantly deployable, highly scalable and quick and easy to manage via a web interface.
Customers of eir Business can obtain a private off-the-shelf network, provision SIMs in minutes, carry out trials and proof of concepts and run deployments, all with no need for new hardware. They can manage and monitor every SIM’s lifecycle, data usage and regional restrictions, and receive full reporting and usage analytics.
“Providing mobile services to Ireland’s expanding M2M sector plays to our key strengths as a telecoms provider,” said Bill Archer, the managing director at eir Business. “There was a business requirement for a solution for organisations who were trying to innovate but who couldn’t get the type of IoT service they needed without making serious sacrifices. MDS has been instrumental in ensuring that IoT Connect meets the current demand for large data transfers in business with a service that makes managing connected devices easier than ever.”
Gary Bunney, the chief executive of MDS, added: “We’re very pleased to be working with eir Business in launching a solution that delivers innovative new services to its customers. This is a unique proposition in the market enabling eir to demonstrate its capability and customer focus in the IoT sector, and through that increasing its business footprint across Ireland.”