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2010.03.10

Wireless M2M Leaders Launch New Concept in Project Outsourcing

Connected Development offers end-to-end services from design and development through certification and even manufacturing, to bring new devices to market fast

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- For the first time ever, companies launching new wireless products can go to a single source for everything from requirements definition, to project management, to design, validation, certification – even manufacturing. Introducing Connected Development.

Led by a team of well-known and respected experts in wireless and M2M, Connected Development provides the most comprehensive set of services on the market to bring wireless M2M products from concept to reality quickly and painlessly. Further, their network of partners, spanning every aspect of the wireless community, let Connected Development position new solutions for success from the start.

Con-dev-design Conceived by president Stefan Lindvall, Connected Development was created to address the complexities of the wireless development cycle. “Often, companies trying to gain the advantages of wireless find the learning curve steep and expensive, just to get started,” Lindvall said. “And once they’ve invested in product design, they can be overwhelmed by the certification process. We formed Connected Development to simplify the entire process, eliminate barriers to entry and enable wireless innovation for better business and better living.”

With more than 20 years experience in the wireless industry, Lindvall’s record includes the successful establishment of new businesses, revenue growth and margin enhancement, and the ability to expand customer and partner relationships. His experience spans multiple disciplines at wireless and M2M companies including Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Wavecom.

“There has been an increasingly clear need in M2M for the comprehensive services Connected Development brings to market,” said Alex Brisbourne, President and Chief Operating Officer of KORE Telematics, the world’s largest specialized M2M wireless service provider. “New segments are rapidly evolving, and the practical realities of wireless enablement are challenging for many organizations who understand their segment needs, but may not have in-depth wireless expertise to deliver successful solutions. We are pleased to see such a capable team prepared to fill the long-standing gap which will save developers time and money, and bring solutions to revenue more quickly – so benefitting the entire industry.”

“The service Connected Development is offering is exactly what many of our partners in the M2M marketplace are looking for – namely, the expertise to handle any or all of the process required to go from concept to commercialization,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO of ORBCOMM, the leading provider of global satellite and cellular data communications solutions purpose-built for M2M. “All too often, we have seen ideas for connecting assets in new and exciting ways fail to make the jump from idea to finished product. We expect that having a firm like Connected Development on board will be a great asset in helping our partners bring their ideas to market.”

Joining Lindvall in the new venture are Dave Hoover, Vice President, Research & Development and Ross Brown, Vice President, Validation & Certification Services. Hoover has nine US patents and nearly 20 years experience, having successfully brought many M2M and cellular phone projects to market. Brown sports a total of 30 years experience in the communications field, including the last 15 in Certification and Validation.

Located in North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle region, Connected Development operates at the epicenter of research and technology, providing access to some of the most talented and respected engineers in wireless and M2M, with expertise in everything from custom antenna design to application development to industrialization.

For more information about Connected Development, visit http://www.connecteddev.com or see us at CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas March 23-25, booth #257 in the M2M Zone.

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