SOURCE: Tekelec


February 15, 2010 02:00 ET

Numerex Selects Tekelec Mobile Messaging Solution for Machine-to-Machine Communications

M2M Provider Expanding Available Connection Types and Wireless Networks With Tekelec

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 15, 2010) - Machine-to-machine (M2M) provider Numerex (NASDAQ: NMRX) has selected short message service (SMS) technology from mobile messaging company Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC) to give customers new channels to monitor and manage their assets remotely. Tekelec's SMS capabilities will integrate into Numerex's M2M message delivery platform serving government, transportation, utility, healthcare and building security customers.

"Organizations are constantly searching for new ways to lower costs, automate tasks and track their products," said Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Numerex. "As we are continuing to build out our infrastructure to provide a secure and reliable end-to-end enabling solution for our customers (Numerex DNA™), Tekelec opens up new M2M SMS options that have the power to expedite services and lower the costs of doing business across the most complex markets."

Machine-to-machine text messages can be sent and received anywhere a basic cellular connection is available, giving Numerex customers global reliability and rapid message delivery. With countless possible uses across organizations of all sizes, market intelligence company ABI Research forecasts that M2M SMS will grow at a 40.06 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2008 to 2014.

"SMS is the most affordable and dependable wireless communication method for both personal and machine-to-machine communications," said Vince Lesch, Tekelec's CTO. "Numerex's innovative network, and its ability to leverage service providers' mobile networks, provides a global M2M platform that can scale for the world's largest organizations."

Tekelec's Mobile Messaging Application Gateway allows Numerex to offer an expanded portfolio of wireless networks to their customers, with intelligent traffic distribution. This combination will give owners of remote assets new flexibility for controlling inventory while simultaneously allocating Numerex network resources to ensure message delivery. The Application Gateway provides SMS-based M2M communications by supporting SIGTRAN -- signaling system 7 (SS7) over Internet protocol (IP) -- and the industry standard Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) protocol.

More information on Tekelec's mobile messaging architecture is available in the free SMS Network white paper.

About Numerex

Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ: NMRX) is the single source machine-to-machine (M2M) product and service provider to some of the world's largest organizations delivering the foundational components of device, network, and application, used by its customers in the development of their M2M solutions. Customers typically subscribe to Numerex network and application services that are delivered through its hosted platforms. The Company's offerings and expertise enable its customers to efficiently build reliable and secure solutions that are used to monitor and manage assets remotely whenever and wherever needed, while simplifying and speeding up development and deployment. Numerex DNA™ offerings include hardware Devices, Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through its Numerex FAST™ (Foundation Application Software Technology) platform. Numerex is the first M2M service provider in North America to carry the ISO 27001 information security certification. "Machines Trust Us®" represents the Company's focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers' M2M solutions. For additional information, please visit

About Tekelec

Tekelec, a global leader in core multimedia session control, mobile messaging and network intelligence, ensures scalable, secure and highly available communications. The company's market-leading signaling solutions enable the interworking of different network applications, technologies and protocols, providing a smooth transition to next-generation networks. Tekelec has more than 25 offices around the world serving customers in more than 100 countries, with corporate headquarters located near Research Triangle Park in Morrisville, N.C., U.S.A. For more information, please visit

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