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Freestyle wins Taiwanese contract

Australian machine-to-machine platform provider, Freestyle, has won a contract with Taiwan’s largest telecommunications company, Chunghwa Telecom, which is deploying Freestyle’s cloud-based platform.

Under the deal, Freestyle’s M2M Switch will provide Chunghwa with the ability to create customer- specific’ graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for each M2M vertical market, replacing the current industry model of an individual proprietary solution for each customer Chunghwa Northern Taiwan Business Group has developed and deployed.

Freestyle’s M2M Switch is a cloud based M2M platform that provides Chunghwa Telecom with the ability to create ‘Customer Specific’ graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for each  M2M vertical market.  The M2M Switch replaces the current industry model of an individual proprietary solution for each customer Chunghwa Northern Taiwan Business Group has developed and deployed ‘CHTGMS’ ,a solution for the Taiwanese Gas Industry utilising Freestyle’s M2M Switch Platform.

Freestyle CEO, Andrew Donaghey, said the Shin-Tao Natural Gas Company was the first company to utilise CHTGMS.  

“Chunghwa’s user interface allows Shin-Tao to remotely manage and control M2M devices such as smart meters, gas mains control values and CO2 Fire sensors (mains or battery powered) over Chunghwa’s secure, scalable, ubiquitous telecommunication  infrastructure.  The user interface has been integrated into Shin-Tao’s backend systems to provide support for Billing, GIS and Maintenance.”   

Donaghey said that, as part of the CHTGAS end-to-end solution, Chunghwa Telecom was deploying Freestyle’s Microengine (FME) technology, an open application environment designed to be easily incorporated into M2M devices such as industrial or residential  gateways, smart meters, appliances and sensors.     

“This deployment is significant for Freestyle and validates the leadership of our technology.

“Chunghwa Telecom is a regional leader and innovator within the global telecommunications community and our technology provides Chunghwa Telecom with the ability to address different M2M markets from a single platform, providing additional revenue streams for minimal additional expenditure.” 

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