Multi-Tech Systems, a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, today announced end device approval for its new HSPA+ MultiConnect® PCIe Mini Card cellular modem on the Aeris Communications network. Through the new Certificate of Approval, customers utilizing the Aeris network no longer have to bring their end products in for additional Aeris testing and are protected from the time, risk and expense of pursuing their own certification.

“In January, we announced a partnership with Aeris to provide a suite of products and services for deploying Internet-of-things (IoT) solutions globally,” said Daniel Quant, VP of Product Management and Marketing. “This announcement further reinforces our commitment to unsurpassed global products, the Aeris network and our customers.”

The MultiConnect® PCIe embedded cellular modem is a complete, ready-to-integrate communications modem that offers 3GPP standards-based hepta-band HSPA+ 21Mbps downlink performance. Optional GPS, Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® functionality provides maximum application flexibility in a highly integrated package. This quick-to-market communications device allows developers to add a variety of M2M communications technologies to products with a minimum of development time and expense. An embedded programmable gateway is also available for use with development of optional Bluetooth®/WiFi® The PCIe meets Aeris requirements for an operational production-quality end device and has passed their end device approval (GSM) procedure.

“Multi-Tech and Aeris are united in our commitment to get customers to market quickly and efficiently,” said Mark Cratsenburg, vice president of sales at Aeris. “This certification is indicative of that promise and our on-going collaboration with Multi-Tech.”

Aeris Communications is the only cellular network designed and built exclusively for machines. Since its founding, Aeris has been a leader and pioneer, shaping and driving industry innovation and standards in machine to machine (M2M) communications.

About Multi-Tech Systems

Multi-Tech Systems has been delivering industry-leading M2M communications solutions since 1970. With carrier-approved external and embedded modems and gateways, Multi-Tech makes it easy and fast to connect your devices to networks anywhere in the world. We work with clients in almost every market to efficiently enable cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and GPS capabilities into their M2M solution. If we don’t have it, we will develop it. Multi-Tech established its reputation for innovative designs by obtaining 80+ patents as well as certifications from more than 30 carriers in over 80 countries. Multi-Tech has made M2M simplified for thousands of customers worldwide.