Telecom has made available a free developer's pack with the resources needed to develop machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The pack is meant for New Zealanders interested in working on M2M solutions.

The pack comes with four Telecom M2M-specialist SIM cards, connected to a private WAN within Telecom's 3G mobile network, each with its own static IP address to support M2M communications.

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The SIM cards will enable the wireless transfer of data between devices and allow users to capture vital information to drive productivity and efficiency.

Telecom wholesale labs business manager, Mark Moselen said this initiative is focussed on equipping the Kiwi developer community with the tools and expertise needed to enter the local M2M market, in a bid to unlock new revenue streams.

"The rise of M2M connections globally has been phenomenal and we've already seen a number of large businesses integrate M2M solutions into what they do every day. However, this programme is about us partnering with grass-roots developers and small businesses to help them unlock their potential and create new and innovative M2M solutions in their own backyard.

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"By giving developers access to the mobile infrastructure and expertise needed to create these solutions we believe they'll stand the best chance of creating a unique M2M application that can be taken to market and will potentially create a new revenue stream," he said.

Developers using the pack will also have access to advice through the planning, implementation and go-to-market phases of development, through Telecom's partnership with New Zealand based M2M specialist, Advanced Portable Technologies (APT)/

Developers interested in receiving a pack can register their interest here.

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