It is an exciting time at OptConnect as we recently revealed the creation of OptConnect ema™ at IIoT World in Santa Clara, CA. OptConnect ema™ is a fully certified LTE Category 4 modem with onboard intelligence, embedded firmware, and software paired with OptConnect’s industry-leading suite of managed services.
Similar to what Amazon did to computing services, what Uber did to transportation, and what Airbnb did to vacation rentals, OptConnect has revolutionized the embedded world by offering Connectivity-as-a-Service with the introduction of ema.
The Idea Behind ema™
As I’ve shared with you all before, here at OptConnect, we do everything with our customers in mind, and we are never done innovating. In thinking about our customers and the future of IoT, we knew we wanted to create a product that could scale with our customers and save them time, money, and help provide a more reliable embedded connectivity solution than what is currently available in the market.
If we look at the traditional embedded modem solution process, it still leaves all the complexities on the customer to solve and take the full risk and development costs as they try to get to market. This is a highly technical process, that often leaves customers frustrated, behind schedule, over-committed financially, and juggling to manage a network of connected devices that they may not be fully equipped to handle if they get to market at all.
With our experience in various industries, we have learned how to solve all of those problems for our customers. The creation of OptConnect ema™ allows companies to focus on their core business strengths and outsource one of the biggest stumbling blocks for IoT projects.
What Does it Do
At the highest level, what does ema do? It takes all the complexity out of the process so you can get your product connected to the internet in a few days and for a few hundred dollars versus 6 to 9 months and hundreds of thousands of dollars later.
OptConnect ema™ combines a fully certified 4G LTE embedded modem, onboard intelligence, embedded firmware and software, and a robust suite of managed services. It features dual carrier SIM card support for carrier to carrier failover and all of the low-level control and development so customers can just use the modem without having to develop all the software and code to make it work. OptConnect ema™ is the first Smart Embedded Modem™ that includes onboard intelligence that provides:
- All the monitoring
- All the manageability
- All the security
- All the reporting
- All the certifications
- All the autonomous self-healing of the connection
That’s what makes OptConnect ema™ different. We’ve built ema to be truly intelligent, indeed managed, and truly monitored. With all the plug-and-play functionality now built in, all the customer has to do is plug it in and use it. We’ve taken the last 10+ years of experience in wireless services and simplified and perfected the solution and found a way to embed it all inside a patent-pending chip.
The Creation of OptConnect ema™ and Its Impact
In the past, as customers grew, they eventually had to take on the burden of taking all of these responsibilities internally. They had grown to love the ability to turn their wireless connectivity needs over to us, knowing our fully managed services allowed them to focus on their core business functions and strengths. Now, customers don’t have to go at embedding their connectivity on their own and worry about managing the complexities along the way.
They can continue to focus on what they do best while we help support them and allow them to scale with ease. Now, other markets will be able to take advantage of this to more easily convert and take advantage of the innovation and development as well.
Thanks for joining OptConnect on this journey. We appreciate the lessons that we have learned over the past 10+ years that have gotten us to this point. Our customers have allowed us to continue to develop and advance the most reliable managed wireless solution bundle available in the market and the future continues to look very bright at OptConnect thanks to our customers and the trust they place in us.
We look forward to continuing to serve you and providing you the most reliable connectivity around so that you can focus on your core business.