March 28, 2012
Uplink and Sprint to Offer New CDMA Alarm Communicator Solution
Uplink and Sprint offer a potent combination: the enhanced security benefits of CDMA wireless technology and the availability of bandwidth choice to serve each customer’s unique application needs
ATLANTA (BUSINESS WIRE), March 28, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and Uplink, a trusted source in the security industry for alarm communicators since 1996, announced plans today to introduce the new Uplink CDMA Alarm Communicator powered by Sprint in the summer of 2012. The advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) security solution will deliver residential and commercial customers the confidence of using secure CDMA technology for their primary or back-up wireless alarm communications.
Uplink was the first major alarm panel provider to offer a Sprint CDMA-based alarm solution, delivering CDMA devices since 2009. The new Alarm Communicator marks the beginning of a planned expansion of the CDMA security portfolio. Originally designed for military applications, CDMA wireless transmission is a proven technology in preventing security breaches. Sprint CDMA provides multiple layers of enhanced security and protection against wireless jamming and offers additional technical benefits.
The Uplink CDMA Alarm Communicator will feature alarm and event reporting capabilities, real-time signal delivery in Contact ID, SIA, Modem IIe/IIIa/IIIa2 and Pulse 4/2 formats, Web management from a secure dealer portal, and fast installation with automated activation.
“This CDMA Alarm Communicator will offer customers a potent solution that raises the bar for wireless security, and is further enhanced by Sprint’s leadership in location-based services,” said Michael Boyle-general manager,Uplink. “Uplink remains tightly focused on making cellular communications simple and worry-free for the alarm industry, and we are uniquely positioned as a ‘port in the storm’ for our customers as connectivity options and availability rapidly change.”
Sprint’s flexible network technology provides Uplink customers continued access to proven and effective bandwidth for most alarm needs. The new CDMA Alarm Communicator will offer a cost-effective alternative for Uplink Dealers. The new Uplink solution will enable alarm customers to centralize connection management and maintain high-quality wireless alarm connectivity for years to come.
“Sprint is committed to an M2M strategy that creates value as our partners and customers define value. Cost-effective CDMA 1xRTT is one vital element in that strategy,” said Wayne Ward-vice president of Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “M2M customers can use Sprint CDMA with assurance of its ongoing availability to support the transmission technology generally used by security providers today. Sprint’s Network Vision plan enables us to meet alarm customers’ current infrastructure requirements, while also offering a path to broadband connectivity, depending on their future needs.”
Network Vision is Sprint’s plan to consolidate multiple network technologies into one seamless network. The goal of Network Vision is to enhance network coverage, call quality and data speeds for customers. With Network Vision, multimodal equipment should allow every wireless tower to efficiently support multiple technologies operating on multiple spectrum bands. Sprint’s multi-billion dollar Network Vision technology upgrade is expected to be backward compatible with existing technologies.
Uplink has been providing wireless alarm communications since 1996. The company’s products deliver the unique combination of reliable technology and superior value that has made Uplink a most trusted source for alarm communicators. The only provider in the industry to facilitate web-based service activations and account management, Uplink offers on-call, live dealer assistance and extended hours technical support in conjunction with their robust 24/7 web-based dealer platform. With hundreds of thousands of installed communicators throughout the United States and Canada, Uplink delivers on its promise as the security dealer’s trusted partner. For more information go to www.uplink.com
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About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
With more than a dozen years of experience with M2M, Sprint has been at the forefront of this wireless industry revolution, teaming with and supporting a large and diverse portfolio of innovative companies to create smarter wireless solutions that change the way people work and live. In 2010 Sprint opened the Sprint M2M Collaboration Center in Burlingame, Calif., a hands-on, interactive lab where ideas knowledge and technology unite to produce wirelessly enabled M2M concepts and products. Last year Sprint also introduced the Sprint Command Center, a Web-based portal that allows businesses with Sprint wireless-connected products the ability to manage, activate and de-activate each device. Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation – including the top-ranked North American M2M provider (and second-ranked carrier overall among 12 global service providers) by Analysys Mason, and the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award in North America for Machine to Machine Communications. To learn more about Sprint’s M2M offerings, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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