SiriComm Inc. announced Tuesday, July 31, the completion of an agreement with XscapeEz Ltd. that allows each company to market the products and services of the other to prospective customers.
XscapeEz, based in Cloverdale, Ind., produces a line of vehicle telematics, diagnostic and wireless communication devices that support a broad range of remote services for various stakeholders in the transportation sector. SiriComm’s network of more than 480 wireless Hot Spots at truck stops nationwide provides driver Internet access along with development and implementation of fleet applications leveraging remote access to driver and vehicle information.
The agreement allows each of the parties to pursue customers and cooperatively develop applications that utilize both the XEL devices and the SiriComm network. The XEL devices leverage IEEE 802.15.4 technology, a standard defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer for a low-cost and low-power wireless network with low latency and fast connection times; this technology communicates with both J1939 and J1708 for vehicle diagnostics, tracking and reporting.
Combining the XEL technology with the SiriComm network establishes a powerful and comprehensive wireless communication system between the vehicle, driver and fleet operators, the companies say. As part of the agreement, SiriComm says it expects to enhance its current network of Hot Spots to include XEL 802.15.4 radios at each location as customer applications are developed.
“Consistent with our efforts to enhance the quality of our network and develop a diverse revenue stream, we believe this new relationship with XscapeEz will allow the company to increase penetration into the emerging data services segment of the trucking industry,” says Mark Grannell, president and chief executive officer of Joplin, Mo.-based SiriComm. “We are working on a number of opportunities to leverage the benefits of our two companies to bring solutions to market.”