Verizon, In Motion collaborate on wireless mobile router system

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Updated Jan 20, 2012

Verizon Wireless and In Motion Technology announced a wireless mobile router system available for securely extending the enterprise network to the vehicle over the 4G LTE network. The In Motion Technology onBoard system includes a mobile gateway designed to transform vehicles into secure mobile hotspots; a network management system designed to monitor network health and communications; and a mobile-optimized VPN server designed to provide end-to-end security.

In Motion Technology is deployed in public safety, public transit and utilities. “We are pleased that our mission-critical customers now have the opportunity to do business using the Verizon 4G LTE network,” says Kirk Moir, president and chief operating officer for In Motion Technology, explaining the technology’s benefits to the ambulance market. “We believe that 4G LTE will revolutionize mobile-centric businesses by enabling improved real-time collaboration. In the case of EMS, 4G LTE provides real-time sharing of video, voice and data that can have a dramatic impact on patient outcomes.”

Verizon Wireless says its U.S. 4G LTE network now covers more than 200 million people in 190 markets. Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company’s LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop nontraditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies from startups to established players in industries representing a broad range of verticals.

In Motion Technology and Verizon Wireless say they have been working together at the Innovation Center to demonstrate the power of the Verizon 4G LTE network for voice and video applications and situational awareness in a mobile ER environment.