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Podsystem launches mobile app for M2M SIM monitoring

Steve Rogerson
September 15, 2016
Podsystem M2M launched at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas a mobile app for its FreedoM-2-Manage SIM monitoring platform, enabling users to manage their SIM base on the move from a mobile device and be alerted when pre-defined limits are hit so they can respond immediately.
The app is available for Android devices, with an iPhone compatible version due for release later this year. Features include an intuitive dashboard showing SIM status and real-time usage at a glance and a push notification function that sends alerts directly to the customer's mobile phone when preconfigured limits have been hit.
Actions can be performed via the app, including activating or suspending SIMs, setting limits and alerts, and performing troubleshooting actions such as purging the SIMs from the network to refresh the connection.
Alerts can be configured either via the F2M platform or via the mobile app, and are triggered, for example, when the SIM has used a predefined amount of data. A notification centre allows users to see clearly a chronological list of alerts so they can track when SIMs have hit limits.
For each SIM, it is possible to view detailed information such as credit limit, credit consumed and overuse. SIMs can be filtered by status, by bundle and by location making it easy to check the date and time of the last connection and the network to which the SIM connected.
“This new mobile app will provide our customers with access to important information about their connectivity, any time and any place, so they can react immediately,” said Sam Colley, CEO of UK-based Podsystem. “We’re constantly looking for ways to give our customers more control and make it as easy as possible for them to manage their connections and their businesses.”