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Sumitomo selects Quake’s Q4000 M2M device for its next generation telematics solution

Sumitomo selects Quake’s Q4000 M2M device for its next generation telematics solution

Posted by Sue Pakenham-WalshJuly 1, 2013

San Diego, California, USA – Quake Global Inc., a manufacturer of M2M devices for satellite and terrestrial networks, reports that Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. will integrate Quake’s Q4000 to enhance and optimise its telematics solutions. The Q4000 is a rugged M2M hardware and software platform designed to accelerate time-to-market while reducing sustaining costs over M2M product life cycles. 

Sumitomo, a leading manufacturer of excavators, asphalt pavers and other construction equipment, is a long-standing customer of Quake, having pioneered the integration of Quake’s Q1200 modem into its equipment tracking and monitoring telematics solution in 2005. Sumitomo’s decision to upgrade to Quake’s new generation Q4000 consolidates various hardware components onto one state-of-the-art hardware platform, thus optimising the total cost of its next generation telematics solution. Furthermore, the Q4000 introduces other new capabilities such as automatically routing data through the most efficient wireless network and CANBUS integration.


“Quake and Sumitomo have been close technology partners for many years and we look forward to continuing our relationship with this industry leader. Sumitomo’s decision to extend their relationship with Quake by adopting our new technology reinforces Quake’s long-standing position as the leader in heavy equipment telematics,” stated Polina Braunstein, Quake’s President & CEO.

“Our products are designed so that customers like Sumitomo can concentrate on maximising their product development and production efforts while Quake concentrates on reducing Sumitomo’s burden of managing the complex M2M technology environment.”

Quake™ designs and manufactures industrial M2M modules for asset tracking and monitoring through satellite, cellular, GPS and other technologies. Through a network of international distributors, Quake products serve OEMs and other companies in the heavy equipment, aviation, maritime, and trucking industries, as well as in utility, oil  and gas, and rail applications. Quake provides high-quality  subscriber communicators for Bell Equipment,  Caterpillar,  Faria,  Hitachi, Hyundai, Komatsu, Marine Instruments,, Sunitomo, Volvo, and many others.

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