TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AnyDATA Corporation, a leading provider of smart car devices and intelligent connected service platforms, today announced the availability of the ACT250 and ACT610 OBD-II dongles and the AnyDRIVE service platform for the insurance, vehicle financing, and telematics markets.
The AnyDRIVE service platform allows wireless operators and telematics solution providers to offer B2C as well as B2B services for the more than 60 million passenger cars with OBD-II interfaces in Japan. The service platform, optimized for OBD-II devices, is architected to share vital vehicle data with multiple solution providers across multiple verticals.
The AnyDRIVE devices, the ACT250 for CDMA and ACT610 for UMTS networks, are the latest additions to AnyDATA’s family of vehicle telematics products. The ACT250 is a vertical market variation of the AnyDATA OBD-II device that has been commercialized by a major US CDMA operator for their retail sales. With its remote vehicle immobilizer capability, it is the ideal OBD device to address the vehicle insurance and financing markets. The ACT610, supporting UMTS, addresses the need for a next-generation GSM based vehicle telematics product. Without the limitations of similar module-based designs, the rugged ACT610 has the best cost and performance in the market.
“We’re very excited to bring our vehicle telematics devices and service platform to Japan,” said Dr. Soon B. Shin, CEO of AnyDATA. “Using our AnyDRIVE devices and the Open API services in our AnyDRIVE platform, telematics solution providers and app developers without wireless interface experience can build comprehensive end-to-end service solutions for their customers very quickly. As part of our commitment to vehicle telematics, additional AnyDATA OBD-II devices are under development to address the various market needs in Japan.”
The AnyDRIVE devices plug directly into a vehicle’s OBD-II port, capturing vital vehicle and driver information in real-time. Designed for use in the usage-based insurance, fleet tracking, rental car, and car dealership markets, the devices also come equipped with GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, and Bluetooth connectivity for maximum engagement between the application, the vehicle, and the driver. The large internal memory and processing power of the ACT250 and ACT610 make it possible to minimize data usage costs by pre-processing large amounts of data on-board, reducing the amount of data needed for transmission.
AnyDATA will showcase the AnyDRIVE solution and devices at booth 5F95 in the upcoming CEATEC Japan 2013 in Tokyo from 10/1/2013 to 10/5/2013.
For more information about the AnyDRIVE devices and service platform, please visit www.anydata.com.
AnyDATA Corporation develops and markets a range of smart car devices and mHealth products that combine an expertise in location-based services (LBS) platform and 2G/3G/4G wireless technologies with various smart sensor technologies. The company’s key strength lies in its strong engineering and ability to create differentiated value for its customers by rapidly developing diverse wireless products and providing end-to-end integrated wireless solutions. As a wireless business enabler, our expertise in enabling non-wireless business partners to become wireless device/solution providers is a major asset to our business partners. With R&D centers in US, Korea, and China, AnyDATA products have been certified by more than 60 wireless operators in 45 countries.
AnyDATA Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. Further information can be found at www.anydata.com.