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Sixnet Unveils New M2M Wireless Solutions for Retail and Financial Applications

- Sixnet's M2M wireless gateways and routers combine enterprise features with reliability and ease of use to lower costs and protect business assets

BALLSTON LAKE, New York, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixnet, a global market leader of machine-to-machine (M2M) networking solutions for industrial and wireless markets, today announced its new family of M2M wireless gateways and routers for primary and backup connectivity within retail and financial applications.

By combining enterprise-class management and security with reliability and ease of installation, the M2M wireless connectivity series enables customers using kiosks, ATM machines, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, lottery machines, WAN backup, landline backup and rapid deployment wireless connectivity to lower costs and protect critical business operations -- regardless of location.

All of Sixnet's M2M wireless gateways and routers offer enterprise-class management through the company's SixView Manager, delivering ongoing management and visibility of multiple devices from a single console. SixView Manager enables customers to easily update firmware and make field changes to remote devices without having to visit the individual unit, thereby saving time and reducing costs.

The M2M wireless connectivity series, which is available now, includes the following products:

    -- Sixnet QuicKonnect Routers(TM) - maintains business continuity by 
       providing redundant failover from primary router or circuit 
       disruptions; offers Out-of-Band management and VRRP support.

    -- Sixnet EnterprisePro Routers(TM) - reduces complexity by easily 
       connecting business applications to 3G cellular networks with IP 
       Transparency; secures connectivity through built-in firewall with 
       Access Control List (ACL) and packet filtering; offers Out-of-Band 
       management to remotely manage primary WAN routers, PBX's, firewalls, 
       servers and other devices with serial ports.

    -- Sixnet ATM Cellular Gateway(TM) - provides easy "plug-and-play" 
       installation, fast transaction times and support for several ATM 
       processors; reduces costs by eliminating the need for DSL or phone 

    -- Sixnet ATM Internet Gateway(TM) - offers easy and fast installation, 
       supports all ATMs, most ATM processors and ATM management software 

"As 3G wireless networks continue to expand, more customers in the retail, financial and other markets are turning to this technology for backup or primary connectivity. Our M2M wireless solutions provide the reliability, ease-of-use and enterprise features that these customers require to support and protect their business," said Hilton Nicholson, president and CEO of Sixnet. "In addition, SixView Manager reduces costs and complexity across our entire platform by making maintenance and changes to wireless networks fast and easy."

Sixnet offers a comprehensive portfolio of mobility and M2M wireless networking solutions designed for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. As part of its M2M wireless connectivity solutions, Sixnet also provides rugged industrial wireless gateways and routers for harsh industrial and outdoor environments such as power substations, water treatment, oil and gas, military and intelligent transportation systems.

"With the growth of 3G networks and the emergence of 4G, enterprises will continue to find new opportunities where cellular technology can provide reliable connectivity and control operational costs," said Deb Mielke, Managing Director at Treillage Network Strategies, "Organizations can utilize Sixnet's fixed wireless technology to quickly bring their business to new locations, with the ability to monitor, secure and maintain remote devices without the need for on-site technical staff."

For more information on Sixnet's M2M wireless gateways and routers, visit http://www.sixnet.com, call +1-518-877-5173 or email [email protected].

About Sixnet

For more than three decades, Sixnet has been providing leading industrial and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity to customers and markets worldwide. Sixnet's flexible solutions enable organizations to cost-effectively increase business productivity. By integrating powerful enterprise-class networking with rugged reliability, Sixnet meets the standards of the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in industries such as power & energy, banking & retail, transportation, video & security, utilities, military, mobile data, maritime and more. Based in Ballston Lake, NY, the company has offices across North America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.sixnet.com.

    Media contacts:  Cindy Dustin                Drew Miale
                     Sixnet                      Davies Murphy Group
                     +1-518-877-5173             +1-781-418-2438
                     [email protected]     [email protected]
                     www.sixnet.com              www.daviesmurphy.com

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