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Etherios Deploys New Connected Car Solution

Etherios’ solution provides real-time information to event staff directly on mobile devices

Businesses tap into the power of Salesforce1 to drive business transformation for the connected world

MINNETONKA, Minn. - April 29, 2014Etherios, a division of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), today announced it utilized Device Cloud by Etherios™, The Social Machine® and the Salesforce1 Platform to rapidly build and deploy a connected car solution for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. From start to finish, the project took less than three weeks to complete and encompassed a comprehensive connected solution— from the hardware placed in the fleet of cars to cloud-based solutions.

The solution provided event coordinators with vehicle location and occupancy information through a rich map-based interface on their tablets. The solution provided a great experience for conference attendees as the fleet of connected cars took them to and from Mobile World Congress events. The connected car solution is just one example of how the Internet of Things is being applied to enhance customer service and solve business problems in today’s connected world. Device Cloud and The Social Machine are key enablers that make all of this possible.

Comments on the News

  • “The Social Machine gives machines a voice,” said Mike Dannenfeldt, senior vice president of Etherios Solutions. “In this case, a fleet of cars were able to communicate their location and passenger status with the individuals they were serving to provide a seamless experience.”
  • “Companies around the world are looking to transform their business for the new social, mobile and connected world,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, global AppExchange and partner program, salesforce.com. “Partners such as Etherios are leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Customer Platform to help companies connect with their customers, partners and employees in a whole new way.”

Connect in a Whole New Way with Social, Mobile and Connected Cloud Technologies

Connected solutions are transforming the way businesses and people work. Today’s connected company is able to realize tangible business value as they connect their products into business operations. Etherios is uniquely positioned in this space to provide a comprehensive connected solution with expertise and capabilities in advisory, wireless design and CRM services combined with Device Cloud, a platform-as-a-service. 

Product Key Features

The Social Machine is built on the Salesforce1 Platform and uses Device Cloud by Etherios, a platform-as-a-service offering that provides a cloud-based infrastructure to access, control, configure and upgrade unlimited devices over the Internet using a secure and scalable platform. Using Etherios Cloud Connector, a free software download, customers can connect any device, regardless of manufacturer or operating system, to Device Cloud. This enables access to the device from any application. Using The Social Machine, organizations can seamlessly connect products into core business processes on the Salesforce1 Platform, transforming raw machine data into actionable business information.

About the Salesforce1 Platform and the Salesforce1 AppExchange

The Salesforce1 Customer Platform is the new social, mobile and cloud customer platform for building next generation apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 3 million custom apps built by customers and more than 2,000 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Apps built on the Salesforce1 Platform can be easily distributed and marketed through the Salesforce1 AppExchance.

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About Etherios

Etherios is a division of Digi International (DGII), a publicly traded company with over 600 employees in locations across North America, Europe and Asia serving a global customer base.  Etherios is leading the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution by helping organizations connect products, people and processes.  We are uniquely positioned as the only company providing a comprehensive connected solution encompassing advisory, wireless design and CRM services combined with Device Cloud, our award-winning platform-as-a-service.  Our employees  deliver unmatched business results and value as evidenced by a 9.9/10 customer satisfaction rating.  Etherios is a strategic partner with some of the most recognized firms in the world and is a Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner of salesforce.com. Learn more at www.etherios.com.

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