ZTE, Qualcomm Technologies, Wearsafe team up on IoT devices



ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the US, has announced, alongside Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Wearsafe, work to bring ZTE´s best-in-class hardware, Wearsafe´s personal security software platform, and the Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ Wear 1100 platform together for innovative personal security tracking solutions, the company said.

The integrated solution will be a discrete wearable device that is designed to connect the consumer to third parties such as first responders, monitoring companies and family almost instantly through a push of a button, providing increased peace-of-mind in unpredictable situations.

The relationship will grant ZTE the ability to integrate Wearsafe´s mobile personal emergency response systems (mPERS) software into mobile devices, using the Snapdragon Wear 1100 platform which is designed for the next generation of targeted-purpose wearable segments where consumers are demanding a simple, security-rich, scalable and superior connected experience.

This platform excels in meeting these requirements with low power features such as Power Save Mode (PSM), cutting-edge compact packages, and next gen LTE Cat 1 modem with global band support. The cloud-based mPERS software, integrated into LTE-connected IoT devices, can collect and transmit critical user information to third parties at the user´s discretion.

Wearsafe provides users with a cloud-based personal safety service that moves beyond creating a device that sounds an alarm or sends location information to a concerned third party. Wearsafe is a software platform that stores and records information about the user´s situation, including location, how fast a user is travelling and any available audio information for greater context.

ZTE USA, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a global provider of mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and enterprise solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to all. ZTE is ranked by independent industry analysts as the fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the US overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices.

Founded in 2014, Wearsafe develops personal safety software for mobile IoT devices. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner and an “IDC Innovator” by International Data Corporation (IDC), Wearsafe is the developer of wireless solutions that enable enterprise and consumer mobile customers a better way to connect, inform, and get help. Since its inception, Wearsafe has been dedicated to making the world a safer place by protecting individuals, wherever they may be.