Tuesday, January 13, 2009

At CES, 2Wire Announces HomePortal GEM, open software platform

2Wire Inc. is trying to bring carriers more into the managed services arena by offering an open software platform on its HomePortal GEM gateways, launched at the 2009 International CES.

By selling applications, carriers will be able to capture a segment of the revenues. Having an open software environment, 2Wire invites developers to create applications and sell through via the carrier's portal. For the applications that require a purchase, 2Wire would handle the back-end management and billing, something it's already doing with some of its other products.

2Wire is already sharing the necessary software development kit with a variety of partners including Logitech Ltd. , OpenDNS , and Sharedband Ltd.

2Wire intends to only sell GEM through carriers.

For information, visit Light Reading's article, "CES: 2Wire Brings Apps Home."

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