Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

M2M Battle of the Platforms Winners Present Diverse Applications

By Rachel Ramsey October 12, 2012

Increasingly intelligent device manufacturers are finding interesting opportunities to drive more value out of machine-to-machine (M2M) initiatives. M2M technologies, which allow networked machines to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans, are taking the world by storm and some analysts are predicting the technology will become the biggest driver and growth opportunity for wireless providers over the next 10 years. 

The M2M Evolution Conference and Expo brings together experts in transportation, security, health, cold chain, automotive and safety to discuss the strategies for M2M growth, as well as the new business of proactive response centers – people who use M2M technology to buy time and avoid risk. The goal of M2M Evolution is to create a conference that brings together M2M technology with the business needs of the deploying enterprise.

M2M Evolution held the inaugural Battle of the Platforms, an opportunity to hear and see cutting edge platform solutions from more than 10 companies poised to help companies manage and deliver M2M solutions, at the Austin Convention Center. M2M Evolution is held in collocation with ITEXPO, the world’s largest communications and technology event featuring keynote speakers, conference sessions, exhibitions and more.

The overall winner was Digi, a provider of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Also recognized were SenseAware, powered by FedEx and Eurotech, for Platform for Enterprise Deployment, OnAsset Intelligence for Platform for Best Business Intelligence Controls Solution, KORE for Platform for Service Providers and RFM for Enabling Independent Application Developer.

"Congratulations to all Battle of the Platform participants and winners. All companies showed the breadth and depth of M2M platform solutions and, although each solution addressed a unique business application or technology, all of these solutions show how platforms enable companies to exploit M2M to solve real business issues, improve efficiency and drive revenue,” said Carl Ford , CEO, Crossfire Media, in a statement. “Platform contestants highlighted solutions that address real business needs with quick, scalable implementations that exploit off the shelf capabilities that succeed in reducing costs, improving efficiency and driving profitability."

The event highlighted innovative platform solutions capable of implementing a wide variety of M2M solutions and gave attendees an opportunity to evaluate and differentiate how platforms serve a wide variety of horizontal and vertical applications. All platform contestants highlighted solutions that address real business needs with quick, scalable implementations that exploit off the shelf capabilities that succeed in reducing costs, improving efficiency and driving profitability.

The winners presented all kinds of M2M implementations, including solutions that connect embedded systems to cloud services, how M2M can be utilized to save a life, a vending machine, using M2M to improve a company’s business intelligence, implementing crisis management and devising disaster recovery plans and how original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and design engineers can connect with more devices, equipment and processes than ever before.

Hearing about these very diverse applications, attendees gained an understanding of how almost any enterprise can benefit from M2M implementations these days.

Missed out on this year’s Battle of the Platforms? Your next chance to participate is in Miami on January 29, 2013. For more information regarding M2M Evolution and Battle of the Platforms, please contact Matthew Gleeson at mgleeson@tmcnet.com.




Edited by Jamie Epstein

IoTevolutionworld Web Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Teradata Punches the Accelerator: Slow IoT Projects Move to the Fast Lane

By: Ken Briodagh    8/26/2016

Teradata, an analytics solutions company, has launched four accelerators designed to speed up the transformation of IoT data to actionable insight. Th…

Read More

Off the Blockchain: Chronicled Launches Open Registry for IoT

By: Ken Briodagh    8/24/2016

Chronicled, Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company, has launched an Open Registry for IoT, designed to encourage growth and interoperability i…

Read More

Senet and myDevices: Collaboration Evolves Connected Things

By: Special Guest    8/23/2016

Senet and myDevices last month announced a new technology partnership bringing a little extra spice to Senet's rapidly growing LPWAN U.S. network with…

Read More

Contract Manufacturers Add Value with Vertical Integration of Supply Chains

By: Special Guest    8/22/2016

As a contract manufacturer for some of the largest CPG companies in the U.S., when LiDestri Food and Drink goes looking to buy raw materials, more oft…

Read More

Top Questions to Ask When Looking for an IoT Platform

By: Special Guest    8/22/2016

SPONSORED CONTENT: Where to start when looking to choose a new IoT platform.

Read More