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u-blox Joins IoT M2M Council to Reach IoT Buyers

By Ken Briodagh March 16, 2017

In a recent announcement, Swiss company u-blox, a global developer of wireless and positioning modules and chips for embedded IoT applications, said it has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group representing 20,000 enterprise users and OEMs that deploy IoT solutions.

The IMC’s rank-and-file membership serves 24 different vertical end-use markets across six continents. u-blox recently acquired the cellular module product line of  Shanghai-based SIMCom Wireless to broaden its product line and global footprint.

“Our IMC membership reinforces the message that we can deliver our entire range of products anywhere, and we know of no other trade group that has gathered a comprehensive cross-section of IoT buyers on this kind of scale,” said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, SVP, Strategy, u-blox for the Americas, and representative of the company on the IMC board. “u-blox’s product line includes hardware products for near-range, cellular, and GNSS applications, which are used in applications as far afield as wearable healthcare devices and automotive manufacturing. Most recently, the company has introduced new products for increased security and low-power applications, both hot issues in IoT.”

The IMC has been gaining an average of over 300 new rank-and-file members weekly by offering content focused on vertical-market business solutions. The group offers the sustaining companies on its board a combination of lead-generation, promotion, and research, and has recently formed a leadership committee of senior IoT buyers to help set direction for the group, and introduced a software survey tool that produces leads for its sustainer companies.

“We’re proud to welcome u-blox as our newest board member-company,” said Joel Young, Chairman, IMC, and CTO, Digi International. “Like our rank-and-file membership, our board is an eclectic group that include providers of software, hardware, connectivity, and integrations services. We’re constantly looking for new ways to bring these buyers and sellers together, and u blox illustrates that effort.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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