M2M Evolution Adds New Participants to Battle of the Platforms

By IoTEvolutionWorld News July 30, 2013

August 26 event highlights how to utilize network platforms to implement machine-to-machine solutions

Norwalk, Conn. – July 30, 2013 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that five new companies – Amdocs, Eurotech, Gemalto, ThingWorx and Xively – have joined the list of companies participating in the third Battle of the Platforms event at the M2M Evolution Conference on Monday, August 26, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Battle of the Platforms is a half-day event that provides an exciting opportunity to hear and see cutting-edge platform solutions from leading companies poised to help companies manage and deliver M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions.

With nine companies currently slated to take part, the competition is open to all conference attendees and will answer questions as they relate to the overall M2M market impact, market leaders and market competitors. Participants include:

      • Aeris, which, through its cellular network designed and built exclusively for machines, helps companies rolling out new services to leverage M2M connectivity.
      • Amdocs, which offers a pre-packaged, pre-configured end-to-end solution based on production-proven technology that allows service providers to quickly onboard and support partners offering M2M applications.
      • Etherios, developers of the Device Cloud, which gives companies the ability to drive productivity while keeping costs low.
      • Eurotech, whose M2M cloud solution simplifies device and data management by connecting distributed devices over secure and reliable cloud sources.
      • Gemalto, which provides M2M security, flexible subscription management, service enablement and an application enablement platform.
      • ILS Technology, which provides a ready-to-use, off-the-shelf platform to connect enterprise IT systems to the devices and machines on which businesses depend.
      • QNAP, which is aimed at improving business efficiency on file sharing, virtualized applications, storage management and surveillance in business environments.
      • ThingWorx, which provides the first platform designed to efficiently build and run the applications of today’s connected world.
      • Xively, a Platform as a Service that provides everything you need to simplify and accelerate the creation of compelling connected products and solutions.

Competitors will be judged by James Brehm, senior strategist with Compass Intelligence, and Carl Ford, co-founder of Crossfire Media. Platform categories include:

  • Best Horizontal Implementation
  • Best Vertical Implementation
  • Best Provisioning
  • Best Application Development Environment
  • Best Enabling Non-Platform Technology or Offering
  • Overall Best Platform

"Battle of the Platforms provides a forum for business executives to see solutions across industries and learn how they can be adapted for their own,” said Carl Ford, CEO at Crossfire Media and M2M Evolution vice president of content. “The beauty of using platforms is you can deploy a “Write Once Use Many” strategy that includes cloud, big data and often has incredible ROI.”

M2M Evolution is supported by Platinum Sponsors Flexera, Oracle and Verizon; Gold Sponsors Kore Telematics, ThingWorx, IIS Technology, AT&T, Ericsson, Wyless, Gemalto and CCF; and Corporate Sponsors Numerex, Mosaik Solutions, CradlePoint, Etherios and Deutsche Telecom.

Registration for M2M Evolution, including Battle of the Platforms, is now open, contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster.

Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for M2M Evolution should contact TMC’s Matthew Gleeson at 203-852-6800 x145.

For the latest M2M Evolution news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at #M2MEvolution.

About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. IoTevolutionworld is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Secure Mobility Conference; Small Cell Summit, Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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Edited by Alisen Downey
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