Battle of the Platforms Returns to M2M Evolution Conference & Expo

By IoTEvolutionWorld News March 25, 2014

Norwalk, Conn—March 24, 2014—Today TMC and Crossfire Media announced the expansion of its highly-anticipated Battle of the Platforms competition at M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. M2M Evolution, held August 11-14, 2014, at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an event that explores the latest Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies, horizontal solutions and vertical applications. Battle of the Platforms is an exciting opportunity for leading companies to present cutting-edge M2M platforms, and for businesses to hear and see what the market has to offer. This year’s competition will be expanded from an evening of demonstrations to a full two days, and will commence on August 11 at 2:00 pm.

“M2M platforms are managing and delivering new efficiency across industries that include transportation, logistics, telematics, medical, smart grid, cold chain and more. Battle of the Platforms is intended to highlight how the migration to these new independent systems makes it economically feasible for all markets to adopt M2M,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution. “We’re eager to highlight the adoption and adaptation of these platforms, as we evaluate their impact, development and business intelligence for the carrier and enterprise.”

The Battle of the Platforms will provide participants the opportunity to demonstrate their platform live to a panel of judges, as well as an audience of attendees and potential end-users. Judging will be based on the submission of a completed entry form plus the live demonstration. Five winners will be selected, one winner in each of the following categories:

  • Enabling Independent Applications Developer to work with M2M devices using APIs to manage information flow and connect to the users existing systems.
  • Platform for Best BI Controls Solutions that deliver thresholding and performance criteria in a manner that makes business decisions logical, simple and self-evident as possible.
  • Platform for Service Providers to support wholesale services and demonstrates streamlined M2M and is available for rapid deployment.
  • Platform for Enterprise Deployment to partition and deliver specific solutions where the enterprise manages independent of the location of their equipment.
  • Best Horizontal Platform for ease of integration, acceptability across multiple vertical markets, reduced complexity, cost reduction and speed of deployment.
  • Overall Best Platform demonstrating best-in-competition features and capability.

All winners will be announced at M2M Evolution at an awards cocktail reception. Questions about the Battle of the Platforms competition, or on how to apply to present, should be directed to Matthew Gleeson.

M2M Evolution is supported by Diamond Sponsor AT&T; and Gold Sponsors KORE Telematics, RacoWireless, Systech Corporation and ThingWorx.

Registration for M2M Evolution 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 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: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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.

TMC Media and Analyst Contact:            

Ashley Baster   

Connect2 Communications         

(919) 435-9112

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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