M2M Evolution Names Battle of the Platforms Winners

By IoTEvolutionWorld News August 13, 2014

Industry-leading M2M platforms compete at Las Vegas event

Las Vegas, Nevada – August 13, 2014 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced the winners for the Battle of the Platforms competition that took place at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, held August 11-14, 2014, at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Battle of the Platforms was held on Tuesday, August 12, and showcased cutting edge platforms that help manage and deliver Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. The competition included a cross section of M2M platforms that demonstrated product differentiation, competitive evaluation and implementation best practices.

Each Battle of the Platforms participant was judged by an expert panel that included Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution; James Brehm, founder and technology evangelist at James Brehm & Associates; and Mike Sapien, analyst at Ovum.

The winners of the M2M Evolution Battle of the Platforms are:

  • Best Horizontal Implementation: Numerex
  • Best Vertical Implementation: EuroTech
  • Best Provisioning: Kore
  • Best Application Development Environment: RacoWireless
  • Best Enabling Non-Platform Technology or Offering:  Skkynet
  • Best Overall Platform: Xively

Additional Battle of the Platforms participants included FreeWave, SeeControl, Tutk, Meshify and Amdocs.

“The Battle of the Platforms competition evaluates some of the latest and most innovative technology in the M2M marketplace, while showcasing how market leaders are differentiating themselves with cutting edge platforms. This Vegas event was particularly interesting as it showcased numerous case studies that highlighted fast implementation times, strong business process improvements and revenue-generating solutions,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution. “It is a shame that all Battle of the Platform participants could not win; all contestants were great and showed the variety and diversity of solutions that support M2M and IoT”

M2M Evolution is supported by Diamond Sponsors AT&T, Ericsson and Sprint; Platinum Sponsor Wind River; Gold Sponsors Amdocs, Arrow, B&B Electronics, Eurotech, ILS Technology, KORE, Numerex, RacoWireless, Red Hat, Systech, ThingWorx, Verizon, and Vodafone.

The next M2M Evolution event will be held January 28-30, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Convention Center in Miami, Florida. Contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information on registering. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsoring or participating in the next M2M Evolution should contact Matthew Gleeson at 203.852.6800 ext. 145.

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; Currency 2.0; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; FreePBX World; 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.

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Ashley Baster 
Connect2 Communications          
(919) 435-9112

Edited by Adam Brandt
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