August 26, 2009
Multi-Tech Systems Sponsors Inaugural M2M Evolution Conference in Los Angeles Next Week
Collocated with TMC’s (News - Alert) ITEXPO, New Event Helps Uncover Business Opportunities in Machine-to-Machine Technology
Norwalk, CT, (August 26, 2009) — Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that Multi-Tech Systems, a global manufacturer of award-winning embedded and external modems and unified communications products , has signed on as the Corporate Sponsor of their M2M Evolution Conference, taking place September 1, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
M2M Evolution, a joint venture between TMC and Crossfire Media, is dedicated to providing education and networking opportunities on Machine-to-Machine: Transformers Machines on the Net.
Whether the goal is to track tankers on the road or stationary sensors reporting remotely, machine-to-machine embraces the any-to-any strategy of the Internet today. This is not a marketplace for just the enterprise, but an opportunity for carriers to provide full services to a growing market that is estimated to reach $300 billion next year.
M2M systems reflect the data strategies used throughout the industry, APIs, XML, middleware, and integration into business intelligence systems are all embedded in the value of adding radio into the systems of the future. This is an enterprise driven business with an estimated 38 billion devices benefiting from information networking.
The complete conference program for M2M is as follows:
Machine To Machine (M2M) Communications 101
What is M2M and why is it important. This session takes a look at how devices are connected today and how the applications have evolved. The definition of Machine-to-Machine communication is pretty simple, but the solutions are as numerous as the applications and machines themselves.
Track Records and Success Stories
Taking advantage of machine-to-machine services has yielded some great ROI for the implementers in various markets. This panel talks about the successes in a variety of solutions including Healthcare, Transportation and Financial as well as solutions that support general business needs like remote monitoring, facilities management and security. From theory to practice this session gives you the insight to connect the dots for your business.
Implementation and Integration
How do you put the pieces of the puzzle together, what are the questions that need to be asked? What devices are going to be connected? Do the devices need to be certified? What are the issues in managing traffic and monitoring the machines? What skills are required as you integrate various products and technology into your solution?
Certifications: Reuse versus Reinvention
How often do you notice all those symbols on the machines you use? When do you need to make your own versus using something that exists? Is it possible to bundle together devices to make a complete system that needs no additional certification. If you do have to be certified where do you start and what are the opportunity costs?
MVNOs Spanning the Globe for M2M Solutions
Rarely can a single network operator support a service that is global in nature, often integration services are offered that act as intermediaries, but thanks to the Internet and a long history of such services, Virtual Network Operators are focused on supporting M2M. What services do they offer and when do they fit into your operations.
For most M2M strategies, Zigbee is the wireless solution of choice. Low power emissions, combined with economic and reliable strategies make the open interface of Zigbee the right choice for M2M. Learn about how this community of companies are evolving and focusing the standards for future services.
Smart Grids and M2M
It’s stimulating and energizing! As the Obama administration continues to push its energy program and promotes the use of smart grids, the opportunity to deliver M2M solutions that increase energy efficiency, more affectively share power resources and generally enable green technologies puts us into a new M2M market. This panel discusses the opportunities and how it relates to the stimulus.
“We are happy to have Multi-Tech on board as our strategic partner in M2M Evolution,” said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC’s CEO and conference chair. “They have established themselves as true industry leaders by providing valuable solutions. Similarly, we are confident that M2M Evolution at ITEXPO will quickly establish itself as the leading event in the machine-to-machine marketplace.”
“Multi-Tech (News - Alert) is excited to work with TMC as they launch this new venture to support the emerging machine-to machine (M2M) market. As a leader in the M2M market for 40 years, we recognize the significant value TMC’s events, publications, and Web sites bring to advancing the growth of industries such as M2M,” said Bill Chesney (News - Alert), Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Registration for M2M Evolution is now open and complete details are available on the event Web site. Admission is free, and is also included with any ITEXPO (News - Alert) registration plan.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 3,500 most visited Web sites in the world by Quantcast, an independent Web traffic ranking site, TMCnet serves an average of two million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO), 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media), and Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium, Inc.). For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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, newsletters and provide community web sites with the latest information in our industries.
About Multi-Tech Systems:
Multi-Tech® Systems is a global manufacturer of award-winning device and embedded modems and Unified Communications products that connect data over cellular networks from anywhere in the world. As a leader in the industry for almost 40 years, Multi-Tech’s reputation for reliability and innovative design is evident with 80+ patents, 20+ million devices being used by thousands of customers worldwide and certifications from more than 20 carriers and over 80 countries. Multi-Tech is certified by the WBENC as a Women’s Business Enterprise and by C-TPAT (Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). Visit www.multitech.com.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi