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TMC and Crossfire Media Name Participants in Second Battle of the Platforms
[January 17, 2013]

TMC and Crossfire Media Name Participants in Second Battle of the Platforms

Jan 17, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- TMC and Crossfire Media announced the participants for the second Battle of the Platforms (BoTP), taking place at M2M Evolution Conference & Expo at 2 p.m. EST on January 29.

According to a release, Battle of the Platforms is a half-day event that provides an opportunity to hear and see platform solutions from companies poised to help businesses manage and deliver M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions.

M2M Evolution is collocated with ITEXPO Miami, a communications and technology trade show, and is held January 30 - February 1, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

Battle of the Platform participants includes: -Axeda, a cloud-based service and software provider which focuses on managing connected products and implementing M2M applications.

-Gurtam, a software company that specializes in the development and distribution of GPS-based software solutions in the field of satellite tracking.

-ILS Technology, a provider of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf cloud platform to connect enterprise IT systems to the devices and machines on which businesses depend. ILS Technology solutions are easy to deploy to any device without the need for months of complex programming or development. ILS Technology offers security to protect company and customer data and ensure regulatory compliance.

-Modus, which develops a variety of wireless solutions, software, and offers full service account management to corporate enterprise, education, public service, and general business sectors.

-Omnilink, which offers a location-based services platform for powering location aware mobile devices and other solutions to track people and assets of value. Utilizing its software, FocalPoint, Omnilink provides complete location-enabled applications in a range of industries.

-Spireon, a company focused on the fleet, transportation and automotive telematics market. The organization specializes in developing business relationships worldwide through NSpire, their new multi-vertical M2M intelligence platform. Spireon is M2M Evolution Conference and Expo's case study sponsor.

-ThingWorx, a 1st Application Platform for the Connected World - one that combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, social media and Connected Intelligence, and applies it to any process that involve things. ThingWorx provides the disruptive change required to catalyze operational innovation creating a more efficient and sustainable world.

-Zoho, which offers a suite of online business, productivity & collaboration applications. Customers use Zoho Applications to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software.

BoTP Categories: -Enabling Independent Applications Developer to work with M2M devices - Here we are looking at how third parties use APIs to manage information flow and connect to the users existing systems.

-Platform for best BI Controls Solutions - Here we are looking at the ability to 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 - Here we are looking at how the provisioning of M2M is streamlined and available for rapid deployment.

-Platform for Enterprise Deployment - Here we are looking at the ability to partition and deliver specific solutions where the enterprise manages independent of the location of their equipment.

"Battle of the Platforms is a great way to see how much machine-to-machine technology is evolving," said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media and BoTP Judge. "This pre-conference event allows companies to get feedback from influential judges and build a bigger brand name. We are excited to see what all of the participants bring to the table." The 2013 Battle of the Platforms is a free event of M2M programming followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by ILS Technology. Conference sessions start on January 30th and are filled with insight from analysts, real-life case studies and roundtable discussions on new M2M technologies and best strategies. It's the opportunity for M2M application developers, wholesale service providers, enterprise IT managers and others to evaluate M2M solutions and determine which platforms are the best option for their own M2M projects.

Registration for M2M Evolution is now open. Battle of the Platforms is a free event, but a separate registration is required to attend.

TMC is a global, integrated media company.

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company.

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