AT&T Joins New Machine-to-Machine Trade Group

                AT&T Joins New Machine-to-Machine Trade Group

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, Oct. 15, 2013

-- International M2M Council to Foster Growth by Proving Business Cases

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T has joined the International M2M
Council (IMC), an organisation that will evangelize the use of
machine-to-machine communications (M2M) globally. The IMC announced that AT&T
Business Solutions has become a sustaining member of the London-based
association, which was formed earlier this year by a group of major solution
providers in the M2M industry.

AT&T is expected to play a significant role in the IMC's first major
initiative, the development of a library of M2M content, including in-depth
user case-studies to inform businesses about the benefits of M2M technology,
available solutions, industry best practices and potential cost savings from
deployment of M2M services in their businesses. Sometimes called the "Internet
of Things," M2M refers to applications in which computers, sensors and other
smart devices exchange data with each other to monitor, control, and gather
data from remote machines. The IMC will cover broad areas of new,
life-enriching connectivity applications in areas such as connected cars,
mobile healthcare, home security, smart grid, asset management, and mobile
supply-chain logistics. With over 15 million connected devices in its network,
AT&T is considered a global leader in M2M, and has just opened a new M2M
Foundry in Plano, TX (USA) that is intended to serve as a hub of innovation
for advancing solutions that connect assets and machines.

"We see the IMC as another opportunity to help educate businesses about how
M2M solutions can help to transform their business," said Mobeen Khan,
Executive Director, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, who
will serve on the IMC board. "We welcome AT&T as a major player in the M2M
industry," said IMC Chairman Jurgen Hase, vice president of Deutsche Telekom's
M2M Competence Center. "AT&T will support us in bringing together global M2M
adopters from many different vertical markets into one collaborative
environment."

Other sustaining members of the organisation are Digi International, Kore
Telematics, Oracle Corporation, ORBCOMM, and Telit Wireless Solutions, as well
as Deutsche Telekom. More companies are expected to join in the coming weeks.
About International M2M Council The IMC was formed in May 2013 to foster
widespread M2M adoption across a diverse range of industrial and consumer
sectors by bringing together solution providers and users of M2M technology
globally. For more information, visit www.im2mc.org .

Website: http://www.im2mc.org
Contact: Keith Kreisher, International M2M Council, +44.20.7596.8777,
info@im2mc.org
 
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