Wyless, Iridium Join global trade group the International M2M Council
LONDON, Dec. 4, 2013
LONDON, Dec. 4,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Iridium Communications, Inc. and Wyless
Inc. have joined the International M2M Council (IMC), a global organisation
that promotes the benefits of machine-to-machine communications (M2M). The IMC
announced that both companies have become sustaining members of the
London-based association, which was formed earlier this year by a group of
influential solutions providers in the M2M industry.
Iridium, a global satellite services provider, and Wyless, an M2M/IoT managed
services provider, are expected to contribute an expanded breadth of expertise
to the IMC's first major initiative: the development of a library of M2M
content, including in-depth user case-studies that will inform businesses
about the benefits of M2M technology in various vertical markets.
Sometimes called the "Internet of Things," M2M refers to applications in which
computers and sensors exchange data with each other to monitor and control
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, and mobile supply-chain.
Iridium specializes in providing satellite communications between machines to
industries where objects can be hard to reach, such as vehicle tracking, heavy
equipment, energy, maritime, and aviation. Says David Wigglesworth, the
company's VP of Data Services, "Iridium sees great value in joining together
with other industry leaders to increase awareness of the business case for
M2M. We've only scratched the surface of the economic benefits M2M can
Dan McDuffie, CEO of Wyless, agrees, "One of the things we appreciate most
about the IMC is that it is prepared to carry its message globally. Many of
our partners require solutions with a multinational footprint, and our
industry group needs to reflect that." Wyless currently delivers M2M managed
cellular service through 19 major telcos on every continent, and recently
acquired TM Data of Brazil, a fellow MVNO.
Other sustaining members of the IMC are AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Digi
International, Kore Telematics, Oracle Corporation, ORBCOMM and Telit Wireless
Solutions. More companies are expected to join the IMC 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 .
Contact: Keith Kreisher, International M2M Council, +44.20.7596.8777,
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