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With over 25,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers as Adopter Members, IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade association dedicated to the IoT/M2M sector.

 
HPE, PTC, and Wind River Join Effort to Speed IoT Software Purchasing
Las Vegas, CES - January 8, 2018 - Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT - HPE, PTC, and Wind River (Intel) - have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP Program for IoT Software Platforms, which will be presented at the IMC's conference at CES. Using input from many vendors and more than 100 software buyers in an open-source process, the IMC developed a template reference document that will ease buying of IoT software, and later, hardware and connectivity solutions. HPE, PTC, and Wind River have agreed to have their platforms assessed by the IoT M2M Council which represents 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions. The RFP program will simplify sourcing of IoT platforms for buyers by providing reference documentation and demonstrating capabilities of established software platforms, and for participating vendors, it will ultimately shorten the sales cycle.
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Aeris CTO Hosain Elected Chair of IoT M2M Council
London (December 14, 2017): Syed Zaeem "Z" Hosain, a founder and the Chief Technical Officer at Aeris Communications, was named the new chairman of the IoT M2M Council by the trade association's Board of Governors at their annual meeting, held last month in Boston. With more than 25,000 members worldwide, covering 24 different vertical-market sectors, the IMC is the largest and fastestgrowing trade organization serving the IoT industry.
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Arrow Joins IMC to Support Broad IoT Offerings
London (1 November 2017): The IoT M2M Council has announced that Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), one of the largest suppliers of electronic hardware, software, and connectivity services for the "Internet of Things" sector, has joined its Board of Governors as a sustaining member-company. With 25,000 enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers as members, the IMC claims to be the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the nascent technology sector.
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Avnet Joins IMC to Speed IoT Deployment
London (25 October 2017): To help expedite Internet of Things (IoT) technology deployment, Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC). The IMC's 25,000 rank-and-file members are comprised of enterprise users, OEMs, and applications developers from numerous vertical markets around the globe, making it the largest organization serving the IoT sector, and uniquely positioned to reach those that deploy IoT solutions.
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OleumTech sensor nodes take Sigfox network to hazardous environments
Californian M2M company OleumTech has launched a line hazardous area wireless sensor nodes for use on Sigfox’s worldwide LPWA network. The devices will let users benefit from out-of-the-box LPWA wireless connectivity with an intrinsically safe design made for operating in hazardous environments.
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Particle platform unlocks mesh networking
Particle has announced Particle Mesh, hardware for unlocking developer access to mesh networking technology. With Particle Mesh, the company says networks can cover more ground and capture more data with higher reliability at a reduced cost.
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SenRa and Nordic Automation plan LoRa-based smart metering and lighting across India
SenRa, an India LPWAN provider for long-range LoRa-based IoT applications, and Nordic Automation Systems, an end-to-end LoRaWan provider, have partnered to offer complete remote metering and smart street lighting across India.
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The IMC offers a collection of in-depth case studies for IoT and M2M deployments, spanning the broadset possible range of verticle market applications and geographies. The Use Cases will include critical information concerning ROI, Total Cost of Ownership, enhanced revenue streams, and other tangible outcomes of deployments wherever possible, organized by vertical market categories. It is the considered opinion of the IMC Board that broader adoption of M2M technologies will be fostered by this kind of qualitative research, providing IoT and M2M Adopters with valuable lessons learned from real-life examples.

 

 The IMC is a trade organization for the machine-to-machine communications industry, and it brings a new approach - it will stant for M2M as its own global  industry - it will not see M2M through the narrow lens of a single product category, nor will it see M2M solely as applied to a single vertical industry. The IMC will strive to bring together M2M Solutions Providers and Adopters of M2M technology into a single membership organization.

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