IMC Elects HPE’s Bregulla as New Chairman, Leverages User Inputs to Accelerate IoT Adoption
London (2 January 2019): The IoT M2M Council (IMC), with 25,000 members the largest trade organization serving the nascent technology sector called the “Internet of Things” (IoT), has elected as its 2019 chairman Volkhard Bregulla, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Automotive and IoT at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Bregulla succeeds Syed Hosain, CTO of Aeris, as the IMC chair, and will be joined for the first time by an IMC Vice Chairman, Sara Brown, VP of Marketing with MultiTech.
IoT Visitors at CES 2018 Showed Huge Increases in Smart Home, Automotive, Wearables, Healthcare
(London, 25 July 2018): Attendees from key IoT markets at CES 2018 showed dramatic increases over the previous year, according to the IoT M2M Council, a trade group that organizes a pavilion and conference at CES covering infrastructure for the nascent technology sector known as the Internet of Things. The show's latest audit indicates that CES visitors interested in automotive and wearables increased by more than 40% over 2017, while visitors interested in healthcare increased a whopping 71%. Even attendees interested in the smart home/appliance/energy sector, thought to be a relatively mature market for CES, increased by 28%.
IoT Demographics Matter, New Research Shows
(London, 16 July 2018): New research released by the IoT M2M Council - a trade association that represents 25,000 IoT buyers worldwide - shows that there are strong differences in how IoT technology adoption is viewed by OEMs, applications developers, and enterprise users. The results were generated by new queries in the IMC's Quarterly IoT Buyers' Index for Q2 2018, a survey of more than 100 individuals from these three categories. The report shows surprisingly clear distinctions between IoT technology buyers in what they view as their biggest hurdles and their timeframes for finishing projects. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that security and privacy issues surrounding connected devices were not among buyers' top concerns.
BICS Joins IoT Trade Group to Reach Enterprise, North American Markets
London (26 April): BICS, a leading international telecoms enabler, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions, with more than 25,000 members globally, 35% from North America. BICS portfolio of turnkey global IoT connectivity solutions include a virtualized core network in the cloud and roaming connectivity services for companies looking to integrate connected devices into their business, control and monetize them.
IoT Law & Public Policy is Focus of New IMC Publication
London (19 April 2018): The International Journal of IoT Law & Public Policy, a journal that will cover how governments around the world are regulating and incentivizing the nascent technology sector known as the "Internet of Things", will begin publication this month. Published by the largest trade group serving the IoT sector, the London-based IoT M2M Council (IMC), the new digital quarterly will act as a compendium of government actions that can impact the deployment of IoT technology. The journal will include original research, contributions from experts in the field, as well as broad lists of government initiatives in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim, with links to further information.
1NCE Joins IMC to Spread Word of Low-Cost Flat-Rate for IoT Data
London (9 April): 1NCE, a new provider of low-cost, Tier 1 connectivity for IoT, including narrow-band and Cat-M connections, has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest and fastest growing trade organization dedicated to the IoT sector. The company says that it intends to use the trade group to help spread the word of its EUR €10 flat-rate for cellular connections that are good for ten years, using a prepaid SIM card. Largely bankrolled by Deutsche Telekom, 1NCE intends to bring IoT technology to entirely new and existing low-bandwidth applications on a scale not yet seen by making device connectivity easier and cheaper.
CES Becomes IoT Destination, Drawing B2B OEMs by Thousands
London (3 April 2018): Audits of attendees to the massive Consumer Electronics Show indicate that the event has become one of the world's largest gathering points for IoT buyers. Crucial IoT segments, including automobiles, wearable devices, smart appliances, and home automation, drew more than ten thousand attendees each at CES 2017, and the medical device sector brought over seven thousand. For the first time in January of 2018, show organizer the Consumer Technology Association teamed with the IoT M2M Council (IMC) - a trade group representing 25,000 IoT buyers - to produce a special pavilion for IoT infrastructure, giving OEMs that attend the show a dedicated venue.
Teleena Joins Trade Association IMC to Reach new IoT Markets
London (22 February 2018): Teleena, a global IoT and Mobility enabler based in The Netherlands, has joined the trade association IoT M2M Council to expand its reach among enterprises, particularly Semiconductors, Microelectronics, Chipset manufacturers and OEMs.. For its part, the IMC is the largest community of enterprise users and OEMs that buy IoT solutions, with 25,000 members globally, with 35% from North America, 25% from Europe, and the rest dispersed elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IoT Software Platforms Differentiated with Vendor Assessment Program
London (5 September 2017): The world's largest IoT trade group has created a template RFP document for sourcing IoT software platforms, and is now assessing software for compliance with the RFPs as a service to its membership. The IoT M2M Council - comprised of 25,000 enterprise users and OEMs that buy solutions for connecting remote devices - developed its RFP in a wiki-based, open-source process, with input from numerous vendors and more than 100 IoT buyers. IMC board companies Hewlett Packard Enterprise® (HPE) and Wind River® (an Intel subsidiary) are among the program's initial sponsors, and the group is inviting other platform providers to join the program.
IMC to Produce IoT Infrastructure Exhibit & Conference at CES 2018
London (7 September 2017): The IoT M2M Council (IMC)™ will produce the IoT Infrastructure exhibit and conference at CES® 2018, the world's largest event for the business of consumer technologies. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, which organizes the show, has tapped IMC; with 25,000 members is the largest trade group in the IoT sector, to produce the pavilion and conference.
NEW 802.11AC WI-FI + BLUETOOTH 5 MODULE PROVIDES UNMATCHED CONNECTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE IN CHALLENGING WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTS
London (29 August 2017) : Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) today introduced a new series of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that provide unmatched connectivity, and improves network efficiency and spectrum use.
LAIRD INTRODUCES THE MFLEXPIFA, THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST FLEXIBLE PIFA ANTENNA DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR METAL SURFACES
London (9 August 2017) : Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) is introducing the industry's first adhesive-backed flexible antenna designed to be used directly on metal surfaces, enabling the Internet of Things to continue its explosive growth to about 50 billion connected "things" worldwide by 2020.
IoT Software RFPs, Vendor Validation to be Unveiled by IoT M2M Council
London (2 August 2017) : The IoT M2M Council, with 25,000 members, the largest and fastest-growing trade association in the IoT sector, has announced a program to verify that IoT software platforms comply with open-source benchmarks that it has established. The benchmarks come in the form of a template RFP that is now available online, developed with input from major IoT software providers, such as PTC, HPE, and Intel subsidiary Wind River, as well as over 100 software users.
IoT Career Center Launched by the IoT M2M Council
London (18 July 2017): the IoT M2M Council, with over 25,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade in the technology sector known as the Internet of Things, announces the launch of its interactive job board, the IMC Career Center. With its focus on companies in the IoT sector, the IMC Career Center offers its members—and the embedded industries at large—an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.
Laird Joins IoT M2M Council for Breadth of Markets, Global Reach
London (14 June 2017): Laird PLC, one of the most influential providers of hardware, testing, and design solutions for the nascent technology sector called the "Internet of Things", has joined the IoT M2M Council, the largest and fastest-growing trade group representing the global IoT sector. Laird hopes to increase its substantial market reach with the move, and will join the IMC's Board of Governors as an industry thought leader.
IoT Open-Source Project Crafts Software RFPs, Validates Vendors
London (11 May 2017): The largest trade organization serving the Internet of Things sector, the IoT M2M Council, has announced that it will develop RFP documents that can be used as templates to procure IoT software. The group intends to bring together its leadership committee, comprised of senior IoT buyers from Fortune 500s, with solutions providers to develop the documents in an open-source process, hosted by a wiki website. Once finished, the IMC plans to validate participating software vendors as being compliant, and to integrate lists of these solutions providers into the published RFPs.
Sigfox pioneers Internet of Things interoperability to further accelerate mass market adoption
LABÈGE, France, April 5, 2017 - Sigfox, the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it has hit a new milestone in IoT interoperability with a development which sets to enable Internet applications interoperating over different IoT technologies.
Recycler Joins IoT Trade Group, Sees Abandoned Devices as Opportunity
London (23 March 2017): Re-Teck, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Li Tong Group (LTG), which optimizes Reverse Supply Chain Management (RSCM) services for technology, electronics and telecom, has already shown impressive growth, sees huge market opportunities in recycling abandoned IoT devices left in the field. To spread this message, the company has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), with 20,000 members the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the IoT sector, where it hopes to establish relationships with customers and channel partners. Re-Teck currently maintains major operations in USA(HQ), Hong Kong (HQ), Austria, and Brazil.
RFPs for IoT Software Platforms Developed Via "Open-Source"
London (21 March 2017): The IoT M2M Council - the largest trade group serving the technology sector, with 20,000 IoT buyers as members - announced that it is developing a library of RFPs for IoT solutions in order to assist its membership with procurement. The first product category to be covered by these RFPs will be IoT software platforms, with plans for finished documents to be rolled out in September, and subsequent RFPs covering connectivity services, hardware, and integration services to follow quickly.
u-blox Joins IoT M2M Council to Reach Broad Range of IoT Buyers
London (16 March 2017): Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips for embedded applications known widely as the "Internet of Things", has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group representing 20,000 enterprise users and OEMs that deploy IoT solutions. The IMC's rank-and-file membership serves 24 different vertical end-use markets evenly dispersed on six continents. u-blox recently acquired the cellular module product line of Shanghai-based SIMCom Wireless to broaden its product line and global footprint.
IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member
LONDON, 28 February 2017: The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the "Internet of Things." HPE will take a seat on the Board of Governors of the relatively young trade association.
Sigfox and Telefónica strike global deal to offer IoT services worldwide
LABÈGE, France, February 22, 2017 - Sigfox, the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), and Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and industry recognized IoT leader, announced today that they have struck a global deal to integrate Sigfox's low-powered connectivity into the operator's managed connectivity platform.
Sigfox to transform global asset tracking with Spot'it, the world's lowest cost Internet of Things (IoT) GPS-free geolocation service
LABÈGE, France, February 16 2017 - Sigfox, the world's leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a new "GPS-free" Internet of Things (IoT) geolocation service which provides a highly economical way of tracking large numbers of assets around the world.
IoT M2M Council Votes Digi CTO Young as New Chairman
London (4 January 2017): The IoT M2M Council (IMC) - with 20,000 members, the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the IoT sector - announced that its Board of Governors has named Joel Young, CTO of Digi International, as its Chairman. Young has close to 20 years of experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology sector and has been with Digi International, a leading global provider of business and mission-critical M2M and IoT connectivity products and services since 2000.
IoT Planners to Use Software Widget to Assess Readiness
London (7 September 2016): The IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group serving the nascent Internet of Things sector, has developed a software widget designed to help prepare managers for deploying connected devices in the field.
PTC Joins IoT M2M Council to Expand Computing at the Network’s Edge
London (10 August 2016): PTC, provider of ThingWorx , one of the most widely deployed software platforms for networking remote devices in industrial applications known as the Internet of Things, has joined the trade association the IoT M2M Council, whose mission is to educate those deploying connected devices in the field.
Ingenu joins IoT Trade Group to Expand Global Reach of LP-WAN
London (28 June 2016): Ingenu, a leader in delivering wireless connectivity to machines in the nascent technology sector known as the Internet of Things (IoT), has joined the trade association, the IoT M2M Council (IMC) to augment the footprint of its low-power, wide-area network and technology.
Semtech Joins IoT M2M Council to Boost Business Cases with LoRaWAN Technology
London (21 June 2016): Semtech, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and provider of end-to-end solutions for low-power wide-area network (LP-WAN) connectivity known as LoRa, has joined the Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). The IMC is the world’s largest and fastest-growing trade association serving the IoT sector, with over 18,000 members worldwide that self-identify as IoT buyers from 25 different vertical-market segments.
SIGFOX NA Joins Fast-Growing IoT Trade Group to Educate Members on LPWA Connectivity
London (16 June 2016): SIGFOX North America, a leader in the field of dedicated connectivity for the Internet of Things, has joined the trade association the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as the group’s newest sustaining company and board member. Both organizations have been moving fast of late, with SIGFOX announcing it will build out its public network in 100 US cities in the coming year, and the IMC crossing the threshold of 18,000 members worldwide, and growing at a rate of almost 300 new members weekly.
IMC launches webinar series for users of connected devices
A webinar series that will draw audience from users that buy and deploy connected devices in the field – and covering user-driven topics – has been announced by the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade association serving the IoT sector.
IoT Project-Starts Down Slightly for Coming Year: Trade Group
London (11 May 2016): Enterprises that will deploy IoT solutions say that they are trimming back their plans for the next 12 months, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group whose membership is comprised of over 17,000 technology buyers from around the globe in the nascent technology sector. The IMC’s Quarterly IoT Buyers’ Index surveys its members about their buying plans up to two years out, and the relative number of enterprise users looking to make IoT investments in a six- or 12-month timeframe has shown slight decreases over the last three consecutive quarters.
Telit CMO Bufalino Voted Chairman of Largest IoT Trade Group
London (16 December 2015): The IoT M2M Council (IMC) – a trade association promoting business development in the nascent technology sector called the Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communications – announced today that it had selected as its new chairman Alexander Bufalino, CMO of Telit, a turnkey provider of IoT technology and services.
Picture Mixed for IoT Projects for Next 6 Months: IoT M2M Council
London (20 October 2015): A quarterly survey of 140 executives that self-identify as buyers of products and services for the Internet of Things shows a mixed picture for the near-term sales of hardware, software, connectivity, and services in the nascent technology sector.
IoT or M2M? Trade Group Opts for Both as It Grows
London (19 August 2015): The largest and fastest-growing trade association for the technology sector known as the Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communications, will make the phrase “IoT” a part of its name moving forward. The group that has been known as the International M2M Council will operate under the new name IoT M2M Council (retaining the acronym, IMC) moving forward, making its new web address www.iotm2mcouncil.org.
Intel, Wipro Join Trade Group to Expand Markets for IoT
London (11 August, 2015): Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced that they are joining the IoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council (IMC), a global trade association for the growing industry known as the Internet of Things (or machine-to-machine communications).
IoT Trade Group Grows to 10,000 Members, Launches Quarterly Index of Technology Buying
London (5 August 2015): The trade association the IoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council announced that it has amassed over 10,000 members in just 18 months of operations, almost entirely comprised of individual OEMs, enterprise users, and applications developers that buy IoT solutions.
Huge New Study of IoT Buyers Shows Larger Projects Coming, Market Similarities
Over 5,000 OEMs and enterprise users that deploy connected devices have participated in what could be the largest quantitative study ever undertaken to understand technology buying patterns for the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications.
Trade Groups for Connected Health, Internet of Things Join Forces to Promote Healthcare Connectivity
The European Connected Health Alliance and theIoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council have agreed to cooperate in order to promote the use of technology for telehealth and connected wellness. The joint promotional agreement calls for the two groups to communicate activities among each others’ membership base, share public platforms, and offer bilateral strategic direction.
KORE CEO Brisbourne Voted Chairman of New IoT Trade Group
The IoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council (IMC), the largest and fastest-growing trade group serving the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) sector, announced today that KORE CEO Alex Brisbourne has been voted Chairman. KORE is the world's largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) dedicated to providing wireless connectivity for M2M.
Aeris Joins IoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council to Extend Global Reach
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) announced today that Aeris Communications, a Silicon Valley-based machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and service provider, has become the latest member of the new trade association and will also be joining the IMC Board of Governors.
Amdocs Joins M2M Trade Group, Reaches Out to Enterprise Users
The IoT M2M Council today announced that Amdocs, a leading provider of Customer Experience Systems Innovation has joined the new trade association. The IMC seeks to prove the business case for the Internet of Things to companies that can benefit directly from machine-to-machine communications.
Synapse Wireless Joins new M2M Trade Group, Connects Machines to the Cloud and More
The IoT M2M Council announced that its newest sustaining member is Synapse Wireless, a leader in developing proven, scalable M2M connectivity solutions based on their award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh technology.
Satellite Services Provider Inmarsat Joins New M2M Trade Association, Looks to Expand
Inmarsat, a leading global provider of satellite M2M services to the transportation, energy and government markets, will join the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a new trade association formed to promote the use of communications between machines, announced the IMC.
Telecom Italia Joins M2M Trade Group, Pursues ROI for Internet of Things 2.2014
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) the new trade association for the machine to machine communications sector, has just announced Telecom Italia as the latest sustaining member to join the organization in its mission to prove the business case for the Internet of Things.
Trade Association for the Internet of Things Gains Hundreds of Members in Just One Month 2.2014
The IoT M2M Council – a new trade group for the Internet of Things, also called machine-to-machine communications – has gained over 500 new members in the last month, illustrating the need for industry leadership in the sector.
New M2M Trade Group Organizes "Internet of Things" Showcase at CeBIT 11.2013
Exhibitors at the world's largest IT show - Germany's massive CeBIT trade fair - will have new chances to show how their technology is making machines come alive on the Internet.
AT&T Joins New Machine-to-Machine Trade Group: IoT M2M Council formerly known as International M2M Council to Foster Growth by Proving Business Cases 9.2013
AT&T has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), an organisation that will evangelize the use of machine-to-machine communications (M2M) global
IoT M2M Council Names Officers, Committees 9.2013
The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced the election of its first slate of officers.
New Trade Group Tackles the Business Case for M2M 6.2013
It has become much easier to connect a myriad of machines to the Internet or other networks, providing new revenue, cutting costs, and easing regulatory compliance for those that make and deploy machines.
New M2M Trade Association to Bring "Internet of Things" to Vertical Markets 5.2013
What do your car, a heart monitor, and the electrical meter on your house have in common? All are being outfitted with communications technology and connected to the “Internet of Things” to provide significant new functions.