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Gurtam joins IMC to Expand IoT Platform Beyond GPS Tracking
- July 21, 2021
London (21 July 2021): European-based software provider Gurtam has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a Sustaining Member company in order to find broader markets for its IoT platform Wialon that connects remote devices installed on vehicles and stationary objects. The company is well known in fleet management and similar GPS markets, but now is deploying its Wialon platform into new applications, such as agribusiness and field services. With 25,000 rank-and-file members, the IMC is the largest community of qualified enterprise users, product makers and apps developers that buy IoT solutions.
“When we started developing the Wialon platform, the phrase “IoT” didn’t exist. Today, we’ve got 2.9 million vehicles connected and channel-partner relationships with over 600 hardware makers,” says Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Head of Gurtam’s Wialon, who will sit on the IMC’s Board of Governors, “We’re looking to deploy Wialon and our developer platform – called flespi, a set of back-end tools to develop telematics solutions – into new markets globally using machine learning and business intelligence to create specific applications. We see the IMC as a perfect platform to do that.”
The IMC’s rank-and-file Adopter Membership represents 29 different vertical markets – from automotive manufacturing to precision agriculture to retail point-of-sale to healthcare services – and roughly 35% are based in North America, with over 20% each in Europe and Asia, and the rest dispersed. Companies represented on the trade group’s board include Microsoft, Quectel, Tata Communications, and Vodafone, in addition to smaller, influential providers of IoT solutions. In reaching IoT buyers, the IMC has become the de facto standard for online events in the IoT industry and is the exclusive IoT partner for the massive Consumer Electronics Show.
“We welcome Gurtam to the IMC board and hope to learn more from their expertise in vehicle tracking solutions while we help them extend into new markets worldwide. The company adds to our strengths among IoT platform providers,” says Keith Kreisher, Executive Director of the IMC.
About the IoT M2M Council
The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT sector – with over 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers/designers, and apps developers that buy IoT solutions as members. Board companies include Aeris, AVSystem, beamLive, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi International, floLIVE, Gurtam, iBasis, Ignion, Incognito Software Systems, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, Losant, Microsoft Azure IoT, MultiTech, NimbeLink (an Airgain company), Novotech, Pelion (div. of ARM), Pod Group, Quectel, Software AG, Somos, Taoglas, Tata Communications, Telit, Utimaco, and Vodafone. Visit www.iotm2mcouncil.org