Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: Sprint, IBM, WebNMS and Identiv

The week the Embedded M2M Solutions Community was flooded with news of innovations, announcements and partnerships. With the weekend upon us, it serves a good time to look back on the week that was—you’ve guessed right, it’s time for the week in review.

Sprint’s (News - Alert) Director of M2M Products, Platforms, and Marketing Mohammed Nasser took part in an enlightening “fireside chat” with Crossfire Media’s Carl Ford (News - Alert) as well as gave an illuminating keynote at M2M Evolution Conference & EXPO. Nasser proclaimed “We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel…So we’re very excited about what’s happening in the M2M and IoT space right now.” Nasser outlined Sprint’s go-to-market approach—“three-legged-stool.” The three legs are as follows: enablement, packet solutions and custom solutions. Read Eric Lebowitz’s full analysis and commentary here.

IBM’s (News - Alert) Gurvinder Ahluwalla offered the crowds at ITEXPO this week an “ADEPT Talk on How to Advance IoT.” By leveraging bittorrent technology IBM plans to create the ADEPT architecture. ADEPT stands for Autonomous Decentralized Peer to Peer Telemetry, something the company has already put into practice with some of its partners. Ahluwalla noted the four biggest hurdles to IoT development are a lack of functional value, lack of ecosystem, lack of business model and operating cost issues.

WebNMS made a splash of its own this week at ITEXPO (News - Alert) and the colloacated M2M Evolution Conference & EXPO in Miami, Florida with its own IoT story.  Known for its ATM Site Manager, Cell Tower Manager, Power Grid Monitoring, DCIM, Smart Home, Solar Farm Manager and Windmill Manager the platofrom and application developer is firmly entrenched in the future of M2M—and it is expanding its ecosystem. Read Paula Bernier’s (News - Alert) full report here.

Identiv Labs gave IoT development a shot in the arm this week. It will be working with firms to create end-end IoT deployments, as it is offering up design, prototyping and manufacturing services to aid development.

 Identiv's CEO, Jason Hart, offered up some comment around the new division's construction, saying “Identiv Labs is our idea incubator. It serves as an in-design platform for customers to quickly partner with Identiv experts and cost effectively innovate new or improve upon existing products in a rapid turnkey process. When an organization seeks to improve its product offering through mobility, enhance its experience with trusted Internet connectivity, or safeguard user and product identity, Identiv Labs can make it a reality.”

Remember your one-stop-shop for all things M2M is right here in the Embedded M2M Solutions Community. See you next week!

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