Will Showcase Machine-to-Machine Industry Leadership October 2-5 in Austin, Texas
NORWALK, Conn. – August 1, 2012 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that Sprint (NYSE: S) has signed on to become a platinum sponsor of M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, October 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. M2M Evolution is collocated with ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show.
According to Compass Intelligence, the U.S. market for next-generation solutions is expected to grow from 27 million connections today to over 120 million by 2017. M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, produced in conjunction with Crossfire Media, brings together experts in transportation, security, health, cold chain, automotive, and safety to discuss strategies for M2M growth, as well as the new business of proactive response centers. Technology companies, including wireless carriers, platform companies and device manufacturers, also will present and discuss their roles in creating effective technologies and procedures that work to create an ecosystem for actionable data and information.
Wireless connections are going beyond smart phones and are enabling millions of devices to be inter-connected. Our entire world is becoming more connected every day, improving the way we live, work and play. Sprint has the tools to make this happen and support the growth in the M2M field. The open platform, network leadership, dedicated support and proven experience helps get M2M ideas up and running and in the market. Sprint has already certified hundreds of independent devices on their network – a number that continues to increase daily.
“Supporting this M2M Evolution Conference was a natural fit for us,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. “Over the years, Sprint has enjoyed collaborating with TMC and Crossfire Media to showcase the latest M2M technologies and solutions. These highly-specialized devices and software are leading to groundbreaking advancements in virtually every aspect of our lives – including healthcare, connected vehicles, public safety, retail and energy management. Our dedicated team and open approach to M2M, backed by the strength of our network, places Sprint in a leadership position to meet this explosion of mobile information and opportunities to serve the general public and businesses alike.”
“Machine-to-machine communications has experienced tremendous growth, and is poised to continue that trajectory for the next several years as more and more vertical market segments discover and capitalize on its benefits,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC. “M2M Evolution will bring the industry together to showcase the tremendous strides M2M technologies and services are making in transportation, security, health, cold chain, automotive, safety and other industries, and we are very pleased to have Sprint joining us as a M2M Evolution platinum sponsor.”
Registration for M2M Evolution is now open. For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Matthew Gleeson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.852.6800 ext 145. For information about media and analyst registration, contact Ashley Baster.
About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group:
With more than a dozen years of experience with M2M, Sprint has been at the forefront of this wireless industry revolution, teaming with and supporting a large and diverse portfolio of innovative companies to create smarter wireless solutions that change the way people work and live. In 2010 Sprint opened the Sprint Collaboration Center in Burlingame, Calif., a hands-on, interactive lab where ideas, knowledge and technology unite to produce wirelessly enabled M2M concepts and products. Last year, Sprint also introduced the Sprint Command Center, a Web-based portal that allows businesses with Sprint wireless-connected products the ability to manage, activate and deactivate each device. Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation – including the top-ranked North American M2M provider (and second-ranked carrier overall among 12 global service providers) by Analysys Mason, and the Frost & Sullivan 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award in North America for Machine to Machine Communications. To learn more about Sprint’s M2M offerings, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.
About Sprint Nextel:
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. Crossfire services communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.
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