Dr. Smith to Discuss M2M Standardization Status, Trends and Challenges
ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX), a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, announced today that its chief technology officer, Jeffrey O. Smith, Ph.D, will keynote the international M2M workshop during the upcoming IEEE Globecom Global Communications Conference to be held December 5-9, 2011 in Houston, TX. Dr. Smith, who is the chair of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF), a group centered on the International Telecommunication Union, which is a specialized agency of the United Nations, will discuss status, trends and challenges of M2M standardization. His presentation will include perspectives from the recently concluded GSC-16 meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during which M2M was a “High Interest Subject.” Dr. Smith is also the chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Engineering Committee on Smart Device Communications.
Key points regarding M2M standardization, which will be addressed by Dr. Smith, are:
- There is global interest for M2M and M2M standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) from China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea and North America are now actively working on M2M.
- The importance of international collaboration is widely recognized and currently underway.
- The diverse needs and requirements of the market verticals must be integrated in M2M standardization. This point was clearly highlighted both at GSC-16 and the international GSC MSTF conference hosted by TIA at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in September 2011.
“I hope to make the Globecom audience realize that M2M has come of age and standards are an important dimension of the M2M growth,” says Dr. Smith. “I was very encouraged by the attention given to M2M at GSC-16 and the effective and friendly cooperation among standards groups. The progress made in M2M standardization is quite remarkable.”
Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX) is a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) business services, technology, and products used in the development and support of M2M solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The Company offers Numerex DNA® that includes hardware and smart Devices, cellular and satellite Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST(R) (Foundation Application Software Technology). Customers typically subscribe to device management, network, and application services through hosted platforms. Business services enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions while simplifying and speeding up deployment through streamlined processes and comprehensive integration services. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified. “Machines Trust Us®” represents the Company’s focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers’ M2M solutions. For additional information, please visit www.numerex.com.
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