August 18, 2011
Numerex Organizes International M2M Event Hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) on September 20-21, 2011 at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerex (NASDAQ: NMRX) a leading single source provider of secure machine-to-machine (M2M) products and services, today announced the forthcoming international meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Standardization Task force (GSC MSTF), which will be held on September 20-21, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. This meeting, organized by Numerex in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), is hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Participants will be coming from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The theme of the meeting is "M2M Standards as Growth Enablers".
Created last year in Beijing at the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)-15, a forum centered on the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations, the GSC MSTF was tasked with facilitating global coordination and harmonization in the area of M2M standardization. Numerex's CTO, Dr. Jeffrey O. Smith, was appointed convener of the GSC MSTF at the Beijing meeting.
The Atlanta event is broken down in two parts. The first day takes the form of a conference at the GTRI auditorium where experts from a wide range of industries will present their views on the impact of M2M standards on their vertical markets. The second day will feature a roundtable at the Georgia Tech Technology Square Research building focused on summarizing the findings of the GSC MSTF meetings, and drafting suggestions and recommendations regarding the direction of global M2M standardization. Both the conference and roundtable are free of charge.
"Numerex is honored to have been chosen to organize this important event in the global M2M arena, which will feature international Standards Development Organizations, various standards alliances focusing on specific vertical markets, and companies that are leaders in their field. The effective collaboration with TIA and Georgia Tech, in particular GTRI's Information and Communications Laboratory has contributed to make this premier international M2M gathering a required stop for any M2M player interested in keeping current with the latest M2M developments," said Stratton J. Nicolaides, Chairman and CEO of Numerex. "TIA's leadership in M2M provides the right momentum in the M2M standards world at a critical time for the whole industry, which is rapidly expanding and searching for new frameworks."
While the conference should be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about general M2M capabilities, the roundtable will appeal to individuals having a direct involvement in M2M standards. Detailed information about the program and registration can be found at: http://www.tiaonline.org/standards/mstf/upcoming.cfm
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment and entertainment. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit tiaonline.org. TIA's next annual event TIA 2012 Inside the Network will be held in Dallas, TX on June 5-7, 2012.
About Georgia Tech and GTRI
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech's more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is Georgia Tech's nonprofit applied research arm. It employs around 1,500 people, and is involved in approximately $200 million in research annually for more than 200 clients in industry and government. GTRI has been a trusted government and industry partner since 1934. Each day, GTRI's science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. GTRI conducts its research programs through eight technically-focused laboratories that span the breadth of information, communications, sensors, security, and related technologies. For more information on GTRI please visit www.gtri.gatech.edu
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 DNAÃ® that includes hardware and smart Devices, cellular and satellite Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FASTÃ® (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 UsÃ®" 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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