VANCOUVER, CANADA, March 29, 2012 – Wavefront, Canada’s wireless centre of excellence for commercialization and research, in conjunction with Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) and Rogers (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) (NYSE: RCI) is pleased to announce Canada’s first M2M Accelerator Program to facilitate innovation and accelerate commercialization for businesses and technologies in the machine to machine space. Now is the time for Canadian wireless solution developers and industry SMEs to capitalize on this tremendous revenue opportunity with M2M services revenue expected to reach $35 billion globally in 2016 according to Juniper Research. Wavefront’s M2M Accelerator Program brings together all the critical resources Canadian developers need to efficiently proto-type and commercially launch M2M solutions:
- All the hardware, Rogers Wireless connectivity, and world-class developer platforms (Jasper Control Center platform and Sierra Wireless AirVantage M2M Platform) needed for rapid M2M development and proto-type testing;
- Top-tier M2M advisory expertise providing all the business and technical support needed to navigate the complex M2M ecosystem;
- Collaborative M2M training, vertical industry roundtables and networking events; and
- Global market linkages to potential strategic wireless and industry partners and customers.
“As M2M grows to an estimated 50 billion connected devices by 2020, M2M will impact every sector of our economy, providing greater visibility to critical data and streamlining and automating the operations of businesses and consumer lifestyles,” says Hazim Sharif Eldin, Wavefront’s M2M Accelerator Program Manager. “M2M is one of the fastest growing wireless technology sectors in Canada and around the world and now is the time for Canadian innovators to join the next big thing…the internet of things.”
Wavefront offers two commercial M2M Accelerator Packages to get you started in this fast-growing wireless sector. In 2011, Wavefront delivered over 250 hours of support and training to six companies chosen as “First Wave” test participants in the program. Innovative M2M solutions range from ReFleX Wireless’ multi-patient wireless monitoring system to REV Technologies’ electric vehicle storage and networking technologies that can unlock energy reservoirs to Xonsen’s wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring. Join the program today at: www.wavefront.ca/accelerator/m2maccelerator
Wavefront Contact: Murray Smith, [email protected]/accelerator