ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilink today announced that it has won M2M Evolution's 2013 Battle of the Platforms competition, earning the prestigious Overall Best Platform Award—the highest industry honor awarded to platforms.
The Overall Best Platform award honors the single M2M platform that scored highest across five M2M platform categories including Enabling Independent Application Developers, Best Business Information Controls Solutions, Best Platform for Service Providers, Best Platform for Enterprise Deployments and Best Horizontal Platform.
The Battle of the Platforms competition consisted of 15 minute presentations delivered live to a panel of judges and an audience of M2M Evolution conference attendees.
Steve Hudson, Omnilink's chief development officer and mobile thought leader, presented on behalf of Omnilink. "All of the competitors were worthy and the presentations were excellent," commented Hudson. "We feel honored to have participated alongside such high-caliber technology leaders. Winning is validation that the platform we've spent years evolving and refining is truly best in class, and the solutions we've created with that platform are world-class."
Hudson's presentation described the company's beginnings as a single solution company providing location-based services (LBS) technology to the offender monitoring market, the development of their state-of-the-art infrastructure to support mission-critical tracking scenarios, the subsequent evolution of their horizontal platform, and the resulting creation of a broad solution portfolio and successful expansion into numerous verticals markets.
Hudson detailed how the platform's architecture and the company's development process combine to rapidly, flexibly, and cost-effectively create tailored vertical solutions. As a result, Omnilink is able to provide intuitive, reliable, end-to-end M2M solutions that track and monitor people and things, for any user group and any industry.
Competition judges included Carl Ford, co-founder Crossfire Media; James Brehm, senior strategist with Compass Intelligence; and Mike Sapien, principal analyst at Ovum. Battle competitors included M2M leaders Digi, Spireon, Axeda, ThingWorx, WebNMS, Gurtam, ILS Technology, and Modus.
The Best Overall Platform Award is Omnilink's 21st award in eight years.
Track and monitor people and things brilliantly with the world's most reliable and intuitive M2M technology, powered by Omnilink. Omnilink's award-winning platform connects hardware, networks, software, and support services to bring end-to-end solutions to life. Since 2004, global brands, U.S. government agencies, businesses, and consumers have used Omnilink to monitor the location, safety, and condition of offenders, assets, vehicles, loved ones, fleets, employees and more.
About Battle of the Platforms
Battle of the Platforms is a half day event that provides an exciting opportunity to hear and see cutting-edge platform solutions from leading companies poised to help businesses manage and deliver M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions. M2M Evolution is collocated with ITEXPO Miami, the world's largest and best attended communications and technology trade show.
About M2M Evolution
"The Event that is Everything M2M." The M2M Evolution Conference & Expo brings together experts in transportation, security, healthcare, supply chain, automotive and safety to discuss the strategies for M2M growth, as well as the new business of proactive response centers.
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