Outshines platforms from industry leaders Digi, Spireon, Axeda, ThingWorx, WebNMS, Gurtam, ILS Technology, and Modus
January 29, 2013 – 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 any people and any things, for any user group and any industry.
Competition judges included Carl Ford, cofounder 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.
Best Overall Platform is the company’s 21st award in eight years.