London: 24 March 2014 – The International M2M Council announced that its newest sustaining member is Synapse Wireless, a leader in developing proven, scalable M2M connectivity solutions based on their award-winning SNAP® wireless mesh technology. The (Huntsville, AL) US-based company delivers comprehensive solutions that provide game-changing analytics to businesses looking to implement wireless capabilities, making it a good fit for the IMC, a new trade association serving the IoT industry.
“Synapse partners with leading businesses to turn the Internet of Everything into a meaningful advantage,” said Wade Patterson, CEO, Synapse Wireless. “Our products provide connectivity to any kind of asset – to drive functionality, data, and insight that absolutely transforms business models. We hope to be a part of the thought leadership delivered by the IMC,” said Patterson.
The IMC has quickly gained over 1,000 individual associates – or Adopter Members – on five continents, mostly in the vertical-market sectors of logistics, healthcare, and energy, making it the world’s largest trade group dedicated to the IoT sector. Many IMC Adopter Members come from Fortune 500 companies, including 3M Healthcare, ABB, BMW, Coca-Cola, DHL, Hyundai, Philips, Saudi Aramco, Siemens Healthcare, Tata Group, UPS, the US Department of Defence, and Walmart.
Synapse joins AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Digi International, Inmarsat, Iridium, Kore Telematics, Oracle, Orbcomm, Telit, Telecom Italia, and Wyless as an IMC Sustaining-Member company. “Our Sustaining Members include top telcos, MVNOs, software developers, systems integrators, and hardware makers. It’s an eclectic, international group and we think that’s very important,” says IMC Executive Director Keith Kreisher, “It’s great to have another very strong M2M solutions provider on board.”
Synapse was acquired in 2012 by its corporate parent, McWane Inc., as that company’s first venture into advanced technology, largely thanks to the strength of its SNAP operating system for wireless mesh networks. SNAP has found particular application in tying longer range networks together with those of shorter range. Synapse currently boasts 5,000 registered developers for SNAP.
About International M2M Council: The IMC was formed in May 2013 to foster widespread M2M adoption across a diverse range of industrial and consumer sectors by bringing together solution providers and adopters of M2M technology globally. For more information, visit www.im2mc.org.
Contact: International M2M Council
About Synapse Wireless
Synapse is a Huntsville, AL based Internet of Things (IoT) company specializing in providing software, hardware, and networking solutions to develop, deploy, and manage the "Things" in IoT. Synapse enables corporations, product companies, and business partners to make their products smarter and to manage products wirelessly. By connecting the physical world of "Things" to the digital world of IoT, their customers can monitor, control, optimize, and manage their products in ways and places never before possible by leveraging their embedded Network Application Platform called SNAP. Synapse was founded in 2008 and is a subsidiary of McWane, Inc., one of America's largest privately owned companies (www.mcwane.com).
About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.