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SSimpleCom Tools To Participate at REMOTE Monitoring Control & Automation/Onsite Power 2005 ensorLogic Releases the First Open Source Protocol for M2M Applications

SensorLogic releases the M2MXML protocol introduced into the public domain

 

 

Remote Monitoring, Control & Automation and Onsite Power will be held October 6-7, 2005 at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, FL. This is the fourth year for these unique conferences that bring together the technology innovators and users from multiple industries, including utilities, power, oil & gas, telecom, industrial, water & public utilities, agriculture and facilities management.

 

SimpleComTools provides software tools and hardware appliances that access and distribute remote asset logic across the M2M, Security, and Telematics value chains. SimpleComTools products are designed for network integrators and application service providers who need real-world solutions for machine-to-machine communications, telemetry and remote data collection, wireless connectivity, access control, and asset management.

 

"With the help of technology leaders such as SimpleComTools, Remote Monitoring, Control & Automation and Onsite Power 2005 is turning out to be fantastic event for the remote and onsite power market," said conference chairman John Cargile. "Our attendees and exhibitors alike are excited about the possibilities these events will offer, which include great networking opportunities and the chance to build lasting business relationships with numerous contacts in multiple markets."

 

For more information on this two-day conference and to view the current program, please visit the web site at: http://www.remotemagazine.com/rem_conf_index.htm.

 

The conference is organized by REMOTE magazine and produced by Webcom Communications Corp., the magazine's publisher.

 

·         For information on presenting, please contact John Cargile, conference chairman, at 800 803 9488 ext. 118 or johncg@infowebcom.com

 

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·         For information on attending, please contact Marsha Hanrahan, marshah@infowebcom.com, or visit the web site.

 

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###DALLAS March 23, 2005 – SensorLogic, the industry’s first machine-to-machine (M2M) application service provider, announces that it has published the M2MXML protocol and put it in the public domain at www.m2mxml.org. The new first open source protocol for M2M applications, M2MXML combines a common Web protocol, XML, and a set of functional standards used for remote monitoring and control of devices with limited processing capability. By adopting this open standard, device manufacturers and application developers can increase the speed and ease of implementing M2M solutions. Standards also improve the interoperability of complex systems across varied transports, devices and applications.


 

“Creating a standard that was feature rich while being wireless network friendly was critical to accelerating adoption of telemetry applications,” said SensorLogic President and CEO Dr. Jeff Smith.  “However, we realized that using it ourselves was not sufficient, it had to be in the public domain in order to have the greatest effect. We are proud to be able to contribute to the industry in this way.”

 

Placing the protocol in the public domain allows provides anyone individuals interested in telemetry applications with a royalty-free interface without that saves them from having to develop a custom protocol themselves. Several device manufacturers have already embraced M2MXML already, which is a very important step towards creating support behind an industry-wide standard.

 

 “The M2MXML standard provides the data communications protocols that have been needed in the industry,, stated AVIDWireless CEO Rod Montrose, AVIDWireless CEO. “Integrating the standard into our AVIDirector products provides our customers the ability to create their M2M applications in hours rather than weeks or months.”

 

Because the M2MXML protocol was designed so that developers with TCP/IP and XML experience would find it very familiar, SimpleComTools just recently begun offering a version of their COM1000Ô Industrial Internet Appliance with support for M2MXML.

 

“Supporting M2M XML in our family of Industrial Internet Appliances was a natural for us,” said Bill Farley, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for SimpleComTools. “As our name implies, we are all about making remote monitoring and control applications simple for system integrators to deploy. The M2MXML protocol does just that.”

 

Iintegrating the M2MXML protocol into new or existing embedded systems is very a straightforward process. Developers with experience with TCP/IP and XML will find this all very familiar. SimpleComTools is an example of a company that already has begun offering a version of its COM1000Ô Industrial Internet Appliance with support for M2MXML.

 

“M2MXML was a higher level protocol that was easy to understand, powerful enough to handle our requirements, but compact enough to fit into our embedded device,” said Bill Crum, SimpleComTools Chief Systems Architect and VP of Engineering Bill Crum for SimpleComTools. “The completeness of the protocol and the development assistance from SensorLogic engineering staff made the integration a very pleasant experience.”

 

While XML is a standard protocol, it can cause significant overhead which is potentially costly for wireless applications. 

 

“Creating a standard that was feature rich while being wireless network friendly was critical to accelerating adoption of telemetry applications,” said Dr. Jeff Smith, SensorLogic President and CEO.  “However we realized that using it ourselves was not sufficient, it had to be in the public domain in order to have the greatest effect. We are proud to be able to contribute to the industry in this way.”

 

Anyone interested in M2MXML can download a copy of the protocol, get updates and participate in a forum on www.m2mxml.org,, a site hosted by SourceForge.net, a widely used repository for open source software.

 

About SensorLogic

SensorLogic makes it easy for companies to develop what normally would be very complex machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Based in Dallas, Texas, SensorLogic provides an integrated M2M solution that bundles all necessary components and device management capabilities with the most effective wireless data communications service. SensorLogic is the first provider that doesn’t force developers to spend huge amounts of capital or require lengthy development time to deploy private-label commercial-grade M2M services. More information on the company can be found at http://www.sensorlogic.com/.


 

 

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