M2M for Smart Living – The Winners of the M2M Challenge 13/14 confirm the trend towards a smarter daily life
Sponsors Swisscom, Ericsson and Telit Wireless Solutions awarded the winners at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Barcelona, February 25, 2014 – Yesterday evening, the M2M Challenge presented its overall winner and the category winners at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The official Award Ceremony, hosted by Ericsson, brought together the innovative scene of the international machine-to-machine (M2M) market and celebrated this year’s most interesting, innovative and marketable products and applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). EveryCook from Switzerland was selected from more than 250 submissions as winner of the category Consumer Electronics & More and the overall winner by an international jury.
The “M2M Innovator of the Year” EveryCook is an innovative cooking device that takes in raw food and processes it into a finished meal. The intelligent device connects to an online recipe database to provide the user with a large choice of meal options and it links to his smartphone to guide him through all process steps that require manual action (shopping, adding ingredients etc.).
“The innovation behind M2M Challenge submissions continues to develop and inspire with each passing year. We are looking forward to watching the future development of the finalists and winners in the growing M2M Market”, says Gerhard Schedler, Head of M2M Centre of Competence, Swisscom.
Category Winners of the M2M Challenge 13/14 awarded by the title sponsors Swisscom and Ericsson and the sponsor Telit Wireless Solutions are:
In the category Mobility, “M2M mybeer automatic tank fill solution” by swiss1mobile AG and Carlsberg – a solution for hospitality and beer brewers to measure tank values, fill stand, dual temperature, pressure and transmit the calculation values directly to the restaurants in an app and simultaneously to the central portal of Carlsberg.
“Teddy the Guardian” by ID Guardian Ltd won in the category Healthcare with a sensor Teddy Bear to enable pediatricians, medical staff as well as parents to have a clear, structured, reliable and frequent insight into essential health parameters.
In the category Energy, “Intelligent Lighting Control System” by Dazzletek convinced the jury – a wireless Dynamic Lighting Control to monitor, switch and dim public and private lighting to reduce energy usage.
In the category Security, “Suitcase Security System” by Ericsson made it to the top – room or area surveillance and security system by traveler’s suitcase. Secures vicinity and enables remote interaction including alarm generation.
Miguel Blockstrand, Head of Device Connections at Ericsson says, “This year, all awardees have one thing in common: They have a direct impact on our daily life – they make it smarter and show which great influence machine-to-machine communication (M2M) already has in all areas of industry, work and daily life. It proves that the Internet of Things (IoT) makes life smarter, safer and easier.”
To learn more about the winning solutions visit our M2M Hall of Fame (http://m2m-challenge.com/hall-of-fame/ ).
About the M2M Challenge:
The M2M Challenge (running since 2012) is the award for brilliant, innovative and marketable applications and products in the field of machine-to-machine (m2m) communication. The innovation competition recognizes and awards new, cutting edge, and revolutionary m2m solutions. Developers as well as users are invited to register their solutions in one of five categories: mobility, energy, security, healthcare, consumer electronics & more. An international panel of experts will then evaluate all entries regarding their innovative character, business potential, and usability. www.m2m-challenge.com
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