ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 9 November 2012

ETSI's 3rd M2M workshop and interoperability demonstrations, held on 23-25 October 2012, shows that ETSI's M2M specifications are already mature and adopted by industry.

For the third successive year, ETSI has gathered the M2M community together at the annual ETSI Machine to Machine Communications Workshop. This year's event was held on 23-25 October in the Mandelieu - La Napoule Congress and Exhibition Centre, France, a more spacious venue to accommodate a growing event. With 270 registered delegates from four continents, 25 speakers, thirteen live demonstrations of ETSI M2M standards-based applications involving 28 companies, all wrapped into two days of intense discussion, the workshop was as successful as ever.

The key messages of this year's workshop were ones of maturity and global take-up. Since their completion earlier this year, the ETSI M2M Release 1 specifications have seen widespread adoption. The 28 companies demonstrating at this year's workshop presented services and solutions based upon ETSI's M2M specifications, interoperating with a mix of technologies specified in other fora and consortia.

Delegates at the workshop heard from the oneM2M Partnership Project, the recently announced standards partnership founded by ETSI and six other standards development organizations across the globe. oneM2M will develop globally agreed-upon end-to-end specifications for M2M, including a service layer platform, security and privacy. ETSI's M2M specifications have been submitted to oneM2M and are expected to be further developed in this group.

Details of the 2013 ETSI M2M workshop are being developed and will be announced soon. ETSI's M2M workshop will continue to be the primary technical conference on the subject and a ‘must-attend' event for anyone developing or deploying standards-based M2M solutions.

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