Three Swiss companies among the finalists of the M2M Challenge

19.02.2014 08:56

The M2M Challenge is the award in the field of machine-to-machine (m2m) communication. The innovation competition recognizes and awards new, cutting edge, and revolutionary m2m solutions. This year three Swiss companies made it to the finals: Everycook, Sensile Technologies and swiss1mobile.

Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) runs like a thread through all areas of industry, work and also daily life. Smart cars, smart logistic objects, smart connected home devices, smart cooking and even smart teddy bears – everything around us is already part of the Internet of Things (IoT) or on the verge of being connected. The M2M Challenge for the second time was looking for brilliant, innovative and marketable applications and products for this emerging market – with great success!

After an exciting and intensive evaluation phase, the M2M Challenge 13/14 now proudly presents the finalists of the competition. With more than 250 submissions from 50 different countries M2M reveals a matter of great interest with uncountable innovations to be discovered.

The best ideas are going to be presented by the finalists at the official Award Ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 24 Februaryat the Ericsson stand. M2M Challenge title sponsors Ericsson and Swisscom, and partners Telit and VARTA Microbattery will award the “M2M Innovator of the year” and the M2M Challenge category winners. ”We find it inspiring to encourage the creation of new ideas. The M2M Challenge proves that there are countless innovations and great ideas out there, just waiting to be recognized” says Miguel Blockstrand, Head of Device Connections, Ericsson.

In total 15 companies made it to the finals. The three Swiss finalists of the M2M Challenge 13/14 are:

Smart Tank Telemetry by Sensile Technologies SA – a telemetry solution based on wireless (GSM) transmission in order to push automatically tank levels in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems of oil and gas companies.

Everycook by Everycook – a cooking device that takes in raw material and independently processes it to 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 in order to guide him through all process steps that require manual action (shopping, adding ingredients, etc.).

M2M mybeer automatic tank fill solution by swiss1mobile and CARLSBERG – a solution for hospitality and beerbrowers 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.

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