Kore VP joins CDG’s M2M executive council

Kore Telematics’ vice president Pat Verrington has joined the CDMA Development Group’s (CDG) M2M executive council.

Verrington plans to use his domain expertise and industry connections to help the CDG continue to evangelise and implement the technical and commercial benefits of wireless technologies for M2M applications and devices.

The CDG’s M2M special interest group (SIG) is focussed on raising awareness and streamlining adoption of CDMA2000 and other complementary technologies by M2M application providers. The M2M SIG sets requirements and implements activities that enable cellular and short-range wireless technologies to provide reliable, cost-effective cellular connectivity for M2M devices.

“The M2M market has matured significantly in the past decade, evolving from an emerging technology to mainstream applications that businesses rely upon daily to automate tasks and deliver efficiency improvements,” said James Person, COO of the CDG. “To keep up with the growing demand for M2M applications, it is imperative for the CDG’s M2M SIG to enable technology-agnostic wireless solutions that will empower these M2M-enabled businesses.

“Both Kore and Pat have extensive experience in the M2M industry, and we look forward to working with Pat to further the overall mission of the M2M SIG, and to showcase the benefits of the SIG to the entire M2M ecosystem.”

As a member of the executive council, Verrington will help guide and advise the organisation as it facilitates the streamlining and deployment of a wide variety of M2M applications. He will work with the other members of the executive board to define and implement key requirements for M2M devices and back office products, which will help accelerate the use of cellular networks among the M2M community.

“The CDG’s advocacy for cellular M2M solutions has been instrumental in mainstream adoption in both consumer and business markets,” said Verrington. “I’m looking forward to working with the CDG to identify and implement initiatives that will make an immediate impact on enhancing M2M services worldwide.

“By promoting the commercial, operational and technical benefits of large-area wireless networks, the CDG will be able to effectively drive the adoption of M2M services.”

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