Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Nimbelink joins IMC to access IoT buyers

Steve Rogerson
July 16, 2019
 
Nimbelink, a provider of turnkey products for asset tracking and other applications, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) – with 25,000 members the largest trade group serving the internet of things technology sector – for better access to OEMs and enterprise users that deploy the technology.
 
Hardware and cellular services provided by Nimbelink are used in asset tracking and a myriad of other applications that are reflected in IMC's broad-based membership, and the company hopes to take advantage of the thought leadership and lead generation that the IMC provides.
 
"IMC's rank-and-file membership is largely comprised of business people trying to solve problems with IoT technology, and our solutions are designed to speed deployment cycles while providing them with lots of adaptability," said Scott Schwalbe, Nimbelink's CEO who will sit on the IMC board of governors.
 
The company has provided modems, turnkey asset-tracking products, cellular services including SIM card management and developer kits into a wide variety of tracking and monitoring applications, from digital signage to industrial fuel filter monitoring to refrigeration alarm systems.
 
For its part, the IMC's membership covers 24 vertical markets, with roughly 35% of its rank-and-file members in North America and the rest dispersed globally. The group's latest projects have included a template RFP programme to assist IoT buyers in sourcing software platforms and its exclusive relationship as the IoT infrastructure partner to the Consumer Electronics Show, which attracts OEMs from the automotive, housewares and medical device industries.
 
Only IMC board companies have access to its membership for purposes of thought leadership, lead-generation, promotion and research.
 
"We welcome Nimbelink's participation on the IMC board and are looking forward to their input on several key programmes, including an expansion of the RFP programme,” said Volkhard Bregulla, vice president at HPE and chairman of the IMC board of governors. “We look at the IMC as an accelerator and, as a company that speeds deployment cycles, they should bring exactly the right perspective to the group."
 
The London-based IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector with more than 25,000 IoT buyers as members. Board member companies include Aeris, Avnet, Amazon Web Services, Digi International, HPE, Intel, Kore, MultiTech, PTC, Semtech, Sigfox, Tata Communications, Telit, U-Blox, Verizon and Vodafone.