The widespread adoption of M2M technologies throughout key industries has fuelled the need for continuing education on the subject. In response,Clasma Events, partnership with Harbor Research, and e-principles announced that the second annual M2M Expo and Conference will be held November 8-10, 2005 in Amsterdam.

Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2004, the sole European event dedicated to machine-to-machine, or M2M, communication will provide attendees the opportunity to see the technologies in real world situations. Through firsthand accounts from the adopter and supplier side, the audience will benefit from hearing application strategies, best practices, and lessons learned by those with experience. The event will also continue to define the market, the leaders, and new technology breakthroughs of this promising industry.

"In the past year, we have seen the development of some amazing M2M products and enabling technologies in a variety of key applications from buildings, utilities and construction to transportation and medical," Glen Allmendinger, Harbor Research, Inc. president, said. "Now with real world case studies and experiences, the 2005 M2M Expo and Conference will be the perfect venue to communicate to the adopters, suppliers, and users the impact that M2M technology will have on virtually every aspect of their organisations."

The first year for this event witnessed an initial gathering of the industry, all of those who saw immense potential in the technologies including technology suppliers, adopters, OEMs, technologists, and industry observers. By the end of 2005, it is estimated that this industry will explode with networked devices, and those who entered on the ground floor will be at a significant advantage of being an early adopter of M2M technology.

Collocated with BuilConn Europe 2005, the integrated and intelligent buildings industry's pre-eminent expo and conference, M2M attendees will have the added benefit of gaining insight into the buildings marketplace, a primary adopter and significant industry for M2M solutions.

"As the place where the M2M community is gathering, it is interesting to see the growing synergies between the M2M and buildings communities," Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events, Inc. president and M2M organizer, said. "These two events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to appraise the technologies that give power to the Enterprise as well as discover new application strategies of M2M connectivity that will directly impact their organization's productivity and ROI."

Because of its close relationship to the wireless network community, the M2M Expo and Conference will feature a track developed and delivered by the ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.