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Vodafone to Showcase Latest Machine-To-Machine Innovations in GSMA Connected City at Mobile World Congress 2013

20 Feb 2013Technology news
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  • Vodafone launches MachineLink 3G, a new, innovative M2M terminal combining state of the art hardware and managed M2M connectivity
  • Vodafone Energy Data Management technology will monitor the GSMA Connected City energy use in real-time

This year at Mobile World Congress, Vodafone, together with its partners Accenture, Digi, Intel and SAP, will exhibit the latest machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in the GSMA Connected City, located in Hall 3 (3B2 and 3C2), Fira Gran Via. Vodafone will introduce MachineLink 3G, a device tailor-made by Vodafone, while showcasing the innovative use of M2M applications within the home, healthcare, security, retail and energy and utility environments.

Vodafone MachineLink 3G has been launched to meet the global demand for a reliable and cost-effective M2M terminal that can be easily integrated with any sort of IP/Ethernet type applications across a broad cross-section of industries. It sets out to bring standardisation to the M2M industry by offering simplicity and cost reduction in M2M hardware rollouts.

Visitors to the GSMA Connected City will be able to see how Vodafone M2M and mobile technology can enable people to accurately monitor, control and reduce their energy usage. Vodafone will showcase its latest solution for monitoring energy data, which will allow attendees to track energy usage at Vodafone's Connected House in real-time.
Vodafone M2M demonstrations at Mobile World Congress will include:

  • Vodafone connected cabinets - illustrating how M2M will transform retail display cabinets into connected, intelligent assets able to report their location, operational status and stock levels in real-time
  • Vodafone smart home automation - showcasing how M2M technology can be used to control everything in the home from energy management and security, to remotely locking and unlocking doors
  • Vodafone smart city - demonstrating how M2M technology can be used to support smart city agendas by enabling the remote monitoring and control of street lights
  • Vodafone vehicle connect - highlighting how M2M technology can be used to track driver behaviour and enable car manufacturers and insurance companies to offer insurance services based on driver behaviour and related risk

Senior global executives Erik Brenneis, Director of Machine-to-Machine, and Jari Salminen, Business Development, Machine-to-Machine, will be available to discuss their views on the latest M2M trends and predictions for the year ahead.

For further information on Vodafone's M2M business services or to arrange a briefing with M2M spokespeople at the event, please contact

Notes for Editors
About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications

Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet, delivering new functionality and enhanced services without the need for human intervention. Supported by over 20 years' experience and 250 dedicated staff, Vodafone's global M2M platform makes it easy for global businesses to centrally manage M2M deployments across multiple territories, with greater control and at a lower cost than previously possible.
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About Vodafone
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 403 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 December 2012. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit

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