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2015 Sponsor Descriptions


Reception Sponsor


CEL

CEL has a long and proud heritage of developing and selling RF, optical, and embedded wireless components since 1959.  Our primary mission is to empower wireless connectivity for our customer base, making the realization of wireless both fast and easy.  To this end, we recognized the market need and corresponding opportunity to provide exceptionally high quality wireless modules, gateways, USB dongles, and even full SDK platforms for the thriving ZigBee, Thread and Bluetooth markets.  As members of the ZigBee and Thread alliances, we are uniquely qualified to offer guidance and testing capabilities for our clients who seek to become part of these ecosystems.

http://meshconnect.cel.com



Silver Sponsors


Lowe's

Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.

http://www.lowes.com/iris


Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of wireless chipsets. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each another. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere.

For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: www.qualcomm.com
Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog
Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcomm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Qualcomm

http://www.qualcomm.com


Resolution Products

Resolution Products is a high-tech design and manufacturing company specializing in wireless technologies for the professional security market and related connected-home (IoT) space. 

The Resolution founders, executive leadership team, and the majority of the engineering organization are widely considered leaders in the development of security, home automation and the broader Internet of Things (IoT) markets.  The vast majority of the engineering team has held positions with the top global providers of home security and networking equipment.

Resolution takes pride not only in technical and innovative leadership, but also in working closely with our customers to monetize connected devices, and grow their business.  Our success is the not only the result of good and focused engineering, but also on listening to our customers and helping them compete in the expanding and increasingly competitive market.

http://www.resolutionproducts.com


Support.com

Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT) enables partners to unlock the potential of technology services. We help leading brands create new revenue streams and deepen customer loyalty through programs that enhance their customers' technology experience. Our solution includes a comprehensive Service Delivery Platform, mobile and desktop apps, a scalable workforce of technology specialists and proven expertise in program design and execution. Our partners include many of the nation's leading communications providers, retailers and technology companies.

http://www.support.com



Bronze Sponsors


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is a leading technology provider of connected home services, powering millions of residential and commercial installations. Through its connected home platform, millions of people use Alarm.com to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. Alarm.com connects a wide range of supported devices across the internet of things to provide an integrated connected home experience through an intelligent cloud-based services platform and easy to use mobile app. Alarm.com solutions are sold exclusively through a network of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks provides a cloud-based application enablement platform as a service (PaaS) that makes it easy and cost effective for OEMs to connect any device to the Internet.  Our end-to-end software solution accelerates the development and support of smart, interactive product solutions, from device to cloud to application.  The Ayla IoT Cloud Platform combines innovative cloud based services with software agents embedded in connected devices as well as on the mobile applications.  Leading manufacturers and service providers use Ayla to quickly integrate secure connectivity and data intelligence into products without substantial design modifications or changes to existing business models, and in a way that end customers understand and appreciate.

http://www.aylanetworks.com


INSTEON ®

Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. INSTEON products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about INSTEON®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with INSTEON on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

http://www.insteon.com


Tyco

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco International is a unified group of world-leading access control, video, location based security and intrusion brands.

With the most trusted brands in security in one portfolio, we offer the most comprehensive range of premium security solutions in the industry; an unbeatable combination from a single source which allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more.

With over 2,000 employees in offices around the world, we support our global, local and regional customers to the highest level with sales, technical support and customer service.

Visit http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com for more information.

http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com


ULE Alliance

The ULE Alliance is an international association, which promotes the worldwide allocation and market adoption of the ULE technology, the leading control network ecosystem for home and building use. The ULE Alliance is based in Bern, Switzerland with founding and promoter members: DECT Forum, Dialog Semiconductor, DSP Group, Gigaset and Vtech, and contributor member companies: Arcadyan, AVM, Cisco, Crow, DeutscheTelekom, Lantiq, Panasonic, RTX and Sercomm. 

http://www.ulealliance.org


Z-Wave

Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the Leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world,  Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security and aging in place.  The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels from service providers to etail and retail, security companies, builders and installers, as well small business and commercial and hospitality. With over 35 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.For more information visit: z-wave.sigmadesigns.com

http://z-wave.sigmadesigns.com


Breakfast Sponsors


Greenwave Systems

Greenwave Systems is a leading Internet of Things (IoT) software and services company whose Greenwave360° solution enables category-leading brands to quickly and easily deliver breakthrough products and services to their customers. Greenwave works closely with its customers in the service provider, consumer electronics and utilities industries, helping them resolve the complex issues across design, development, management and data analytics and accelerate the process to profitably deploy services that improve efficiency and enhance productivity.

http://www.greenwavesystems.com


Zipato

Zipato is cloud based home security and automation system, which allows customers to make their home safe, comfortable and energy efficient.

Supporting all the major automation standards such as Z-wave, Zigbee, EnOcean, KNX and others, it provides great flexibility during the installation in any home. And functions such as multi-zone thermostat, multi-partition security system, drag and drop programming, central monitoring and alerting system, provides great comfort and total peace of mind for all homeowners.

Zipato is being used already by thousands of users worldwide and it is being introduced under various brands of different service providers.

Using Zipato makes every home smart.

http://www.zipato.com


Break Sponsors


Amdocs

For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.

http://www.amdocs.com


Nortek Security & Control

Nortek Security & Control (Nortek Control) is a premier provider of innovative and smart technologies and noted experts in “connectible-devices”. Nortek Control develops and sells a broad portfolio of home and commercial automation systems, integrated systems, and connected IoT devices. Specifically offering state-of-the-art security, access, control, and monitoring solutions to millions of homes, schools and businesses, Nortek Control’s market leadership includes: #1 installed base of home control platforms*, #1 provider of Z-Wave products^, Personal Emergency Response Service devices, and commercial building access products. Nortek Control delivers branded, private label and custom product solutions to top-tier customers.
*Park Assoc. 2014, ^Z-Wave Alliance 2014

http://www.nortekcontrol.com



Association Supporter


CEDIA

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems.

http://www.cedia.org



Supporters


Appliance DESIGN Magazine

Appliance DESIGN is for the OEM design engineer in the commercial and consumer markets worldwide. Specific trends, new products, industry news and featured editorial targets the industries of HVAC, Home Appliances, Electronics, Housewares and more. Information is provided with an integrated approach that includes our monthly print magazine.

http://www.appliancedesign.com/


Best Web Design Agencies

Best Web Design Agencies is the independent authority on web design agencies located in the United States. We are dedicated to finding the best agencies when being compared to all of those in the United States to give customers the best possible service available. This includes different types of web design agencies including flash and ecommerce design. Our website provides access to our independent rankings, the directory service, latest media and job openings for the best web design agencies in the United States.

http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com


Bestseos.com

Bestseos.com features the leading digital marketing agencies in the industry. The web property serves as a definitive buyers guide to CEOs, Marketing Directors, and professionals looking to hire the best agencies around the world. The website enables buyers to search for the best agencies by industry specialty (i.e. Legal, Healthcare, etc.), regional location (i.e. Dallas, Miami, etc.), or enterprise related services (i.e. Enterprise SEO, Enterprise PPC, Enterprise Web Design, etc.).

http://www.bestseos.com


Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth Smart creates exciting possibilities in the connected home with an updatable platform and low power consumption. With over two billion devices shipping annually, Bluetooth is the wireless technology of choice for developers, manufacturers and consumers. Bluetooth SIG empowers over 20,000 member companies to collaborate, innovate and guide the technology. 

http://www.bluetooth.com


BoogarLists

With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO’s and CFO’s will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.

http://www.boogar.com


Conference Guru

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Conference Guru – Great Conferences. Great Deals.

http://www.conferenceguru.com


EMA

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $34 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 50,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products.

http://www.entmerch.org


FierceCable

FierceCable monitors the broadband cable industry for cable service provider executives. Save time by subscribing to our free, daily email briefing on TV Everywhere, net neutrality, mergers & acquisitions, cable service providers, and more, or check out our up-to-the-minute coverage available online.

http://www.FierceCable.com


FierceMobileIT

FierceMobileIT is where IT executives find information on new mobile technologies and wireless issues in the enterprise. Read the latest news on wireless networking, mobile device launches, enterprise mobility, wireless security, and more by visiting our website and signing up for our free, weekly email newsletter.

http://www.FierceMobileIT.com


FierceOnlineVideo

FierceOnlineVideo gives content owners, providers, and aggregators the inside scoop on the latest B2B news in the online video industry. In one email per week, FierceOnlineVideo will brief you on content delivery networks, online video advertising, video search, video on demand, and more.

http://www.FierceOnlineVideo.com


FierceTelecom

Every business day, FierceTelecom provides telecom industry insiders a single news source for "what's next for Telcos" - the latest technologies and trends moving the telecom industry forward. Benefit from our free, time-saving email briefing on ILECs/CLECs, WiMAX, next generation networks, backhaul, and other network and service innovations. 

http://www.FierceTelecom.com


FierceWireless

FierceWireless is the first place industry insiders turn to find out what's shaping and revolutionizing the wireless landscape. Every business day, executives at carriers and service providers rely on FierceWireless to stay up to speed on industry deals and investments, wireless technology, mobile handset releases, security news, and more.

http://www.FierceWireless.com


Home Energy Magazine

Since 1984 Home Energy Magazine has helped homeowners and building professionals measurably improve home energy efficiency, health and comfort. Home Energy is where the home performance community shares best practices and business-building strategies. Our readers look for innovative products and services to improve home performance—and their bottom line.

http://www.homeenergy.org/


Home Gateway Initiative

HGI, founded by major broadband service providers and joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, is shaping the way that IP services are delivered to the home. It publishes requirements for digital home building blocks. This includes the hardware and software in the digital home that connect consumers and services.

http://www.homegatewayinitiative.org


HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug® Alliance is a group of ~55 companies working to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 125 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi mobility.

http://www.homeplug.org


HomeToys.com featuring AVSystemsMag

HomeToys.com featuring AVSystemsMag – Offers a blend of Commercial & Residential AV, Automation & Digital Signage Industry News, Articles and Interviews combined with insight into the trends and breakthroughs with potential to affect related business & lifestyle. Since 1995 our philosophy has been to create an outlet where the industry can collaborate and report on itself.

http://www.hometoys.com


MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the universal standard for home entertainment networking. MoCA is the only home entertainment networking technology in deployment with all three pay TV segments---cable, satellite and telco/IPTV. The current MoCA specification can support multiple streams of HD video, deliver up to 175 Mbps net throughputs and offer an unparalleled user experience via parameterized quality of service (PQoS).

MoCA has more than 110 certified products and 55 members worldwide representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.

http://www.mocalliance.org


NFC Forum

The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services,and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.

http://nfc-forum.org/


OSP

For more than 30 years, OSP has been the foremost resource in the rapidly growing telecom landscape. Our flagship magazine, electronic media, e-seminars and international live and virtual events have made the OSP Brand the pre-eminent source of HOW-TO education for communications and entertainment providers across the globe. OSP provides constant access to reliable, relevant information, as well as forums for fostering targeted business opportunities. As a result, the very people who authorize, fund, support and implement new telecom initiatives view OSP as THE trusted source to gain the knowledge and strategies they need to accomplish their overall business objectives. 

http://www.ospmag.com


TelcoProfessionals

TelcoProfessionals(TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from Thought Leaders, videos of the people shaping the industry’s future. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries.

To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today. 

http://www.telcoprofessionals.com


The Paypers

The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the digital identity space.

The Online Payments Market Guide puts together a comprehensive overview of the global e-payments ecosystem, mapping out ongoing developments, emerging trends and evolving business models. The Guide is released by The Paypers on an annual basis and is aimed at delivering a state-of-the-art overview of the global e-payments and ecommerce ecosystem. You can download a free copy here.
 

http://www.thepaypers.com


topseos.com

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

http://www.topseos.com


U-SNAP Alliance

The mission of the Utility Smart Network Access Port (U-SNAP) Alliance is to create a protocol independent serial interface standard that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) standard, present and future, to use any vendor's Smart Meter as a gateway into the home, without adding additional hardware in the Smart Meter. The U-SNAP Alliance fosters collaboration and education among utilities, AMI suppliers, HAN venders, industry consultants, academics and regulators who seek interoperable, secure and cost effective solutions for extending the Smart Grid to energy aware consumer products.

http://www.usnap.org


UMTS Forum

The UMTS Forum helps all players in the dynamic new value chain of Mobile Broadband understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (LTE).

Participating actively in the work of the ITU, the UMTS Forum contributes to the EC and CEPT and is an ETSI Observer and Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project, contributing to their standardisation work of mobile broadband and licensing and deployment of mobile broadband globally.

The UMTS Forum delivers regular studies on market trends, mobile broadband services and applications, key growth markets, spectrum/regulation, technology and implementation.

http://www.umts-forum.org


Visibility Magazine

Visibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

http://www.visibilitymagazine.com