21 Jul 2015

New Weightless 2-Way Communication IoT Standard launches

M2Communication brings industrial-grade LPWAN to Weightless community

Cambridge, UK, Taipei City, Taiwan – July 21, 2015 – The Weightless SIG today announced that M2Communication (M2COMM), a leading provider of industrial IoT connectivity technologies, has joined the Weightless SIG to lead a Weightless Working Group for the development of a new high performance LPWAN Standard.

This latest standard, called Weightless-P, will offer uplink and downlink capabilities to significantly enhance quality of service especially important in the very stringent industrial IoT sector.

Adapted from field-proven experiences, Weightless-P supports all major license-exempt SRD/ISM bands including 169, 433, 470 – 510, 780, 868, 915 and 923MHz, ensuring worldwide availability.

The Standard provides fully acknowledged 2-way communication offering best in class quality of service at data rates ranging from 200bps to 100kbps. It enables higher capacity than existing LPWAN and cellular technologies for uplink-dominated traffic with short-to-medium payload sizes. Using common commercially-available chipsets it will also support both stationary and mobile end devices by utilising low-power, innovative handover, cell re-selection and roaming methods. Other advanced reliability features include fast network acquisition, paging, FEC, ARQ, power control and adaptive channel coding.

The range and reliability, from challenging dense urban to rural environments, will exceed alternative LPWAN technologies using up to 17dBm output power.

Whilst offering the promised performance, network reliability and security characteristics of 3GPP carrier-grade solutions, still unavailable for some considerable time, Weightless-P promises substantially lower costs and power consumption, <100uW in idle state compared to more than 3mW for the best cellular technologies and a price point equivalent to existing LPWAN solutions.

Derrick Wei, CEO of M2COMM, commented, “Weightless-P will breathe new life into an IoT market that is waiting on a reliable LPWAN technology. Many IoT sectors require reliability to be addressed with ultra-low energy wireless communications not accessible through operator services today. The slow adoption of wireless IoT solutions highlights a huge technology void that Weightless-P will address without requiring custom hardware”. Wei added “Our current technology deployments in the retail and industrial sectors are a powerful indication of the future success we anticipate for Weightless-P“.

Professor William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG, added “We are delighted to welcome M2COMM to the group and very excited about what Weightless-P brings to the IoT market”. Asked how the technology impacts on existing Weightless technologies Webb commented “This new technology is bringing unique capabilities to the space – it fits perfectly within the Weightless stable of technologies”.

The Weightless-P Specification is expected to be published and available to SIG Members in Q4 2015. Weightless-P hardware, including development kits, is expected to be launched early 2016

*Press release link http://www.weightless.org/news/new-weightless-2way-communication-iot-standard-launches

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07 May 2015

M2COMM Presenting at The Connected Conference – Paris, France

Connected Conference is a 3-Day Event dedicated to the intersection of Hardware & Internet.

Global leaders headline the stage, disruptive companies new & old show off the latest Hardware Tech in our Exhibition Hall. Call it “Connected Hardware,” “Internet of Things,” “Machine to Machine,” or “Industrial Internet” – at the crossroads between the physical world and the digital one, sectors are being reinvented, redefined and disrupted.

Connected Conference brings together Disruptors & Incumbents of sectors most in flux today, evolving from Industrial to Connected.

Clement Dieudonné (Head of Business Management at M2Communication) will be presenting at the Connected Conference segment: THE FUTURE OF RETAIL – BRINGING OFFLINE ONLINE. Brick & Mortar’s steady decline is all too apparent, and eCommerce is “to blame;” however, internet-enabled hardware offers an opportunity for supermarkets, clothing outlets & other retail fronts to reinvent, re-engage, and, perhaps, restore its former glory.

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09 Mar 2015

Next Exhibition: PharmagoraPlus

M2Communication will be exhibiting at France’s leading Pharmacy event PharmagoraPlus Paris Expo in Portes de Versailles on March 21st _ 22nd 2015 for its 30th anniversary.

PharmagoraPlus: new features, new education and a major expansion of the exhibition floor!

Pharmagora has been rebranded PharmagoraPlus and its core mission is to focus entirely on the profession that it serves – community pharmacies across France. The new event is one of which the profession can be proud and can call their own. We’ve made a major investment into a major, transformative multi-streamed CPD education programme aimed specifically at pharmacy owners, pharmacist employees, locums, technicians, assistants and other members of the pharmacy team.

Importantly, the event and conference programme will be FREE to attend for all professionals and the practical conferences will allow them to develop their clinical knowledge and business skills and find new ways to deliver better services to patients and practical ideas to drive more income.

As the French pharmacy sector goes through a dramatic reform, leading to unprecedented change for healthcare professionals, PharmagoraPlus is committed to transforming these challenges into opportunities for growth and development for every pharmacy across France.

An overwhelming majority of French pharmacists (93%*) stated that they would wish to attend PharmagoraPlus in response to the event’s new format. We expect 11,000 delegates through the doors in 2015.

For appointments at our booth C65

contact any of our staff members who will be on site


Clement Dieudonne

clement.dieudonne@m2comm-semi.com

Fabien Petitgrand

fabien.petitgrand@m2comm-semi.com

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13 Feb 2015

EuroCIS 2015 – Exhibiting at Europe’s Leading Retail Tradeshow:

3-color E Ink Spectra electronic shelf labels and game-changing factory automation solutions

(PRWEB) February 04, 2015 – M2Comm (M²Communication Inc.) invites industry affiliates to view their complete product lines for retail electronic shelf labels (ESL) and factory automation sectors at EuroCIS 2015, the leading trade fair for retail technology in Düsseldorf, Germany February 24-26th.

In 2014, M2Comm launched the world’s most advanced electronic shelf label system based on its proprietary, cellular-inspired communication protocol. Using the Sub-GHz frequency bands, the system has achieved the best all-around performance: ultra-low power consumption, incredibly long battery life, fast and reliable two-way transmission for a network with tens of thousands of labels, and ability to support high-resolution 3 color graphic e-paper displays. The company’s superior technological specifications and cost-effective architecture has been recognized by a mass of retailers and smart industrial solution providers.

M2Comm’s ELSA (Electronic Labelling System Architecture) includes 4.2”, 2.9”, 2.2” and 1.6” fully graphic E-paper price labels that include 3-color display. Retailers can instantaneously create colorful promotions to better manage operations and improve the customer experience. After showcasing in Las Vegas’ CES and New York’s NRF, M2Comm continues to add to their customer portfolio, which includes commercial installations of Electronic Shelf Labels already live in pharmacies in France.

Efficiently supporting color full-graphic electronic shelf labels is no easy task because of the larger amount of data (compared to black and white display) to be transferred and processed. For ESL solution using 2.4GHz band, the radio interference with popular Wi-Fi and other 2.4GHz devices would make a reliable data transmission a challenge. Other ESL solutions suffer from insufficient data rate preventing efficient update time of the thousands of graphics display at a given site. Also, 1-way communication protocols often result in lengthy and unreliable data transmission. On the other hand, M2Comm’s innovative, ultra-low power, high-speed, cellular-inspired, interactive wireless communication protocol can reliably update large full-graphic color tags at unprecedented speeds and accuracy.

This technology preserves a 5-year battery life with 2 updates a day and the interactive Cellular architecture ELSA allows each label to natively communicate the temperature, battery level, and self-diagnostics to the system.

M2Comm also continues to gain traction in the industrial automation industry with the deployment of solution for factories, warehouses, and enterprise logistics.

Team members will be exhibiting at EuroCIS Booth 9C52 in Düsseldorf Germany, Feb 24-26th 2015

Contact Jay Wey to schedule an appointment: jay.wey@m2comm-semi.com

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07 Jan 2015

M2Communication Launches Full Product Line for Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) and Factory Automation Sectors

M2Communication Launches Full Product Line for Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) and Factory Automation Sectors

M2Communication presents 4 different sizes of electronic shelf labels that all support 3-color E Ink Spectra display and introduces game-changing factory automation solutions.

Hsinchu, Taiwan (PRWEB) January 06, 2015

M2Communication Inc. (M2COMM) is kicking off the New Year with the announcement of its complete product line for the retail electronic shelf labels (ESL) and factory automation sectors.

In 2014, M2COMM launched the world’s most advanced electronic shelf label system based on its proprietary, cellular-inspired communication protocol. Using the Sub-GHz frequency bands, the system has achieved the best all-around performance: ultra-low power consumption, incredibly long battery life, fast and reliable two-way transmission, and ability to support high-resolution graphic e-paper displays. The company’s superior technological specifications and cost-effective architecture has been recognized by a mass of retailers. M2COMM has managed to penetrate the major European ESL market with successful deployments in France.

M2COMM’s complete product line includes 4.2”, 2.9”, 2.2” and 1.6” fully graphic E-paper price labels that support 3-color E Ink Spectra display. The color displays further add to the dynamic value of M2COMM’s ESL offering. Now, retailers can instantaneously create vivid, colorful promotions to better manage inventory and improve the overall customer experience.

Efficiently supporting color full-graphic electronic shelf labels is no easy task because of the large amount of data to be transferred and processed. Other ESL solutions are less suitable than M2COMM’s to support color because their actual data rates are below 100kbps. Also, 1-way communication protocols often result in lengthy and unreliable data transmission. On the other hand, M2COMM’s innovative, ultra-low power, high-speed, cellular-inspired, interactive wireless communication protocol can reliably update large full-graphic color tags at unprecedented speeds and accuracy.

Their technology preserves a 5-year battery life and the interactive RF technology allows each label to communicate the temperature, battery level, and self-diagnostics to the system.

In another move, M2COMM has also entered the industrial automation industry with the deployment of solution for factories, warehouses, and enterprise logistics.

“Current paper labels in factories have three main functions: identification, specified instructions and/or location update,” explains Dr. Derrick Wei, Founder and CEO of M2Communication. “Our environmentally friendly solution replaces all existing paper labels and automates everything. This greatly elevates operation efficiency hence the profitability of the automated sites.”

Team members will be present at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas, January 6-9th 2015 and also National Retail Federation’s (NRF) ‘Retails Big Show’ in New York City, January 12-16th 2015. They will also be exhibiting their products at EuroCIS in Dusseldorf Germany, Feb 24-26th 2015.

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16 Dec 2014

M2Communication Announces Innovative ESL Turnkey Solution.

Hsinchu, TAIWAN – Jan 28, 2014 – M2Communication Inc. today announced its innovative electronic shelf label (ESL) turnkey solution that is set to change the ESL industry and benefits the retailers in the years to come. The company will exhibit this product at the EuroShop 2014 in Dusseldorf Germany and RetailTech Japan in Tokyo. 

Inspired by proven cellular technologies, M2Communication’s turnkey ESL solution provides superior performance in data transmission and ultra-low power consumption. In addition to the 5 year battery life for the 2.9” graphic ePaper labels,  the truly interactive RF technologies not only enables dynamic pricing, but also actively provides valuable information such as temperature, battery level, and self-diagnostic results that make the system smarter.   These technologies are what set M2Communication’s turnkey ESL solutions apart from other relatively aged and restricting technologies.

‘Our ESL tags are similar to installing a smartphone to the shelf edge that can send and receive information.’ says Dr. Derrick Wei, Founder and CEO of M2Communication. ‘For a long time, the retailers could only choose the ESL solutions with wireless technologies developed in last century. Our ESL system is a 21st century solution for the 21st century retail industry.’ 

Over the last two years, ESL solutions using the 2.4GHz frequency band have been introduced to the retail world. Though it’s an interactive system, the coexistence with Wi-Fi and other 2.4GHz wireless devices is undermining its power efficiency and reliability. Further, with the continued growing popularity of Wi-Fi wireless devices, the problem will only get worse when the system is handling more complicated data such as displaying a graphic image.

M2Communication’s “Platanus” Communication Protocol uses a sub-GHz communication band, similar to a GSM network. It does not need to compete with the 2.4GHz band and suffers no band coexistence issues with Wi-Fi. At the same time, it achieves longer range transmission. These technologies are what make M2Communication’s solution more scalable and suitable for the retail environment. 

M2Communication’s ESL solution business model is to work with system integrators, including POS makers and retail technologies businesses, to service the retail customers. It will demonstrate its ESL turnkey solution at EuroShop 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany on Feb 16 and at RetailTech Japan 2014 on March 4.  

About M2Communcation Inc.

M2Communcation Inc. is a company focusing on the business of Internet-of-Things (IoT) communication systems and chipset solutions. Founded in 2012 by members with years of extensive experience in RF chipset design and display technologies, M2Communication delivers a turnkey solution for ultra-low-power, large-network, and wireless applications such as ESL, Smart-power and so on. It is aiming to provide best products to the IoT and retail world through continued innovation and technology advancements.  

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16 Dec 2014

M2Communication Announces its Membership in the AllSeen Alliance.

Hsinchu, Taiwan, Sep 24, 2014 – M2Communication Inc, the leading wireless network technologies provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today it is now a member of the AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium dedicated to enabling the adoption of the IoT.




The Internet of Things has a significant potential to be a revolutionary market force for a variety of industries, including retail. This is a sector our company is actively engaged in, with our innovative Electronic Labelling System Architecture (ELSA) solution,” said Derrick Wei, CEO of M2Communication Inc. “The AllSeen Alliance is an important effort to assure that device interoperability can be achieved and to move this industry forward.





The company joins existing members including prominent High-Tech multinational corporations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sharp, Sony, Haier, HTC, Legrand, and Symantec. Members of the AllSeen Alliance are collaborating to advance the Internet of Things’ promise to seamlessly connect a range of objects and devices in homes and businesses by building out an open source software framework, called AllJoyn™. Through code that is available today and updated through contributions by members and the open source community, AllJoyn™ acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact regardless of brand and other infrastructure considerations





The AllSeen Alliance’s dramatic growth over the last nine months illustrates the industry’s strong desire for an open, universal platform that creates a truly connected experience,” said Joe Speed, director, IoT, the AllSeen Alliance. “We are excited to welcome new members and their expertise as we work to advance the Internet of Everything.





The members of AllSeen collaborate to realize the ‘Internet of Everything.’ M2Communication will contribute its leading wireless technologies in this alliance and work closely with current members to advance the IoT industry.










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About M2Communication Inc.

M2Communication focuses on Internet of Things (IoT) wireless telecommunication protocol and systems & chipsets design. Inspired by proven cellular technologies, the company has specifically developed an ultra-low power and high-speed data transmission infrastructure for networks connecting a very large number of devices. The company applies its IoT protocol (“Platanus”) and Integrated Circuits expertise to retail automation, factory automation, logistics management, as well as wireless sensor networks.

M2Communication is pioneering the next generation of automation in retails worldwide with its Electronic Labelling System Architecture family of products “ELSA”. It also offers a hardware platform and Software Development Kit (SDK), “Darwin”, which embodies its unique two-way protocol in an efficient electronic module, enabling the successful development of innovative applications.

About The AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance hosts and advances an industry-supported open software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn™ technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org.

The AllSeen Alliance is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.

Trademarks: AllJoyn is a trademark of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.


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