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February 13, 2015

Essence is an IoT/M2M Innovation World Cup Finalist

Our award winning Smart Living solution, WeR@Home ™, has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious IoT / M2M World Cup 2015 in the Connected Home category.

This is yet another nomination for a successful product. After being named European Consumers' Choice 2014, winning the Broadband Infovision Award for best Home Service Innovation and achieve, together with G4S, the IoT-M2M Evolution Business Impact Award, the club of the most innovative IoT solutions worldwide have been selected by the international jury of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup.

More than 400 developers and innovators from more than 70 countries submitted their market-ready solutions in the categories Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Connected Home. The announcement of the finalists and winners will take place at the Mobile World Congress on 3 March and the official award ceremony at the M2M Day in Zurich on 12 March this year.

The increasing level of innovation and ingenuity of the submissions each year alone demonstrates the exciting opportunities enabled by M2M and the Internet of Things, states Gerhard Schedler, Head of Swisscom M2M. As a founding sponsor of the competition, we are particularly pleased with the results and are looking forward to welcoming the finalists to Zurich at the Swisscom M2M Day event.”

These are the IoT / M2M Heroes of the Year 14/15 in the Connected Home category:

  • WeR@Home by Essence: Intelligent Connected Living solutions that enable people to independently manage and automate their homes from anywhere, anytime and on any screen.
  • EDGEhome by Green Edge Technologies Inc.: home monitoring and control from any smart device, learning the behaviour of the consumer and reacting in unique ways.
  • ALLTHINGS | HOME by qipp: smart applications for flats, homes and residential areas.
  • Integrated Life by Synchronoss Technologies Inc.: consumer-centric ecosystem of integrated technologies.

 The winners will be announced at MWC, on Tuesday March 3rd at 9:00 am, at the Ericsson Exhibition Area : Hall 2, Stand 2N60.

Good luck to us all!