Creating connected manufacturing operations in the Internet of Things

| March 1, 2016

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Learn more about the evolution of manufacturing technology, the benefits of being a connected manufacturer and key enabling technologies.

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Omnilink helps gov’t agencies, businesses, and consumer track and monitor people and things brilliantly. Their award-winning M2M platform connects hardware, networks, software, and services to bring the world’s most reliable and intuitive solutions to life.Our story is one of dynamic evolution in the machine-to-machine (M2M) business-to-business market, from a product to service-centric approach over the nearly two decades we have been dedicated to the development and deployment of M2M solutions. Through organic growth that fueled our expansion and acquisition that added strength and core competencies, we have assembled the parts of our Numerex DNA® (Device, Network and Application), the critical links in the M2M value chain.Numerex was founded in 1992 and first traded publicly in March 1994 (NASDAQ: NMRX). At the time, the company was focused on “derived channel,” a wireline-based telemetry data communications offering (telemetry is subsumed into M2M communications), and served select

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