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January 11, 2007

Llamawerx Launches Machine-to-Machine Group

RALEIGH, NC January 10, 2007 – Llamawerx proudly announces the formation of a machine-to-machine (M2M) group to complement their service portfolio. “We’re very excited to be entering the wireless M2M space,” says Doug Griswold, Llamawerx’s CEO. “The market seems to have reached a tipping point. With hardware prices falling and complexity rising, software becomes the critical component. We’re confident we can bring the same great level of service we’re known for to the embedded wireless space.”

In 2006, North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park gained worldwide attention in the M2M industry. In June, Sony Ericsson sold their M2M business unit to Wavecom which decided to locate their American operations in RTP. And in September, Telit opened their US office in nearby Morrisville. “RTP has been a leader in wireless communications for years,” said Griswold. “Ericsson, Nortel, Qualcomm, they’re major players traditionally focused on human-to-human communications. Now we’re seeing a new set of companies focusing on the fastest growing segment of the wireless market – machine to machine communications.”

Industry watcher Juniper Research predicts the market for wireless-enabled machine to machine applications is entering a new growth phase with revenues set to grow from US$20 billion in 2006 to over US$44 billion by 2009 and US$74 billion by 2011; wireless operator NTT DoCoMo estimates that in 2010 only one in three of its customers will be a human being.

“By building relationships with hardware leaders, we’re looking to extend our software services to their clients,” said Griswold. “They’ve learned to listen to their customers and remain focused on what they do best. We can complement their hardware leadership with our software experience, personal service and flexibility – we’re always on the lookout for opportunities benefiting our clients.”

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Llamawerx is a client-driven consulting firm founded in 2003 providing consulting, software development, business analysis, mentoring and training services. Locally or globally, our strength is the ability to bring software from concept to reality, rapidly and reliably. For more information, visit www.llamawerx.com or call (919) 863-4336.

Posted by Doug Griswold at 09:29 AM