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In the M2M world, “I wish I could” might apply to …

  • Automating and monitoring energy usage in the office from a wireless tablet – conserving energy without sacrificing comfort
  • Being notified when a beer keg is about to run out – keeping business at peak efficiency
  • Monitoring the company’s security cameras – without having people watching the monitors
  • Knowing that teens or employees are driving responsibly
  • Golfing at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Augusta – all in one day
  • Ambulances communicating real-time patient data to the hospital – helping save lives
  • Creating a greener planet – using vehicle systems to help improve air quality

Visit the M2M demo room at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference and see how these wishes can come true.

The “talking” beer keg: The wish of a lifetime – Digital Applications

The kegerator, a collaboration between Sprint, Bug Labs and Axeda, enables liquor distributors or manufacturers to remotely monitor kegerator usage, temperature, and beer levels or send an alert that beer is almost gone, allowing business owners to be keenly aware of product inventory and consumption levels.

Imagine that … a “talking” keg. See the connected kegerator in the Sprint Connected Lounge. Beer here!

Monitoring security cameras without having people monitor them – Digital Surveillance

Cernium and Sprint are using M2M technology to transform ordinary security cameras into proactive video surveillance solutions. Statistics show that property crime is reduced by two-thirds when cameras are used, according to OJO Technologies.

CheckVideo|Sprint 3G provides intelligent video surveillance for enhanced security, communications and business operations. It “watches” every camera 24/7 for activity of interest and sends out real-time video alerts when people, vehicles, or motion is detected. CheckVideo|Sprint 3G includes hardware and software as a service (SaaS), and can be installed easily and cost effectively in virtually any indoor, outdoor or remote location. A machine is watching a video camera!

Knowing your teen or employee is driving responsibly – Usage-Based Insurance

Sprint and Applus Technologies have introduced the A+ Tracker which monitors driver / vehicle activities and can be programmed to flag anything from a teen’s distracted driving to a taxi driver’s excessive speeding.

A+ Tracker helps improve safety and driving efficiency while enabling Usage-Based Insurance, distracted driving, fleet management, and roadside assistance. Now, insurance costs can be calculated by real driving habits.

Now on the #1 tee – Digital Entertainment

Golden Tee LIVE and Sprint were the first to utilize wireless technology to enable players to compete in real-time, worldwide Golden Tee video golf tournaments.

With Sprint’s wireless M2M technology, tens of thousands of players can compete simultaneously – live – from their local taverns and restaurants while scores are updated universally, hole by hole.

Stop by the Sprint Connected Lounge and play a few holes. No quarters required.

Connecting Transportation – Greener Planet

Trimble and Sprint provide U.S. government agencies a broad range of fleet-management capabilities including vehicle monitoring, diagnostics, driver safety and identification services which lower operating costs, manage mileage, reduce idle time / emissions, and improve safety. Now that’s government efficiency.

Rain in the area? The sprinkler shuts off – Managing Fixed and Mobile Assets

Thanks to New Boundary and Sprint, sprinkler systems can automatically shut off when it starts to rain. This is just one way Sprint and New Boundary provides customers with efficient, real-time management of their fixed and mobile assets. No more sprinkling in the rain (or wasting water).

Sending health info to the doctor while on the go – Health and Wellness.

Sprint and remote health-management provider Ideal Life have introduced wireless touch-screen kiosks to help individuals track their health and wellness. Using Sprint’s 3G network, patients can now send important health data (blood pressure, weight, glucose levels and other biometrics) to doctors from remote locations.

Ideal Life plans to place the new cloud-based kiosks in libraries, schools, clinics, doctors’ offices and community health centers. At OSC, you can check your vital signs in the Sprint Demo Lounge.

Check out these solutions and more at the conference. For more information on the Sprint Open Solutions Conference and to register, please visit http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011. The Conference is Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif.

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If you are planning to attend the Sprint Open Solutions Conference next week in Santa Clara, make sure you download the Sprint OSC app to keep up with all the great keynotes, breakout sessions and coding events.

Android users can download the app from the Android Market. Simply search for Sprint 2011 OSC.

About the App:

Sprint 2011 OSC -- This is the official mobile application for the 2011 Sprint Open Solutions Conference held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 2-4, 2011. The application contains the conference agenda, map and other useful information. If your phone supports NFC, you will also be also able to exchange your business contact with other NFC enabled devices running this application.

There also will be an iPhone App for the Conference available soon. We will update this blog with the information as soon as it is available.

The Sprint Open Solutions Conference is Nov. 2 – 4 in Santa Clara, Calif. Visit the developer website for additional information and to register. http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

See you next week in Santa Clara!

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Earlier this month, Sprint began selling the iPhone 4S and offering customers unlimited data pricing plans for the device. Sprint is pleased to announce an iOS breakout session at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference for developers.

Do you have an idea for a cool, new app? Are you wondering how to get started? Attend the “Meet iOS” breakout session on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. – noon and get answers to all your questions.

Bill Dudney, a software developer and entrepreneur will be leading the session. He is co-author of Pragmatic Programmers’ books iPhone SDK Development and Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone. He also worked at Apple as the Application Frameworks Evangelist where he helped many developers with good apps build great apps. He currently has several iPhone app selling in the App Store.

The Sprint Open Solutions Conference is Nov. 2 – 4 in Santa Clara, Calif. There is still time to register and be a part of this dynamic event. To register and see a detailed agenda of the conference, visit http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will be delivering the keynote address at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference on Nov. 3. Do you have a question that you would like to see Dan address during his keynote? Submit it here: sprintadp@sprint.com or leave a comment below.

The Open Solutions Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif., gives developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs information on creating innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Throughout the three-day conference, developers will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms.

And, if you are one of the lucky first 1,500 to register, you can receive a free Nexus S 4G from Google device with one month service from Samsung Mobile.

Registration is $350. You can register and find additional information about the Open Solutions Conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara. And, don’t forget to submit a question for Dan – sprintadp@sprint.com or in the comments below.

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The Sprint Open Solutions Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif., gives developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs information on creating innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Registration is now open at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

Nexus S 4G

Sprint and Samsung will be giving the first 1,500 registered attendees a free Nexus S™ 4G from Google™ device with one month of service.

NFC Focus

Near Field Communication (NFC) is technology that allows consumers to simply tap their NFC-capable device, such as a wireless phone, near an NFC reader to obtain information or to use it as a credit card or mobile wallet. Sprint, together with Google, is the first U.S. carrier to roll out an app – Google Wallet -- using NFC capability for purchases in retail stores.

As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Sprint Open Solutions Conference will be a “green” event. Attendees will be able to use their Nexus S 4G device to obtain information from sponsors, exhibits and at breakout sessions eliminating the need for brochures and paper materials. Each booth in the convention center will have an NFC tag or smart poster that will allow participants to tap and receive product or service information.

In addition, throughout the conference space, users will find smart posters and NFC-enabled vending machines to take advantage of the technology and learn more about its uses.

Mobile Commerce and NFC Sessions

During the conference, Sprint and Google will be leading several sessions that focus on NFC and mobile commerce:

  • Sprint Mobile Commerce – session demonstrating how to leverage mobile commerce within an application or solution. Mobile commerce can help provide a wider product reach, reduce transaction costs and streamline business processes.
  • NFC and Mobility – informative session on business opportunities around Google Wallet and utilizing NFC technology.
  • Leveraging NFC Technology – hands-on coding session on how to incorporate NFC technology into applications and wireless solutions to make them richer and more useful for consumers.

Registration Information

The registration cost is $350. Developers can register and find additional information about the Open Solutions Conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

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Sprint and The CTO Forum announced that Stephen Bye, chief technology officer and vice president of Technology Development and Strategy for Sprint, has been appointed to the CTO Forum Advisory Board.

About the CTO Forum

The CTO Forum provides a thought-provoking platform for senior technology executives to build better relations and advance technology within their organizations. The CTO Forum's mission is to deliver a Global Innovation Platform, where technology leaders collaborate and co-create the set of technologies necessary to meet tomorrow's challenges facing humanity across the globe.

Image: Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint

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Quotes:

Basheer Janjua, Founding Chair and President of The CTO Forum

“The CTO Forum believes that it is not financial engineering, but rather smart innovation that acts as the wellspring of competitive differentiation, industry leadership and positioning for long-term success in the competitive global marketplace. Our current CTO Forum members include some of the world’s most distinguished and accomplished technology and business leaders, academicians, researchers and scientists. We are delighted that Stephen Bye, representing Sprint, is joining the CTO Forum Advisory Board.”  

Stephen Bye, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint

“Sprint is proud to be a leader in innovation within the telecom industry. Our leadership as the first national U.S. carrier to offer wireless 4G, our robust Sprint M2M and Sprint Application Developer programs, and our open, collaborative approach in working with other industries to bring mobile commerce and other new capabilities to market are all examples of that leadership. I look forward to working with the CTO Forum to help foster innovation sharing Sprint’s insights and to gain perspective through participation with other members and across industries.”

Sprint Open Solutions Conference

Learn more about the Sprint Developer Program, M2M and 4G at the company’s annual Open Solutions Conference. Throughout the three-day conference, developers will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms.

The conference is Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif., Registration is now open at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

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If you are thinking about attending the Sprint Open Solutions Conference, register now to take advantage of early bird pricing. The registration cost is $175 for developers, entrepreneurs and business customers who register by Aug. 31. The cost increases to $350 beginning Sept. 1. Developers can register and find additional information about the Sprint Open Solutions Conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

The conference will be held Nov. 2-4, 2011, in Santa Clara, Calif. Throughout the three-day conference, developers will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms. Key elements of the Open Solutions Conference include hands-on coding sessions, breakout sessions, event sponsor exhibits, town hall meetings, keynote presentations from industry leaders and networking opportunities for developers. The conference will include 4G and M2M demonstration areas.

A highlight of the event will be the keynote address given by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse on Thursday, Nov. 3.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara.

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 3, during its 11th annual Open Solutions Conference.

The conference, Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif., gives developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs information on creating innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Registration is now open at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

A preliminary agenda for the Open Solutions Conference is now posted on the Sprint Developer website. Key sessions include:

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Overview – Sprint is the first carrier and Nexus S 4G is the first Sprint phone to use NFC technology for mobile commerce with Google Wallet. Learn how this exciting new technology can enable new applications and services for mobile commerce, including payments, couponing and loyalty programs.
  • M2M – See live demonstrations of M2M applications used in everyday life. Experience how M2M works in the insurance, security, asset tracking, digital signage and healthcare industries. Panel sessions with Sprint executives and industry experts will center on M2M development, Connected Transportation, M2M in retail, and overall industry trends.
  • Mobile Commerce – Learn the latest innovations from Sprint in mobile commerce, including NFC, other mobile payment solutions, carrier billing and mobile advertising. Using mobile commerce capabilities, developers can reach a wider segment with their application or solution, reduce transaction costs, and streamline business processes.
  • Privacy Management – Gaining consumer interest and trust for mobile and online applications includes considering consumer privacy during the product development lifecycle. Learn about hot button privacy issues and get an update on legislative and regulatory activity and emerging industry best practices.
  • Sprint ID for Business – Find out about exciting new opportunities for developers and businesses with Sprint ID. Sprint ID users receive a feature-packed bundle of digital content (apps, widgets, ringers, wallpapers and more) in a single download to build a total experience for their phone.

2011 Sprint Open Solutions Conference Sponsors

Platinum: Acision

Alcatel-Lucent

Ericsson

Gameloft

HTC

Intel Corporation

Research in Motion

Gold: Bug Labs

Cisco Systems

IBM

Kyocera

Motorola Mobility

Openwave

PCD

Qualcomm

Sierra Wireless

TeleNav

ZTE

About Sprint Developer Program

Sprint offers customers access to thousands of apps and data services and a variety of award-winning smartphones that use Android, RIM, Palm webOS or Microsoft Windows® platforms. Established in 2001, the Sprint Developer Program provides tools and resources for developers to have access to capabilities unique to the Sprint’s networks enabling them to create innovative applications. Sprint views the developer community as a forum for creativity, and offers developers’ access to more APIs than any other carrier to make their apps richer.

Visit http://developer.sprint.com to learn more about the Sprint Developer Program and to take advantage of the resources and tools available to developers.

The Emerging Solutions Group (ESG), a division of Sprint Business, is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions. ESG delivers a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN and a reliable Tier 1 IP network; specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative; an expansive M2M ecosystem; and the ability to provide customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.

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Annual Sprint conference focusing on developers, M2M and enterprise to be held Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 7, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today a new name –Sprint Open Solutions Conference – for its annual developer conference and that it will be held Nov. 2-4, 2011, in Santa Clara, Calif. Registration is now open for the conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

The Sprint Open Solutions Conference reflects Sprint’s open strategy to give developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs the opportunity to create innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Sprint exposes platforms that allow developers and businesses to create wireless solutions and applications that take advantage of capabilities at the network, IT, service and device level. Sprint is stepping away from the idea that “we (carrier) know best” and is focusing on leveraging its assets to drive innovation to the market.

“The wireless industry is experiencing exponential growth and is enabling new and innovative solutions every day in virtually all industries, including connected transportation, healthcare, consumer electronics and entertainment,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product, Sprint. “The Sprint Open Solutions Conference is designed to showcase the robust tools and resources Sprint has available to developers and to bring its applications and solutions to market in the M2M, enterprise or consumer space.”

Throughout the three-day conference, developers will learn about Sprint’s open enablement strategy, creating applications for 4G and 3D, enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, go-to-market strategies, approaches to make developers more profitable, and current Sprint tools and capabilities across devices, networks and platforms. Key elements of the Open Solutions Conference include hands-on coding sessions, breakout sessions, event sponsor exhibits, town hall meetings, keynote presentations from industry leaders and networking opportunities for developers. The conference will include 4G and M2M demonstration areas.

The registration cost is $175 for developers who register by Aug. 31. The cost increases to $350 beginning Sept. 1. Developers can register and find additional information about the Open Solutions Conference at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.

About Sprint Developer Program

Sprint offers customers access to thousands of apps and data services and a variety of award-winning smartphones that use Android, RIM, Palm webOS or Microsoft Windows® platforms. Sprint views the developer community as a forum for creativity. The company invests in technology and processes that enable developers to have access to important capabilities unique to Sprint’s networks, with an always-evolving Developer Program established in 2001. Sprint offers access to more APIs than any other carrier to make their apps richer.

Visit http://developer.sprint.com to learn more about the Sprint Developer Program and to take advantage of the resources and tools available to developers.

The Emerging Solutions Group (ESG), a division of Sprint Business, is an industry leader in M2M and embedded solutions. ESG delivers a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN, and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams; an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M ecosystem; and the ability to provide customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. To learn more, visit www.sprint.com/m2m.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.