2M Systems BV is founded in 1997 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The private Dutch company is currently based in the so called "brain-port" region of the Netherlands, in the city of Eindhoven. The main area of expertise of 2M Systems is electronic seismological instruments, such as seismometers, accelerometers, etc. The company's vision is to fit its domain of activity into a big picture for the Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) of future. To this aim, it is extending its current domain, i.e., seismic instruments and earthquake monitoring systems with the following domains: 1. Building Management Systems (BMS) and Smart Home: Consultation services for the purpose of integrating earthquake sensors within the BMS and smart home solutions. 2. Smart Healthcare Systems: Integration of smart healthcare devices such as wearable sensors in the BMS, SCC, etc. solutions for improving the quality of life of citizens, elder-care, etc.
To this aim, 2M Systems has signed an agreement for Research and Development (R&D) cooperation with fortiss GmbH, An-Institut Technische Universität München. As part of that agreement, fortiss will support 2M Systems in a number of R&D tasks in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) for extending the business domain of 2M Systems with innovative ICT solutions for the Smart Cities and Communities of future.
2M Systems used to be the regional representative of Geotech Instruments LLC located in Dallas (Texas, USA), which has more than half a century of experience in the development and production of ground motion monitoring instruments. It used to be their representative for the entire Europe, Middle East, and North Africa region. However, in order to come up with in-house solutions and products, 2M Systems decided to actively cancel that contract in 2015. This decision will not only help 2M Systems extend its capabilities and generate more revenue by becoming a European technology creator rather than distributor of the technology provided by the US, but will also create more local jobs in the Netherlands and the European Union (EU).