M2M ARTICLES

Fleet Managers Turning to Telematics to Save on Insurance Costs
10/20/2014
While the technology has been used for some time to automate some of the aspects of fleet management, telematics is now a valuable tool when it comes to saving on commercial vehicle insurance. Insuran…

Ultra-Low Power Electronics to Benefit Proliferation of IoT Devices
10/20/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up a revolution in devices that can power themselves without the use of traditional batteries or wired electric connections. These are devices such as wearables…

Cisco Launches Global IoT Challenge for Young Women
10/20/2014
Increasing those numbers requires a concerted effort from public and private organizations to encourage young girls to take STEM classes early in their development and making opportunities available w…

European Fleet Management Market to See Growth and Consolidation Next Few Years
10/20/2014
According to Berg Insight's latest report on fleet management in Europe, the number of active fleet management systems installed on the continent will nearly double from 3.65 million units in Q4 2013 …

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: Covering the Bases
10/18/2014
The uses for M2M technology range, literally, from A -to- Z. As the space spreads its wings, much of the innovations will become more and more a part of our everyday lives. The news this week in the E…

VMware and Jasper Form Partnership to Simplify Enterprise IoT and EMM Adoption
10/17/2014
The success of enterprises now requires the proper management of mobility solutions as well as the effective implementation of devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. As both …

M2M: Lighting up the Fan Experience
10/16/2014
There is a reason fans are fans. Fanatics follow every pitch, snap or slap shot of their favorite teams. They watch until the final buzzer sounds, the "fat lady sings," and the lights go out. Fans hav…

Xerox Adds Three New Wi-Fi Direct Printers to its Portfolio
10/16/2014
Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, and with 140,000 employees in 160 countries, Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. The company promises to provid…

Kerensen Consulting and SIGFOX Collaboration Aims to Speed Widespread IoT Adoption
10/15/2014
From enterprise to consumer, the Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving and having an impact on consumers' expectations when purchasing products and services. Today, IoT is transforming the way organiza…

Wheelings & Dealings: Bluetooth and GPS Chipmaker CSR is Set to be Acquired by Qualcomm
10/15/2014
There are two areas that the Internet of Things makes good use of, Bluetooth and GPS technology. By connecting multiple devices and being able to track every device from the moment it leaves the wareh…

Location-based Services Offer M2M Tracking, Marketing Capabilities
10/15/2014
W-Locate provides SIM-based location services, utilizing mobile operator's already existing infrastructure to provide new services and network monitoring without the need for large capital expenditure…

New Regulations in Brazil Will Benefit M2M Market
10/15/2014
Brazilian regulations regarding M2M devices on new vehicles will have an enormous effect on the telematics and fleet management market in the country. A law introduced by the Brazilian government in m…

What is a GSMA Embedded SIM?
10/14/2014
Advancements made in the world of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology make it possible for data to flow from one machine to another seamlessly. The next evolution in this technology will need a GSMA e…

Appmethod Apps for IoT Age Connected Drones
10/14/2014
Even though war accompanies a lot of bloodshed and loss of life, sometimes war is inevitable. Even if a clash is unavoidable, we can always avoid unnecessary violence with the help of technology. Quad…

Aeris Brings the Amazon Model to M2M
10/14/2014
The Internet of Things can create great new savings and efficiency benefits to organizations. But, considering the fragmented ecosystem, getting a machine-to-machine implementation up and running is n…

GE Collaborates with Intel & Cisco on Predix Software Platform
10/14/2014
GE has recently announced alliances with Intel and Cisco to create "Predix Ready" devices. Predix is a software platform developed by GE that aims to unify how devices connect to the Internet of Thing…

oort Launches First Product for its Smart Home and Business Ecosystem
10/14/2014
Technology has finally reached a point where we can seriously consider the concept of a smart house as a realistic option. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has given us the ability to make it …

Embedded M2M Industry Adopting GSMA Embedded SIM Specification
10/14/2014
The GSM Association (GSMA) made an exciting announcement at the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference, proclaiming that leading mobile operators, SIM vendors and module manufacturers have launched …

Report Suggests Strong Demand for Construction and Industrial Telematics
10/13/2014
The construction and industrial sectors used heavy machinery to carry out single site projects as well as multinational infrastructure developments employing thousands of people. In order to keep trac…

GE, Accenture Say Predictive Analytics Can Drive Trillions in Growth
10/13/2014
GE, a global electronics and appliance company, recently partnered with Accenture, a consulting and technological services firm, to release the global study, "Industrial Internet Insights from 2015." …

Efficiency Powered by Intelligence
10/13/2014
No matter how you look at it, satellite technology's impact on the machine-to-machine (M2M) market is palpable. The landscape for oil and gas companies has evolved to a point where M2M applications ar…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: The Revolution is Coming
10/11/2014
A report from TMCnet's Mae Kowalke on 'the Coming Payment Processing Revolution' revealed trends in the market that could certainly prove as an impetus for said 'revolution.' Kowalke depicts three key…

Airbiquity Adds Slacker Radio and Stitcher to Choreo Connected Car Platform
10/10/2014
Airbiquity has announced the launch of two new applications from Slacker Radio and Stitcher for its Driver Experience program, part of the Choreo connected car platform. Driver Experience allows for t…

Sprint Highlights the Coming Payment Processing Revolution
10/9/2014
We're at an interesting time for payment processing as mobile technology becomes ubiquitous, online purchases continue to grow and credit card fraud grows larger each year.

Freescale Intros Internet of Things Gateway Reference Design
10/9/2014
Internet of things is all about setting up an intelligent infrastructure comprising smart gadgets that are able to communicate with one another. Transmission, analysis and storage of data are three ke…

Wi2Wi Purchase Assets of Precision Devices
10/8/2014
Wi2Wi Corporation has announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Precision Devices.

NetComm Announces Partnership with Wyless
10/8/2014
NetComm Wireless has announced that it has inked a deal with Wyless to provide cellular M2M devices.

How Big are the Connected Device, IoT Markets?
10/8/2014
Market researcher Gartner forecasts that 26 billion connected devices will be online by 2020. Among those devices are dongles such as the Chromecast that allows TVs to display Internet-delivered conte…

Windows 10's Surprising Connection to the Internet of Things
10/8/2014
While there have already been several things said about Windows 10, from its design to its intent and so on, there's one thing that really hasn't been heard much yet, and now, it's starting to come ou…

Re-Engineering 2.0: The Impacts of IoT
10/8/2014
David Sherburne, the director of Global R&D Effectiveness/ Engineering IT at Carestream Health and Thingworx's, vice president of Marketing, Dan Murphy, will participate in an upcoming webinar, that w…

Plug-in Device and Service Notifies Drivers when Automobile Needs Servicing
10/8/2014
Telefonica recently announced that it would offer an automobile diagnostic service to subscribers. The O2 Car Connection notifies drivers through a smartphone app whenever the car's computer indicates…

GoPro Gains Attention in the App World
10/8/2014
Mobile app development was originally created for a phone's built in capabilities, yet with the growth of the IoT (Internet of Things) and smart devices, app development has taken a turn.

Partnership Between HTC and Trustonic Enables Trust Enhanced Services on Connected Devices
10/7/2014
One thing that will always be of paramount importance is security. The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating opportunities to have more machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. As more companies embrace p…

Installed Base of Fleet Management Systems to Hit 12 Million in Americas
10/6/2014
Companies with fleets of vehicles started deploying telematics solutions 30 years ago in order to track their assets as they crisscrossed the country delivering goods and services. Even though the tec…

Smartenit and Broadcom Announce Collaboration for Home Automation Solutions
10/6/2014
While the Internet of Things (IoT) will connect billions of devices in the future, not every connection is going to be monetized. The vast majority will be used for infrastructure applications to impr…

Deutsche Telekom and Paradox Engineering to Improve IoT Services
10/6/2014
According to a research, smart factory investments are expected to generate revenues of $246 billion by 2018, a CAGR of eight percent from 2013 to 2018. As companies continue to improve their infrastr…

Tesla and Orange Team Up for Connected Cars in France
10/6/2014
Tesla is one of the hottest car companies in the world, mainly because of the ways the company has changed the car production model. Now the company is apparently taking the next step by teaming up wi…

Sierra Wireless Poised for Continued Growth in M2M
10/6/2014
A recent news brief suggests that Sierra Wireless has posted growth numbers in the double digits for Q2 2014, and that it will likely continue to build on its momentum through partnerships and acquisi…

Gemalto's New Cinterion M2M Module Utilizes Sprint's Wireless Networking
10/6/2014
Digital security leader Gemalto is in the process of rolling out enhanced M2M connectivity across the nation with the company's new Cinterion PS3 module. Designed to give wireless access to a wide var…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: Exclamation Points or Question Marks?
10/4/2014
With a space like M2M that is experiencing explosive growth, it makes sense this week was chock full of news. Let's take a look at who did what this week in embedded M2M technology.

Berg Insight Predicts Telematics Subscriber Growth
10/2/2014
A recent market study from Berg Insight suggests that the number of telematics service subscribers will expand globally at a compound annual growth rate of 38.1 percent from 16.6 million in 2013 to 15…

When Your Car is Watching: Privacy and Vehicle Telematics
10/1/2014
The use of vehicle telematics systems is rapidly gaining ground with automakers as a wealth of information can be gathered via the use of such systems. From information about driving habits to vehicle…

JavaOne is Going and What are You Going to do about IoT?
10/1/2014
This week Oracle is running Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne together, and it's been a lot of fun to look at the press and sessions running at the show. Like so many other aspects of the Internet of Thing…

Velvetwire Introduces Eco-Friendly Apple HomeKit Device
9/30/2014
Today Velvetwire has announced the creation of the first ever Apple HomeKit device. Velvetwire, a company focused on a smart energy future, has introduced Powerslayer Blu, its Apple HomeKit-enabled US…

M2M and IoT Suffering from Lack of a Unifying Standard
9/29/2014
The running joke about standards is that when businesses and developers start with 15 and try to make a new standard that will unify them all, all they end up with is 16 standards. It is easy to laugh…

Orange to Develop New Location and Information-tracking Services
9/29/2014
Mobile telecommunications company Orange recently presented three new services it will be developing to help businesses enhance their connected objects, big data analytics, and customer experiences by…

Global Telematics Market to Experience 16.57 Percent CAGR Through 2018
9/29/2014
The growing field of telematics includes any sort of technology that connects two or more machines with each other, or any number of machines and persons with each other, for the purpose of collecting…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: Farmlands to Fast Rides
9/27/2014
From farmlands to roadways, the burgeoning space of embedded M2M was flush with news this week. Let's take a look at the week that was, it's week in review time!

Vodafone & BMW Getting Together to Drive Connected Car Development
9/26/2014
The idea that a car would be able to readily communicate with other devices, as well as other cars around it, might have seemed far-fetched even just a couple of years ago, but it's a development that…

Intel Turns to Israel Plant to Push Drive to 10 Nanometer Chips
9/26/2014
Anyone who's ever seen a picture of ENIAC knows how far we've come in terms of computers. From room-filling, multi-platform behemoths to devices of sufficiently small size to be carried in a pocket, t…

Moocall Sensor Uses M2M to Help Farmers
9/25/2014
A new device called the Moocall Sensor, which alerts farmers when a cow goes into labor, was unveiled Tuesday at the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland. It is intended to increase live births…

Spike Malware Toolkit: How Your Thermostat Could Hack a Bank
9/25/2014
Whether it's a lake cottage, an apartment, a McMansion or a little house in the country, it's home sweet home for a great many people out there. But that home might not be so sweet with a new developm…

Swisscom Simplifies M2M Deployment with Cloud-based AEP
9/25/2014
A successful M2M deployment is composed of many different components, and if any one of them is not properly implemented it can be a very costly mistake. This is especially true for multinational depl…

A Kill Switch for Cars?
9/25/2014
Anyone familiar with the repossession process knows that it can happen at any time. Repo men, as such are often referred to, can arrive at most any time of day, in broad daylight, at dinner, or even i…

Open Source Critical to Faster, More Reliable M2M Deployment
9/25/2014
No matter what source of information you trust, there is no denying that M2M is growing rapidly. Many devices are being installed and software will be critical to them running properly.

Wheelings & Dealings: Huawei Bulks up IoT Presence with Neul Purchase
9/24/2014
With the field of machine to machine (M2M) communications making huge strides, and its attendant field the Internet of Things (IoT) poised to do likewise, it's not surprising to see other firms lookin…

New Kii Dedicated Platform Gives Enterprises More Control Over Apps
9/24/2014
Businesses across many different industries are creating apps to allow employees, partners and customers to interact with the organization on their mobile device more efficiently without having to nav…

Frequently Asked Questions About M2M Scaling Solutions
9/24/2014
Syed "Z" Hosain, chief technology officer at Aeris has been working with me on a series of M2M-related webinars over the last few weeks and has been candidly sharing a wealth of information. As a resu…

Wind River's Intelligent Platforms and Operating Systems Support Internet of Things
9/23/2014
In the latest deployment of their broad range of products supporting the Internet of Things (IoT), Wind River announced today that Airbus Defence and Space is using its platform for its long endurance…

United States Increasingly Plugged in with 10 Percent of Global M2M Connections
9/23/2014
Machines increasingly talk to machines. That's the essential basis behind machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, and it's showing up in increasing numbers around the world. With personal, commercial a…

Arduino, Atmel Unveil IoT Arduino Add-on
9/23/2014
Arduino, the company behind the popular homebrew embedded systems platform, and Atmel have announced the launch of the Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101. With the new product, users can create rapid prototypes…

Research Firm Highlights Need for Standardization in Home Automation Market
9/23/2014
According to research performed by Parks Associates (PA), serious home automation customers place a high value on device interoperability. Currently, it appears the only way that happens in practice i…

Weightless Launches New Standard for IoT Connectivity: Weightless-N
9/22/2014
While the Internet of Things (IoT) is posing both threats and opportunities just about anywhere it goes, there's one critical point that often keeps coming up: bandwidth. Yes, the IoT requires a means…

M2M Evolution Week in Review: Transportation and Smart Cities
9/20/2014
Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are the backbone to an entire futuristic lifestyle that experts refer to as the Internet of Things. By having devices that can communicate with one another thro…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: Connecting Homes, Communities and More
9/20/2014
Remember all those movies and novelty gags involving a magic remote that can control just about anything? While they may not be able to perform magic, remote technology paired with embedded M2M is mak…

Omega DevCloud Makes Communications Easier as M2M, IoT Grow in Popularity
9/19/2014
RacoWireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, is making communications with Internet of Things (IoT) applications much easier with the new Omega DevCloud product.

Red Hat Expects to Play Important Role in IoT for Enterprises
9/19/2014
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, uses a community approach to cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. The company also provides its customers support, training …

Numerex Plays Both Consumer, Industrial Fields in M2M
9/18/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) is largely misunderstood when it comes to the consumer market, mostly because consumers are not as concerned with the technology driving much of their mobile devices. Mobility…

Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market Set to Grow
9/18/2014
Although it is a matter for debate, many credit Karl Benz for inventing the automobile in 1886. Almost 130 years later the concept is still the same, to provide a mode of transportation point A to poi…

Vodafone Report Reveals More Organizations Will Deploy M2M Solutions
9/18/2014
When new technologies are introduced in the marketplace businesses wait and see how it is being applied by industries across all sectors in order to determine its long-term viability. Machine-to-Machi…

M2M Can Enable New Savings, Revenue Opportunities Related to Field Services
9/18/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) communications are positioned to change field service as we know it. And that's good news for everybody involved.

Cellwize partners with Cellcom Israel
9/18/2014
Cellwize, a Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, recently announced that elastic-SON solution has been selected by Cellcom Israel. As per the reports, the solution will help Cellcom Israe…

M2M and IoT Market Size by Connections and Revenue Forecast for Q2 2014
9/18/2014
We are moving toward a world where more devices are able to communicate with each other. There are two industries that can be considered as definitely leading the way. When we talk about machine-to-ma…

ecobee Thermostats Deliver on Hardware and App Front
9/18/2014
Although a thermostat is an important component in the home, the vast majority of people probably didn't pay much attention to them until the acquisition of Nest by Google for $3.2 billion earlier thi…

Cisco Launches Connected Rail Solutions
9/17/2014
Cisco has recently been focusing on improvements to commutes and travel in general with its Connected Transportation Solutions, an Internet of Things (IoT) initiative to introduce interconnectivity in…

Report: Unlock Revenue Streams with Industrial Internet of Things Services
9/17/2014
For innovative businesses that can provide service opportunities in the growing industrial Internet of Things market, new revenue sources await, according to a new report from Accenture.

Digital Security Services to Prove Major Part of Business Landscape
9/17/2014
Securing a company's data and records has never seemed quite as important as it does these days. With high-profile hackings from major businesses like Target and The Home Depot, it's become clear that…

IoT Gateway to Benefit from Distribution Partnership
9/16/2014
A provider of Internet of Things wireless products announced this week that it has partnered with a Fortune 500 business process service company to distribute its LTE gateway.

Sagemcom Partners with ERDF
9/16/2014
Sagemcom recently announced it has signed a contract with ERDF (Electricite Reseau Distribution France) to provide more than 1.2 million meters and data concentrators for the Linky project. The meters…

Australian Telematics Provider Expands Network
9/16/2014
An Australian telematics service provider recently announced that it will be expanding its network to include more than 45,000 additional square miles.

When it Comes to the Internet, Satellite is Part of the Mix
9/16/2014
The problem with that strategy is that full implementation and total cost is never really considered. Additionally, not exploring the possibilities and planning for the satellite enabled devices can l…

DLink Announces Day & Night Wi-Fi Baby Monitor
9/15/2014
For all the new parents, baby monitors come as a huge sigh of relief, as they provide the much needed peace of mind that their baby is sleeping fine in the crib.

LogLogic Provides Visual Analytics Tools to Visually Mine Data
9/15/2014
Increasingly, everything is becoming more connected. Examples include the Internet of Things or even a company's private infrastructure. Into this environment, LogLogic, a unit of Tibco, has created a…

Greenpeak Launches Smart Remote Control Technology
9/15/2014
The GP565 is optimized for inexpensive ZigBee RF4CE remote controls and is available in 120k Flash and 8k RAM or 248k Flash and 16k RAM memory configurations. New silicon reduces power consumption whi…

Keeping Up: IoT Developer Announces New Strategy for Expansion
9/15/2014
A developer of Internet of Things applications has announced its latest strategy for development with which the company will seek to provide interconnectivity between mobile and desktop devices, gadge…

Growth in M2M Attracting Providers to Australia
9/15/2014
The communication taking place between machines is driving considerable opportunity in the wireless world. Providers are recognizing opportunities and the build-out of 4G LTE networks is opening up 2G…

M2M Evolution Week in Review: The Rapidly Growing Connected Device Market
9/13/2014
Connectivity is key to Machine-to-Machine communications, and a wide variety of different wireless channels like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth offer a host of options. Especially with the looming possibility of…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: In the Home and on the Road
9/13/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology is making its way into all aspects of our daily lives-from home appliances and security systems to connectivity on the road. There are constantly new devices and ap…

The IoT Requires Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships to Reach Its Potential
9/12/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a broad spectrum of devices, systems and protocols and is basically a complex ecosystem that is neither easily defined nor managed. And that's why Wind River, …

Lining the Nest: Nest Now Works with Several Key Home Automation Systems
9/12/2014
While Nest was commonly regarded as a great new feature in home automation, there was one important point that was holding it back, as far as some considered. That key point was that Nest didn't work …

Management is Key for All But the Simplest M2M Deployments
9/12/2014
Machine-to-Machine communications, known as M2M, is one of the hottest trends in tech right now even if it doesn't garner the attention of consumer-facing innovations such as the iPhone.

Vodafone Talks M2M At ITEXPO Las Vegas
9/12/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) is a term normally heard within IT departments. Typically, the practice is found within large organizations that can afford and want to maintain their own data networks. The t…

How Mobile Growth and Big Data Will Change the Network Market
9/11/2014
There are two concepts that are getting a lot of attention in the media today, simply because they are impacting so much of what we do both professionally and as consumers. First, big data is everywhe…

Is It Time To Expand? Over 500 Smart Devices in Homes by 2022
9/11/2014
The Gartner report in question reaches this conclusion from two critical junction points; one, that the market for smart home materials will not only mature by 2022, but the market will also be somewh…

SkyWave Unveils Cellular Gateway, Tells Connectivity Story
9/11/2014
SkyWave, a satellite network operator catering to the M2M market, introduced the SG-7100 cellular gateway platform this week at the CTIA event in Las Vegas.

Suddenlink's New Service Offers 24/7 Remote Control for the Connected Home
9/10/2014
Suddenlink, a cable operator in the United States, recently introduced an all new home automation service called Connected HomeSM. Developed in order to take home security a step further, Connected Ho…

Appmethod Development Platform Offers Powerful Tools for Internet of Things Functionality
9/10/2014
In the very near future, almost all common devices and appliances will use an Internet connection to communicate with other machines in what is referred to as the Internet of Things. By sharing comput…

MapR Technologies Achieves 100 Million Data Points Per Second Ingest
9/10/2014
Data is being created at an incredible rate in today's digital environment, and analyzing this information to deliver valuable insight requires powerful software and hardware. Companies are making new…

Cloud-Based Xively Platform Offers Unique Approach to Internet of Things
9/10/2014
Xively has a unique approach to the Internet of Things (IoT), right down to the spelling of its name (pronounced "Zively"). The company, a division of remote access and file sharing company LogMeIn, w…

New 'Connected Transportation Solutions' Automates Many Passenger Train Services
9/10/2014
Cisco announced that it has developed a new solution to improve passenger railroad operations and safety. Connected Transportation Solutions (CTS) is designed to optimize the movement of passengers an…

Ferrari FF Becomes First Automobile Delivered with Apple CarPlay
9/10/2014
Ferrari announced recently that its FF model is the first production automobile to use Apple's CarPlay, a hands-free version of the iPhone. With this device, drivers will be able to control many of a …

Verizon Takes Sharing Services to a New Level
9/10/2014
Monday morning Verizon announced its newest sharing service technology that they expect to lead to a platform of sharing virtually anything.

Get Yer Motor Runnin' with Verizon Auto Share
9/10/2014
Verizon is bringing out the Verizon Auto Share app, a service that offers much the same as other, similar services, but with some key distinctions.

Connected Car Market Gears Up for Fast Growth
9/9/2014
In spite of relative low renewal rates currently, this market is also expected to increase dramatically at a CAGR of 38.1 percent, with 16.6 million subscribers in 2013 growing to 158.9 million subscr…

M2M Breakthroughs Impact Clean Energy and Direct Product Communication
9/8/2014
The concept of machines talking to machines seems like it should be something out of the next sci-fi movie. We've seen it played out before and it usually doesn't end well for the humans trying to pre…

New Study Looks at Use of Connected Devices in the US
9/8/2014
The vast majority of the devices we purchase today are being manufactured with features that allow them to be connected to the Internet. This connected ecosystem is part of the growing Internet of Thi…

Delivering 'The Connected Home'
9/8/2014
Remote security and home monitoring systems have seen enormous growth over the last year. In 2013, sales of wireless embedded smart home monitoring devices, including motion sensors, smart thermostats…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review: From Wearables to Fleet Management
9/6/2014
In the machine to machine (M2M) world, things just keep getting better. Every week this technology finds its way into more devices to be used for more complex purposes, and despite it being a shorter …

M2M Evolution Week in Review: M2M and IoT
9/6/2014
Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two major technologies expected to change the way technology is used in the world hand-in-hand. M2M communications allow several devices t…

New Report Reveals the Value of Low-Power, Wide-Area for the IoT
9/5/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) needs a communications infrastructure that is efficient and economical in order to connect the billions of devices that will be deployed around the world. With each device…

C&C Group Sees Diverse Savings with Sprint's Geotab for Fleet Management
9/4/2014
Lenexa, Kan., is home to a company packing a fairly substantial fleet of vehicles to its credit, C&C Group. C&C Group offers up facilities, services and a fleet of 75 trucks and service vans, working …

Icontrol Offers Greater Connected Home Security with Piper
9/3/2014
Home security technology has grown a lot in the last few years with the advent of connected monitoring technologies. Beginning as basic alarm devices, these home security appliances have grown to beco…

Smart Factories: Implications on Product Design- Will it Help Build New Possibilities?
9/3/2014
The fast paced electronics industry is being driven by unique and complex product designs. There seems to be an insatiable desire to create electronics that, quite frankly, edge closer to boggling the…

Wheelings & Dealings: IFTTT Lands Eight Figures to Drive Interconnected Everything
9/3/2014
In a funding round that brought in some heavyweight names like Norwest Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, IFTTT landed $30 million in a bid to help drive its plans to help users connect all onl…

MDM Takes on New Importance as Greater Part of EMM
9/3/2014
The rise of mobile devices has allowed for some substantial new benefits to business users. From improved flexibility to certain mobile-only applications to even a mobile workforce, the mobile device …

M2M and Wearable Tech: Bringing Machines into the Future
9/3/2014
As a society, we're drawn to the miniaturization of things when it comes to software, storage and tablets. We also like our smart devices to be manageable in size, as even Apple moved towards a bigger…

Smartplug Maker Zuli Raises $1.65 Million in Seed Funding
9/3/2014
According to the latest research by International Data Corporation (IDC) on the Internet of Things (IoT), released in June of 2014, the forecast for the worldwide market is to grow from $1.9 trillion …

Ovum Attaches Numbers to M2M Growth: Predicts More Jockeying for Market Share by Telecoms
9/3/2014
The machine-to-machine revolution brought on by Internet of Things technology is already upon us: the technologies are there and have an array of customers across the broad spectrum of global industry…

If You Don't Tell Anyone, the Spectrum Will
9/3/2014
I got a note this week from a friend who needs our help to get a point across to the FCC. His conversations with the FCC have been focused on the 3.5 GHz spectrum opportunities that carriers want to u…

Eurotech Describes How Its Internet of Things Technology Can Help Cities Clean Their Air
9/2/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is providing solutions for industries across the board, from manufacturing to healthcare to energy. It also just might be the means to helping municipalities cl…

Wi-Next Selects Axiros for IoT Cloud Application Development
9/2/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that requires a robust communication platform in order to connect all the devices that will be part of the ecosystem. The more communication options busine…

The Evolution of M2M Leads to Growing Opportunities
9/2/2014
The idea of machines talking to each other is the perfect fodder for Hollywood Sci-Fi. For years, we've been inundated with the dangers associated with artificial intelligence. Who didn't watch iRobot…

Growing Number of Consumers and Fleet Managers Comfortable with UBI
9/2/2014
Consumers also indicated that they would be interested in knowing how other members of their families operate their vehicles. Since 2013, the number of people willing to use telematics to know how the…

IoT Semiconductor Manufacturer Releases Development Kit
9/2/2014
The product description on the company's website says the kit is geared toward developers at all stages and in all arenas -- everyone from developers in startups to established manufacturers. The embe…

Ovum Forecasts Sunny Days for M2M market
9/2/2014
The machine to machine (M2M) technology has started gaining momentum across the globe. This is mainly because of its salient features such as the ability for companies to develop new service-based cus…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
8/30/2014
M2M devices are also popular within the home, and one of the most common uses for it is in home security. Between video surveillance units, automatically locking doors and emergency contact systems, a…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
8/30/2014
Home ownership is no small feat, and finding ways to improve efficiencies within the home while cutting costs and energy use is a big deal.

Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi Deployed in New Handheld Z Backscatter Imaging System
8/28/2014
The new MINI Z handheld X-ray detection system from the American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) will now make use of the Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Wi-Fi technol…

Cobra Electronics Offers Truck-Specific Navigation Unit
8/27/2014
Cobra Electronics, a global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, has released a short piece of literature accompanying its latest offering that explains why truck-specific n…

Estimote Launches Bluetooth-enabled Beacons
8/27/2014
The introduction of iBeacon by Apple announced the company's entry into the Internet of Things (IoT), but more than anything it highlighted an effective application of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to br…

M2M Applications Will Drive the M2M Network Security Market to Grow
8/27/2014
This report takes into account revenue generated from the sales of M2M network security products. This includes embedded SIMs on the machine side and gateways at the network level. It also presents th…

NV Energy Report Details the Benefits of IoT
8/27/2014
EcoFactor recently introduced a cloud-based HVAC Performance Monitoring service that does thermal modeling of a home - taking into consideration such factors as the outside weather, the inside tempera…

Fog Computing: Drawing Dreams Closer
8/27/2014
It's easy to see cloud solutions as the Internet brings us cheap (better) services. Cynics with age as a benefit think of it as time sharing, with better parsing. The reality is that much of the cloud…

Berg Insights: 3G/4G to Dominate M2M by 2018
8/27/2014
The research firm Berg Insight has predicted that 3G and 4G service will dominate the M2M mobile industry by 2018 as customers run more demanding and data-hungry applications in a new report.

Dialog Semiconductor and Energous Team Up To Make Charging Without Wires Reality
8/26/2014
In the run up to the IoT era, people are becoming increasingly more dependent on application-heavy, power hungry devices. It seems people want to take the concept of mobility to the next level by thro…

The Internet of Things is Coming Fast, With Open Source Tools Paving the Way
8/26/2014
The Internet of Things is often talked about, but it seems like little development is actually taking place in the field. Experts say that the future will grant Internet access to even the most mundan…

Telit Technology's Campus Eye Looks to Make School Safer
8/25/2014
Some kids have already gone back to school. Others will be going back shortly, as the Labor Day holiday approaches and with it heralds the end of summer vacation for just about everyone. But with the …

Mobile Trends Show Bright Prospects for MVNOs
8/25/2014
The wireless market is an interesting one to watch. We've all come to rely on the technology and the advancements in this space continue to create new opportunities to stay connected, drive revenue an…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
8/23/2014
Machine to machine technology is working its way into all kinds of industries these days, and as the applications for M2M continue to expand, plenty of news is generated. With that in mind, let's take…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
8/23/2014
In the very near future, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to play a large role in most people's day-to-day lives. Devices and appliances will communicate wirelessly with another through variou…

How a Traffic Light Proved the Need for IoT Security
8/22/2014
The promise represented by machine to machine (M2M) communications, and the more physical representation of same the Internet of Things (IoT), has captured imaginations around the world. From the idea…

New Sprint Podcast Series Shows How to Put M2M into Practice
8/21/2014
Most businesses have heard about the Internet of Things, also known as machine to machine (M2M) technology. M2M enables devices and machines to communicate with each other and people wirelessly, openi…

Broadcom Wireless Partners with Netatmo, a Smartphone-Controlled Home Thermostat
8/21/2014
A company called Netatmo may be helping to kick off the Internet of Things (IoT), starting with your thermostat. Netatmo wants to deliver smartphone-controlled home thermostat devices that allow users…

Airbiquity Adds Two Content Providers to Choreo Connected Car Platform
8/21/2014
Airbiquity, Inc., the world's leading provider of cloud-based connected vehicle services, has announced the addition of two infotainment content providers - Twitter and TuneIn Radio - to its Choreo pl…

Silver Springs Networks Demonstrates How Smart Lights Can Benefit Australia
8/20/2014
Silver Spring Networks, a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks in Australia, is showcasing the benefits of smart streetlights using LEDs and a connected network.

Our Biggest Asset May be a Concept
8/20/2014
The terms IOT, IOE, M2M and Smarter Planet are all aimed at helping us to understand the fact that there is something new on the horizon. Like a friend pointing at something behind you, though, the po…

Car-to-Car Safety Communications: Now More Likely Than Ever
8/19/2014
It's hard not to be in favor of saving 49 lives a year by most any means, and thankfully, this is still mostly an issue for new cars. The used car market isn't likely to be impacted by this new legisl…

Research Predicts Wireless M2M Growth of 21 Percent by Year End
8/19/2014
Berg Insight, a research firm based in Sweden, says it expects the number of connections to reach 213.9 million by the close of the year. Furthermore, it expects growth to continue through at least 20…

Telematics Coming to Construction Equipment
8/19/2014
A global manufacturer and provider of construction and industrial products announced recently that it has entered into a partnership that will help it develop industry telematics solutions.

ActivePERS Detects Falls and Monitors Seniors
8/18/2014
The aging process slowly but surely reduces our physical and mental acuity, affecting each of us differently, but eventually resulting on the dependence of others to take care of us. Elderly care is a…

SmartHome Ventures Releases PEQ a Smart Home System for the Everyday Consumer
8/18/2014
A recent report by Forrester Research shows one third of consumers are interested in smart home technology, yet only one to two percent implemented connected devices, allowing remote management, into …

Dash Smart Driving App Launches for iOS Devices
8/18/2014
Apple device owners can finally experience the Dash app - a smart driving system that uses an on-board diagnostic (OBD) dongle with Bluetooth connectivity to gather data from the user's car and monito…

Research: Security, Home Controls System Make up 64 Percent of Smart Devices
8/18/2014
A new research paper, "The Internet of Things: Business Models & Opportunities" has revealed that 64 percent of all smart devices are part of the security of home control systems.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
8/16/2014
As more companies from Apple to Sprint and Tesla to Google attempt to hook up the connected car and gain the biggest market share, this week TMC's Rob Enderle broke down the different offerings that s…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
8/16/2014
It was a week packed with news in the M2M space, from partnerships and market growth projections, to M2M Evolution Conference and Expo product showcases and announcements. So with that said, let's jum…

Wheelings & Dealings: Samsung Pushes Home Automation with SmartThings Acquisition
8/15/2014
The rise of the automated home, as part of the growing machine to machine (M2M) communications sector exemplified by the Internet of Things (IoT), has been front and center for an increasing number of…

Research Predicts a 90 Percent CAGR of LTE Powered M2M Connections Market Through 2020
8/14/2014
The excitement is building for the upcoming 'Internet of Things,' which dangles the tantalizing image of a world where devices wirelessly communicate with one another to achieve complicated synchroniz…

AT&T VP of Advanced Mobility Talks Going Beyond Technicalities at ITEXPO 2014 Keynote
8/14/2014
It's time to think beyond the basics and to travel further than technology. This was the message relayed by AT&T's VP of advanced mobility solutions Mike Troiano during a special keynote presentation …

How the Internet of Things Will Transforms Our Lives (and Why You Should Be Worried)
8/14/2014
Recent research indicates that the IoT and machine-to-machine communications market will grow to nearly $500 billion by 2019, but despite that growth, there are still some kinks to work out as the IoT…

Gemalto Wins M2M Evolution Product of the Year
8/14/2014
Gemalto, a globally recognized digital security provider, has been awarded the 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award by TMC for its innovation in the company's new SensorLogic Agent, an embedde…

Data Lake Provides Efficient Big Data Capture and Analysis
8/14/2014
GE recently announced that it is working with Pivotal, a cloud computing developer, to reach out to airlines, railroads, hospitals, utilities, and other global organizations to help their operations f…

The Advantage of Choosing the Right Carrier
8/13/2014
The mobile revolution is shaking up companies in just about every industry, crushing old business models and replacing them with new ones. While many industries are feeling the pain, there are also op…

Shark Tank Contestant Siminoff Tells Doorbot Story at StartupCamp9
8/13/2014
The opportunity for specialized devices on the Internet of Things frontier appears to be limitless, but getting such solutions from concept to reality is no easy feat. Tonight at StartupCamp9 at ITEXP…

US Businesses Lag Behind in IoT Sensor Usage
8/12/2014
A multinational professional services network suggests in a recent news report that U.S business involvement in the Internet of Things is lagging behind Asia with respect to sensor adoption.

RacoWireless Announces Game-Changing Application Design Platform
8/12/2014
Numerous businesses will announce or launch innovative new products and solutions at ITEXPO this year, but the RacoWireless Omega Dev M2M application design platform is sure to be remembered as one of…

For IoT Security, PKI Deserves a Second Look
8/12/2014
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has been a reliable security player for 20 years but has never been used to the fullest extent possible. However, the security needs of IoT are giving PKI the closer lo…

The Future of Connected Cars: Cortana or Siri for the Road
8/12/2014
Sprint Velocity is one of several programs from the major carriers, every one of which is busting their hump to get your next car connected to their wireless network.

IoT: Did You Say Trillions, with a T?
8/12/2014
AT&T is clearly one company with an eye to the future. One of its most popular offerings, Application Development and Managed Services offers the AT&T M2M Application Platform - toolbox aiding in smoo…

Understanding IoT Data Will Give Businesses an Edge
8/12/2014
The Internet of Things, in which objects of all kinds communicate with each other, generates a huge amount of data each and every day. And with the IoT expected to expand at a rapid pace in the upcomi…

ID Systems Patents Embedded M2M Vehicle Impact Management and Reporting Platform
8/11/2014
People often talk about the Internet of Things with very few real-world examples, and often instead talk about theoretical ways in which machines would use the Internet to communicate with one another…

How Much New Revenue will M2M Actually Create?
8/11/2014
The M2M or Internet of Things (IoT) market might be viewed as the biggest single revenue opportunity for any mobile service provider, as billions of additional devices acquire communications capabilit…

GPS Mobile to Offer ZTR Control Systems' Telematics Solutions
8/11/2014
GPS Mobile Solutions, Inc., has entered into a partnership with ZTR Control Systems.

M2M Evolution Week in Review
8/9/2014
Machines are abuzz with chatter amongst themselves these days. Machine to machine (M2M) solutions continue to evolve in new and exciting ways, and as such there is plenty of news being generated in th…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
8/9/2014
There was a lot of talk about security vulnerabilities this week in the Internet of Things with HP publishing a study that stated that more than 70 percent of devices in the IoT are vulnerable to hack…

What IBM'S TrueNorth Processor Means for the Internet of Things
8/8/2014
For some time now, according to reports, IBM has been working on developing a processor that works in a similar fashion to the human brain. It's not that IBM hasn't already had quite a bit of success …

Can M2M Prevent Messy Environmental Spills (and PR Crises)?
8/8/2014
A North American mining company is finding itself in a very tough position. According to news reports, its mining tailing pond burst, sending an estimated 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 mill…

Wireless Charging Devices on the Horizon
8/7/2014
Not so long ago, I read a blog about customer service's issues with customers. One point in particular noted that some customers were offended that wireless devices needed to be plugged in in order to…

The Internet of Things Making a Splash in Retail Circles
8/7/2014
It's easy to see where the Internet of Things (IoT) concept is gaining a lot of ground in a lot of different places. Homeowners are loving IoT for its ability to put control of a home's systems into a…

Strong and Relevant Branding Helps MVNOs Reach Success
8/7/2014
There's a lot of competition out there today, especially in the mobile services space. Just as in any situation where competition is intense, the way to stand out is to have a unique brand and be fait…

Frontier Secure to Offer Deals That Include Nest Thermostat
8/6/2014
Frontier Secure announced this week that it will soon be offering a number of computer security and support packages that include the Nest Learning Thermostat.

The Internet of Things' Market Value Could Reach Trillions by Decade's End
8/6/2014
It wasn't hard to see that the Internet of Things (IoT) market had plenty of room to grow. The increasing numbers of devices that comprised this market, the increasing numbers of functions that these …

MVNO Success Rests on Strong Distribution Channels
8/6/2014
The opportunity for mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) is strong in today's marketplace, but only if the MVNO stands out among the crowd with a targeted identity aimed at a particular niche marke…

TWC, Synchronoss Go Device-Agnostic for Home Automation
8/6/2014
Time Warner Cable is enhancing its home security and home management solution, IntelligentHome, with the Integrated Life Platform from Synchronoss Technologies.

The Horizontal is Becoming More Vertical: What that Means to You
8/6/2014
The acquisition of Axeda by PTC, following PTC's acquisition of Thingworx, brings up the question: What is the most important aspect of a platform?

CSRmesh Development Kit Aids Developers
8/6/2014
CSR announced in July 2014 its release of the CSRmesh Development Kit that will aid the developers looking to use CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. CSRmesh was launched in February 2014 and featured t…

Backdoor Remote Signals Could Let Hackers Wirelessly Unlock Your Car
8/6/2014
Virtually every motor vehicle on today's roadways use some form of remote keyless entry to unlock the doors of the car. Called a wireless key fob, these devices have made locking and unlocking vehicle…

70 Percent of IoT Devices are Vulnerable - HP
8/5/2014
A recent study by HP revealed some shocking security gaps Internet of Things (IoT) devices. According to HP, more than 70% of such devices are vulnerable to attacks.

ORBCOMM to Help Decker Truckline Manage Refrigerated Trailers
8/5/2014
Announced today, 500 of Decker Truckline's refrigerated tracker trailers will soon be equipped with ORBCOMM's tracking and monitoring solution to help improve the way the transportation company manage…

Customers' Thirst for Bandwidth Expands M2M
8/5/2014
Connectivity is at the heart of M2M solutions, and-as such-is one of the key elements used by the carrier and other companies that integrate the carrier's services to support IoT ecosystems. The carri…

Putting Sensors to Work as a Complement to Wearable Tech
8/4/2014
Wearable technology in general is an amazing field. Every day, there are new devices looking to offer the ability to track fitness or gauge vital signs or do any of literally dozens of other things. B…

Multi-Tech Systems Wins 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award
8/4/2014
M2M Evolution Magazine, the premier publication of TMC covering the machine-to-machine movement, recently recognized Multi-Tech Systems' QuickCarrier USB-D cellular modem with the prestigious 2014 M2M…

ThroughTek to Exhibit at M2M Evolution in Las Vegas
8/4/2014
Taipei, Taiwan - Aug 9, 2014 - ThroughTek Co., Ltd. announced today that it will be showcasing its Central Management Platform (CMP) at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, to be held August 12-14, 20…

Smaller, Lightweight Sensors in Test and Measurement Will Be in Big Demand
8/4/2014
As innovations in testing methods are improving in a rapid phase, the development of sensors used in test and measurement applications is equally seeing a good growth. Business consulting firm, Frost …

M2M Evolution Week in Review
8/2/2014
As we push further into the 21st century, technology continues to evolve in leaps and bounds, and so do our relationships with that technology. In a world where machines are beginning to talk in more …

Dashing Past the Platform Plateau
8/1/2014
I recently had a great conversation with Greenwave Systems CMO Nate Williams - the subject of which was what is driving the market and making it so we can reach the next level of adoption. And while I…

WISeKey: Getting Wiser
8/1/2014
Machine to Machine technology is maturing in front of our eyes, connected everything is not far off. One of the companies accepting this challenge is WISeKey, known for its developments in cyber-resil…

Texas Instruments Ships More than 15 Million of Its ADAS SoC Devices
8/1/2014
The ADAS is part of the technology that is pushing the concept of driverless cars. The platform is designed to lower the number of collisions on the road and allow a more autonomous driving experience…

ON World Survey Predicts that 20 Percent of Smart Homes Will Have at Least 50 Sensors by 2018
8/1/2014
The ON world research firm recently completed a survey of over 1,000 adults in the United States, and determined that approximately 20 percent of those who choose to install sensors will have more tha…

Mobile Workforce Trends: (In-Field) Information is Power
7/31/2014
Mobile workforce technology is now enabling top performing organizations to evolve from reactive to proactive service, where the focus is increasingly on addressing issues before they occur.

The First Brain Suck was Free
7/30/2014
The LinkedIn request was pretty simple: "Can I talk to you about the M2M market?" I agreed, assuming the discussion was going to be the aftermath of a job interview. An hour later, though, it was c…

Birdi Sniffs Out Air Pollutants with M2M
7/30/2014
As we advance further into the twenty-first century, more and more ways of applying and utilizing M2M continue to come forward, all with the achievement of one common goal in mind: user convenience. B…

7 Connected User Trends to Watch Out For
7/29/2014
As consumers are purchasing more and more 'smart' devices; smartphones, tablets, wearables and home devices, there is a greater expectation that full functionality must be achievable anywhere on the p…

Major Growth Predicted in OEM and Aftermarket Telematics
7/29/2014
According to a new study, OEM and Aftermarket Telematics are expected to exhibit massive market stimulation, reaching 600 million cellular network connections by 2019.

M2M and Big Data Are Transforming the World (and it Doesn't Look at All Like Skynet)
7/28/2014
Back in 1984-yes, 1984-James Cameron's "Terminator," and Arnold Schwarzenegger's unforgettable line, "I'll be back," sent a shiver up the world's spine. The movie tapped into a deep-seated fear we hum…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
7/26/2014
The world of machine to machine (M2M) technology is developing rapidly, both in terms of the technologies being produced and the business deals flourishing as a result. It's been another busy week in …

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
7/26/2014
This week in the machine to machine (M2M) space, cars have zoomed to center stage. Connected cars, and all the technologies they entail, are a booming new facet of the embedded M2M market. Without fur…

The Internet of Things Will Keep Demand for Standalone Bluetooth ICs Consistent
7/25/2014
According to the market research firm ABI Research, Bluetooth is widely seen as the global dominant short-range connectivity solution. It has universal penetration with respect to the mobile device ma…

Wheelings & Dealings: PTC to Acquire Axeda
7/25/2014
When it comes to M2M, what better way to improve connectivity services than for two companies to connect themselves? A new partnership in the industry is doing just that.

'Whisper' Internet Networks Revolutionize IoT Market with Low-Power Connectivity
7/24/2014
The Internet of Things promises to connect all of your devices together for interoperability, and even seeks to add Internet-friendly features to existing products like cars and home appliances for en…

Greenpeak Technologies' Smart Home Chips Support New Networking Protocols
7/24/2014
GreenPeak Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company, is delighted to recognize Thread's entry in the family of protocols based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.

Enterprise Fleet Management Partners with Geotab
7/24/2014
Enterprise Fleet Management recently announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Geotab. As a result, the Enterprise Telematics fleet monitoring solution will now have GPS tracking techn…

You Don't Need the Dollar or the Code, Just the Dream
7/24/2014
"Anything the mind can conceive, it can achieve" is the great quote that Napoleon Hill always used. We are going to test it out at M2M Evolution with the Fast Pitch event sponsored by AT&T.

2G Modules Lose Ground In North America, Rest of World Picks up the Slack
7/23/2014
Between smart homes, connected cars, and a growing host of industrial and corporate applications, machine to machine (M2M) communications is a field with plenty of new opportunity almost every day. A …

Why 2G is Best for Embedded M2M
7/23/2014
When discussing next generation communications, most people may think of 3G and 4G LTE capabilities, but as embedded M2M technology continues to gain more momentum, there is still a need-and a demand-…

Enterprises in South Africa Turning to Smart M2M Solutions to Improve Efficiency
7/23/2014
Developed countries around the world are deploying different components of the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve their communities. This process is much easier in these countries because they have t…

New Bracelet Helps with Water Conservation
7/23/2014
Banyan Water, a smart water management company, recently announced the release of a new water monitoring device that will shake things up in the water conservation world.

I.D. Systems Announces Order from Leading Automotive Manufacturer
7/23/2014
I.D. Systems, Inc., a provider of wireless M2M asset management solutions, recently announced that its PowerFleet wireless Vehicle Management System (VMS) has been selected by one of the world's large…

Automile and Telit Partner to Improve Connected Car Experience
7/22/2014
The freight industry has been using telematics solutions before the Internet of Things (IoT) was ever coined. Granted the 18 wheelers crisscrossing the country didn't have the same technology availabl…

Wake Up! M2M Devices Alert Drowsy Drivers
7/22/2014
Drowsy driving is a serious problem with deadly consequences. Approximately 100,000 crashes per year are the result of driver fatigue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. …

Wheelings & Dealings: Automile, Telit Drive M2M Telematics with Recent Partnership
7/22/2014
With the impending rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT), Automile AB, a Swedish startup company specializing in M2M telematics platforms, positions itself at the ready with its all-new IoT consciou…

Businesses Should Examine Several Factors When Deploying and Expanding their M2M Plan
7/22/2014
In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity is key and machines must be able to reliably communicate with other machines. Companies of all sizes, hailing from a variety of industries, are…

Wind River Announces Upgrade to VxWorks Solution
7/21/2014
There is very little doubt that the machine-to-machine market is growing every single day. Some reports indicate the market is going to top out at more $731 billion by the end of 2020. This is why it …

More than Half of Broadband Households in the US Have Health and Wellness Devices
7/21/2014
More of the devices we use are able to connect to the Internet, allowing them to transmit data that can be used by service providers, emergency responders, healthcare professionals and many others. Th…

Telit and Telefonica Join Forces in M2M Service
7/21/2014
Telit, a machine-to-machine (M2M) module, service, and solutions provider, has been appointed to Telefonica's M2M Channel Partner Program. With this appointment, Telit's m2mAir Mobile can offer local …

Iotera Announes the Launch of Iota Kickstarter Campaign
7/21/2014
Iotera, an Internet of Things company based in Redwood City, has recently launched an Iota Kickstarter campaign to introduce a free, nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) wireless network for its custom…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
7/19/2014
The midsummer heat may be slowing you down, but the embedded M2M solutions market is still moving at a rapid pace, with upcoming conferences, new technologies, and developments. So take a break, sit i…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
7/19/2014
The connected world is expanding every day, and as such there are always new developments taking place in the M2M market. From funding rounds and acquisitions to new reports on market competition, thi…

New Thread Protocol to Expand the Possibilities for IoT
7/18/2014
Thread Group is a collection of companies bent on creating a new networking protocol, Thread, which will better meet the demands of the Internet of Things.

Say the Word - Cortana Will Switch on the Connected Home
7/18/2014
Home Automation isn't new, but the kind of home control products in the market almost defies description. From climate control, energy monitoring to sensors and drapery control, the landscape of home …

Wheelings & Dealings: Samsung Set to Acquire SmartThings
7/17/2014
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the concept of the smart home is beginning to be realized. Of course, for this to happen, you need a combination of systems and procedures to work hand in hand …

Settling on Spectrum Sharing Systems to be Easier with 'Model City'
7/16/2014
Spectrum is a difficult thing to manage; there's only so much of it to go around, and there are plenty of potential uses for it. From online connectivity to television signals to connected cars to app…

The Race is On
7/16/2014
This is not the first time BMW, Tesla and GM have raced to the victory lane, and it will not be the last. This time, the difference is the track. Infonetics Research released a report this week focusi…

Saving Money Through Smart Meters in the UK
7/16/2014
The next wave has hit in the form of smart meters, which automatically replay readings back to the utility company. Given our highly connected world, and the ease of cellular and wireless connections,…

Spark Labs Completes Series A Funding, CEO Talks IoT
7/15/2014
Recently it was discovered that a great many venture capital operations--including those from big names like Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm-were putting big investment in operations focused on the Interne…

Sprint Senior Director to Keynote at M2M Conference
7/15/2014
Great minds think alike, but maybe the greatest minds make others think differently. At this summer's M2M Evolution Conference and Expo, the senior director at Sprint may do just that in his keynote d…

Senior Citizens Could Be a Large Target Market for the Internet of Things
7/15/2014
Senior citizens are stubborn when it comes to admitting that they need help, but Internet of Things solutions could make it so that they can do much more on their own as well as stay in contact with e…

Windows Developer Program for the Internet of Things Begins to Roll Out
7/15/2014
Towards the end of May, Microsoft held a Surface event, which of course referred to Microsoft's series of tablets. The main purpose of the event was to introduce the new Surface Pro 3. However, if you…

Wheelings & Dealings: Vidyo Brings Total Capital Raised to $139M with New $20M Round of Financing
7/14/2014
One company looking to harness all the possibilities of an increasingly connected world is Vidyo, which received a new $20 million round of funding to further that effort.

Sierra Wireless Remains in Top Spot for M2M Revenue, Shipments
7/14/2014
Recent analysis from forecasting and research organization ABI Research shows that Sierra Wireless has maintained its position as the top generator of revenue for machine to machine (M2M) sales.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
7/12/2014
With machine to machine technology growing leaps and bounds, it's no surprise it was a busy week in the news.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
7/12/2014
This week in machine to machine (M2M) news, TMC discussed that growth of M2M deployments within a range of industries, previewed the new mobile satellites from Ventev Wireless, and discussed the highl…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
7/12/2014
With the World Cup roaring to a close, the world is abuzz-but it's not just soccer fans who are talking. Devices are communicating with each other more and more each day, and as such the M2M space is …

Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm Put Big Money Behind Startups In One Key Field
7/11/2014
Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm are investing major cash into startups involved with the Internet of Things.

Wholesale Solutions Make it Easy to be a Cutting Edge MVNO
7/10/2014
Despite the best efforts of those running mobile networks, in many ways core network infrastructure is becoming a commodity, with value added services marking the difference between mobile network pro…

Amtel to Buy Newport Media for $140 Million
7/9/2014
Amtel, a global microcontroller manufacturer that works with embedded devices, has agreed to purchase Newport Media, a wireless and cellular system-on-a-chip developer.

ItsOn Partners with Sprint to Advance No-contract Mobile
7/9/2014
Mobile technology developer ItsOn Inc. announced this week it has partnered with Sprint as a key player in the advancement of the telecom's no-contract mobile portfolio. Sprint will be using the ItsOn…

Mobile Asset Tracking
7/9/2014
If your company's fixed assets are tracked on a piece of paper or within an Excel spreadsheet, you may be losing a substantial amount of time and money. An automated asset tracking system provides cle…

FreeWave Primed to Capitalize on Fast-Growing Industrial M2M Market
7/9/2014
The industrial segment of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market is one of fastest growing parts of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) landscape.

Fleet Management Systems to Experience Rapid Growth in Russia, Eastern Europe Through 2018
7/9/2014
According to a report from Berg Insight, the number of installed FM units from Q4 2013 to 2018 is predicted to double.

Samsung, Intel and Dell Join Forces to Create Connectivity Standards for the IoT
7/8/2014
The definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is fairly straightforward: a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and given the ability to transfer data ove…

Home Depot Makes Official Launch of The Wink Home Collection
7/8/2014
Only a couple weeks ago Quirky dropped plans to make Wink-the sector of its business devoted to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology-its own operation, after coming to the realization th…

Meet the LG Appliances That Will be Chatting with You Soon
7/7/2014
The Internet of Everything (IoE) looks to connect virtually everything on the planet, with the goal of making it smarter. Knowing what you need based on actual information can go a long way in making …

Embedded M2M Deployments on the Rise
7/7/2014
By 2016, the percentage of respondents with at least one M2M deployment will be 74 percent, the study predicts, based at least part on the embedding of M2M features into products such as thermostats a…

M2M Deployments Up 80 Percent
7/7/2014
About 22 percent of 600 executives involved in machine-to-machine strategy say they already have at least one active M2M deployment in operation, up about 80 percent in 2014, compared to 2013, accordi…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
7/5/2014
It was a busy week in M2M Evolution. Here are some of the major stories.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
7/5/2014
It has been a busy week for Embedded Machine to Machine (M2M) Solutions, with TMC handing out three awards to different companies providing cloud solutions.

Pricing Anomalies Cross Elastic Effects
7/3/2014
When I was a product manager at what is now Verizon, I was constantly having to look at the cross elastic effects. The goal was to create new products that did not hurt the company's overall margins, …

Microsoft Announces Startup Accelerator Program Directed Toward Smart Homes and Internet of Things
7/2/2014
The recent craze over the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes has spread to Microsoft. Microsoft has disclosed that they will be creating a new program with the goal of acting as an incubator for…

Karen Freitag - Thought Leader for Sprint Wholesale
7/2/2014
Right now, M2M is next in line for its time in the technology spotlight, and we have the wholesale wireless industry to thank for it. The expansion of wireless networks provided by wholesale divisions…

With Android Wear, Enjoy Complete Control Over Wink-Supported Smart Products
7/1/2014
Android Wear is the latest buzzword in the wearable technology landscape, and Wink is an app that can give you single-touch control over all your home products. The addition of Wink to Android Wear is…

Insteon Moves Into Microsoft Stores: Home Automation Takes Another Baby Step
7/1/2014
Insteon is arguably the best home automation currently in the market, but homes that use the technology (mine does) are still few and very far between. The technology has advanced significantly over t…

The Next Internet Revolution Will Come from Machines Talking to Each Other
7/1/2014
Ready for a revolution? You're already in the middle of a quiet one.

Neoji: The All-in-One Smart Home Device
6/30/2014
On average we spend more than half of each and every day in our homes, and for people that telecommute or have a home business it is much more than that. So it goes without saying, ensuring it is safe…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
6/28/2014
Companies around the world are embracing the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) revolution. Partnerships are forming, and everyone is looking to put their own mark on the quickly developing Internet of Things (…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
6/28/2014
The future may not be quite what we imagined in the 1950s-a lot of flying cars, chrome, and compartments for just about everything to be tucked away into the wall-but the future home is nonetheless be…

Android Auto Being Introduced in Hyundai Cars
6/26/2014
If you are like the majority of drivers who own a smartphone, you probably have attempted to access a feature on said smartphone at the same time as operating a motor vehicle. Whether trying to find a…

IBM Selected by Toyota Motor Corporation
6/26/2014
Toyota Motor Corporation recently opted for IBM to build and design a new application development platform that will foster the creation of in-car services and will further improve the driver experien…

RacoWireless Wins Product of the Year Award for Position Logic
6/26/2014
M2M provider RacoWireless' location-based services platform Position Logic has been awarded the 2014 Product of the Year award from M2M Evolution Magazine.

Chicago is Now the Connected City
6/26/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to connect billions of devices around the world, and while some people are arguing the viability of this technology, others are implementing it and taking full ad…

Google's Nest Reveals Developer API and Future Plans to Control Smart Homes
6/25/2014
What if you could talk to your home in order to interact with it and activate various elements? Google apparently asked the same question, which is why they purchased Nest for more than $3 billion ear…

Getting Charitable with Mobile Point of Sale Solutions
6/25/2014
An event from Sprint Retail M2M Solutions taking place today will focus on how organizations can do good. At its executive briefing center-located on the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas-S…

The Naming Convention: Why IoT is Cumbersome
6/25/2014
In an effort to distinguish them from the pack, industry trade news releases and press announcements are often subject to a sort of group think that makes classification by the general public quite di…

Numbers, Numbers Everywhere: What is a Market to Think?
6/25/2014
If you pay attention to the analysts, you probably have a few favorite companies that you trust. Often, though, the analyst-client relationships drive distinctions that make it difficult for the layma…

Italian City Employs 'Smart Parking' to Guide Drivers to Open Spots
6/25/2014
The era of searching for open parking spaces may be coming to an end, starting with the city of Pisa in Italy.

ComSignTrust Offers NFC Security
6/24/2014
The uses of NFC technology are growing, and so are the risks, according to ComSignTrust. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company has offered a digital signature to add a little bit of security to NFC conne…

Nest Builds, Announces Developer Program to Spur Internet of Things
6/24/2014
Nest has been busy of late, first with word arriving of its purchase of Dropcam, and now with a development in the form of a new program designed to drive advancement in the Internet of Things (IoT). …

Fortinet Reveals 'Internet of Things: Connected Home' Survey Results
6/24/2014
It is hard to imagine there is more buzz about a tech industry topic than the Internet of Things (IoT ). Whether it is at conferences, in analyst projections or vendor marketing campaigns, one thing a…

Quirky Focuses on the Smart Home with Wink
6/23/2014
Quirky is already pretty well known for its ability to take ideas from the general public and turn these into working devices; perhaps the best known such application was the Pivot Power Genius spotte…

LogMeIn Receives Ovum, TMC Awards for Xively M2M Platform
6/23/2014
LogMeIn has announced that it has won two major awards for its Internet of Things technology, the On-The-Radar award for Cloud Services and Infrastructure Transformation and TMC's own M2M Evolution Pr…

Google's Nest Buys Dropcam to Step Up Internet of Things Development
6/23/2014
As much impact as Google has had on the regular Internet, it's not surprising to see Google interested in taking a likewise leading role when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT). So to help spur …

Improve Transportation Assets With I.D. Systems' Transportation Asset Management Solutions
6/23/2014
To leverage advanced analytics to track, monitor and manage transport assets, I.D. Systems will deploy its VeriWise Track and Trace system on a fleet of intermodal container chassis for Duncan and Son…

Do You Already Own the Hub for Apple's HomeKit Smart Home System?
6/23/2014
Not long ago, we looked at how Apple's attempt at a smart home system, the HomeKit, was likely to focus not so much on providing hardware but rather on providing a more unified solution to manage the …

Eurotech Announces Contribution to Eclipse Kura
6/23/2014
Embedded technology product and system provider Eurotech announced last week its contributions to the new machine to machine (M2M) applications container Eclipse Kura.

Embedded Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
6/21/2014
Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions are looking to take over the world. Using new technologies to connect devices across networks, major device providers and manufacturers are looking to bring as much …

M2M Evolution Week in Review
6/21/2014
With summer now officially in full swing, places are buzzing with activity, and the M2M sector is no exception. It was a busy week for the industry, so let's take a few minutes to look back at some of…

Vodafone Wants In On the M2M Automotive Craze
6/20/2014
The new technological craze for many telecommunications companies has been machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies. Many major companies have been investing time and resources into developing the built-…

Texas Instruments Introduces SimpleLink Wi-Fi Platforms for IoT Applications
6/20/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to skyrocket and turn into a huge sector of the economy and as it provides revolutionary connectivity.

Fog Rises to Bring More Local Intelligence to M2M
6/20/2014
Glynn provides M2M Evolution magazine with a specific example of where fog computing might come into play. Say there's a street with sensors for waste management, parking, and other purposes, on one s…

Wheelings & Dealings: Vodafone Acquires Cobra's Connected Automotive Technologies
6/19/2014
Mobile phone company Vodafone is set to acquire Cobra Automotive Technologies through a voluntary tender offer at €1.49 ($2.03) per share in cash. Cobra reportedly has a market value of €145 million (…

IDC: Smartphones will take over Smart Connected Devices' Market
6/19/2014
The use of Smart Connected Devices (SCD) is growing exponentially. These devices leverage machine-to-machine (M2M) interconnectivity technology and, therefore, are able to exchange information with ot…

Comings & Goings: Cyan Announces Peter Mainz as Newest Board Member
6/18/2014
Software design company Cyan Holdings reported this Tuesday that it has appointed a new member to its Board of Directors. Peter Mainz, the newest member of the Cyan board, will serve as a non-executiv…

Tesla Does OTA Update via Cellular to Address Safety, Maintenance Issues
6/18/2014
Tesla is a pioneer in using over-the-air updates to address safety issues, according to Dominique Bonte of ABI Research, who spoke with M2M Evolution magazine yesterday.

Telematics Motoring Toward Mass Market Adoption
6/18/2014
Within five years almost every vehicle shipping in the U.S. will be a connected car.

John Deere and Mediacom Join Together to Bring Broadband to Rural Areas
6/18/2014
Rural communities have a tendency to be left behind by telecommunications companies. With little retail demand for such services as fiber optics, these areas are often deemed unserved or undeserved ar…

Arrayent IoT Kit Enables Quick Cloud Connection
6/18/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) will be connecting billions of devices globally, and these connections will rely on communication solutions to transmit the data they collect each and every day. The IoT i…

Tesla's Elon Musk Opens Patent Portfolio Because His Car is Stalled
6/18/2014
Sometimes grand gestures do nothing more than move a lot of air. In the case of Elon Musk's recent announcement that he is opening up his patent drawer for any and all comers, Musk has showed that he …

Take a Page out of the M2M Book
6/17/2014
A-Tow Inc. CEO Page Porter was looking for a better way to track her fleet of 44 tow trucks and succeed in the ultra-competitive Atlanta towing wars. Working with Sprint, Porter opted to leverage the …

Smart Home Device in Every Other Home by 2020
6/17/2014
While the number of applications for machine to machine (M2M) communications devices and so-called smart home devices are increasing, it's easy to wonder if the demand for these devices is likewise on…

Survey Sees Automotive Sensor Market Hitting $35.78 Billion by 2022
6/17/2014
The growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) has lowered the price of sensor technology to the point where it can be deployed virtually anywhere with unlimited scale.

Survey: 73 Percent of Americans Clueless About 'Internet of Things'
6/17/2014
According to a recent survey by cloud testing solutions provider SOASTA, despite all of the buzz around the term "Internet of Things" (IoT for short), most Americans have no idea what we in the indust…

Icontrol Certifies New Devices for OpenHome Ecosystem
6/16/2014
Latest studies predict smart home revenues will reach $71 billion by 2018, and the market will be led by software developers and device manufacturers to create intelligent, connected objects.

ThingWorx Unleashes New Version of its M2M Platform
6/16/2014
ThingWorx today announced the availability of its ThingWorx Platform v5.0, which supports higher-level scaling, more efficient power consumption and bandwidth use, new developer tools, and the new Mat…

GateTel Adds Telit m2mAir Mobile to its Portfolio
6/16/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider Telit Wireless Solutions announced recently that its client, GateTel, will begin offering the Telit service group m2mAir Mobile in its line of xE910 module-…

Is Your Home Watching You? What We Need to Know as 'Internet of Things' Turns to Home Security
6/16/2014
The Internet of Things is in the air. Most recently, the industry was abuzz about a potential Google acquisition of Dropcam, a cloud-based home security system provider, and with Apple's recent World …

M2M Evolution Week in Review
6/14/2014
It was a hot week for machine-to-machine (M2M) technology.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
6/14/2014
The M2M industry continues to evolve every week as providers and manufacturers find more ways to incorporate the technology to make processes more efficient.

Gemalto M2M Being Brought to Chinese Automakers Through Flaircomm Microelectronics
6/13/2014
Gemalto, a company that provides digital security services, has announced that the Gemalto M2M solution has been picked up by Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc., a manufacturer of devices for the automot…

Kepware Technologies Recognized with 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award
6/13/2014
For the second year in a row, Kepware Technologies' flagship product KEPServerEX has won the prestigious 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine.

Philips CityTouch Turns to Sierra Wireless AirPrime Line to Keep Lights On
6/13/2014
The role that machine to machine (M2M) communications plays in everyday life is one that's rapidly expanding. While the technology is still comparatively young, the number of applications for this tec…

Intel Turns To WiTricity to Help Power a Cable-free Future
6/12/2014
We live in an era where wireless Internet access can be had as easily as pressing a couple buttons, if we even need to do that much after the first couple of tries. Yet, our devices are still tied to …

Sprint Selects ItsOn Smart Service Platform
6/11/2014
Over the past 12-15 months, Sprint has been quite busy. We start with the fact that SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and Internet company, purchased a 70 percent share of Sprint. And just last …

China Leading the Global Connected Market
6/11/2014
In a very short amount of time, by enabling network connectivity among several physical objects, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) has initiated the vision of a global network of sensors, equipment, appliances…

New Report Highlights IoT Potential for MNOs in Automobiles
6/11/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is slated to connect virtually everything we interact with. Everything from our shoes to the carton of milk we buy at the grocers is going to have the capability of provid…

PrismTech and Red Hat Come Together for Improved Internet of Things
6/11/2014
If there is one technology in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will depend on, it is a reliable connectivity solution capable of bringing together applications, data, services and devices in a flexi…

Smart Home Controllers: the $6 Billion Market
6/11/2014
The smart home market has made a lot of gains of late, as new applications emerge and new competitors emerging in both new applications and old alike. When even Apple will get into the market, it's a …

Apple Announces Plan for the Home Internet of Things: 'Home Kit'
6/11/2014
Internet of Things (commonly abbreviated as IoT) refers to all things connected to the Internet (hence the acronym), at anytime, anywhere. It's a term associated with things that are interconnected an…

Automated Home Gadgets Secure Thanks to Lightwave Remote Locking
6/11/2014
LightwaveRF is a leading manufacturer of home automation technology, including sockets and light switches that can be controlled from a remote instead of having to manually walk up to the device and f…

Fleet Managers Can Improve Services with GPS Tracking
6/10/2014
Trailer and asset management is not without its fair share of challenges. Without the right technology, the process of tracking and recording can become clunky, complicated and inefficient.

Teddy Bear Apprehends Thieves, Backed Up By GPS System
6/9/2014
Of all the things that machine to machine (M2M) communications were capable of, there were certain things that, even for this new technology, strained the barriers of credibility. We've seen M2M track…

Hamburg Getting Developed into Smart City
6/9/2014
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and its port is the second largest in Europe. It is also a transportation, tourism, financial and media center.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
6/6/2014
It's been another big week for embedded machine to machine (M2M) solutions this week, and as machines become increasingly able to communicate with other machines-not to mention with the users of same-…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
6/6/2014
The automobile industry is embracing M2M technology, in so doing, making the roads safer for everyone. It is great that sensors can warn you if you are too close to another object or a car that can sc…

Sierra Wireless, VDC Research Promote Open Source Software for M2M Development
6/4/2014
Leveraging open source software can deliver significant returns for engineering efforts, and machine-to-machine initiatives are no exception.

Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money but Pigs Get Slaughtered
6/4/2014
James Brehm and I have tried to keep the M2M Evolution conference as horizontal as possible, but the reality is money is being found in the vertical application of logistics.

The Internet of Things: A 13-Figure Market by 2020
6/3/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT), an outcropping of the machine to machine (M2M) communications concept, has long been a subject of close scrutiny and even a certain kind of wonder. Though some have wonde…

Iridium to Provide Global Connectivity for New SkyBitz as a Service Offering
6/3/2014
Iridium Communications is going to provide satellite connectivity to SkyBitz in support of its new SkyBitz as a Service (SBS) offering, which enables customers to employ its trusted asset management s…

RxSafe's RxASP Machines Use RFID to Automatically Dispense Medications
6/3/2014
RxSafe, a provider of automated medication storage and retrieval systems for pharmacies, recently introduced RxASP, a new line of prescription packaging machines. These machines are used to employ hig…

Samsung Digital Health Initiative Brings IoT Benefits to Consumers
6/3/2014
Samsung recently revealed its Samsung Digital Health Initiative, an open hardware and open software platform the company envisions as the starting point for consumers to use technology to monitor and …

Apple's Smart Home Plan Focuses On Unity
6/2/2014
Recently, word came out about Apple's plans to get into the smart home market, and while there were some that came away disappointed by Apple's seemingly less-than-grandiose vision of a home whose sys…

Apple TV's Role in the Future of Home Automation
6/2/2014
Picture this: You walk into your home. Lights turn on, heating starts flowing, the door automatically locks behind you. You have arrived, and your house knows it. Possible? Apple might make it so.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
5/31/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology consists of sensors, gateways, networks and other devices that help power Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as fleet management, home automation, asset tr…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
5/31/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology is powering this little trend called the Internet of Things (IoT), which is set to disrupt industries across the board. Billions of endpoints are connecting to the …

PAEW Impressed with MIX Telematics Fleet Management Solution
5/30/2014
The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), Oman supplies portable water and power services to people in the Sultanate of Oman. It uses a fleet of vehicles to transport more than 650,000 cu…

LSR Aims High with Additional Testing Capabilities
5/30/2014
LS Research, a provider of advanced wireless technology platforms, has been conducting EMC testing and certification services since 1996. In order to gain additional testing capabilities and throughpu…

General Alert Embracing the Internet of Things
5/30/2014
Sensor manufacturer General Alert has been working with Internet of Things (IoT) specialist company 1248. The pair is reportedly working to improve the lives of pigs, chickens, and other animals by an…

Google Reaching Out to Dropcam for Home Security
5/29/2014
Google has reportedly been reaching out to vendors in the home security market. Most notably, the search giant may soon seek to acquire Dropcam, the manufacturer of security cameras that also function…

Samsung Joins Apple and Google in IoT Sector
5/29/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) services market is expected to exceed $400 billion by 2020, with a projected 26 billion connected devices. Samsung, never one to miss an opportunity to cash in on an emerg…

Fishing With M2M: Craemer's New Fish Box Offers RFID Support
5/29/2014
It's been a long winter for a lot of people, and in many places, winter had its day well into what should have been spring. But with spring in full swing, and summer coming on, the thoughts of many tu…

LogMeIn's Xively Powering Verdeva's Efficient Vehicle Assessor System
5/29/2014
The everyday vehicle is both a driver of the economy -- and the world, as we know it -- and a significant center for potential waste. But the more that's known about how people drive, the better a res…

Omnichannel Retail is All About the Customer Experience
5/29/2014
Retail is going through a drastic change, both online and in physical stores. Remember in Minority Report, when John Anderton walks into Gap and is greeted based on his previous visit there (although …

Reaching MVNO Success: Defining a Clear Business Plan and Strategy
5/28/2014
Launching a MVNO involves a lot of careful planning and an understanding of the competitive threats and opportunities. In order to be a successful MVNO, there are a few key steps to take and consider.…

Google's Self-driving Car Prototype Removes Pedals, Steering Wheels and Brakes
5/28/2014
Google's idea of a self-driving car is nothing new; the Internet giant has been working on its self-driving car project since 2010, and gradually adding more features and support, like working with au…

M2M Market Expected To Hit More than $731 Billion by 2020
5/28/2014
There is little doubt that machine to machine (M2M) technology is only getting more popular day by day. The degree to which this popularity is growing is another story. Industry analyst Frost & Sulliv…

M2M Connections to Triple with LTE Fueling Growth
5/28/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) communications is a very important component of the Internet of Things (IoT). These modules are going to be connecting and communicating with billions of devices as the techno…

Milton Keynes to Receive First City-wide Internet of Things Network in the UK
5/28/2014
Milton Keynes is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England located about 45 miles northwest of London, and if all goes according to plan it will be the first city-wide, open access demonstration networ…

Sierra Wireless Looking at the Mountains of Opportunity
5/28/2014
Every journey begins with a single step, so goes the expression. And in the case of Sierra Wireless, when it comes to M2M and the IoT, it makes the climb with partners. The OEM side of the business re…

Shell Looking to Capitalize on the Internet of Everything
5/27/2014
With more wells, sites and employees, Shell realized the relevance of adopting IoE technologies to bring everyone together and use the information in a comprehensive manner to advance the company's ef…

SIGFOX IoT Network Drives Whistle Labs' New Connected Dog Collar
5/27/2014
There's no two ways about it -- we love our pets. Our cats, our fish and our dogs all are loved, and sometimes to a degree that shocks or astonishes normal people. Bearing in mind the love we have for…

I Can't Win AT&T's Fast Pitch But I Can Throw a Knuckleball
5/27/2014
At the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo in August we are featuring a Fast Pitch event sponsored by AT&T and friends, including Axeda, IBM and more to come.

The IoT: The Next Industrial Revolution
5/27/2014
The Industrial Revolution transitioned our development from hand production to machines. The new production processes invented during this time improved efficiencies and increased productivity, with e…

Choosing the Best Connectivity for M2M Technologies
5/27/2014
You may not have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) or machine to machine (M2M) technology, but you've already seen both in action. Carriers, automakers, hardware vendors, software developers, fash…

BlackBerry Battles Google for the Internet of Things: Let's Hope BlackBerry Wins
5/27/2014
The war for smartphones is not over, but it is rapidly moving on to the Internet of Things, where most of the appliances, vehicles and devices around us are both connected to the Web and to each other…

Apple Rumored to Announce Smart Home Platform at WWDC Next Week
5/27/2014
Technically, Apple has already been involved in the smart home market for the last few years, as many homeowners use their iOS devices to control and manage their home automation solutions. It is alre…

Bluetooth Starter Kit Gives Developers an Opportunity to Find Their Way to the Internet of Things
5/26/2014
If you are a developer and have an interest in doing more working with low-powered Bluetooth Smart technology, you may be able to get a helping hand. It seems that if you fall into this group, you now…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
5/24/2014
Embedded machine to machine (M2M) technology is powering the Internet of Things (IoT), impacting industries across the board, including automotive, retail, healthcare, utilities and much more. Here ar…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
5/24/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology is powering the growing Internet of Things (IoT) as more devices connect and communicate with each other. Here are the top M2M stories this week.

FreeWave Showcases New M2M Wireless Networking Solutions
5/23/2014
FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a pioneer of industrial-grade, secure M2M wireless networking solutions, recently announced to demonstrate its new WavePoint family of secure, high-speed wireless networki…

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms Recalled After Feature Flaw Discovered
5/22/2014
A smoke alarm is one of those devices most commonly take it for granted. We change the batteries in said devices twice a year, and expect the devices to simply work when the need arises for same. The …

Telstra is Planning a Public Wi-Fi Network
5/22/2014
Connectivity is the future, and every person in the world is expected to be connected to the Internet all the time. As a first step toward this connectivity, Telstra plans to provide public Wi-Fi to a…

Verizon and J.J. Keller to Collaborate on New Fleet Management Device
5/22/2014
Verizon is seeking to oust competitors and make its mark on the world of fleet management by partnering up with J.J. Keller t create a new GPS-enabled fleet management device. This device is meant to …

Connected Cleaners: Hangers Cleaners Uses Sprint, Geotab Fleet Tracking to Improve Business Operations
5/22/2014
Imagine if you could manage your drivers by sitting in the passenger seat with them. Joe Runyan, owner of Hangers Cleaners in Kansas City, is doing just that-except that he now monitors his entire fle…

Comings & Goings: Dave Evans Marks Second IoT Executive Departure from Cisco
5/22/2014
Not only is Cisco one of the companies behind the Internet of Things (IoT) - the trend of billions of endpoints connecting to the Internet and communicating with each other - but it's behind its own t…

Divide is now Part of Google
5/22/2014
If there is one technology that is linking everything together, it is mobile. Smartphones and tablets connect wearables, automobiles, our homes and the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Until ma…

Wheelings & Dealings: Micronet Acquires Beijer Electronics M2M Business
5/21/2014
Micronet, a supplier of in-cab data terminals, recently acquired the mobile resource management and fleet management business of Beijer Electronics.

Identifying Niche Markets Among Keys to MVNO Success
5/21/2014
Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) account for more than 10 percent of mobile users - they're the Boost Mobiles, Virgin Mobiles and TracFones of the mobile industry, offering innovative services…

The Internet of Things Could Have Its Own Cellular Network in Silicon Valley
5/21/2014
If you have ever read Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, you can get a sense of what today's wireless network is like. The satirical novel created the phrase "catch-22" and it has come to be defined as a para…

Arqiva, SIGFOX Combine Efforts to Bring IoT Network to UK
5/21/2014
While much has been made of the hardware involved in the Internet of Things (IoT), from refrigerators to watches to even wall sockets that come with Wi-Fi connectivity for access to critical home syst…

Orbcomm's Six New Satellites Promise to Deliver Fast Revenue Improvements
5/21/2014
Orbcomm is a hardware and service provider for satellite machine to machine (M2M) connections, and a new fleet of six second-generation satellites is expected to have an almost immediately noticeable …

Microsoft Orders Up IoT Solutions for Restaurant Industry
5/21/2014
Timing is everything in retail, and Microsoft is betting the time is right for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industry with the launch of new technology aimed squarely at restaurant operators, th…

A Peek Into Nest's Energy Saving Programs
5/21/2014
One of the biggest names in smart thermostats is Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year. After extensive research, Nest concluded that thermostats consume more than half of the home's energy, s…

New Deal Between u-blox and connectBlue Brings New Power to Short-range Communications
5/21/2014
When it comes to machine to machine (M2M) connectivity and the larger Internet of Things (IoT), one of the best ways to establish the necessary connections to keep such devices up and running is to lo…

How Cellular Operators Must Adapt to the Zettabyte Era
5/20/2014
The explosion in growth of cellular data traffic and, along with it, the expansion of machine to machine communications (M2M) services and the Internet of Things are being driven by enormous demand fr…

Pipeline Monitoring: Can an Ounce of Prevention Be Worth Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Cure?
5/20/2014
Yet another oil spill is making headlines . This time crude oil sprayed into the streets of Los Angeles after a high-pressure pipe burst at a transfer pumping station along a pipeline that runs from B…

Telit Powers Data Connectivity for GeaCom's Phrazer
5/20/2014
GeaCom recently selected Telit's HE910 mini PCIe data card to enable high-speed mobile data connectivity for Phrazer, the world's first handheld multilingual communication system that identifies a pat…

Gemalto Powers Next-gen Pill Dispensers
5/20/2014
Healthcare is one of the biggest industries adopting new technology and implementing it into everyday practices, applications and processes. Remote patient care, for example, is booming thanks to vide…

Multi-Tech Systems, Aeris Communications Strengthen Partnership to Enable Efficient M2M Implementations
5/19/2014
Earlier this year, Multi-Tech Systems, a provider of machine to machine (M2M) technology, partnered with Aeris Communications to deploy a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.

IBM's Watson-powered Elastic Storage Will Slash Cost of Big Data
5/19/2014
IBM is throwing its hat into the software-defined storage game. The company will use Elastic Storage as a component of its software-defined storage portfolio. Elastic Storage uses Watson's technology …

Verizon on the Fast-growing Internet of Things
5/19/2014
The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) varies depending on who you talk to. Executives from Cisco will tell you we're heading toward a trillion-dollar market in the next few years, connecting 50 b…

The Smarter House: Microsoft and Insteon Hook Up
5/19/2014
Last week Microsoft and Smarthome created a partnership around Smarthome's Insteon platform. I've been using Insteon for nearly a decade and believe it to be the best solution out there especially giv…

M2M Technology Addresses Challenges in Supply Chain Management
5/19/2014
Supply chain executives are grappling with the constant pressure to reduce costs. A new study from Deloitte and MHI, "Innovations That Drive Supply Chains," shows that more than 70 percent of supply c…

Wheelings & Dealings: GE Acquires Cybersecurity Company Wurldtech
5/19/2014
The rapid development of technology over the last few years has improved the quality of life for people around the world, offering means of communication and accessing resources like water. The next s…

New Thuraya, ViaSat Partnership Brings New Managed M2M Service
5/19/2014
With machine to machine (M2M) communications steadily finding new footholds in an array of businesses, it's not surprising to see new products and services take hold in the field in a bid to get in on…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
5/17/2014
Embedded technology is the name of the game in the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors, gateways, networks and other software and hardware are making machine to machine (M2M) communication possible. Her…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
5/17/2014
Every week we are seeing more developments in connected cars, home automation, industrial Internet applications and other solutions within the Internet of Things (IoT). Here are the top machine to mac…

The Internet of Things, Wearables to Dominate by 2025
5/16/2014
It is always interesting to take a look at the past to see what we thought the future would be like. Everything from exhibits at the old world's fairs to cartoons has given us a glimpse of automated h…

iGen Networks Acquires GPS Tracking Company Nimbo
5/16/2014
iGen Networks Corporation, a provider of cloud-based services, successfully completed the acquisition of Murrieta-based Nimbo LLC, a company specializing in integrated GPS tracking and vehicle warning…

GetActive Fitness Tracker Receives Round of Funding
5/16/2014
Wearable technology has many different segments, covering everything from healthcare to the military, and it seems like everyone is introducing one device or another with the wearable tech moniker. On…

Internet of Things Spending Guide in the US for Key Vertical Markets
5/16/2014
This week, we have a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) concerning the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). What makes this report unique in comparison to other reports that have lo…

3D Visualization from CyberLightning Aimed at Simplifying Internet of Things Management
5/16/2014
As networks become more advanced and complicated, management of a system and ensuring that every piece of the puzzle is functioning as intended becomes exponentially more difficult. This problem will …

M2M Service Providers Discuss Strategy in Infonetics Survey
5/16/2014
Over the past couple of months there have been several surveys conducted by Infonetics Research in relation to machine to machine (M2M) strategies. Back in February, Godfrey Chua, who is the directing…

AT&T's LTE with an Equipped General Motors Vehicle will Cost $10 Per Month
5/15/2014
Would you be interested in putting a car on your AT&T Mobile Share Value plan? What if the cost was the same as adding a tablet to your plan? Would that attract your attention? AT&T is hoping that the…

American Trucking Association Highlights the Role of Trucking in the US
5/15/2014
The trucking industry is responsible for moving the vast majority of domestic freight in the U.S., and according to the American Trucking Association (ATA), 69.1 percent of all domestic freight tonnag…

LogMeIn, OASIS Team Up to Develop MQTT Protocol
5/15/2014
LogMeIn is joining with OASIS, an international standards consortium to shape standards for Internet of Things technologies, with an eye toward improving the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport protoc…

INSTEON Intros Windows App for Home Automation and Control
5/15/2014
INSTEON, a manufacturer of home automation and control technologies, announced this week the upcoming launch of its official Windows app. The product will be available for consumers come the first of …

TRX Systems Wins Three New Indoor Location and Mapping Patents
5/15/2014
The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued three TRX Systems patents for systems and methods for determining 3-D indoor location using unique sensor fusion, building features and signature…

ORBCOMM Extends Line of M2M Products to US Government
5/15/2014
ORBCOMM will offer its line of M2M products through Corp Ten's GSA agreement. Corp Ten is a company that offers global tracking services, and it also has its own GSA schedule of products and services …

Sonos Brings Big Changes to Controller App with Connected Home in Mind
5/14/2014
Smart homes lurk in that odd space between pipe dream and interesting reality. The idea that we could connect many of our home's appliances, furnishings and internal operations to a smartphone or a ta…

Google Looks to Carmakers to Integrate Self-driving Feature
5/14/2014
It's one of the great dreams of technology for many, the idea of a car that drives itself. Made popular by movies like "Demolition Man" and considered throughout a large portion of science fiction, it…

Bringing the Internet of Everything to Life with Cisco Connected Billboard
5/14/2014
Many people involved in the tech world not only have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but understand the huge potential it brings to disrupt almost every industry. We know there's business value…

Connectivity Breeds Contemplation
5/14/2014
When we first started talking about M2M, a great deal of the connectivity was local, with not a great deal of back-end intelligence sharing. Today, though, we talk about the Internet of Things, but th…

Aeris Infinity Support Fills Gap in M2M Deployment Experience
5/13/2014
If you've heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), it's probably about the hype, the disruption and the huge growth of billions of connected endpoints impacting every industry. But what's behind the …

How Microsoft's Cortana Might Add Connected Home Functions
5/13/2014
The connected home for many is a brilliant idea, and for some fortunate few, a reality. The idea that users can take smartphones and tablets in hand from a remote location and activate lights or adjus…

FreeWave Technologies Intros WavePoint Family for Government, Defense Applications
5/13/2014
Technology is impacting organizations in all industries, introducing new challenges for businesses from mobile employees, big data storage on networks, communications infrastructure, security risks an…

D-Link Steps Up Network Products with Home Automation Tools
5/13/2014
D-Link is well-known in industry circles, as well as for personal users, for a variety of useful network tools like network cameras and Wi-Fi routers. But the company also has seen the value of expand…

Inmarsat Proposes Free Satellite Tracking Service to Airlines Following the Disappearance of Flight 370
5/13/2014
The tracking service determines a plane's location, speed, heading and altitude, and then transmits that data over Inmarsat's global network of satellites every 15 minutes. The service is being offere…

Telecom Offers M2M Pack for New Zealand Developers
5/12/2014
A New Zealand company is looking to spark innovation in machine to machine (M2M) by offering a free Developer Pack to the Kiwi developer community.

USA Technologies Payments Out in the Open
5/12/2014
Unlike Intel Inside, USA Technologies has a tendency to be out in front where it can be seen. In fact, I often find its ePort on vending machines -- something that probably looks familiar to you as we…

Sprint Brings Improved Wireless Connectivity to Spireon GoldStar GPS, LoanPlus CMS
5/12/2014
In a world where machines communicate to other machines and billions of different endpoints, connectivity is key. Carriers like Sprint are playing a big role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machin…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
5/10/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueled by the huge explosion in connected devices in almost every part of our lives and businesses. While the numbers are different depending on what analyst you talk t…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
5/10/2014
If you've heard of connected cars, smart cities, wearable technology, home automation or the Industrial Internet, you've heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is powered by embedded M2M solut…

How MVNOs Can Embrace the Growing Demand for Mobility, Wireless Connectivity
5/9/2014
On a given day, the average phone user checks his or her phone 110 times per day. Just like our keys or our wallets, our phones are with us at all times - when we're eating, when we're working, when w…

M2M in Healthcare to Reach 847 Million Connections by 2023
5/9/2014
It's not every day that a technology shows up that has the potential to fundamentally change an entire industry, but machine to machine (M2M) communications seems to have that kind of potential. A new…

The 'Calvary' Ready to Respond to Tech Vulnerabilities
5/9/2014
When all else fails, the United States Army often would send in the Calvary. A similar approach is being used now for computer security as new products are being introduced, given the massive predicte…

Honeywell Tapped for Central Asia-China Pipeline Project
5/9/2014
Honeywell is a name that many often consider when thinking about expanding or replacing a home system. But beyond thermostats and similar pieces of smart home-related items, Honeywell has a fairly maj…

Comings & Goings: Cisco's IoT GM Guido Jouret Resigns
5/9/2014
The Internet of Everything, 50 billion connected devices and $150 million in investments can all be attributed to one company's strategy in the Internet of Things (IoT), and that's Cisco. Last year, C…

Smart Agriculture Could be On the Horizon Thanks to Orange Business Services and Dacom
5/8/2014
Could machine to machine (M2M) technology be the next best thing for farmers to increase crop yields and reduce water consumption? French company Orange Business Services seems to believe so, which is…

Apple Boosts Medical Presence: Is An iWatch Launch Far Behind?
5/8/2014
One of the biggest Apple rumors of late hasn't had much to do with a smartphone or tablet. While certainly, most everyone's looking forward to the release of the next iPad and the next iPhone, one poi…

Xerox to Help Build Michigan Connected Car Track
5/8/2014
Xerox is helping build a connected car test track along with the University of Michigan. The company is collaborating with the university's Mobility Transformation Center, along with the U.S. Departme…

Nokia Readies $100 Million to Pursue Connected Cars
5/8/2014
Dominating the mobile space just won't cut it as long as the Internet of Things (IoT) is around. Google, Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry all have their hands in connecting cars with machine to machine…

RAC Saves 17 Percent in Fleet Fuel Costs with M2M Technology
5/8/2014
One of the most promising machine to machine (M2M) technology markets is fleet management, where the industry's history with equipment sensors and data-driven analytics provides a solid foundation for…

Silver Spring to Leverage MongoDB Database for Enabling Real-time Smart Grid Data Platform
5/8/2014
Silver Spring Networks, a provider of enhanced networking technologies that empower power grids, is going to leverage the MongoDB database for capturing and saving large amount of machine-to-machine (…

ABI Research Predicts Nearly 18 Billion Wi-Fi Chipset Shipments Over the Next Five Years
5/8/2014
The integration of the Internet into our daily lives has largely been fueled by advancements in wireless Internet, with Wi-Fi connections leading the pack for wireless access. Such integration is expe…

The Internet of Things Brings New Security Challenges
5/8/2014
The research firm Gartner has stressed the need for increased security in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) as so many important and critical components will be accessible to the network.

Pipe Leaks You Fix, Spills You Clean Up
5/8/2014
Today, SkyWave and I speak about Protecting Pipelines and Profit, and you can join us at 10:30 am ET. With a dry run of the presentation now complete, I can give you a sneak preview. The presentation …

Sprinting Ahead: Panorama Gives MVNO Market a New View
5/7/2014
If you have been an industry observer of the U.S. mobility scene for any length of time, you are no doubt aware that while Sprint maybe the No. 3 provider of retail mobile services, it has been the ki…

Wheelings & Dealings: On the Fast Track to the Internet of Things, LogMeln Acquires Ionia
5/7/2014
LogMeIn has acquired Ionia Corporation for $12 million in cash. Ionia has worked with numerous businesses across many industries, leveraging the IoT in order to connect, optimize and transform their p…

How Jasper is Enabling the IoT Transformation
5/7/2014
It's not unusual today to notice just how many objects are connecting to the Internet, and in turn, the Internet of Things (IoT). Rewind ten years, however and this idea was far from many people's min…

Pipelines, Pipe Dreams, Nightmares and Realities
5/7/2014
If you listened to the press reports about President Obama rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline, you can imagine a nightmare like the Deep Horizon Oil spill that happened in 2010. Thinking that railroad…

TeamF1's Interchangeable IoT Offerings Help Customers Adapt to Changing Times
5/7/2014
The explosion of machine to machine (M2M) technology has led to a number of companies getting into the market using new and more efficient approaches. TeamF1 is one such company that is focusing on hi…

Brazil Encourages Growth in M2M, Cuts Taxes on M2M Services
5/7/2014
It's something of a universal law: When a government wants to encourage investment in a particular item, be it research or development or simply the addition of new business to a region, it cuts taxes…

IDT Puts Precise Timing on Single Chip for Smart Grids
5/6/2014
IDT has introduced a series of precise timing devices, offering a digital PLL and digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) in a single chip.

Ofcom Publishes Spectrum Review: Plans for Growing Wireless Demands
5/6/2014
Independent British telecom regulator Ofcom has published its spectrum review with plans for dealing with 5G in the U.K. over the next decade with the hopes that it can cope with the growing need for …

Pitney Bowes to Develop Geospatial, Location Intelligence, BI Solutions with SAP HANA Platform
5/5/2014
With the growing need for reliable, accurate, and secure technologies that can convert Big Data into information that provides valuable insights for businesses, the market is expected to reach $16.1 b…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
5/3/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology is one of the hottest tech trends today impacting industries across the board - cities, homes, cars, manufacturers, utilities, oil and gas, healthcare, sports and m…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
5/3/2014
In a recent whitepaper, "Changing Landscapes: The MVNO Opportunity," Sprint explores the explosion of mobile users globally and how that ties in with the growth of the MVNO market - the enterprise rev…

LOSTnFOUND's Nimbo Tracks Assets Using Global Mobile Networks
5/2/2014
The National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) estimates the global financial impact of cargo loss exceeds $50 billion annually. This doesn't count the losses that take place once the shipments have reach…

OTT Watch: Connected Device Penetration Spikes, as Does Amazon Prime
5/2/2014
A majority (64 percent) of U.S. broadband households have at least one consumer electronics device connected to the Internet, which could include a smart TV, Blu-ray player, game console, set-top box,…

Vantiv, Sprint Boost Membership and Donations for Rockville Science Center with Mobile POS
5/2/2014
Mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems are critical to any retailer or organization, especially in today's world of on-the-go customers, booming mobile usage and instant accessibility. The Rockville Scien…

Ready for the Internet of Things?
5/2/2014
The Internet of Things is here. You only need to look around a household appliance store to experience the number of Internet-ready devices already on the market. Some of the most powerful enterprises…

The Internet of Things Comes to Your Kitchen with Thingk
5/2/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT), the overarching trend of machine to machine (M2M) communications and connected endpoints, is increasingly prominent in several fields, with businesses putting the technol…

First Quarter Results for Atmel Corporation are Better Than Expected
5/2/2014
Atmel Corporation is based out of San Jose, Calif. and a designer and manufacturer of semiconductors. It was founded back in 1984 with a focus on embedded systems built around microcontrollers.

Ayla Networks Nets $14.5 Million in Funding
5/2/2014
Ayla Networks, an Internet of Things platform provider, has closed $14.5 million dollars in its latest round of Series B funding.

Qualcomm Gimbal Goes to Standalone Company
5/2/2014
The idea of using beacons in brick-and-mortar stores is one that's meeting with some increased favor, and some further consideration of how companies can put this technology to use in current operatio…

Cisco Continues Investment in M2M Startups
5/2/2014
One way Cisco is developing M2M is through investments in early-stage companies focused on M2M enterprise development. Cisco Investments, its investment arm, has pledged $150 million in funding to suc…

Grid Connect Rolls out Wireless Sensors Line-Up Joins The Growing Roster Of IoT Companies
5/1/2014
Internet Of Things (IoT) is a mega-trend today. As an extension of machine-to-machine and person-to-person communication, Internet of Things strives to create a hyper-connected ecosystem in which phys…

Mobile and the MVNO Opportunity
5/1/2014
As network coverage grows, billions of endpoints are connecting to the Internet and mobile network operators are expanding data service offerings. These data service offerings may include machine to m…

Amazon Launching Wearable Tech Specific Online Store Front
5/1/2014
Never let it be said that Amazon doesn't understand the retail market. The online storefront has announced it is moving to take advantage of the growing popularity of the wearable tech market by openi…

Google X Has Some New Competition in Town...and it's Microsoft
5/1/2014
We all know that the idea of machine to machine (M2M) communications is setting up to change the way we think about any of a number of applications, from tracking where certain boxes are located in a …

Satellite M2M for Remote Monitoring: Detecting Leaks, Increasing Efficiency and Improving the Bottom Line
5/1/2014
The financial benefits of monitoring remote equipment and infrastructure are well documented. From tracking vehicles to sending data to/from fixed equipment for mining, utilities and oil & gas, remote…

International Telematics Implements Vodafone M2M Platform
5/1/2014
The privately owned International Telematics is an enterprise fleet management company that uses machine to machine (M2M) technology to monitor assets, report on driver behavior and make environmental…

Putting the Intel in Intelligent Devices with IoT Gateway Solutions
4/30/2014
In today's world of mobile devices, wearable technology, cloud computing, big data and billions of connected endpoints, the technology powering all of these products is critical. The more we rely on c…

Nod Smart Ring Transforms Movements into Commands with Gesture Control
4/30/2014
This Bluetooth device is really cool. Imagine how many different times you can use a Bluetooth gesture control ring in a day - your finger becomes a sort of wand to control presentation slides, lighti…

It's Time to Divide and Conquer M2M
4/30/2014
Last week I had a conversation with Barclay Knapp and Doreen Trant of M2M Spectrum Networks, whose history in building cellular networks includes the Midwest portion of Cellular One. We started by dis…

ServicePower Forms Strategic M2M Alliance with Bosch Software Innovations
4/30/2014
ServicePower, a provider of field service scheduling and management software, recently partnered with Bosch Software Innovations to improve its machine to machine (M2M) services.

The Impact of M2M on Healthcare
4/30/2014
Today's healthcare industry is faced with the challenge of providing more care to more people, but using fewer resources. This might seem counterintuitive in any other industry, but healthcare in the …

VingCard Elsafe's New Allure RFID Locking System in Place at Cyprus Hotel
4/30/2014
Hotels are finding that VingCard is providing the security guests desire in their rooms - thanks to the latest in technology.

Cubic Telecom, China Unicom to Offer OTA Upgrade Functionality on M2M Devices
4/30/2014
China Unicom develops and provides mature technologies and ICT application in the attempt to become a "leading broadband and information service provider" globally. With the cooperation of industry te…

Wheelings & Dealings: Numerex Acquires Omnilink for $37.5 Million
4/29/2014
Numerex, a provider of M2M communications solutions, recently acquired Omnilink Systems, Inc. for $37.5 million, to expand its role in the security and safety, tracking, and monitoring markets.

Digital Universe to Grow Tenfold by 2020
4/29/2014
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast, the annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold (1.4 zettabytes) by the end of 2017. One zettabyte is 1.099 trillion gigabyte…

iTalk Formulates M2M Medical Marijuana Distribution Deal
4/28/2014
iTalk, a provider of communications and mobile broadband services, has signed a distribution agreement for CloudTalk, a cloud connectivity solution - which is seen as a major move in the growing machi…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
4/26/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology is one of the hottest trends right now impacting virtually every industry: cars, manufacturers, cities, transportation systems, wearable devices, homes and farmers …

DCS, RacoWireless and CalAmp Partner Develop Bundled Fleet Management Kit for M2M
4/25/2014
Looking to build on each other's strengths in the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) market, Direct Communication Solutions (DCS) announced the company has formed a partnership with RacoWireless and Ca…

GE Awards Industrial Internet, 3D Printing Challenge Prizes
4/25/2014
General Electric and its partners have announced the winner of two innovation challenges: Industrial Internet Flight Quest 2 and 3D Printing Production Quest.

Clarke Environmental Saves Big with Geotab Fleet Management
4/25/2014
Fleet management is one of the biggest drivers and areas to benefit from wireless connectivity. Fleet and operations managers can now have real-time insight into where their vehicles are and how they …

Bringing the Internet of Things Underground in London
4/25/2014
Smart cities are among of the biggest opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT). Included in these cities are the transportation systems, such as taxi companies, bus systems and railways. The abun…

Motorola Deploys Corporate-Wide WLAN at all Isola Group Locations
4/25/2014
Isola Group, an electronics manufacturing company was plagued with problems of maintaining different wireless technologies along with security, connectivity and reliability issues in all its facilitie…

SkyWave Debuts a Dual Satellite-Cellular HSPA Device for M2M Portfolio
4/24/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) systems are having a great impact in the way companies meet their business technology needs. M2M systems can help make quick, automatic decisions, providing faster and more ef…

Amdocs Joins International M2M Council
4/24/2014
The International M2M Council announced this week that Amdocs, a business and operations support provider, has joined the organization. The newly-formed M2M Council focuses on the development and prol…

Wheelings & Dealings: iGen Reaches Agreement to Acquire Nimbo
4/24/2014
Nimbo, LLC is a Murrieta, CA based company that has over 50 years of experience in the consumer marketplace with design, manufacturing, marketing and sales of GPS based theft and asset recovery system…

Forget Calculators, Texas Instruments Develops Automobile Bluetooth Solutions
4/23/2014
For many, the name Texas Instruments brings memories of school due to their line of graphing calculators. Back in the days when smartphones weren't common, the graphing calculator was amazing, allowin…

BugLabs' Freeboard to Simplify IoT Data Management
4/23/2014
One issue currently affecting the Internet of Things (IoT) that can hinder the potential this technology presents is the fragmented state of the ecosystem and the complexity, expense and skill set nec…

SkyWave Terminal Delivers Dual Communication for M2M Asset Tracking
4/23/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) modules can be deployed virtually anywhere around the world in the most remote and inhospitable environments on the planet. This means these little devices have to be rugged e…

New Partnership Delivers Faster IoT Solutions
4/23/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) can for all practical purposes be named the next Industrial Revolution because of the shear effect it is going to have globally. When this technology has been fully implem…

M2M Still Facing Questions about Cloud Security
4/23/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to have 50 billion devices connected by 2020, and these connections will rely on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology to communicate the data generated by many …

Range Networks' OpenBTS Powers Helicopter Search and Rescue Missions
4/23/2014
Range Networks is the creator of the OpenBTS software project, an open-source, software-defined radio implementation of the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) radio access network.

The Hard Things to Look for in Software Acquisitions
4/23/2014
Today I will offer a thread of thought (is that what I meme?) on hardware companies that need to partner or become solutions partners. In some ways this is very logical, though it may also be a sign t…

Highlights from Tim O'Reilly's Internet of Things Reddit AMA
4/22/2014
Anyone who's familiar with Web 2.0, open-source software and Internet development knows of Tim O'Reilly, the founder of O'Reilly Media and person credited with popularizing the term Web 2.0. O'Reilly …

Looking For A Nest Thermostat? It May Hit Google Play Soon
4/22/2014
Only a few short months ago, Google acquired Nest Labs in a deal that wasn't greeted without some controversy. But despite this controversy, it may soon be even easier to get your hands on a Nest lear…

How the Internet of Things Might Make Your Next New Appliance or Tech Gadget Free
4/22/2014
I was chatting with Intel's subsidiary, Wind River, this week and they walked me through how an increasing number of consumer-facing vendors were aggressively looking at using the Internet to massivel…

The History of Smart Homes
4/22/2014
The first smart homes were ideas, not actual structures. For decades, science fiction has explored the idea of home automation. Prolific writers, such as Ray Bradbury, imagined a future where homes we…

TrueNet to Build Nationwide Wireless Network Exclusively for M2M Use
4/22/2014
TrueNet Communications has announced that it is building a nationwide network designed for machine to machine devices for M2M Spectrum Networks.

Verizon Partners with Omnilink on New M2M Solutions
4/22/2014
Verizon wireless might be one of the biggest and most successful cellular providers in the country, but the firm has managed to reach that level of success by diversifying. The company has launched th…

SureCall's M2M Signal Booster Lands FCC Approval
4/21/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology depends on not only having sufficient machines around, but also on having sufficient bandwidth in play in order to allow these devices to connect. While getting mac…

Windows Azure Goes the IoT Route
4/21/2014
Windows Azure, a platform created by Microsoft that's best known for providing companies with much-needed cloud-computing platforms, has decided to lift scaffolds and build on top of its reputation to…

Telit, Recominte Partner on Luggage Tracking Solution
4/21/2014
Anyone who does quite a bit of traveling knows just how annoying it can be to try and keep track of your luggage from one stop to another. Some companies have decided to wage war on the lost bag with …

Sensor Hubs Market Explodes Into Action
4/21/2014
With a growing focus on "always on" technology within smart devices, both manufacturers and developers are looking to find good solutions that preserve battery life and limit energy consumption.

M2M Evolution Week in Review
4/19/2014
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, the number of companies, products and announcements surrounding machine to machine (M2M) technology rises. Here are the top M2M stories this week.

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
4/18/2014
The growing number of connected devices, solutions and applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) are only as strong and innovative as the technology powering them - the embedded sensors, gateways, …

New Rugged Tablets from Micronet Support Telematics, Automotive Functionality
4/17/2014
Smartphones and tablets are being integrated into many different industries to improve operational processes. This includes factories, transportation, law enforcement, offices and more. While the stan…

Mexico Crime-fighting Network to Use Redline's Secure Wireless Networking System
4/17/2014
Mexico has a long-standing commitment to protect its citizens and tourists, and in order to allow authorities to monitor activity in public places, improve police response time and enable better crime…

Medical Marijuana Meets the Enterprise with iTalk Products
4/17/2014
Medical marijuana as part of the healthcare sector is proving to be a controversial practice most anywhere it's enacted. But where it is enacted, operations need to carry on like with most any other g…

Alpine Announces Aftermarket CarPlay Consoles Coming This Fall
4/17/2014
Alpine is just one of the companies that have decided connected cars is a business sector worth investing some time and money in as the 21st century progresses.

Redline Extends RAS Service to Bring High Speed Internet to Remote Locations
4/17/2014
Redline Communications Group Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical wireless network solutions, announced it would be offering two new specialized additions to its RAS series of high-speed mobil…

mHealth Driving the Future of Healthcare
4/17/2014
Mobile, big data and machine to machine (M2M) solutions are the forerunners in technology trends disrupting the healthcare industry. Patients and doctors are becoming more accessible, information is h…

ACKme Networks Offers First Product in Family of Complete Wireless Connectivity Solutions
4/17/2014
ACKme Networks is changing the connectivity world with technology that lets customers add Wi-Fi connectivity to nearly any product. ACKme Networks, a provider of intelligent wireless products and embe…

AllJoyn to Bring a Language All Devices can Understand in the Internet of Things
4/17/2014
Our ability to convey what we think is what makes us different from other species on the planet. This ability to communicate has allowed us to evolve into intelligent life forms (although it could be …

Juniper Research: More Than 10 Million Smart Home Connected Appliances by 2017
4/17/2014
As we fast approach 2020 and the estimated 50 billion devices that will be connected around the world, it is safe to assume the home we live in will be responsible for a large portion of those devices…

Discussing TI's IoT Ecosystem with Avner Goren
4/16/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) introduces an enormous amount of connected endpoints and even more data. Texas Instruments (TI) set out to make its technology more accessible and easy to use in the Inter…

GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware selected by M2M Spectrum Networks
4/16/2014
GlobeRanger, a provider of end-to-end enterprise edge solutions and professional services to support RFID, mobility, and sensor-based solutions, recently announced that its iMotion Edgeware has been s…

Sometimes the Specifics are the Platforms
4/16/2014
For some time I have been making the case that platforms have evolved from specific market opportunities into generic opportunities, a trend that is identifiable for many of the solutions now in the m…



 
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