M2M ARTICLES

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.

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.

New Radio Shack Kits Provide DIY Brains for Smart Houses
7/23/2014
While the idea of having a smart house sounds thrilling to many, getting brains inside the smart houses isn't always as easy a process as we might like. But a new development from, of all places, Radi…

ORBCOMM's Solution Selected by Swing Transport
7/23/2014
ORBCOMM Inc., a provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, recently announced that its trailer tracking solution has been selected by Swing Transport Inc. (Swing Transport). The award-winning GT …

Asia Pacific M2M Connections to Reach 116 million by 2015
7/23/2014
Frank Griffin For Embedded M2M Solutions GOC As regions around the world go, Asia Pacific is seen as the one with the most potential for growth when compared to other parts of the world. With a middl…

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-…

Global Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Network Market to Reach $12 Billion by 2020
7/23/2014
As it currently stands, the global semiconductor wireless sensor network market stands at $2.7 billion. In six years, by 2020, the market is expected to reach $12 billion.

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…

Step into the Warm-up for Fast Pitch
7/22/2014
This Thursday, at 2 p.m. EDT we will hold a webinar that may be your gateway to the $10K prize or the Samsung Tablets that will be awarded to the fast pitch contestants sponsored by AT&T.

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…

NetworkThermostat Introduces CloudConnect Service
7/21/2014
NetworkThermostat's Net/X Wi-Fi thermostat family is an ideal solution for a wide variety of HVAC control needs. This solution has been beneficial for using favorite browsers on the PC, Mac, Smartphon…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
7/19/2014
The Internet of Things is rapidly growing and we all need to keep up, and IT systems are no different.

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.

Thread Group Creates New Mesh-based Network Protocol 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 …

Bull and Axiros Partner to Deliver Machine to Machine & Internet of Things Solutions
7/17/2014
To drive the maximum business benefit, Bull, a leader in secure mission-critical digital systems, and Axiros,a provider of device and service management solutions, have announced a strategic partnersh…

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 …

Thread Group Wants to Make Smart House a Reality
7/17/2014
Nest Labs, bought by Google back in January 2013 to the tune of $3.2 billion, announced Tuesday the formation of Thread Group. Along with five other firms, including Yale Security and Samsung Electron…

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,…

The Need for IT Systems to Adapt to the Internet of Things (IoT)
7/16/2014
Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest technology sweeping the IT world. IoT is the process through which data flows from one device to another in a seamless fashion to provide high levels of connecti…

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 …

Boston Startup Robin Tracks Employee Movements
7/7/2014
The days of sneaking late into the office and hoping the boss won't notice might be over if one Boston startup has anything to say about it, according to the MIT Technology Review, raising privacy con…

Video Surveillance in Small Devices is Changing the Way We Monitor
7/7/2014
How have you incorporated video into your environment? Have you embraced the opportunity to communicate your value to your target audience with this medium, or simply incorporated it into training for…

Ventev Wireless Announces Three New Mobile Antennas
7/7/2014
Ventev Wireless recently announced its release of three new TerraWave LTE-band wireless antennas. They are designed to operate in a number of industries including utility, warehouse, industrial, and t…

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…

Machine-to-Machine Deployments Up 80 Percent
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, …

World Application Server Market Will Surge with IoT Growth
7/3/2014
WinterGreen Research, a provider of strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, healthcare and advanced computer technology, has presented its latest report on the wo…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
6/28/2014
This week in machine to machine (M2M) news, we learned that ThingWorx has partnered with Telenor Connexion to better assist its clients with the implementation of end-to-end connected solutions.

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…

Evolve Launches the Room Operations Center for Hotels
6/26/2014
Hotel occupancy rates fluctuate dramatically throughout the year, experiencing high volumes of vacancies that challenge long-term sustainability. In order to differentiate themselves hotels go out of …

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…

CSR Announced Strong Bluetooth Smart Growth
6/25/2014
CSR has announced that it has seen strong and growing year-on-year demand for Bluetooth Smart technology.

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). …

Nest and Google Set to Share Information
6/24/2014
If your house holds your memories and belongings, it becomes a part of you. And if it's a part of you, it should know you well-well enough to recognize where you are and what you need. With Nest's int…

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…

A New Collaboration Between ThingWorx and Telenor
6/23/2014
Two companies that operate in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) have come together to pool their experience and expertise, and to work together to offer better connected products to businesses. Th…

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.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
6/21/2014
Global computing powerhouse IBM and prominent real estate developer Lodha Group are now working together to develop infrastructure in India; Telit Wireless has partnered with TireStamp to improve its …

Machine to Machine Solution Week in Review
6/21/2014
Global computing powerhouse IBM and prominent real estate developer Lodha Group are now working together to develop infrastructure in India; Telit Wireless has partnered with TireStamp to improve its …

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 (…

The Internet of Things in Africa
6/19/2014
Cisco has forecasted the potential value of the Internet of Things (IoT) at $19 trillion by 2020, and while developed countries around the world will be the largest beneficiaries of this technology, e…

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…

France's Version of Silicon Valley Tackles Nano Technology
6/19/2014
It seems like every city in the U.S. as well as every country around the world wants to have their version of Silicon Valley. Considering the innovation that comes out of that single location, it is n…

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.

Telit cellular and positioning modules selected by TireStamp
6/18/2014
Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, recently announced that its cellular and positioning modules will be embedded into the TireVigil TPMS…

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…

Lodha Inks Deal with IBM for Smart City Palava
6/17/2014
Many cities globally are lacking proper infrastructure, especially technology infrastructure. The right investments in technological infrastructure can deliver long-term efficiencies and considerably …

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.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
6/14/2014
In the Machine to Machine (M2M) news this week: Telit Wireless announced the release of a new product that could allow on-the-go, in-car mobile payments. A Crossfire media partner discussed the state …

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…

GSMA: China Leading M2M Growth
6/11/2014
A new report by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) said that China is the worldwide leader in M2M and "Internet of Things" adoption.

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 …

Canada Going After the Internet of Things Market
6/11/2014
The forecast Cisco outlined for the Internet of Things (IoT) values the global market at $19 trillion over the next decade, and Canada's share is estimated at $500 billion. The Cisco forecast is more …

Boldly Going to Where Others Have Gone Before
6/11/2014
Nothing sells a concept like a case study. The more detail you provide, the more confidence you elicit from the audience. I bring this up because AT&T and Axeda will be conducting a webinar with me on…

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…

Telit Introduces Telit ATOP 3.5G at Telematics Detroit
6/9/2014
Telit Wireless Solutions, one of the world's most prominent machine to machine module retailers, has announced a new product to come out of its recent buyout of the Automotive Telematics On-Board Unit…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
6/6/2014
The world we live today is becoming increasingly connected, and as we become more linked to our devices, the devices themselves are forging new networks through the Internet of Things. As the machine …

AG Placid Partners with US Based Tazca
6/6/2014
AG Placid, a network operator in Nigeria, has partnered with US Based Tazca Connects to deploy internet access in Nigeria.

SmartAction Recognized with 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award
6/6/2014
SmartAction recently announced that its Intelligent Voice Automation solution has won the prestigious 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine, which covers everything …

Protect Yourself from Fraud Abroad: AT&T to Pilot New Location-based Service
6/5/2014
Over the course of the past year alone, the cost of global payment card fraud grew by 10.2 percent, reaching $12.42 billion in damages, according to financial industry trade publication The Nilson Rep…

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 …

SoftwareAG Introduces Internet of Things Solution Accelerator
6/3/2014
Software AG, a provider of enterprise management software, recently launched its Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Accelerator, a tightly bundled set of smart tools that help business leaders gain act…

'Connected Intersections' Aims to Improve Traffic Safety, Reduce Distraction
6/2/2014
What do pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and other people on the streets of NYC have in common? Almost all of them are using smartphones, and unfortunately, they all contribute to unsafe behavior on the…

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.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
5/31/2014
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so do the numbers of companies, applications and reports each week. Here are the top machine to machine (M2M) solutions stories this week.

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 …

IBM, TransWiseway Introduce Newest IoT Buzzword: The Internet of Vehicles
5/30/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology means a whole new group of anagrams and terminology - the Internet of Things (IoT), the Internet of Everything (IoE), the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Custo…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Influencing the New Retail
5/30/2014
The way we use technology is impacting almost every part of our lives, and retail is one experience that is about to drastically change. While retailers have had to adapt to the Internet in the growth…

Cisco Investing More in Cloud Technology as 'Internet of Everything' Expected to Become Next Technological Boom
5/30/2014
The IoT is not the final step, according to Cisco. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a more complete picture of where the future lies. Not only will people and machines be connected to the Internet,…

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…

USRobotics Ships New Modem with Out-of-the-Box 3G Connectivity
5/30/2014
Global provider of machine to machine (M2M) services Telit Wireless Solutions and USRobotics have said that USRobotics' new USR3500 Courier Cellular Modem will ship with out-of-the-box 3G connectivity…

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.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
5/24/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) solutions continue to change the way we communicate, work and live. As more endpoints get connected, they are able to make our lives more seamlessly connected and data more ac…

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…

Innovyze's SCADAWatch Optimizes Water Supply and Distribution Systems for Utilities
5/22/2014
Utilities that control the water, electricity and sewage in any region have to function optimally to avoid failures and prolonged breakdown, as it will hinder the lives of citizens. Water supply and d…

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…

Algerian Government Agency Selects Gemalto for ePassport Program
5/22/2014
Gemalto, a major player in digital security, has been selected to provide the Algerian government agency "Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algerie" with its Sealys eCover for ePassports and embedded …

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…

AT&T Digital Life Expands to Six New Cities
5/21/2014
AT&T's excursion into the home security market, Digital Life, is nearly one year old. Debuting in late July last year, the telecommunications giant selected six U.S. cities to preview the technology a…

Mobile Payment and the Internet of Things Means No Checkout Lines
5/21/2014
Almost everyone enjoys shopping, but the act of waiting at the checkout line is probably one of those things equally despised by everyone, especially on the holidays. Retailers have been trying to fin…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
5/17/2014
This week in machine to machine (M2M) news, featured news on connected cars, industrial M2M applications and fleet management.

AT&T, GM Announce Data Plans for Connected Car
5/16/2014
AT&T announced plans to add your General Motors vehicle to its AT&T Mobile Share Value plan.

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…

Skkynet's ThunderCloud Alliance to Create Sensor-to-Cloud Service for Industrial M2M
5/15/2014
Skkynet Cloud Systems, a company specializing in real-time cloud information systems, recently started a joint project in Japan, named the ThunderCloud Alliance, where six companies will pool talent a…

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…

OnAsset Intelligence Partners with Envirotrainer for Multimillion-dollar Deal
5/12/2014
Last year, machine to machine (M2M) asset tracking solutions company OnAsset Intelligence partnered with Envirotrainer, a cold chain logistics solutions provider. OnAsset will be using its SENTRY Flig…

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
5/10/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) solutions are disrupting industries from transportation and home automation to manufacturing and healthcare, creating the Internet of Things (IoT). This connected era is one o…

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…

M2Mi offers M2M, IoT Enterprise Cloud Platform through IBM Cloud Marketplace
5/8/2014
Machine to machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation, a provider of various enterprise cloud platform solutions for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors, will provide its M2M Intelligence platform s…

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 (…

Avnet Memec, Quectel Bring M2M-Focused Wireless Modules to Europe
5/8/2014
The Internet of Things is taking over industries, homes, cities and cars worldwide and Europe is no exception. Many companies are scrambling for the share of the pie in this emerging market and Quecte…

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 …

Giving the 'Gift' of Home Security and Automation - for Mother's Day
5/8/2014
Forget overpriced flowers, talking greeting cards and family dinners out, and give AT&T's Digital Lifestyle home management service for the mom who has everything and has trouble securing and managing…

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.

Webtech Wireless, Purple Forge Partner to Deliver Webtech 511 App for Government Agencies
5/6/2014
Webtech Wireless, provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, has partnered with Purple Forge in developing the new mobile application, Webtech 511.

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…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
5/3/2014
Connected cars, connected homes, connected cities, connected clothing and connected retailers are all examples of the growing Internet of Things (IoT), powered by machine to machine (M2M) technology. …

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.

Swedish M2M Service Enablers Get More Powerful with Cisco and Roxen
4/30/2014
Cisco Systems, the company that designs, manufactures and sells networking solutions, and Roxen, a Swedish software development company, providing editorial and content management software, are the la…

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…

From Connected Cars to Connected Planes: AT&T Mobilizes the Sky with In-flight Connectivity
4/29/2014
If the Internet of Things (IoT) is really going to reach its predicted potential - like having 50 billion connected devices by 2020 - then Internet access and coverage is going to have to increase alo…

Acclaro to Translate Airbiquity's Connected Car Platform in Multiple Languages
4/28/2014
The connected car is a thriving technology that has taken the automobile industry by storm in recent times. A connected car has Internet access and is usually equipped with a wireless local area netwo…

AT&T's Digital Life Reaches 75 Markets Across US as Home Automation Grows
4/28/2014
As more consumers opt for appliances, devices and systems they can control with their smartphones or tablets, home automation has quickly become one of the hottest areas of the Internet of Things. AT&…

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…

From Complex to Critical: The Transformation of Machine to Machine Solutions
4/25/2014
If you explained a machine to machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (IoT) application a few years ago, the technology, the concept and the strategy behind it could be summarized in one word: "complex." …

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…

M2M Spectrum Networks Partners with Raveon for Nationwide Network Platform
4/17/2014
Raveon Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of wireless data modems, custom OEM wireless data and GPS tracking solutions, recently partnered with M2M Spectrum Networks to provide a wireless solut…

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…

AT&T Powers Connectivity in Volvo Vehicles
4/16/2014
The machine to machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is all about partnerships, integration and collaboration. This could not be more true than in the newest generation of vehicles, whi…

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…

What is Frontier Silicon's Kino 4?
4/16/2014
The rapid growth of technology is best seen through innovative products that improve the lives of people. One such product is Kino 4, the next generation digital radio chip that can power all categori…

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…

Vital Herd, ThingWorx Use M2M to Track Livestock Health
4/15/2014
One of M2M's most visible uses has been in fleet tracking, but it can also be used to track the health of livestock. Vital Herd, a provider of animal health and nutrition services, recently selected T…

Wheelings & Dealings: Zebra Buys Motorola's Enterprise Business
4/15/2014
Zebra Technologies, a provider of barcode labels, RTLS technology, asset tracking and IoT solutions, is buying the enterprise unit of Motorola Solutions Inc., which also provides barcode scanning RFID…

AT&T Growth Platforms Help Businesses Face Emerging Tech Challenges
4/15/2014
New and innovative technologies are offering a variety of benefits for business - big data introduces a whole new abundance of insights into performance, processes and customer behavior, mobility make…

Talking M2M with Aricent
4/15/2014
M2M Evolution recently spoke with Aricent about M2M. Below are comments from the interview with Vijay Anand, Aricent's director of engineering.

PeopleNet Wins Company of the Year award
4/15/2014
PeopleNet, a Trimble company and a provider of fleet mobility technology, recently announced that it has been recognized with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year.

Honda's Smart House Could be Wave of the Future in M2M Market
4/15/2014
There may not be an area where machine-to-machine (M2M]) technology has a brighter future than that of the smart house, and automaker Honda has managed to jump into this particular market with both fe…

Using Big Data in a World Where Customers Don't Trust You
4/14/2014
M2M technology introduces enormous potential for marketers, and that is mostly due to the proliferation of data. Big data means big insights into customer behavior, demands and challenges, and insight…

Wheelings & Dealings: Google Acquires Drone Company Titan Aerospace
4/14/2014
Just a month ago, reports surfaced that Facebook was looking to acquire Titan Aerospace, maker of the Solara prototype drone, for $60 million. Then, Facebook acquired Ascenta, a Titan competitor and f…

Sprint Announces Shut Down of WiMax Network
4/14/2014
Sprint is moving into the future of cellular coverage with the announcement that they are rolling out even more prepaid plans. The company has announced it will be officially shutting down its WiMax n…

Sprint Panorama Helps MVNOs Deliver on Mobile Expectations, Demands
4/14/2014
Can you remember a time when you didn't rely on a mobile phone for communicating, sharing, taking photos, banking, playing games or getting information? I can…which is not indicative of my age, but ra…

M2M Evolution: The Seven Golden Rules for a Successful SCADA Implementation and Operation
4/14/2014
The evolution of M2M continues at a rapid pace; in fact, another option now available to businesses is the implementation of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems that have made it …

The Internet of Things Market Set To Skyrocket By 2020
4/14/2014
The Internet is a growing organism that changes every moment of every day. It is hard to grasp what the Internet is and its capabilities. However, if you do consider it a living organism; it is one of…

Oil and Gas Wireless M2M Installation Hit 423,000 in One Year
4/14/2014
A new report reveals that by the end of 2013, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity that had been deployed for oil and gas applications globally reached 423,000 installations.

Internet of Things Finds Promise with Prodea Systems
4/10/2014
Prodea Systems is seen as a promising company when it comes to the great potential found with the Internet of Things (IoT). One reason is that the U.S.-based company was able to raise some $100 mil…

OCHO Offers More Than the Average Key Tray
4/10/2014
The key tray is not something most people commonly think about beyond issues similar to "why aren't my keys on the key tray" or "where did I leave my keys if my keys aren't here?" But when the key tra…

Kerlink Adds Semtech's LoRa Long-Range RF Technology to Its New Long Range IoT Station
4/10/2014
Kerlink M2M Technologies, a Rennes, France-based supplier of machine-to-machine solutions, recently selected Semtech Corporation's LoRa long-range RF technology, for its new Long Range IoT Station.

Rehrig Pacific Implements Supply Chain M2M Using InSync iApp Platform
4/10/2014
M2M applications are becoming widely used in the manufacturing space, offering value to a number of vertical niches throughout the entire supply chain process. So when Rehrig Pacific Company, a provid…

Internet2 and Innova Intro Unique University Electric Vehicle to Aid Research and Cut Carbon Emissions
4/10/2014
Internet2 and Innova, the manufacturer of Innova Dash an all-electric micro vehicle will be launching a new University Electric Vehicle(UEV) specially designed for data collection purposes.

The Internet of Things for Business Gets Safer With McAfee & Siemens
4/10/2014
Much has been made of the Internet of Things (IoT), that conglomeration of interconnected machines that would provide a host of data points to not only help us learn more about business operations but…

M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC Plans for Nationwide Machine-To-Machine Network
4/10/2014
M2M Spectrum Networks (M2M SN) has been obtaining radio spectrum assets and advanced new wireless network technology to construct and operate a nationwide, optimized, dedicated and purpose-built Machi…

How to Make Your Home Wi-Fi be 100 Percent Signal-Transparent
4/10/2014
When it comes to wireless networking, the importance of the router is paramount. Since this device is at the center of most people's home networks, and knowing not every router is a good one, it is vi…

What Does a Connected City Look Like?
4/9/2014
The emergence of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) opens the doors to a renaissance for municipal infrastructure, from smart meters to traffic control systems. The q…

$2 Million Fundraiser for Neura Aims to Bring AI to the Internet of Things
4/9/2014
With the rapid approach of the Internet of Things, a futuristic scenario where a majority of everyday objects use the Internet to interact with mobile devices and with one another, manufacturers and d…

Senaptic Offering Narrow Band Radio for IoT Applications
4/9/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is promising great opportunities, with Cisco forecasting a multitrillion-dollar market by 2020. That potential can be achieved, but it will depend on many different pieces…

Catching Up on Sprint's Strategy for Chrysler, Connected Cars
4/9/2014
Cars have become one of the biggest platforms in the Internet of Things. Whether companies are implementing fleet management solutions or consumers are opting for connected infotainment systems and sa…

Qualcomm's New MU-MIMO Technology to Provide Faster Wi-Fi Speeds
4/9/2014
How many times have you walked into coffee shop to use the Wi-Fi and walked right out once you realize the number of people using their devices? By now, we have come to realize the more people there a…

Intel Changes Financial Reporting to Highlight Impact of Internet of Things
4/9/2014
As organizations in different industry sectors begin to realize they will be impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT), they are making arrangements to change their operational structure to accommodate…

Wheelings & Dealings: iControl Acquires Maker of Home Security Device Piper
4/9/2014
The M2M ecosystem is made up of partnerships and acquisitions - carriers and automakers, software developers and hardware vendors, and service providers and manufacturers are all coming together as th…

AT&T Brings Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity
4/9/2014
The promise of the connected home isn't limited to the wealthy or tech-savvy. AT&T's Digital Life home automation solution will be used in five Habitat for Humanity projects in Atlanta, Dallas, Los An…

Singapore's StarHub Uses KORE for M2M Offerings
4/9/2014
Communications companies have become one-stop shops that provide a variety of services addressing different technologies. While some organizations are able to accomplish this in-house, many outsource …

Happy IoT Day!
4/9/2014
It seems like every day is now some form of holiday, national recognition day or celebration (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone?), and today is no different - happy IoT Day! No, really. Today, April 9, i…

Essence Offers M2M Technologies for the Connected Home and Eldercare
4/9/2014
Essence, the leading provider of M2M, cloud-based connected-living solutions, has closed seven new deals in Europe, APAC, LATAM and Israel over the past three months. This opens up new business opport…

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Orange Business Services Intro New Telematics Solution for Fleet Management
4/9/2014
Most businesses depend on the timely delivery of goods in good condition. This calls for the deployment and management of numerous vehicles. In order to help reduce the total cost of ownership of vehi…

Teradata Database 15 Enables Businesses to Monetize the IoT
4/9/2014
With virtually every industry eventually being part of the Internet of Things, the opportunities are there and Teradata has launched the new Teradata Database 15 to help businesses monetize the IoT.

Intel's Bay Trail Processor Providing AIS with New Visualization Solutions
4/9/2014
According to American Industrial Systems, Inc., the new Atom processor E3845 from Intel has made it possible for it to design manufacturability services for product design, development and production …

Cisco Awards Rockwell Automation Partner of the Year 2013
4/9/2014
Rockwell Automation has been awarded the Internet of Everything Partner of the Year award for their service throughout 2013 at the Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner Insight Awards.

RacoWireless and Queclink Remove Barriers from M2M Development
4/8/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) has completely taken off in industries across the board, and there's no doubt that the future of our homes, our work, our lives and our gadgets will be based on machine to…

Smart City Communication Networks Market to Reach $3.55B by 2020
4/8/2014
According to the World Health Organization, six out of every 10 people will live in a city by 2030, and by 2050 this number will increase to seven out of 10. The WHO also predicts that by 2030, the gl…

RTI Becomes Member of Industrial Internet Consortium
4/8/2014
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time Internet of Things communications platform company, is one of the first members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Tech heavyweights like IBM, Cisc…

Elecsys Announces Series of Modems with Industrial Grade Durability
4/8/2014
Verizon is a company that has been on the forefront of machine to machine (M2M) technologies, partnering with companies across the spectrum to develop new methods of connecting devices. Many of those …

Identiv Pulls $20 Million in Funding to Make the Internet of Things More Trustworthy
4/8/2014
The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) in industries is hard to miss, as more and more things get connected to both each other and to centralized networks. Houses with systems controlled by …

Freescale Buys Mindspeed ARM-based Multicore Solutions
4/8/2014
In a move that will strengthen its play in the machine-to-machine solutions space, Freescale Semiconductor is buying the part of Mindspeed Technologies Inc. that dealt in ARM-based multicore processor…

Windows Joins Apple, Google and BlackBerry in Connected Cars
4/7/2014
Apple CarPlay, Android OS and BlackBerry's QNX Software have all made noise in the connected car space. Last but not least, we have a Windows car-friendly interface.

Speak or Scan Shopping Lists with Amazon Dash
4/7/2014
If you're anything like me, you forget your grocery lists at home, you forget items you want to include when it actually comes to writing the list or you've attempted mobile apps to try and track groc…

Telguard Announces New Service Plan for its HomeControl Solution
4/7/2014
Telguard has announced Telguard's HomeControl OneRate plan for its HomeControl interactive solution currently available for 2GIG and DSC panels.

Could TV White Space Bridge the Gap in the M2M Spectrum?
4/7/2014
The machine to machine (M2M) industry is growing faster than a bullet train on a tight Monday route. It's growing so fast, in fact, that it's going to run out of spectrum if we don't do anything about…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
4/5/2014
One of the most important players in the Internet of Things and machine to machine (M2M) ecosystem is the carrier and service provider. Sprint works to provide reliable and high-speed connections for …

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
4/5/2014
It was a busy week in the Machine to Machine Solutions sector. Here are some of the top stories.

M2M Evolution Week in Review
4/5/2014
The Internet of Things gets hotter every week. From partnerships and acquisitions to industry applications and product announcements, here are the top M2M stories from this week.

Nest Issues Safety Warning, Stops Sales for Smart Smoke Detector
4/4/2014
As the number of products, companies and industries joining the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so will the number of vulnerabilities, security concerns and hacks. While there are undoubtedly many ben…

Green Hills Software Offers IoT Security Advisors Program
4/4/2014
The term "Internet of things" is already gaining momentum but data security and privacy concerns are not new to the IoT phenomenon - we have dealt with similar issues from the early days of RFID adopt…

Accenture and FirstEnergy Announce Strategic Partnership to Deploy Smart Meters
4/4/2014
Accenture has signed a multi-year contract with FirstEnergy, a leading diversified energy company in the United States, to help manage a deployment of two million smart meters to its customers.

Wheelings & Dealings: GE Healthcare Acquiring CHCA Computer Systems in Industrial Internet Strategy
4/3/2014
Healthcare is a prime sector for the Internet of Things because of all the ways it can reduce costs, enable efficient operations and improve performance. Whether it's in wearable technology tracking h…

Award-winning HGTV Smart Home Points to Future Filled with Automated Homes
4/3/2014
On Tuesday, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and cable channel HGTV announced that the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. was awarded the CEA TechHome Gold Rating. The significance of …

What is Sprint Panorama?
4/3/2014
Technology is only as valuable as the challenges it helps solve. As more applications rely on connectivity to deliver value and insight, the importance of selecting the right carrier becomes more crit…

Telefonica All Set to Provide Connectivity for Tesla Model S
4/3/2014
Connected cars are a reality today due to advancements made in automobile and technology industries. What was once thought of as science fiction is being implemented in the latest models of cars. In t…

MobileStar Selects Accumulus Subscription Commerce Management Solution
4/3/2014
MobileStar USA, a provider of custom remote monitoring and control solutions, recently selected the subscription commerce management solution from Accumulus Corporation, a provider of subscription man…

Microsoft Targets Internet of Things with Windows on Devices
4/3/2014
When Microsoft announced Office for iPad last week, the company's strategy became clear to focus on getting Windows on as many devices as possible. At Microsoft's Build 2014 conference this week, an e…

Cytta Brings Connectivity to Oil and Gas
4/3/2014
Perhaps one of the biggest problems inherent in the machine to machine (M2M) connectivity field is exactly that: the connectivity. The fields that could most use such connections-remote operations, or…

AIS Unveils New Line of In-vehicle Touchscreen HMIs for Fleet Management, Warehousing and Logistics Applications
4/3/2014
American Industrial Systems (AIS), a manufacturer of in-vehicle embedded computing solutions, HMIs and operator interfaces for control and monitoring, unveiled its new line of ruggedized, vehicle moun…

Panasonic Develops Multimode M2M Technology to Overcome Wireless Communication Standards
4/3/2014
One challenge of the nascent machine to machine (M2M) market is multiple wireless communications standards, which differ between countries and even between applications. That creates a situation where…

Spark Integration Technologies Has New Office in Los Gatos, California
4/2/2014
To multiply its alliances with the region's front-runners in networking, cloud computing and data center solutions, Spark Integration Technologies, Inc has recently inaugurated a new office in Los Gat…

Samsung Rolls Out Smart Home Service in Korea, US
4/2/2014
You're sitting at work in the middle of July and realize you forgot to turn off your sprinklers this morning. You also forgot to turn on your washing machine, turn off the TV and turn up the air condi…

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel, Axeda Develop Industrial, Energy and Transportation IoT Solutions
4/2/2014
While the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown in terms of awareness and adoption on the consumer level - connected homes, connected cars and wearable technology are driving this - machine to machine (M…

Everything You Need to Know about the M2M Evolution Product of the Year Awards but Were Afraid to Ask
4/2/2014
The intent of the M2M Evolution Product of the Year Awards is to help highlight the leaders who deliver on the promise, ensuring that the marketing message is emphasized to and receives the attention …

New Study Reveals Federal Agencies in Healthcare See Big Data as a Solution
4/2/2014
Experts in the field believe using big data analytics can bring noticeable changes in the healthcare industry by improving everything from research to patient care. A new study titled, "The Big Data C…

Wheelings & Dealings: Intel Acquisition of BASIS Science Accelerates Focus on Wearable Tech
4/1/2014
BASIS Science Inc. is the creator of the Basis band, a health tracker that helps users stay healthy, sleep well and stress less. It's a wristband that leverages four types of sensors to calculate step…

Accelerate Diagnostics Focuses on Targeted Treatment
4/1/2014
I remember hearing my my father joke at the dinner table that reading a two-page article caused people to talk as if they had a PHD, but were you to speak with the author you would at best feel as tho…

KORE Telematics Brings Satellite Services into Play Alongside Cellular
4/1/2014
While the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution, sometimes described as the Internet of Things (IoT), has the potential to affect nearly every corner of our lives, its growth has emerged in one very obv…

Cisco Focuses on Security, Safety in the Internet of Everything
4/1/2014
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction across different industries, security has become one of the top concerns and topics in this new connected era.

The Exciting Growth of M2M
4/1/2014
While so much in the telecommunication space is focused on the growth in mobility, another area is gaining ground at an equally fast pace: machine-to-machine, or M2M. The same technology we have come …

Savant's Smart Series to Make Landmark Home Units Smarter
4/1/2014
Like everything else, even the home is being reinvented and the emergence of a new connected home is slowly gathering momentum. Savant Systems, LLC, well known for its smart home technology, is all se…

Every Step You Take: Follow Your Luggage Everywhere with eTrack
4/1/2014
One of the many annoying parts of having luggage delayed is the pure uncertainty. The airline will usually deliver it straight to your door but when will it get there? Will anything be missing? Can I …

Eurotech Aims to Make M2M Integration Easier
4/1/2014
While the idea and the broad applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) generate a lot of interest and coverage in the technology press, the more important issues are under the surface of the idea: …

Orbcomm Offers Dual-Mode Communication Technology for Its Customers
4/1/2014
Orbcomm is a unique player in the M2M space because the company has its own satellite and cellular services, which means for service providers the ability to put satellite and cellular in a single dev…

M2M Has Revolutionized Fleet Management
4/1/2014
At this year's ITEXPO Miami, M2M was one of the biggest technologies featured via M2M Evolution, which provides in-depth coverage of the shift toward greater connectivity.

Frost & Sullivan Awards RacoWireless for M2M Efforts
3/31/2014
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized wireless communications provider RacoWireless with the 2013 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its M2M efforts.

The Future with the Internet of Things
3/31/2014
When Cisco says an industry can potentially represent a more than $14-trillion opportunity to the global economy, everyone listens, and that is why the Internet of Things (IoT) has captured the attent…

Vodafone Commissioned Study is Good News for New Connected Car Partnership
3/31/2014
If you're an early adopter who's been waiting to get in on the connected car market, several top carmakers have thrown their hat in the ring for your business. While luxury car makers have been flirti…

TransAct Technologies Launches RESPONDER MP2 Mobile Printing Solution
3/31/2014
In the past few years, the need for mobile printer applications has grown tremendously. Realizing this, TransAct Technologies, a provider of transaction printers, recently introduced its RESPONDER MP2…

WTS Launches Trax Personal Tracker
3/31/2014
One of the biggest machine to machine (M2M) applications has been in fleet tracking, but Swedish company WTS (Wonder Technology Solutions) has found that the technology can also be used to find childr…

Cambridge Looks to Implement Smart Parking
3/31/2014
As populations in cities all around the world surge, the demand for suggestions and solutions to road congestion is reaching an all-time high. Expansion of infrastructure whether it is the widening of…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
3/29/2014
The Internet of Things got some big validation this week with the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization dedicated to standardizing and developing best practices for th…

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review
3/29/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) applications are only as strong as the technology powering them. Embedded technology like sensors fits into the M2M ecosystem full of networks, devices and software to deliver…

Machine to Machine Week in Review
3/29/2014
As 2014 continues rolling on, the world of machine to machine technologies is making some big steps. With this week closing, we're here to provide you with a quick review of this week's top news items…

The M2M Pie is Large Enough for Everyone
3/28/2014
The market may be crowded when it comes to M2M, but the opportunity is so great that this doesn't bother Mohammad Nasser.

IEEE Launched Smart Cities Initiative
3/28/2014
Currently, urban performance depends on several factors. On the one hand, you have the city's endowment of hard infrastructure, which is considered to be physical capital. In addition and increasingly…

Decentralizing the Power Grid Means Big Potential for Nanogrid Market
3/28/2014
The report, titled simply "Nanogrids," suggests that the worldwide vendor revenue from nanogrid technology is set to climb from $37.8 billion annually by the end of 2014 to a new high of $59.5 billion…

ComQi Introduces Retail Digital Signage with Interactive Engagement Features
3/28/2014
ComQi, a provider of cloud-based shopper engagement technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points, has come up with ComQi's EnGage shopper eng…

Telia Sweden Puts M2M Connectivity to Work Delivering Mail
3/28/2014
The mail is something we don't commonly think about, except that one time during the day when we pick it up, or need to send it, or around the holidays when we try to figure out how much to tip the ma…

TechNavio Predicts 35 Percent CAGR of US Connected Home Market by 2018
3/28/2014
Do you remember the Disney Channel Original Movie, Smart House? Or even Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves? These movies showed insight to the future of homes - whether that's an insanely long robot arm that …

Are Service Providers Limiting their Own Growth with M2M?
3/28/2014
The opportunity is great.

In-vehicle PCs among M2M Opportunity in Connected Cars
3/28/2014
Connected cars are one of the hottest areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), as more systems, processes, platforms and devices become connected to the Internet. The M2M opportunity in automotive is hu…

Maintenance Analytics to Reach $24.7 Billion in 2019
3/28/2014
Big data is one of the biggest opportunities for companies across industries when it comes to machine to machine (M2M) connectivity and the Internet of Things. The recently formed Industrial Internet …

AT&T Focusing on Apps as the Next Phase of M2M Solutions
3/28/2014
Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions were a hot topic of discussion at the recent ITEXPO in Miami. And while connectivity is an important component of this trend, innovative applications and app managem…

Location-based Service Revenue in Europe, North America Predicted to Jump
3/28/2014
Mobile location-based service revenue (LBS) in North America and Europe will jump to about $6.8 billion (5 billion Euros) by 2018 - with much of the increase credited to higher ad revenue, a new study…

BlackBerry Eyes Connected Car Market with QNX in its Dashboard
3/27/2014
If you can't beat 'em…move on to the next platform? BlackBerry CEO John Chen has his eye on the connected car market.

Industrial Internet Consortium Aims to Bring Best Practices, Standardization, Interoperability to IoT
3/27/2014
GE, AT&T, IBM, Intel and AT&T have all formed the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization that sets out to develop standards, test beds and best practices for the Internet of Things to i…

Wireless Smart Object Firms Draw Big Startup Money
3/27/2014
The Internet of Things, perhaps the ultimate collective of devices engaged in machine to machine (M2M) communications, has been seeing some staggering growth of late. With a host of different devices …

IEEE Launches Smart Cities Initiative to Cope with Strain of Urban Migration
3/27/2014
As more people flock to cities, particularly in developing countries, municipal infrastructure is feeling the strain. Already under pressure because of limited resources, government officials are look…

Frost & Sullivan: More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Data Monitoring
3/27/2014
All it takes is about 20 minutes in a busy downtown area to see that mobile devices are a market clearly growing. More and more of these devices show up on a regular basis, and that in turn means that…

AT&T One of Five Founding Members of Industrial Internet Consortium
3/27/2014
AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel formed the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization that aims to accelerate the Internet of Things and improve the integration of the physical and digital …

M2M Holds Enormous Potential for the Manufacturing Industry
3/27/2014
Machine-to-machine communications (M2M) are pervasive throughout the IT world, particularly in telecom and mobility solutions. The ability for machines to directly transmit and report information abou…

Comings & Goings: Cohda Wireless Taps Bernd Luebben for German Posting, Building Visibility in VZX
3/26/2014
While connected vehicle technology is rapidly gaining ground the world over, it cannot work to its fullest without the support of companies putting marketing and press efforts into the concept, gettin…

Wheelings & Dealings: Dell Acquires StatSoft
3/26/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) devices generate a lot of data, so much that "big data" techniques are necessary to process it all. Dell's acquisition of StatSoft, a business analytics company, could establi…

FreeWave Technologies Unveils Multi-purpose Wireless Machine-to-machine (M2M) Platform
3/26/2014
Mobile service providers and large enterprises are rushing to extend broadband capabilities to hard to reach places for a myriad of reasons. Plus, they are looking to do so cost effectively and secure…

DCN Delivers One Seamless Package for M2M Application Management, Enablement
3/26/2014
Although there have been some great developments in connected applications, we're still in the early stages of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the machine to machine (M2M) space is already really fr…

Wheelings & Dealings: Telit, NimbeLink Partner to Integrate Cellular Connectivity in M2M Applications
3/25/2014
The machine to machine (M2M) ecosystem is all about partnerships and collaboration. Carriers work with platform providers and software developers work with hardware vendors to come together and produc…

Connected Cars Embrace Smartphones, Enhance Safety
3/25/2014
Connected cars represent the next evolution in machine to machine (M2M) technology. Connected cars provide vehicle-to-vehicle communication, GPS directions with real-time data, Internet radio, search …

Orbcomm's OG2 Constellation Set to Offer New Features, Plenty of New Power
3/25/2014
One of the biggest points when it comes to machine to machine (M2M) systems is connectivity. Often overlooked, but ultimately crucial, if there is no bandwidth for these devices to work with, the over…

Omnichannel Marketing Blurs Brick-and-Mortar, Online Retail
3/25/2014
While online shopping is very popular, physical stores aren't quite dead yet. According to Kees de Vos, chief customer officer at Hybris, retailers can combine both online and brick-and-mortar retail …

US Connected Home Market Set For Big Growth
3/25/2014
The idea of the connected home in all its many possibilities, from ideas as simple as turning on the lights from a smartphone to ideas as complex as running most every appliance in the house from a co…

Telematics Set to Explode in Growth Beyond Trucking
3/25/2014
For many, the first thought when the word "telematics" enters the picture is the trucking sector. This is a perfectly reasonable response; after all, the trucking sector may well be one of the best ap…

The Impact of Big Data on Patient Care
3/25/2014
Big data is the next big technology wave changing the way businesses approach data storage and processing. It is impacting every company in every industry, and healthcare is no exception. A study from…

LG's Smart Lamp Brings Smart House Tech Easily to Mobile Devices
3/25/2014
We've already seen how difficult it can be, sometimes, to get the various smart devices in a home on the same page, and how making a smart home can be as difficult as making a smart child, even. But a…

Lantronix Ignites Productivity with xPrintServer Mobile Printing Support on New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets
3/25/2014
What does "wireless printing" mean to you? Most likely, it means the ability to print from your computer or mobile device without having to connect a USB or Ethernet cable. Wireless printing is also e…

Synapse Wireless Joins International M2M Council
3/24/2014
Synapse Wireless is the newest member of the International M2M Council, a trade association dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) sector. The association aims to incre…

Choosing a Network for Digital Signage
3/24/2014
From transportation and retail to hotels and entertainment venues, digital signage has completely transformed the way we consume content and interact with brands. Out of home does not mean out of touc…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review
3/22/2014
It's been another big week for machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and this technology is producing not only a variety of new applications for the end users, but a variety of new markets to get involv…

M2M Evolution Week in Review
3/22/2014
As the growing number of connected endpoints joins the Internet of Things, we see more companies, products and industries opening up both the benefits and complexities of the machine to machine (M2M) …

RacoWireless Partners with SkyWave to Combine M2M Technologies
3/21/2014
RacoWireless is a global provider of wireless data solutions to the M2M industry. The company's Position Logic addresses the areas of enterprise asset management, in-house asset tracking solutions, GP…

Wi-SUN Alliance, HomePlug Alliance Announce Liaison Agreement
3/21/2014
The Wi-SUN Alliance, which works to enable standards-based wireless smart utility networks, and the HomePlug Alliance, an industry group for powerline communications networking, have entered into a li…

AT&T Digital Life Goes Live in Five New Markets
3/21/2014
AT&T's Digital Life platform is now live in five new markets: Greensboro, N.C.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Columbia, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; and Knoxville, Tenn.

HID Trusted Tag Services Offers Security in the Internet of Things
3/21/2014
In the last few months, the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown to a variety of applications and industries. Authentication and access control are crucial functionality with relation to the IoT -- mobi…

Wise.io Appoints New CEO, Raises $2.5 Million for M2M Applications
3/21/2014
Growing M2M solutions provider Wise.io is emerging as a major player in the market due to its focus on product usability. Now, the Berkley-based Californian company has announced that after a bout of …

SATO Moves into Healthcare
3/21/2014
Machine to machine (M2M) technology for healthcare applications is rapidly developing. The potential benefits of M2M in healthcare are being discovered and explored. When you consider the fact that ne…

How Secure is Your Privacy in the Age of the Internet of Things?
3/21/2014
Your refrigerator knows you are out of milk. The thermostat lowers the heat automatically when no one is in the house. A pacemaker sends updated medical information to the doctor's office. It's the In…

ABI Research Predicts Embedded In-car Navigation to Grow 38 Percent by 2019
3/21/2014
In recent years, automobile manufacturers are working more toward deploying the right technology, expertise, navigation, location-based and emergency response systems required to produce flexible and …

Flexibility Remains Key to M2M Growth
3/21/2014
We've become so used to the Internet and everything that it provides that it's very easy to overlook the key elements that make it up. At its core, the Internet is made possible thanks to flexibility,…

Small Italian Firm Wi-Next Reaches Out to Big Industry With New Smart Monitoring System
3/21/2014
To see the difference between the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT, I2oT) all you have to do are look at the keywords. When talking about the IoT terms like accessi…

The Internet of Things Set to Hit 26 Billion Devices, Raises New Privacy Concerns
3/20/2014
The market for the Internet of Things is set to hit $300 billion, with 26 billion connected devices by the year 2020, according to tech research and advisory firm Gartner.

Volvo Bridges Gap between Connected Cars and Road Safety
3/20/2014
Volvo has made strides in the connected car market before, integrating Apple CarPlay into its vehicles to bring calling, navigation, music and messaging functionality for users, and using machine to m…

Aros: A Smart Thermostat and Air Conditioner
3/20/2014
Many people experience the full range of seasons, everything from the chilling cold of winter to the blistering heat of summer. When spring leads into summer, these people begin to tone down their fur…

Location Based Technologies Inks New License Agreement with UT-Battelle, LLC
3/20/2014
Location Based Technologies (LBAS) specializes in providing asset managers with monitoring and reporting capabilities for their mobile assets. The company has recently inked a new license agreement wi…

The Maturation of M2M is Leading to More M&As
3/20/2014
Whenever a new technology is introduced it takes some time before the existing defragmentation is consolidated into a standardized industry in which companies are able to operate effectively. Before t…

Fitbit VP: The Internet of Things' Protection is in Hardware and Software
3/20/2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already showing itself as a powerful new tool on a variety of fronts, with applications ready to change the way we work, play, and even live in general. The same techno…

CradlePoint - Making the Most of Mobility
3/20/2014
Networking for the enterprise is big business - literally. Companies today rely on next generation technologies to stay connected in the office and in the field. Providers like CradlePoint are making …

MachineShop to Take on Internet of Services with API Approach
3/20/2014
Considering the rate at which the IoT space is growing - IDC expects the market to be worth $8.9 trillion by 2020 - there's obviously need for something like what MachineShop provides. After all, with…

New Three Way Affiliation Between Spireon, Sprint and CU Solutions Group
3/20/2014
On Tuesday three companies joined together in a sort of alliance. Spireon, Inc. is an industry leading Mobile Resource Management (MRM) company. It was able to achieve this through the merger of Proco…

Are You Leveraging the Advantages in M2M?
3/19/2014
To stay connected, the average user relies on more than one device. He may need a smartphone for the road, a tablet for the hotel and a laptop in the office. For the IT manager, this means a lot of di…

NWave Explains How it Provides More Economical, Efficient M2M Technology
3/19/2014
NWave provides an integrated machine-to-machine (M2M) narrowband communications platform - at a time when interest in M2M tech is extensive and growing.

The Concept Community: Getting People on Board
3/19/2014
Sometimes opposites attract and sometimes they may be two sides of the same coin. I get excited when I hear about well executed plans and at the same time when experimentation leads to discovery. When…

AirBulb Pushes the Internet of Things Further into the Mainstream with Kickstarter Campaign
3/19/2014
We briefly mentioned the possibility of a smart home over here at M2M Evolution when we discussed ILS Technology's fusion with SAP's 'SAP HANA' to bring streamlined control to industrial M2M. It seems…

Skypatrol Soars during ITEXPO Miami
3/19/2014
Skypatrol was an active participant in ITEXPO Miami earlier this year, and won the coveted M2M Evolution Conference Battle of the Platforms. Among the company products shown at ITEXPO was the Dual Mod…



 
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