Machine to Machine communication (M2M) really is the next big thing. Linking almost anything to anything else – the other name for the category is the “Internet of Things” – cheaply and wirelessly, opens almost endless possibilities.
SAP commissioned Harris Interactive to survey IT decision makers. The results, which were released at the beginning of May, show how disruptive M2M may be: Thirty percent of those surveyed think that smart and intelligent cities will be the most important outcome of M2M deployments. Other uses, with outcomes and ramifications just as great, are possible in industry, telecommunications and other realms. More simply put, M2M is the fabric with which specific services, which will be huge in their own right, will be built. Home automation is a good example.
Such a big change requires millions of developments and inventions. Here are the latest developments from the M2M sector.
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IBM says that its MessageSight is an appliance aimed at enabling organizations to manage sensors and mobile devices in automatics, traffic management systems, smart buildings, household appliances and elsewhere.
RACO Wireless and Rogers Communications will jointly deploy M2M. Under terms of the agreement, RACO’s Omega Management Suite will be supported by Rogers’ wireless network.
Systech’s SL-2000 M2M (Machine to Machine) Modular Gateway allows custom configuration that meets the needs of the target application.
The MonnitLink Cellular Gateway model CGW2 is designed to support Monnit sensors, which are capable of detecting and monitoring functions that are critical to business operations, including temperature, humidity, water, light, access, movement and much more.
Mesh Systems, a provider of advanced M2M solutions to OEMs around the world, has selected Novatel Wireless for its newly certified CDMA2000 1X embedded M2M module.
KORE is partnering with EE, a British digital communications company, to extend KORE Global Connect services into Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Numerex and Manhattan Associates have expanded their relationship to include M2M solutions in vertical sectors. These customers will be offered real-time business intelligence in their unique supply chains.
Gemalto says its Cinterion M2M technology will provide wireless connectivity for Encore Networks’ routers deployed in mission-critical applications.
ORBCOMM announced four asset tracking and monitoring devices targeted for the transportation and logistics market. The GT 1000, GT 1200, GT 2000, and RT 6000 complement the GT 1100, ORBCOMM’s first self-powered M2M device for intermodal container and trailer tracking and monitoring.
Lemko’s M2M Quick-Deploy-Platform LTE Mini ships pre-tested and pre-configured with an integrated eNodeB radio and distributed and virtualized EPS software.