Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kevin’s M2M News Weekly – August 11, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly. This is an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

You can read archived editions of Kevin's M2M News Weekly at http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/m2m.html.

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Berg Insight says worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will reach 302.5 million units in 2015.

http://www.fieldtechnologiesonline.com/article.mvc/Berg-Insight-Says-Worldwide-Installed-Base-Of-0001?atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a&goback=%2Egde_2114322_news_165748098

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AT&T recognizes the value of the M2M market. During the past three quarters, the company said it has added almost 3.4 million connected and M2M devices bringing its total to almost 6.7 million.

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/weinschenk/despite-lukewarm-reports-m2m-still-overflows-with-promise/?cs=42605

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It is predicted that more than 400 million embedded devices and M2M connections will emerge by 2014 due to the world’s mobile data traffic being transferred onto embedded computing systems at an increasing rate.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/94486-wherever-there-embedded-devices-embed-management-capabilities.htm

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In the past 18 months, the Cellular M2M communication market has registered a decrease in both shipment volumes and revenue. However, unit shipment volume started growing along with the growing importance of 3G, which is estimated to result in market worth of $3.8 billion in 2015, market researcher ABI Research said.

http://telecoms.cbronline.com/news/worldwide-m2m-module-market-to-reach-38bn-in-2015-abi-research_090810

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A participant in a Linkedin group I was reading today listed his requirements for an M2M solution. He was asking the group for recommendations as to how to select and implement an M2M solution. Other participants in the group added their advice and comments until there was a long list of recommending vendors, solutions, strategies, etc. I was impressed.

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/mobility-m2m-and-linkedin.html

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The bulk of new additions to the mobile services of both AT&T and Verizon Wireless represent "connected devices," which includes non-phone consumer products such as tablets, e-readers and netbooks, as well as M2M units such as meter readers.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/203007/atandt_verizon_cashing_in_outside_of_phones.html

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Wireless Logic, an M2M connectivity provider, is releasing its latest vertical sector share analysis showing that, despite the economic downturn, vehicle tracking M2M deployments have recovered to pre-recession figures, remaining the biggest M2M sector with 60 percent of the market.

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/44715.php

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Through the use of M2M technology homeowners can monitor their homes remotely via the Web or even using a smartphone.

http://www.connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.aspx?id=NEWS100808203152303

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Silicon Valley Power, the municipal utility that provides electricity to 51,000 customers in the city of Santa Clara, recently announced that it has chosen Elster Solutions of Raleigh, North Carolina to provide its smartmeters. Once the smartmeters are fully installed by the end of 2012, residents will also have access to free Wi-Fi across the city through Tropos, a technology vendor based in Sunnyvale.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_15607927?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com&nclick_check=1

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New research from the analyst firm Berg Insight says that the worldwide installed base of smart electricity meters will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.1 percent between 2009 and 2015 to reach 302.5 million at the end of the period.

http://www.berginsight.com/News.aspx?m_m=6&s_m=1

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M2M gadgets include wireless dog collars, a pill box that uses a wireless connection to remind people to take their medicine, e-readers, a device that tracks product pallets for shipping companies and entertainment systems for people riding in cars. When all these are connected to other devices or the Internet, they will connect using AT&T's network -- meaning more revenue for the company. AT&T expects about $1 billion in annual services revenue in about five years.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62N6ST20100325

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With the Enfora Services Gateway Platform, IBM Maximo users can now define the business rules and logic for how and when an asset should report via M2M, as well as logically associate rotating wireless devices. Additionally, IBM Maximo users are able to track mobile assets with easy access to location information, status and monitoring alerts for movement, Geofencing, reporting and battery levels.

http://www.enfora.com/index.cgi?CONTENT_ID=2971&User:LANGUAGE=en


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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant, mobility analyst, writer and Web 2.0 marketing professional. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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