Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kevin’s M2M News Weekly – September 15, 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 and wireless 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.

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M2M connectivity specialist Wireless Logic will invest more than GBP 1 million upgrading its European Sim card management and monitoring system SIMPro over the next 18 months, Mobile News reported.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=754984

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Whether you’re going for an urban hike or wandering from your hotel to find that restaurant you passed earlier, you won’t have to flag down a local if you’ve got Google Maps for mobile 4.5 on Android.

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/09/walk-this-way.html

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Juniper predicts that the number of mobile connected M2M and embedded devices will reach almost 412 million globally by 2014. The growth of these embedded devices will mainly come from an ever increasing number of utility meters, mobile connected buildings, consumer and commercial telematics and retail and banking connections.

http://telecomyatra.afaqs.com/news/?sid=1795_M2M:+The+future+of+technology

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A new generation of computing microprocessors, connected wirelessly to the Internet, soon will revolutionize everyday life, creating smarter, more efficient products. Homeowners will be able to cut their energy bills because an electronic device on their kitchen countertop will suggest the cheapest times to do the laundry.

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2010/09/12/20100912intel-atom-processor.html

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Demand for wireless sensor networks is showing significant growth following a period in which adoption was impacted by the economic downturn. In 2009, 802.15.4 chipset shipments were down almost 30 percent compared with the previous year. However, according to the latest ABI research report on the WSN market, a strong uplift in shipments in 2010 will help drive growth from a little more than 10 million chipsets in 2009 to 645 million in 2015, a CAGR of 99.6 percent.

http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M/m2m-news/wireless-sensor-network-ic-shipments-bounce-back-in-2010-645-million-forecast-for-2015/

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Remote and mobile technology is making it possible to move healthcare delivery outside the traditional settings of physician offices and hospitals to wherever patients are. It's bringing back the concept of doctors making house calls.

http://topnews.net.nz/content/28166-almost-30-percent-americans-would-be-using-mobile-device-monitor-their-health

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Archinoetics, which develops products primarily for the military, is releasing to the commercial market a software program called Physio-Lab, which collects and analyzes physiological data. The software, which costs between $2,200 and $4,500, can be used in research and pharmaceutical trials.

http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2010/09/13/story6.html

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L-3 Communication's Nova Engineering subsidiary has been awarded a $52.8 million contract for Tactical Remote M2M Sensor Systems. The award from the U.S. Department of Defense is for five years and is to support the U.S. Marine Corps' Tactical Remote Sensor Systems program.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2010/09/01/Defense-orders-Nova-Engineering-sensors/UPI-22241283351306/

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By the middle of last year eBay users could buy items directly from a mobile eBay site or applications like the one for the iPhone. By the end of 2009, customers had bought $600 million worth of products from their mobile phones.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/204970/ebay_bringing_mobile_apps_into_the_future.html

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Intel, the world's biggest maker of semiconductors, expects demand for embedded microchips to accelerate as the company expands beyond its core business of computer chips, an executive told Reuters. Intel, which last week issued a sales warning on weaker than expected demand for PCs, has made two major acquisitions in the past two weeks as it eyes a future in which chips are increasingly needed to connect other devices.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/infotech/hardware/Intel-sees-faster-growth-in-embedded-chips/articleshow/6480292.cms

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Sprint’s announcement with Grid Net gives it one of the first such cases in which a 4G network would be used to deliver an M2M application, which usually rely on narrowband 2G networks. Though automated meter reading requires little bandwidth, Grid Net’s software is designed to handle any number of more advanced tasks, from substation management to demand response applications, which make greater use of capacity.

http://blog.connectedplanetonline.com/unfiltered/2010/09/13/sprint-looks-for-new-business-in-smart-grid-wholesale-fmc/

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Modernizing the U.S. electrical grid is a task that will most likely take decades to complete. At least we're getting started now, with more than two million smart meters installed nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/09/08/doe-two-million-smart-meters-now-installed-in-national-grid/

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Reports indicate that venture capital investment in the mobile sector continues to rise, with an estimated $312 million being funneled into 37 companies and startups during the second quarter of this year alone.

http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/vcs-funnel-312m-into-37-mobile-companies-during-q2-2010-9388/

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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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