Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - September 22, 2010

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Yesterday marked the official launch of the brand new "Global Smart Grid Federation," an international organization that seeks to promote best practices for smart grid and assist with the deployment of smart grid around the world.

http://www.telecomengine.com/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_6578

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Indianapolis based VoCare Inc. has raised $2.2 million from angel investors to launch a mobile device that connects doctors with patients and expects to reach $3.5 million in fundraising by the end of the year.

http://www.ibj.com/vocare-raises-22-million-for-telehealth-device/PARAMS/article/22235

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MathWorks rolled out a series of new capabilities and products to address the more complex simulation needs of engineers building embedded systems that incorporate wireless, sensor processing and streaming media capabilities.

http://www.designnews.com/article/510524-MathWorks_Advances_Signal_Processing_System_Design.php

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Garmin Ltd. will decide over the next couple of quarters the future of its struggling smartphone unit, and is ready to exit the business if it does not achieve success, a company executive said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE6881WD20100909

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Healthmed Services, Ltd., an innovative software development company, announced the launch of a new software technology that has the capability of modernizing remote patient access through the use of handheld devices.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/630-billion-healthcare-expansion-propels-virtual-vantage-software-to-transform-healthcare-industry-2010-09-17?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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In a recent study of handset motion sensors by ARCchart, the research firm expects the market for accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers (compasses) and pressure sensors to exceed $1 billion by 2014.

http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2010/06/17/handset-motion-sensor-market-top-1-billion-2014.htm

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The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. today announced its newest mobile computing solution for healthcare – the MC75A0-HC Enterprise Digital Assistant. The new MC75A0-HC provides healthcare organizations with a rugged and disinfectant ready mobility solution.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/motorola-advances-healthcare-mobility-with-new-enterprise-digital-assistant-102944209.html

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AT&T Mobility furthered its no contract offerings by unveiling a pay as you go mobile broadband plan and a trio of new laptop computers with embedded wireless modems.

http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20100920/CARRIERS/100929997/att-mobility-unveils-no-contract-mobile-broadband-plans-new-laptops

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In the near future diabetes patients will be able to better manage their health through mobile phones and get better access to diagnosis and treatment of various ailments, experts said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/health-care-to-get-boost-from-cellphone-technology-1.682135

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North Carolina Zoo researchers are using remote sensing and satellite tracking tools to bring endangered animals back from the brink.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/09/19/1704779/nc-zoo-works-without-borders.html

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The $90 million investment by Gary and Mary West in the West Wireless Healthcare Institute may seem enticing to someone with a startup mobile or wireless healthcare company, but don't get the wrong idea.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/west-wireless-cmo-were-not-giving-money-away/2010-09-14

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A new iPad app will listen to the ABC television series "My Generation" with you, and serve up content to augment the experience.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/09/16/my.generation.ipad.app/index.html?iphoneemail

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The new California Telehealth Network, a statewide, medical grade broadband system for improving health care access and emergency services, will receive a $9 million federal grant and additional $5 million in matching funds from some prominent California organizations.

http://www.govhealthit.com/newsitem.aspx?nid=74648

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Nokia, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, declared “Nokia is back” at its Nokia World conference in London, and unveiled a new version of its Ovi Maps software.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/nokia/8002277/Nokia-World-Location-based-services-key-to-the-future-says-Nokia.html

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Medtronic has announced plans to launch a new patient management solution designed to make it easier for clinicians to monitor heart failure patients. The medical technology firm's CareLink Network for Heart Failure will be introduced in autumn 2010.

http://www.zenopa.com/news/800067537/Medtronic_launches_remote_monitoring_system_for_heart_failure

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Last month, Facebook announced its "Places" product, essentially a location based feature that allows users to share their locations among their network of friends.

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=135830

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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?b=1284350400%5E3928651

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Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed "MedWatcher," a new iPhone application that provides drug safety surveillance in real-time.

http://healthcareitnews.com/news/medwatcher-app-aims-boosting-adverse-events-reporting

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Pulse Energy, a premier provider of energy management solutions, has teamed up with Sierra Wireless to deliver cutting edge cellular deployments that enable customers to more efficiently monitor and manage energy usage.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/102029-pulse-energy-collaborates-with-sierra-wireless.htm

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PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute recently carried out a nationwide survey of 2,000 consumers and 1,000 physicians. The idea of remote healthcare was liked by 56 percent of the consumers.

http://healthcare.tmcnet.com/topics/healthcare/articles/100888-30-percent-americans-would-use-mobile-device-monitor.htm

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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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