Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - October 6, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly, 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.

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This “Internet of Things” or M2M network adds another dimension to the existing notions of networks. It envisages an anytime, anywhere, anyone, anything network bringing about a complete ubiquity to computing.

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/internet/article740184.ece

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Employing remote monitoring technology to enable the elderly to move from nursing homes and into community based settings, such as supportive housing, can keep seniors safe at a substantially reduced cost, according to a new study released today.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100929005411/en/Study-Finds-Remote-Monitoring-Technology-Enables-Elderly

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Mike Kornitas, energy conservation manager at Rutgers University, expects that the university’s newly installed digital meters, which can track energy use in each building, in real time, will get the campus community to lower its electricity use by 10 to 30 percent over the academic year.

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/10/in_nj_smart_meter_program_stym.html

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The need to network and manage electric vehicle service equipment via information technology and communications systems to aggregate power demand and respond to changing grid conditions will drive a $5.1 billion investment in EV IT systems from 2010 to 2015.

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/09/29/ev-it-system-investment-to-reach-5-1b-by-2015/

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Imec and Holst Centre, together with TASS software professionals have developed a mobile heart monitoring system that allows patients to view an electrocardiogram on an Android mobile phone.

http://eetimes.eu/en/monitoring-your-health-with-your-mobile-phone.html?cmp_id=7&news_id=222903969&vID=209

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Battelle and the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory have completed a cooperative agreement that will authorize release of $89 million in economic stimulus money for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/10/01/1191581/89m-in-stimulus-funds-to-support.html

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Doctors express concern with limited communication between hospital systems and smart phones.

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/10/04/bil21004.htm

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Smart grid is a global phenomenon that utilities, counties, municipalities, and cities are embracing for the promise of greater energy efficiency, reliability, and scale.

http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/sep2010/ca20100928_566118.htm

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GE begins trials of its Smart Patient Room health monitoring project at New York's Bassett Medical Center to keep hospitals sanitary and to eliminate medical errors.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/GE-Tests-Smart-Patient-Room-to-Monitor-Patient-Safety-Cut-Medical-Errors-866750/

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The number of machines communicating with each other wirelessly will soon dwarf the number of people connected via mobile devices.

http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20101005/REALITY_CHECK/101009980/reality-check-m2m-driving-exponential-growth-in-connections

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A bar owner in Las Vegas uses M2M technology to track and record how many gallons of beer he pours out each day.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/you-too-can-join-the-internet-of-things/

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In Europe alone, spending on smart electricity meters is projected to reach up to $25 billion by 2020.

http://www.greenbang.com/internet-of-things-is-energys-future_15342.html

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By combining the capabilities of the Web, cloud computing, analytics and tiny intelligent sensors, CIOs can help create wholly new products and services connected to networks and to each other.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/092410-how-cios-can-influence-new.html?hpg1=bn

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The CDMA Development Group today announced the winners of the 2010 Smart Wireless Awards at the CDG's Smart Wireless Workshop during the IT Expo/4G Wireless Evolution conference.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cdma-development-group-announces-winners-of-2010-smart-wireless-awards-2010-10-04?reflink=MW_news_stmp

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Industry forecasts predict that revenue from M2M connectivity in Canada will grow substantially over the next few years, reaching an expected total of some $575 million.

http://www.mediacastermagazine.com/issues/story.aspx?aid=1000387883

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Harbor Research issued a white paper this week entitled “Smart Devices and Services Connected by CDMA2000,” reporting that by the end of 2010 nearly 161 million cellular M2M connections will be present worldwide; a number that is expected to increase to 390 million connections in 2014.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/105438-cdma2000-make-waves-m2m-communications-itexpo.htm

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