Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - November 17, 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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Worldwide revenue for embedded mobile modems for M2M applications is forecast to more than triple in 2010 over 2009, and to continue growing strongly through at least 2014, at a 66 percent compound annual growth rate.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Infonetics-Research-Embedded-mobile-M2M-modem-market-on-track-more-than-triple-2010-1330192.htm

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Members of the M2M sector are posting third quarter financial results this week, and the news seems overwhelmingly positive across the board.

http://www.telecomengine.com/techzones/wireless/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_6663

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Five hundred million people will be using mobile health applications via smartphones in 2015, out of a total smartphone audience of 1.4 billion smartphone owners at that point.

http://www.mobilemarketingmagazine.co.uk/content/500m-using-mobile-health-apps-2015

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AT&T has announced a number of new services that will transmit patient monitoring device data from remote locations to physicians and can store data in cloud service offerings.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194738/AT_T_rolls_out_patient_data_exchange_mobile_monitoring_services

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mHealth solutions have been discussed since the end of the 90s. The ability to use a mobile phone to allow doctors to remotely monitor the health condition of their patients offers clear benefits for improving healthcare delivery.

http://www.research2guidance.com/will-smartphone-apps-become-the-killer-application-of-the-mhealth-market/

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A growing number of physicians would rather carry a smartphone than a stethoscope, reports the San Jose Mercury News. "You've got a whole medical library right in the palm of your hand," says Meredith Ressi of Manhattan Research. "It's really transformative."

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/new-apps-make-smartphones-more-valuable-stethoscopes-some-docs/2010-08-10

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With EMTs carrying BlackBerrys, they can send EKG images and patient vitals to emergency physicians so the emergency department can be ready to rush heart attack patients into surgery the moment the ambulance arrives.

http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/mobile-apps-push-more-clinical-data-smartphones/2009-10-13

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Royal Philips Electronics NV aims to prove remote health monitoring can be efficient and save cash as it competes against companies including General Electric Co. and Intel Corp. in a market that may exceed $8 billion by 2012.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-10/philips-vies-with-ge-intel-for-remote-health-care-sales-worth-8-billion.html

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The best developments in M2M technology are seemingly yet to come. Given all the applications and devices that are on the market today, it is exciting to envision all the great uses that will develop ten years from now.

http://www.connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.aspx?id=NEWS101111075936737

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Smart is now well and truly on the agenda of most electricity companies, and indeed on many government’s political agendas. It has become increasingly clear that smart grids are able to transform the energy industry, and that a much broader group of industries are also affected by this.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101115006020/en/Research-Markets-Global---Smart-Grids-Moving

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Recently, technology has advanced to such an extent that it may be possible to substitute mobile phones with wearable sensing units that have the potentiality to generate cable free signals and thus facilitate enhanced mobile grid coverage.

http://www.azosensors.com/details.asp?newsID=1475

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RFID tags, which have been used to identify everything from cattle to tombstones, will not be the only type of sensor crowding the planet. Anything and anyone—machines, devices, everyday things and particularly humans—can become a sensor, gathering and transmitting information about the real world.

http://www.economist.com/node/17388356?story_id=17388356&fsrc=rss

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San Diego Gas & Electric recently installed its one-millionth smart meter. The company is installing the wireless meters throughout San Diego Country and says that these meters will eliminate the need for a company employee to go door to door for reading meters.

http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/1398-sdgae-installs-one-millionth-smart-meter-but-customers-still-unhappy.html

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Smart grids could save the EU 52 billion euros annually, according to leading smart grid companies that have teamed up to promote European leadership in smart grids.

http://www.euractiv.com/en/energy-efficiency/smart-grids-could-save-europe-52bn-news-499738

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Wireless chips are finding their way into a vast range of devices, and Intel is keen to participate in the 'smart sensing' market. It recently hired Vida Ilderem to push its processor architecture into an array of embedded products, a sector where it has not played in the past.

http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2010/11/15/intel-wants-play-smart-sensing-market.htm

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Internet hot spots, or WiFi, aren't just for coffee shops and airport terminals anymore, U.S. researchers say. WiFi technology now has a place on American farms.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/11/10/US-farms-looking-at-going-wireless/UPI-25001289439717/

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Companies with new product and service ideas for M2M and embedded computing now have a place to bring them to life in direct collaboration with leading names in networking, computing and applications technology.

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/press_releases/sprint-launches-m2m-collaboration-center-30-diverse-industry-leaders-join-partners-as

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In India, if you are consuming more energy than the sanctioned load, alerts will be sent to you to cut down consumption. This is possible with the new Smart Grid Technology, which will be initiated in Bangalore.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Smart-Grid-will-monitor-your-power-consumption/articleshow/6938313.cms

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