Friday, July 15, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of July 11, 2011

Welcome to 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.  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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According to the information firm Pike Research, approximately 17.4 million smart meters were shipped globally in the first quarter of 2011, with 12.1 million of those units being deployed in China and around 3.5 million in North America.  Read Original Content

Berg Insight reports that the market for home health monitoring devices was $10 billion in 2010, and patient monitoring is set to grow about 26 percent annually through 2014.  In the next few years healthcare telematics is set to expand rapidly.  Read Original Content

The number of smart meters installed in Europe will reach more than 130 million devices by 2016, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.  Read Original Content

With help from 3G and 4G networks, more than one billion M2M connections are expected by 2015.  Read Original Content

Visible Energy, Inc. has released an iPad application that allows customers to track their home-energy usage through their tablet.  Read Original Content

Wireless solution company Telit announced that it will soon open an office in Delhi India in an attempt to capture 40 percent of the M2M market by 2014.  Read Original Content

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Within the next four years China is expected to become to world’s largest smart meter participant.  Last year alone, China installed smart meters for 45 million customers.  Read Original Content

Connecticut electric and natural gas utility UIL Holdings Corporation have selected IBM to provide security for its smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure.  Read Original Content

Telit has purchased GlobalConnect, a company that builds wireless connection devices for M2M products, for $2.9 million.  This reflects Telit’s continued attempts to gain a larger M2M market share.  Read Original Content

The city of Albany, Georgia is installing GPS tracking devices on each vehicle in the city’s fleet.  After installing the devices, a 20 percent reduction in fuel expenses is expected.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

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The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.