Friday, September 30, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of September 26, 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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Healthcare market research company, Kalorama Information has predicted that the market for remote patient monitoring is likely to grow by 25.4 percent annually over the next five years to reach $22.2 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

Sprint and water utility company Neptune Technology Group are partnering together to provide an M2M enabled water metering solution for nationwide use.  Read Original Content

A recent report from ABI Research reveals that the cellular M2M embedded module market declined 16 percent from 2009 to 2010.  The drop in market value was linked to price erosion.  Read Original Content

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A cloud-based M2M sensor and tracking system is being used by U.S. Customs as they monitor imported and exported products across borders.  Read Original Content predicts the value of the M2M market will be worth $66 billion by 2016 if a proper business strategy is taken to promote the adoption of the technology.  Read Original Content

A cloud-based M2M solution is being used by Cycle30, an online billing service company, to enhance the services they can offer customers in the Americas.  Read Original Content

Ericsson and Cisco predict there will be 20 billion M2M devices being used by 2020, while Analysis Mason predicts there will be 1.2 billion by 2020.  Regardless of the size of market growth, Connected Planet believes there will be a new market focused on provisioning and supporting the new devices.  Read Original Content

To curb the number of cargo shipments lost or stolen, M2M solutions are being used to track shipments.  FCS, a cargo tracking company, uses embedded devices to locate lost or stolen cargo.  So far FCS has recovered $2,772,000 worth of products.  Read Original Content

AT&T is allowing utility companies to directly purchase smart meters and even prepay for data usage for up to ten years from AT&T’s wireless data services.  Read Original Content

According to ABI Research the market for connected portable medical equipment, including various medical sensors, is expected to grow by 100 million units per year over the next 5 years.  Read Original Content

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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.