Friday, September 09, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of September 5, 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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IMS Research forecasts that world market for connected cars will grow 650 percent from 2010 to 2017.  Read Original Content

According to a national study by Market Research International, consumers rate energy smart metering and health monitoring as the two most appealing M2M solutions in the marketplace.  Read Original Content

Based on European mandates, GTM predicts that smart meters will be installed in 80 percent of European homes by 2020.  Read Original Content

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Frost & Sullivan have found that in 2010 the 27 European nations saw an overall increase of 60 percent in M2M connections.  Read Original Content

British Gas is providing the recipients of new smart meters with state-of-the-art touch screen meters that allow residents to easily view data being displayed in real time.  Read Original Content

Delmarva Power, a Delaware based utility company, has installed smart meters in 99 percent of the company’s 300,000 homes.  Read Original Content

The UK government has required all homes to install smart meters by 2020.  As a result British Gas, the nation’s largest power provider, has begun to install meters in some of the company’s 10 million homes.  Read Original Content

Southern California Edison has installed over 3 million smart meters in recent years and is expected to reach its goal of 5 million by late 2012.  Read Original Content

The UK government has announced contracts valued at £4.59 billion to build a new wide-area network across the UK to support smart metering in the country’s 50 million homes.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $19 million in grant monies aimed at introducing smart grid technology into rural areas of the United States.  Read Original Content

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The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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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.