Friday, October 07, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of October 3, 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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Berg Insight has reported the market for home health monitoring devices was worth $10 billion in 2010.  They expect the market to grow yearly at 26 percent through 2014.  Read Original Content

Deutsche Telekom and Living PlanIT SA, a specialist in urban technology, are teaming up to develop new ways for city infrastructure to communication with each other using M2M devices and communications.  Read Original Content

The partnership between Sprint and Neptune Technologies is focused on targeting utility companies with their new M2M and smart-metering solutions.  Read Original Content

A new report from medical market research firm Kalorama Information expects the U.S. market value for remote patient monitoring to be $7.1 billion, with annual growth averaging about 25 percent and a $22.2 billion market by 2015.  Read Original Content

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InMedica’s report on the telehealth market predicts the total value of telehealth devices currently to be $990 million worldwide.  By 2020 the company expects that number to rise to $6.28 billion, with Americans contributing to 36 percent of the total market.  Read Original Content

Mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of 2011 in the areas of smart grid, energy storage and EVs totaled $2.42 billion, up from $1.2 billion recorded in 2010.  Read Original Content

GmbH has launched its global network for M2M communication:, where companies can register and create company profiles and upload product and service information. As the first platform of its type, m2mapps serves as the central point of contact for companies around the world to professionally market products and services from the M2M field.  Read Original Content

Sony Corporation has decided to join an international consortium of companies participating in a smart grid demonstration project in the United States built around houses and consumer electronics.  Read Original Content

The French Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent is teaming up with China's State Grid Information & Telecommunication Company to help utilities manage peak electricity demand, identify opportunities for power savings and cut down on energy usage.  The two companies plan to do this by increasing the intelligence in utilities' smart grids.  Read Original Content

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. has become a Gold level member in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.  With Gold level membership, Oracle has recognized HCTA for combining Hitachi's SuperJ Applications Environment and Oracle's embedded Java products, including M2M applications.  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.