Friday, January 13, 2012

M2M News Weekly - Week of January 9, 2012

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 predicts that by 2016 annual revenues from the smart gas meter market will reach over $1 billion, roughly four times the 2011 market estimate. Read Original Content

Japan's Toshiba Corp has announced that it plans to enter the smart home energy market in the United States at the end of this year and generate $129.68 million in revenue by the fiscal year ending March 2016. Read Original Content

Early predictions for 2012 indicate healthcare will be a booming sector of the M2M technology market. Read Original Content

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From less than 90 million connections globally in 2010 the automotive M2M market will grow to almost 1.4 billion connections by the end of 2020, representing €157 billion revenue. Read Original Content

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According to Telit Communications, the GPS market will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of more than 20 percent this year to reach 900 million units sold in the market, which in turn will generate $70 billion in annual revenue. Read Original Content

The global smart water meter market is poised for steady growth in the next five years, reaching nearly 30 million units by 2017, according to Pike Research. This represents a nearly 20 million increase since 2011. Read Original Content

The smart grid is on pace to hit a $2 trillion cumulative investment between 2010 and 2030, according to a new study from UK research firm Memoori. The firm estimates the sector will need to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 23 percent to hit that mark, peaking at $155 billion in 2022. Read Original Content

Lowes and AlertMe have agreed to sell cloud-based home energy management systems at all Lowes locations throughout North America. This is the first step Lowes has taken to enter the home energy management market. Read Original Content

From hundreds of new connected devices to partnerships extending the use of M2M technology in vertical markets such as health and wellness, automotive, connected home, and smart energy, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has proved M2M-enabled devices, products, and services are what consumers want. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.