Tuesday, September 04, 2012

M2M News Weekly – Week of September 2, 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.

According to a new report from Pike Research there will be steady growth in the global market for substation automation, which will grow from $2.7 billion in 2012 to $4.3 billion in 2020. Read Original Content

A new Strategy Analytics M2M Strategies report predicts cellular M2M connections will grow from 277 million in 2012 to 2.5 billion by 2020. Read Original Content

ABI Research expects fleet management and trailer tracking system subscriptions to more than double in the next four years, growing from 13.3 million this year to 30.4 million by 2016. Read Original Content

ILS Technology provides ready-to-use cloud based platforms to implement and manage M2M (machine to machine) and embedded wireless devices that connect to SAP.  ILS Technology simplifies deployments and offers unparalleled security to protect company and customer data and to ensure regulatory compliance.

Fleet tracking technology helped save US Xpress over $6 million per year by being able to more closely monitor driver performance. Read Original Content

IBM and Vodafone have announced a collaboration to combine mobile communications and cloud computing for the remote management of “smart home” appliances. Read Original Content


The global M2M market will soar to 359.3 million total M2M cellular connections in 2016, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. Read Original Content

According to Pike Research, the total smart grid software and related IT services market will reach $4.3 billion by the end of 2012, and grow to over $8.6 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

The U.S. smart grid market is expected to continue its double-digit growth momentum of the last five years to reach approximately $26.7vbillion by 2017 with a CAGR of 13 percent over the next five years. Read Original Content

A new Zpryme report reveals that the global grid-scale energy storage systems market is projected to reach $7.3 billion in 2012. By 2020 the global market is projected to reach $67.0 billion. Read Original Content

Brazilian power distributors will install about $670 million of smart meters a year from 2014 after the electricity regulator mandated the technology for all new installations. Utilities will install about 4.5 million of the power gauges from 2014 to at least 2017. Read Original Content

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