Tuesday, June 11, 2013

M2M News Weekly – Week of June 9, 2013

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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Sierra Wireless has introduced an embedded wireless module, which will support 4G LTE wireless connections to vehicles. The M2M wireless data module includes a dedicated application processor and an application framework with specific automotive libraries.  Read Original Content

Relying on BlackBerry’s existing infrastructure, Blackberry’s new automotive M2M service facilitates machine-to-machine communication directly between the automaker and the vehicle, making it seamless for automakers to provide software updates to vehicles in the field.  Read Original Content

North America’s M2M software and services market is expected to generate revenues of $788.4 million in 2018, up from just $175.4 million last year, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.  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. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ILS Technology.

European utilities are taking a cue from Italian state-controlled power provider Enel, the pioneer of digital electricity metering which has driven installation levels to more than 90 percent in Italian households.  Read Original Content

A new report by IHS' iSuppli China Research arm says new technical standards for smart meters – due to be introduced in August – will pave the way for the market to pass the 100 million units shipped mark for the first time as traditional electricity meters are largely being phased out by 2016.  Read Original Content
Check out these five solution providers that got into the M2M game ahead of the curve – now poised to reap the benefits as a result. Read Original Content

Endesa reports it has replaced 30 percent of traditional meters at Spanish residences and has installed more than 3.5 million smart meters, making it the country’s leader in remote management.  Read Original Content

Sales of smart-grid sensors, devices that measure electricity flow and report it back to a utility’s operations center, are expected to double in the next two years, to about $200 million, according to a new study by IHS.  Read Original Content

NetComm Wireless Limited has announced that it has entered into its second major M2M supply agreement with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecommunications service provider in theKingdom of Saudi Arabia. The deal is expected to bolster vertical sector opportunities in the Middle East by enabling M2M communications over 3G networks as mobile penetration tops 100 percent. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the Middle East and North Africa region is one of the leading geographies for smart grid development in emerging markets.  Read Original Content

This week, AT&T announced it is taking on a project with Duck River Electric Membership Corp., a 71,000-customer rural cooperative utility in Tennessee. Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will integrate cellular-connected smart meters from Itron, meter data management software from ElectSolve and volt/VAR optimization and distribution grid controls from S&C Electric, and will then manage the entire affair for the utility.  Read Original Content

DTE Energy Co. received approval to charge customers to opt out of using controversial smart meters. The Michigan Public Service Commission on Wednesday ruled that DTE can charge customers an initial fee of $67.20 and a monthly fee of $9.80 to opt out of the smart meters.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.