Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Connected Globe News Weekly – Week of May 3, 2015

Welcome to Connected Globe 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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Saia LTL Freight Inc. has begun employing Internet-enabled Intel Corp. technology on its fleet of more than 3,000 trucks. Sensors installed on Saia’s vehicles enable the company to track maintenance needs, driver safety, fuel usage and several other metrics in real-time.  Read Original Content

There will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today, says an Internet of Things trend report, released by DHL and Cisco.  Read Original Content

The falling cost of adding sensing and communications to consumer products will mean a typical family home, in a mature affluent market, could contain several hundred smart objects by 2022, according to Gartner, Inc.  Read Original Content

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The Internet of Things could generate sales of billions of devices per year. The communications portion of the market is already over 860 million Bluetooth-enabled IoT products shipped in 2015, and over 780 million Wi-Fi-enabled IoT products shipped, with some overlap between the two, according to market researcher ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Intel made more than half a billion dollars from the Internet of Things in the last quarter, the latest sign that the heavily hyped market is starting to become a significant revenue driver for tech companies.  Read Original Content

Machine-to-Machine applications will be developed in various sectors of the industry at a rapid pace over the next five years, reaching an inflexion point by 2020 as the Internet of Things begins a high growth phase, according to Big Market Research.  Read Original Content

Berg Insights reported in its recent research into the market for IoT platforms which the firm predicts will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.2 percent from US $504 million in 2014 to US $2.7 billion in 2020.  Read Original Content

The Americas held the largest market share of the smart meter market at 41 percent in 2013. In North America, the U.S. is the largest market and is expected to continue its dominance in the smart meters industry.  Read Original Content

Certicom began issuing certificates in mid-April for the UK’s smart meter initiative. The British market has more than 104 million smart meters and home energy management devices that conform to ZigBee Smart Energy specifications.  Read Original Content

According to Gamaroff, founder and CEO of Bankymoon, by 2023 most power grids will be smart: 80 percent of the grids in the United States, 60 percent in Europe and 45 percent in the Asia Pacific region.  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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.