Friday, September 23, 2011

M2M News Weekly - Week of September 19, 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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According to InMedica, a division of IMS Research, the telehealth market will be valued at $6.28 Billion By 2020.  Read Original Content

Healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information says in 2010 the market for wireless technologies in healthcare in the U.S. was valued at $4.4 billion, more than triple since 2005.  Read Original Content

Data from ABI Research shows that the cellular M2M embedded module market experienced a more difficult than expected year in 2010.  Although total unit volumes continued to rise, reaching nearly 34 million units shipped in 2010, total industry revenue fell from roughly $996 million in 2009 to about $841 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

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An IBM survey conducted in June found that 80 percent of participants were willing to spend upwards of $100 for a medical device that remotely monitored their health.  Read Original Content

Ecuador is beginning its second phase of a countrywide smart grid overhaul that will install 200,000 meters.  Ecuador electricity utility company Electrica de Guayaquil, General Electric and Trilliant are partnering to complete the project.  Read Original Content

The global telemedicine market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent, driven mainly by growth opportunities in Europe, according to a recent report by Technavio.  Read Original Content

Mercedes-Benz is working on a connected-car program called “iPhone Interface Plus” that allows drivers to access smart phone content while driving.  This includes GPS navigation and music stored on devices.  Read Original Content

According to a Telematics Update report called “In-Vehicle Smartphone Integration” over 50 percent of automakers are making substantial efforts towards making smart phone applications that connect to their vehicles.  Read Original Content

French auto parts manufacturer Valeo has created a smartphone application that allows vehicle owners to park their car by remotely driving using their mobile device.  Read Original Content

Roboticwares, has launched the first Indian manufactured GPS based vehicle tracking system with ignition control and live SMS notifications, enabling companies to track a fleet of vehicles with precision and accuracy.  Read Original Content

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The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
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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.