On Wednesday at CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, M2M Zone held a session to discuss global M2M deployments becoming a reality. Moderated by Robin Duke-Woolley, founder and CEO of Beecham Research, the four panelists discussed the challenges and solutions that accompany the deployment of M2M products on a global scale.
On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, Cinterion, a global provider of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services, announced that its PHS8 module has been integrated into a 4G M2M router produced by BrightSKY, a health product specialist.
M2M technology is commonly thought of in terms of savings. For example, smart grids can save electricity, telehealth can save lives, asset tracking can save products; and of course all of these can save money. Even though it is agreed that M2M technology can save people many things in different ways, M2M is also a technology that can fill in gaps and provide convenience in everyday interactions.
On Tuesday at CTIA Wireless, KORE Telematics, a wireless service provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and ILS Technology have partnered to accelerate M2M deployments across enterprise organizations. KORE and ILS are working with organizations to quickly integrate connected devices with existing enterprise IT systems, providing actionable M2M data and intelligence throughout workflow processes.
Electricity storage, a Holy Grail of the power industry, is years from being widely deployed because of market and regulatory barriers, said an executive of S&C Electric, whose projects include enabling homes to use solar power at night.
Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless networking services, on Tuesday announces that Tripple Track, a Scandinavian provider of GPS tracking and vehicle management services, has selected Novatel Wireless to provide its full portfolio of Enfora asset tags and mobile tracking devices as well as its N4A CMS service delivery platform.
The growth of the overall market for two-wheel vehicles including scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles within Asia Pacific is leading to a strong expansion of the electric two-wheel vehicle industry in the region, with adoption being driven by rapid urbanization and increasing household incomes, says a report by Pike Research.
This week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Masabi US Ltd, a provider of transit mobile ticketing, jointly announced that they will be bringing mobile ticketing to MBTA commuter rail riders this fall. With applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, customers will be able to purchase commuter rail tickets and passes. Once tickets are purchased, customers will be able to use and display directly via their phone screen.
USA Technologies, Inc., a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry services for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, last week announced that its customer, Pepi Food Services, has signed an agreement to go 100% cashless by the end of 2012. Using USA Technologies ePort Connect cashless payment and telemetry service, Pepi plans to convert its entire vending machine base to 100% cashless three years ahead of Pepi's original plan.
On Monday, Microwave Telemetry Inc., a provider of avian and marine tracking, announced it has selected Telenor Connexion, an M2M service provider, for its global wildlife tracking devices.