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AT&T Growth Platforms Help Businesses Face Emerging Tech Challenges New and innovative technologies are offering a variety of benefits for business - big data introduces a whole new abundance of insights into performance, processes and customer behavior, mobility makes work accessible outside the office walls and the cloud introduces more cost-effective, productivity enhancing solutions. But, how do you analyze all of that data? Where do you store it? How do you protect critical information? Can you ensure reliability, security and uptime? These are just some of…

PeopleNet Wins Company of the Year award PeopleNet, a Trimble company and a provider of fleet mobility technology, recently announced that it has been recognized with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year.

M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC Plans for Nationwide Machine-To-Machine Network M2M Spectrum Networks (M2M SN) has been obtaining radio spectrum assets and advanced new wireless network technology to construct and operate a nationwide, optimized, dedicated and purpose-built Machine-to-Machine communications network throughout the United States.

AT&T Brings Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity The promise of the connected home isn't limited to the wealthy or tech-savvy. AT&T's Digital Life home automation solution will be used in five Habitat for Humanity projects in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle to bring digital, modern technology to new homes and communities. Digital Life is donating $150,000 -- $10,000 toward construction of a new home - and more than 100 AT&T volunteers to participate in building the homes.

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Orange Business Services Intro New Telematics Solution for Fleet Management Most businesses depend on the timely delivery of goods in good condition. This calls for the deployment and management of numerous vehicles. In order to help reduce the total cost of ownership of vehicles, PSA Peugeot Citro├źn has collaborated with Orange Business Services to provide a cost effective fleet management solution.

RTI Becomes Member of Industrial Internet Consortium Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time Internet of Things communications platform company, is one of the first members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Tech heavyweights like IBM, Cisco, GE and AT&T have all teamed up to form the IIC, an open membership group that's been made with the objective of breaking down technology silo barriers to drive better big data access and improved integration of the physical and digital worlds. The Object Management Group (OMG), a nonprofit trade …

Telguard Announces New Service Plan for its HomeControl Solution Telguard has announced Telguard's HomeControl OneRate plan for its HomeControl interactive solution currently available for 2GIG and DSC panels.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It was a busy week in the Machine to Machine Solutions sector. Here are some of the top stories.

Green Hills Software Offers IoT Security Advisors Program The term "Internet of things" is already gaining momentum but data security and privacy concerns are not new to the IoT phenomenon - we have dealt with similar issues from the early days of RFID adoption. Today's sophisticated attackers continue to change perimeter defenses and target the data and applications at the heart of your business. What is the most significant data security and privacy concerns of the Internet of things (IoT)?

Award-winning HGTV Smart Home Points to Future Filled with Automated Homes On Tuesday, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and cable channel HGTV announced that the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. was awarded the CEA TechHome Gold Rating. The significance of this award is that the home is configured in such a way that it will meet current and future technology standards.

MobileStar Selects Accumulus Subscription Commerce Management Solution MobileStar USA, a provider of custom remote monitoring and control solutions, recently selected the subscription commerce management solution from Accumulus Corporation, a provider of subscription management and automation solutions.

AIS Unveils New Line of In-vehicle Touchscreen HMIs for Fleet Management, Warehousing and Logistics Applications American Industrial Systems (AIS), a manufacturer of in-vehicle embedded computing solutions, HMIs and operator interfaces for control and monitoring, unveiled its new line of ruggedized, vehicle mounted operator control panels, ideal for a variety of applications including fleet management, smart warehousing, logistics, transportation and other harsh and demanding environments.

Savant's Smart Series to Make Landmark Home Units Smarter Like everything else, even the home is being reinvented and the emergence of a new connected home is slowly gathering momentum. Savant Systems, LLC, well known for its smart home technology, is all set to extend incredible home automation features to new home buyers in the Landmark community.

TransAct Technologies Launches RESPONDER MP2 Mobile Printing Solution In the past few years, the need for mobile printer applications has grown tremendously. Realizing this, TransAct Technologies, a provider of transaction printers, recently introduced its RESPONDER MP2 mobile printing solution.

AT&T Focusing on Apps as the Next Phase of M2M Solutions Machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions were a hot topic of discussion at the recent ITEXPO in Miami. And while connectivity is an important component of this trend, innovative applications and app management are the industry's main area of focus at the moment.

IEEE Launches Smart Cities Initiative to Cope with Strain of Urban Migration As more people flock to cities, particularly in developing countries, municipal infrastructure is feeling the strain. Already under pressure because of limited resources, government officials are looking at a future where the global urban population will nearly double in the next 30 to 40 years, according to the United Nations (U.N.).

AT&T One of Five Founding Members of Industrial Internet Consortium AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel formed the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization that aims to accelerate the Internet of Things and improve the integration of the physical and digital world. It will identify requirements, define common architectures, and help organizations connect and optimize assets and operations.

The Impact of Big Data on Patient Care Big data is the next big technology wave changing the way businesses approach data storage and processing. It is impacting every company in every industry, and healthcare is no exception. A study from EMC Corporation shows the U.S. healthcare industry is likely to embrace big data to provide better quality of service to patients. The study surveyed federal healthcare executives on the need for big data integration, and its impact on the healthcare industry. The results show that 62 percent of ex…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It's been another big week for machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and this technology is producing not only a variety of new applications for the end users, but a variety of new markets to get involved in as well. But with all the things happening in the sector, keeping track of it all and how it applies to current operations is no small task. That's why, with the weekend here, it's a great time to take a step back and consider the wider implications of all the week's events, something we'll do…

RacoWireless Partners with SkyWave to Combine M2M Technologies RacoWireless is a global provider of wireless data solutions to the M2M industry. The company's Position Logic addresses the areas of enterprise asset management, in-house asset tracking solutions, GPS asset tracking and advanced security control. With more than 380 features, the platform allows its users to pick and choose their options depending upon their GPS tracking needs.

AT&T Digital Life Goes Live in Five New Markets AT&T's Digital Life platform is now live in five new markets: Greensboro, N.C.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Columbia, S.C.; Fresno, Calif.; and Knoxville, Tenn.

Location Based Technologies Inks New License Agreement with UT-Battelle, LLC Location Based Technologies (LBAS) specializes in providing asset managers with monitoring and reporting capabilities for their mobile assets. The company has recently inked a new license agreement with UT-Battelle, LLC (UT-Battelle).

Wi-SUN Alliance Collaborate with HomePlug Alliance The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global industry association that promotes the adoption of open industry standards as defined by international and regional standards development organizations. The association recently announced a liaison agreement with HomePlug Alliance, a global industry organization whose members work towards bringing necessary capabilities and a financial commitment to launch a technology.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Machine to machine (M2M) connectivity still holds a major place in our lives. With more uses for such technology cropping up at home and at work, and even in the places that appear between those two all too important functions of life, the need to have a handle on just what to do with this technology becomes all the more important. Now that we've got a weekend to work with, it's a good time to step back and consider the biggest events in the M2M week with our Week in Review coverage!

Choosing the Right Strategy to Accelerate Your Connected Business Machine to machine (M2M) solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) applications go beyond consumer-level use cases. Big data, building automation and sensor-based applications play a big role in the Industrial Internet, and apply to enterprise-level services as well. The growing number of connected endpoints and devices offers a big opportunity for business insight, improved productivity, and cost efficiency.

AT&T, Audi Offering Two Data Plans for LTE Connectivity in 2015 A3s The connected car is one of the current hallmarks of the Internet of Things. Automakers, carriers and software providers are all joining in to create the next generation of vehicles, and today, that means machine to machine (M2M) connectivity. Audi is one of the latest companies integrating M2M technology into its vehicles, and is now providing LTE connectivity in the 2015 A3 sedan via AT&T, making it the first automobile in the U.S. to offer 4G data.

Inmarsat Now a Member of International M2M Council Inmarsat, a provider of satellite M2M services, is now a member of the International M2M Council (IMC), a newly formed trade association that promotes communications between machines.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It's been quite another big week in the field of machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and there's a lot to consider in the week that was. There are several new developments coming to light, with new products and new measures taken in the increasing drive to make all machines connect and communicate. But how to make sense of all these developments? With a weekend now ready to start, it's a great time to take a look back at the biggest news of the week, and that's just what we'll do now with our We…

Three Important Developments in Machine to Machine Solutions Machine to machine (M2M) technology connects devices, systems, and "things" to the Internet and each other, enabling businesses to improve productivity, reduce costs, and gain insight into data in real-time. M2M also impacts consumers, bringing them the Internet of Things to connect their homes, cars, devices, and cities seamlessly. This growing connectivity into our lives - both on the enterprise and personal level - has been catching attention and creating buzz across all industries. AT&T is o…

Telogis for Heavy Equipment Makes Fleet Management Easy, Cost-effective Telogis Inc., a U.S.-based company that develops location-based software to manage mobile resources, offers real-time metrics for heavy machinery tracking. The company recently introduced Telogis for Heavy Equipment, a comprehensive cloud-based location intelligence platform.

ORBCOMM Makes Next Generation OG2 Satellite Modems Available Provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions ORBCOMM has announced the availability of its next generation OG2 satellite modems.

Navman Wireless Announces 3G Support Ahead of AT&T 2G Shutdown Navman Wireless, a provider of fleet tracking equipment, has announced that its devices will support 3G as AT&T begins phasing out its 2G service that a lot of M2M customers depend on.

AT&T Extends Machine to Machine Solutions Focus in Asia Machine to machine (M2M) solutions are fueling the growth of smart devices, connected technology and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. AT&T has a strong foothold in the M2M space, providing connectivity, APIs, applications, data intelligence and a development platform to enable businesses and developers to embrace M2M.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Establishing the principles behind and uses for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions is a field that brings a lot of new developments along with it. Every week, there's something new to examine and consider how it applies to the larger field, and this week proved no exception. So with the week at a close, and a weekend on hand to kick off a new month besides, it's a good time to take a step back and take a look at the week that was, exactly what we'll do now with our Week in Review coverage!

AT&T Brings Gigabit Speed, Innovation to Austin The word "disruptive" is used to describe many new technologies, sometimes deserving and other times self-perpetuated hype. But in the case of what Google is doing to light a spark in broadband service providers around the country, "disruptive" is very appropriate. Since Google Fiber was announced by the company, national and local service providers have been working on plans to provide gigabit Internet service in cities around the country, not because they wanted to, but because they were force…

The Growth of Connected Cars If only half the rumors that are floating around the Internet about cars are true, soon people are going to feel like they are in mini-trains, where they sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. We already have cars that will park themselves, automatically stop if you are about to hit something, alert you if you are crossing the middle line of the road and stop you from driving while intoxicated.

Aricent Introduces M2M Gateway Software Framework for the Connected Consumer Market Engineering services and software company Aricent has launched an M2M Gateway software package for the connected consumer market. This provides M2M connectivity for multiple applications including building automation, security, automotive, energy management, and connected entertainment at home and within the retail and corporate environment.

Qualcomm, Red Bend, QuickPlay Join AT&T Drive Studio for Connected Car Innovation Cars are one of the latest platforms to offer connectivity and Internet features to bring convenience, safety and entertainment to users. AT&T introduced its Drive Studio earlier this year, a 5,000-square-foot facility that was designed to bring together automakers and software companies to collaborate on new connected car technologies.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Even with a holiday in the mix, there's still no slowing down the avalanche of news around connecting devices to other devices in the field of machine to machine (M2M) solutions. With new products and services emerging, there's plenty to keep track of, and it's always great to get a chance to take a step back and consider the market on a wider perspective. So to help out with that, and with a weekend in hand, we offer up our Week in Review coverage to show off the biggest events in M2M solutions…

AT&T Working Toward Smart Hospitals, Healthcare with Machine to Machine Solutions AT&T's machine to machine (M2M) solutions can be implemented in different areas, including fleet management, industrial machinery, retail, smart cities and healthcare. M2M can be a valuable tool in the healthcare industry, helping to improve medical devices, enable remote support and patient monitoring, keep hospitals connected to vital data and create smart mobile workstations. AT&T and Emerson InterMetro, a provider of storage and transport products for food service, commercial products and he…

Growing Importance of Satellite Connectivity Solutions in M2M Monitoring Services The oil and gas industry can benefit from a number of machine to machine (M2M) solutions. On one of those is the use of satellite-enabled M2M solutions for overcoming remote monitoring challenges.

Global M2M Test Equipment Market to Reach $ 981.1 million in 2020 The global machine to machine (M2M) test equipment market will reach $981.1 million in 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

Novatel Wireless Receives Purchase Orders for $7 million Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless solutions, recently received purchase orders totaling $7 million and has also executed a supply agreement with an initial order quantity totaling $8.2 million to provide machine to machine (M2M) solutions to a range of customers spanning the after-market telematics, commercial telematics and Remote Management and Control (RMAC) markets.

Starting with Cities, AT&T and IBM Collaborate to Enable Internet of Things Over the past few years, we've witnessed a number of things in our lives become "smart" - our phones, our cars and even our homes are all transforming as part of the Internet of Things, which encompasses different devices connecting to the Internet and communicating with each other. A big market for machine to machine (M2M) solutions and the IoT are the cities that host all of these devices and systems - the connectivity improves efficiency and reduces costs for infrastructure, utilities and sys…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It's been another big week in machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and with that big week came a host of new products, services, and moves in the market. That means a lot of developments to keep track of, so now's a great time to take a step back and make a more general analysis of the week that was in M2M, so as to walk into next week with renewed confidence and a better handle on where this growing market may grow to. So settle in, and let's run down the high points of the week that was with ou…

Vitesse Optimizes Product Portfolio Facilitating Migration of IoT to Gigabit Ethernet Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation is leveraging its vast experience in Ethernet networking expertise to facilitate the migration of Internet of Things (IoT) industry networks to experience Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

Many Layers of Good Wrapped Up in Fleet Management While experts bicker about the causes and solutions for climate change, most of us in the middle class just want to know when the storm will hit and how long it will last. Maybe we should care more about the planet, but that's going to have to wait until we're stocked up on diapers and dog food. So you'll probably never guess who's looking out for us now in our winter weather watch: Truckers!

What Can You Do with iBeacon? Wireless communication has opened up a ton of possibilities for communication. More and more companies are coming up with unique ways to make it possible for people and devices to communicate with each other. One such product is RadBeacon developed by a company called Radius Networks, and this product uses the iBeacon technology.

IoT Poised to Become a Multitrillion-dollar Market The Internet of Things (IoT) is an astronomically enormous market, totaling almost $5 trillion and growing each and every year. The nature of its demand, however, makes it highly difficult to tap into. Channel firms have to stop thinking flat and tailor their marketing to vertical markets; particularly enticing customers like those in manufacturing and government. This news comes as a result of an International Data Corporation (IDC) report that suggests vendors start trying to enter this "huge …

Western Power Products and SeeControl's SaaS Tracking Solution Debuts for the Small Farm Operators When it comes to getting complete visibility of deployed assets in an agricultural farm, the Telematics software can help gain complete, remote visibility of deployed assets in an agricultural farm.

Wheelings & Dealings: Audi Revs Up Connected Vehicles with RacoWireless Partnership Audi and AT&T captured headlines last month at the Consumer Electronics Show with a new LTE-based connected car effort. This week, RacoWireless announced it is also among the partners working to bring these solutions to market.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review With the machine to machine (M2M) solutions market rapidly on the rise, offering new products and services on almost a daily basis, this is a market whose current impact is perhaps exceeded only by its potential. With so many new offerings arriving in a week, it's good to have a little time to step back and consider how the issues of this week could have wider impact in the weeks to come. So with a weekend now in hand, it's time to take that step back and run down the bigger issues of the week t…

Rogers Mobile Shopper Enables Canadians to Have a Personalized In-store Shopping Experience Via Their Smartphone Canadians will be happy to hear that Rogers has released a mobile shopper solution that will enable them to have a personalized in-store shopping experience. The company confirmed that this new machine-to-machine (M2M) solution will help customers interact with brands to find out the latest mobile discounts available; current offers and also give them the option to make payment by leveraging mobile payment technology. Rogers Communications is one of the biggest providers of wireless voice and da…

Technicolor's Qeo Connected Home Challenge Facilitates Development of Applications for Connected Homes Technicolor is a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector. Its Qeo software platform acts as a universal language and helps revolutionize the connected home.

Everyware Server Joins Eurotech's M2M-enablement Portfolio One of the biggest benefits machine to machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things brings is the value of big data. Connected devices and machines are collecting so much data, but the key is being able to gather that and transfer it to where it can be analyzed in a secure, real-time manner. Enter Eurotech, a provider of end-to-end solutions to seamlessly interconnect distributed smart objects and move valuable data between machines.

Sierra Wireless Acquires In Motion Technology for $21M Sierra Wireless is acquiring In Motion Technology, a Vancouver-based provider of in-vehicle routers, for $21 million.

Helios: A Weather Bureau at a Hyperlocal Scale Every year, the U.S. averages tens of thousands of weather related accidents, resulting in the loss of men and material. Blame that on the inability of weather intelligence agencies to make timely and accurate weather observations at a hyperlocal scale. But that's history now, because Exelis' weather intelligence product - Helios - has been upgraded to provide accurate real-time weather data, where it matters.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Connecting machines to one another is part and parcel of the machine to machine (M2M) solutions field, and when those machines connect, said machines can do plenty more than same could already do separately. That makes for a lot of news in the field of M2M solutions, and when the weekend comes, it's a great time to take a step back and look at the broader issues of the week to get a better handle on what's to come in the next week. So with that, settle in and grab a second cup of coffee because …

TTP Unveils New Gas Sensor SonicSense TTP is a technology and product development company. The company works in partnership with its clients to bring new products to market, creating new business from advances in technology. The latest that the company has come up with is a low-cost gas sensor technology, SonicSense.

Dialog Axiata Deploys Ericsson Device Connection Platform Sri Lankan based connectivity provider Dialog Axiata has selected Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP). The company, the first to launch M2M platform in Sri Lanka, expects that the implementation of this solution will help it to provide its customers with everything that they need to deploy, manage and monetize millions of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections.

Next Week's Frost & Sullivan-sponsored Event to Discuss Key Trends Shaping European M2M Market in 2014 Businesses all around the world are today well familiar with Machine to Machine technologies, which allow networked machines to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. With an increasing number of organizations across diverse sectors reaping the benefits, machine to machine technology has become the talking point of the tech world. It is said that the technology might become the biggest driver and growth opportunity for wireless providers in the upcoming…

AT&T Harnessing the Power of M2M Across Many Industries While AT&T is synonymous with mobile, the company is making strides in the M2M space. At a recent keynote session titled "Harnessing the Mobile Evolution" at the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo - a collocated event at ITEXPO 2014 - Shiraz Hasan, Sr. Executive Director M2M & Mobile App Solutions Advanced Enterprise Solutions, AT&T, talked about the explosive growth of M2M and how AT&T is harnessing this bourgeoning technology particularly in the automotive and healthcare sectors.

Telogis Adds Fleet 11 Connected Location Intelligence Solution to its Fleet Management Platform Telogis has upgraded its comprehensive cloud-based software platform with the addition of Fleet 11 connected location intelligence solution that can effectively increase productivity and operational efficiency by analyzing and utilizing the data gathered from workers, vehicles and assets in the field.

No More Barcodes? RFID by Barcoding Offers Solutions and Services that Could Phase Out Barcodes Fifteen years after its launch, Barcoding, Inc. is still going strong today as a national systems integrator, specializing in the development of complete, end-to-end enterprise mobility solutions that are customized to meet its clients' needs for automated data capture and wireless technology, says Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding, Inc.

Smartphone > Electronic Key in Starwood Hotel Rooms If there's one industry that can sometimes be resistant to change, it's the world of hotels, motels and hospitality in general. They want to get you in and out, clean up the room and get the next guest checked in. The TV's broken? The vending machine doesn't work? Try another floor or try another hotel. That being said, hotels have slowly progressed to the point that it's now quite rare to check in to an establishment that has a physical key rather than a plastic electronic keycard (often with a…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It's been another brisk week of news when it comes to the idea of building machine to machine (M2M) connections, and that brought with it plenty of new developments in the sector. With the weekend now at hand, we're left to make sense of it all and figure out how to translate those new developments into actions for the future. To help make that process just a little simpler, we're going to run down some of the biggest events of the week right now with our Week in Review coverage!

M2M, IoT Application Platforms to Disrupt Traditional M2M Market Growth A recent report from Machina Research predicts that machine to machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) application platforms will disrupt traditional M2M platform markets and speed market growth.

ORBCOMM to Market M2M Solutions in Canada via Rogers Reseller Program Rogers is one of the reputed communications and media companies in Canada. The company has been evolving its business through various partnership and programs, including Rogers Supported Reseller (RSR), which allows companies to work closely with Rogers to market their solutions.

Wheelings & Dealings: Smart Kitchenware Company Attracts $1.2 Million in Seed Funding The Orange Chef Company, developer of smart technology-enabled home kitchen products, announced that the company has secured $1.2 million in seed funding.

Using Machine to Machine Solutions to Build Location-based Mobile Apps for Travelers Imagine walking down a street after a few hours of shopping and craving a pizza. The street is busy and hosts many different restaurants and retailers, and you aren't sure where to start. All of a sudden, you receive a message on your smartphone about a pizzeria right around the block featuring a two-for-one pizza sale. Talk about fate - or proximity marketing.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review As devices grow more connected, and better able to provide information and other functions on the strength of that connection, the number of products and services unveiled in the pursuit of building or using that connection's power grows. That means a lot of news to cover in the field of machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and this week proved no different. Now that the weekend has arrived, it's a great time to take a look back at the biggest events of the week, which we'll do right now with our…

AT&T Drive Studio to Leverage Amdocs' Systems AT&T's Drive Studio is a 5,000-square-foot facility established by the carrier for carmakers and major software companies to design and develop new connected car technologies.

AT&T Drive Studio Now Features VoiceBox Voice-controlled Apps VoiceBox Technologies Corporation, a natural language specialist, announced its voice controlled applications are featured in AT&T Drive Studio.

M2M Technology Can Improve Automation of Machine Integration System Insights, a provider of software solutions to monitor and manage machine tool productivity, says machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology can improve clients' efficiency, productivity and profitability. It can also create more jobs.

MediaTek Aims Big at Wireless Charging Market with New Wireless Charging Solution MediaTek, a provider of wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has unveiled a multimode inductive and resonance wireless charging solution at CES 2014.

Connected Cars at CES - Can Our Brains Handle This Much Help? Automotive software developer QNX is on a mission to make you never want to leave your car; at least that seems to be their plan based on concept cars revealed at this week's CES. The company's showcase Mercedes Bens CLA45 AMG and Kia Soul are packed with more audio/video gadgets than even Bond could use, which means they're just about right for keeping a seven year old occupied on a road trip.

AT&T And Tesla Announce Connected Car Partnership Machine to Machine (M2M) devices are one of the hottest tech sectors this side of the HDTV. There are very few technologies that are garnering as much attention moving forward as M2M devices, precisely because there is so much that can be done under its umbrella. Inside that sector, one trend that is apparently only growing is using M2M tech inside new cars. Tesla is one company that is looking to take advantage of the suddenly booming connected car market by forging a partnership with AT&T.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review With the arrival-and ultimate departure-of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas, one thing became very clear: consumer electronics were about to get a lot more connected. As such, there were a great many developments in the field of machine to machine (M2M) solutions, and plenty to talk about. With the weekend now at hand, and CES behind us, it's a good time to run down some of the biggest points of the week, which we'll do right now with our Week in Review coverage!

Throughtek's IOTC Platform Connects More than Two Million Users Throughtek Co. Ltd. announced that the company's advanced IOTC (Internet of Things Cloud) platform is now connecting more than two million users. The platform allows secured connectivity to various internet-enabled devices. The company has received positive feedback from users about its easy-to-setup features. The two million users mark is a major milestone achievement for the company, which fortifies its presence in the IOT technology segment.

Weaved Partners with Gemtek, Tatung for Headstart Kits Internet-of-Everything (IoE) is the network of people, processes, data and things. This is getting into reality with the evolvement of cloud, big-data, IT and internet of things. This new diversion in innovation is sure to give unprecedented experience to customers. The market research firm ABI Research's latest data on the Internet-of-Everything (IoE) shows that there are more than 10 billion wirelessly connected devices in the market today; with over 30 billion devices expected by 2020.

Novatel Wireless Attaints AT&T Network Certification for Advanced M2M Devices In an effort to provide high-quality telemetry, vehicular connectivity and telematics solutions to customers on the AT&T network, intelligent wireless solutions provider Novatel Wireless has successfully attained AT&T network certification for its some of its advanced machine to machine (M2M) devices.

GainSpan's Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Solutions the Choice for Internet of Things GainSpan provides ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity solutions designed to address the power consumption problems among its customers and make Wi-Fi technology the choice for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Staples and Zonoff Expand Connect Home and Office Automation Program Staples and Zonoff will be expanding their collaboration program following the successful launch of the Staples Connect platform in stores and online. The expansion includes adding new ecosystem device partners and support for more wireless protocols, and the opening of an in-store display in Manhattan.

M2M Business: $10 Billion or $45 Billion Revenue Opportunity by 2018? Machine to machine (M2M) services widely are viewed as the next big access revenue opportunity for many mobile service providers.

Advanced M2M Devices from Novatel Wireless Now Available to Support AT&T M2M market is in high gear due to increasing number of connected devices and the escalating application of this technology in numerous industries. Novatel Wireless is a company dedicated to providing M2M solutions for a wide variety of applications.

AT&T to Transform Cars Into Smartphones The next device to take advantage of the nation's growing 4G LTE network may soon be your car. The concept of a connected car is something that virtually all automobile manufacturers are working on, and goes far beyond simply having Wi-Fi Internet access in the backseat of your SUV.

Tesla Selects AT&T to Connect its Vehicles with a Multi-year Exclusive Agreement As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues its forward march, it is connecting everything across its path. Whether it is your power meter, refrigerator or car, connecting the devices we use will make them more efficient by providing a steady stream of data to the manufacturer. With this in mind, product manufacturers and telecommunications companies are entering into long-term agreements to cement relationships during the early stages of the IoT.

AT&T Big on Connected Cars at CES Given the high profile connected car initiatives now have attained, it is not surprising that connected car announcements were prominent at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, nor terribly surprising that AT&T made news.

Pioneer Unveils Next Generation Network Connected Receivers Pioneer Electronics (USA), a manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets, has unveiled next-generation of network connected receivers.

Google's Open Automotive Alliance Aims to Bring Android to Vehicles Google just can't keep Android in one place. After hitting the market on smartphones, and eventually tablets, the mobile platform has been seen in set-top-boxes, smart TVs, wearable devices and more. However, it hasn't made much headway outside of the smartphone space. But a new initiative by Google may change this.

Wipro Teams with Tele2 to Tap M2M/IoT Market Technologies are getting smarter now, with the buzz more on connected devices. With this transformation, the Internet of Things is creating a plethora of new opportunities for many untouched challenges. The advantage and proliferation of M2M, Smart cities and the Internet of Things is unleashing efficient possibilities for data management, predictive analytics and IT automation.

AT&T Hackathon to Inspire New M2M Application Development The Internet of Things (IoT) and the next generation of machine to machine (M2M) is all about connecting assets and smart devices to provide value, improve productivity and transmit data in real-time. AT&T is one of the industry players working to enable innovative M2M applications, offering machine to machine solutions and resources for developers to bring their app ideas to life.

TCS Insurance Telematics Solution Transforms Smartphones into Mobile Telematics Devices Usage-based insurance (UBI) is gaining momentum and is set to transform the way drivers and auto insurance companies operate. More insurers are offering programs based on UBI, which allows insurance companies to monitor consumers' driving habits for potential savings on their insurance plans. The technology powering this trend is telematics, which can measure and gather data such as hard breaking, air bag deployment, rapid acceleration, location and other behaviors that can determine whether dri…

Machine To Machine Solutions Week in Review Even with Christmas now one for the history books this year, it couldn't hold back the flow of news in the machine to machine (M2M) solutions sector.

Keeping Track of Your Supply with M2M and MPLS VPN Delivering the right amount of product to thousands of retail locations requires supply chain operations with the latest technology that integrates all data points in order to make the right decisions. While machine to machine (M2M) solutions can track every item in your inventory, the back-end infrastructure and application have to work seamlessly to handle the influx of large amounts of data and make the right decisions without any glitches.

connectBlue Takes Part in IoT Project for Home Cancer Care Staying in the hospital is exhausting and time-consuming, especially for patients with long-term diseases. The advancements in treatment and healthcare systems are shortening hospital stays and enabling patients to be cared for at home. In cases of long-term diseases like cancer, many tests, measurements and monitoring activities can be done at home instead of taking time and resources from the hospitals. This practice can be beneficial in terms of cost and time.

Machine to Machine Awareness Grows as We Near the IoT Whenever a new technology is invented it is usually goes through several different stages before reaching mainstream adoption. Different forms of machine to machine (M2M) technology have been around for years, but only recently did it become part of mainstream conversation as consumers are becoming aware of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Rapid growth in the M2M arena makes for a lot of information, and with a weekend now at hand, it's a good time to take a step back and consider the wider implications of all this new information.

Target Breach Highlights Vulnerabilities in Retail Today While Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are behind us, their impacts are not - especially for 40 million credit and debit card holders who decided to shop at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The retailer is investigating a data breach that compromised millions of accounts in stores - not online - for customer names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and CVV security codes.

Renault Partners with Orange to Explore Use of 4G for Future Vehicles Industries of all kinds are constantly looking at ever-changing technology landscape and how the latest innovations can impact their business. The automotive industry is no exception -- connected vehicles are already a reality. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, Renault Group, a French automaker, is collaborating with the telecom operator Orange on a research project to test the automotive uses of very-high-speed, 4G/LTE conne…

Now That More Homes are Automated, How Do We Tie all these Devices Together? It may not be there yet, but it appears that home automation is becoming as inevitable death and taxes. Having already eclipsed the $4.2 billion level in 2012, the U.S. market for home automation technology is expected jump to $6.8 billion in 2018, according to an ABI Research study. The study also predicts a nearly eight-fold increase from 1.6 million to 11.9 million homes over the same timeframe.

STMicroelectronics' eCompass Modules Used in Xiaomi Mi1S Smartphones This is an era of power-efficient devices. Energy-saving, high-power-density and low standby-power design solutions are in great demand. STMicroelectronics, an electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has been designing devices that deliver this inherent power efficiency.

AT&T M2X Developer Kit is a Carrier-grade Storage Service for The IoT As more devices connect to the Internet, the importance of secure machine to machine (M2M) solutions increases. These things that make up the Internet of Things are only as effective as the network they rely on and the tools used to manage them.

Telit's Cellular Module Delivers Wireless Data Communications to Tritavia Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of high-quality to M2M solutions, stated that its GE865-QUAD GSM/GPRS cellular module has been deployed to enable wireless communications in the Tritavia's cellular-connected fleet management system SIAF (Sistema Integral de Administracion de Flotillas).

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review The growth of machine to machine (M2M) solutions out there is spawning a host of new technologies and new applications seemingly with every passing day. But with all these new developments coming out, figuring out just which ones are the biggest and most noteworthy can be a tall order. Now that the weekend is at hand, it's a good time to figure out what the biggest news of the week was, which will make better addressing next week all the simpler. That's just what we'll do with our week in review…

RoweBots Research Unison RTOS Provides Support Options for M2M Development The world is moving rapidly toward the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept that applies the use of Internet-connected devices and technology in our day-to-day lives. Right from small sensors that detect the movement of objects to complex robots that control the movement of artillery in wars, the Internet of Things has several applications to make life easier and hassle-free.

B&B Enables Compatibility between Spectre Cellular Router, Rogers Wireless Networks B&B Electronics, a developer of rugged and mission-critical network connectivity solutions, enabled its Spectre 3G industrial cellular routers for compatibility with Rogers Communications wireless networks in Canada.

Deutsche Telekom, Un-Blinking Technologies Intro iCar M2M Solution for Vehicles Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Un-Blinking Technologies, a telematics provider, to launch a vendor-independent machine to machine (M2M) solution based on the iCar M2M system for vehicles.

WISeKey Issued Swiss Patent for Verification and Authentication of Objects on Internet WISeKey, a digital information security, authentication and identity management company, has been issued patent No. 699083 for verification and authentication of objects on the Internet.

Machine-to-Machine Solutions Week in Review As machines learn to better communicate with other machines, the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions market grows in terms of new products and new solutions being offered within the same. That's bringing in a host of new developments, and leaving plenty to keep track of. With a weekend now at hand, it's a good time to take a step back and consider the larger implications of the week that was, which is just what we'll do with our Week in Review coverage.

Consumer Smartphone Platforms Playing a Greater Role in Commercial Fleet Telematics The telematics solutions of the past depended exclusively on fixed equipment that was installed in the vehicle. Although the technology was and still is very effective, it proves too rigid when it came to providing flexible solutions.

Smart Thermostat Global Revenue to Reach $600 Million by 2018 ABI Research predicts smart thermostat global revenue to see five-fold growth and reach $600 million by 2018. This market will grow from 1.3 million in 2013 to eight million unit shipments in 2018 at a CAGR of 43 percent. The research firm has identified North America as the most lucrative market for smart thermostats, which contributes toward more than half the global total.

SkyWave and MCN Partner to Expand Satellite Communications Applications IsatData Pro, a new and fast satellite service offered by SkyWave Mobile Communications, is now available in China through an alliance with Beijing Marine Communication and Navigation Company.

SeeControl GenSensr Brings SaaS Tracking and Monitoring to Generators SeeControl, a provider of Web applications, devices, networks and customization tools that help organizations manage remote equipment, assets and facilities, is rolling out GenSensr, a SaaS tracking and monitoring service for generators.

Can Service Providers Catch a Ride in the Connected Car? When I was a kid, K.I.T.T from Knight Rider was the coolest car on TV. Long before MTV pimped anyone's ride, K.I.T.T was fully loaded with artificial intelligence, GPS capabilities, multiple screens, and car-to-watch communication capability to help Michael Knight stop the bad guys from carrying out their nefarious plots. Back in the early 80s, K.I.T.T. was pure science fiction. However, today's connected cars are turning science fiction into reality.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review This week may be a short one, at least in the U.S., but the machine to machine solutions market still managed a decent amount of activity. Here's a look at the highlights.

Digital Signage, Ad Targeting a Concern for Holiday Shoppers The ISACA 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey found 67 percent of U.S. consumers thought personalized promotional campaigns used by retailers in physical stores invasive, while only 55 percent found the same campaigns invasive when they were shopping online.

Machine to Machine Connections to Reach 2.9 Billion by 2022 Machine to machine (M2M) connections are expected to grow from 368 million in 2013 to 2.9 billion by 2022 at a 23-percent CAGR, says a new report from Strategy Analytics, "M2M Connections by Industry Vertical and Bandwidth."

Ambient Corp Expands Vodafone Network Test Certification to Entire Smart Grid Node Family Ambient Corp. has expanded Vodafone network test certification across the entire range of Ambient Smart Grid Nodes. The Vodafone test certification will help Ambient Corporation to offer the Ambient Smart Grid nodes to utilities internationally.

Redpine Signals Launches WiSeMote-EH IoT Device Redpine Signals, a developer of wireless chipsets and systems, announced the availability of its first multi-functional WiSeMote-EH IoT device with Wi-Fi, BT and BT-LE connectivity, incorporating photo-voltaic energy harvesting.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review M2M is a rapidly growing market, and if this week's news is any indication, then M2M makers will have plenty to be thankful for next week as they sit down to their Thanksgiving dinners.

Connected Cars and the Connections They Make Next to our home and workplace, the vehicles we drive consume more of our time than anything else. Americans spend an average of two and a half hours a day in their cars, which comes out to 912 and a half hours a year or 38 days.

Ericsson Plans to Improve Urban Life As more and more people converge on smaller areas, there is intense pressure on the natural resources of that place. There is a constant fight for land, water and food among people with the richer people getting access to a higher share of the resources. Moreover, there are other problems such as overcrowding, pollution, corruption and traffic snarls that come with urban life.

CalAmp And Magellan Join Forces For Product Line Interoperability CalAmp announced that the company has signed a product line interoperability agreement with Magellan for its Fleet Location Messaging Unit (LMU) products. Following the agreement, CalAmp's LMU products will be integrated with Magellan's RoadMate Commercial 5190T fleet navigation device to create increased productivity and efficiency in transit, transportation, service fleets and delivery.

AT&T Rolls-out Audiovox Car Connection Elite Series For Vehicles AT&T announced the roll-out of Audiovox Car Connection Elite Series, a plug-in device for On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) to enable people to maintain, monitor and manage their vehicles in virtual real time. The device is compatible for use with all vehicles launched in 1996 and thereafter. The device will be supported by exclusive 3G connectivity from AT&T enabling users to access real time data using a web interface or mobile apps.

Machine-to-Machine Solutions Week in Review The increasingly interconnected world of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions is making for a lot of exciting new events to occur on a regular basis. Between new products and services, and new applications for already-seen products and services, there's a lot of ground to cover in any given week. But with the weekend now at our feet, there's a bit more time to take a step back and consider the larger events of the field. So take that step back, grab a second cup of coffee-why not? It's the weekend…

SoftBank Mobile Partners with the GMA SoftBank Mobile is strengthening global services for the SoftBank M2M Solution Service Program (SMSP) by joining the Global M2M Association (GMA).

Nuance Communications Intros Dragon Drive Connected Car Platform Nuance Communications launched Dragon Drive, its connected car platform with new content and application servicefeatures.

AtHoc Intros AtHoc Interactive Warning System for Oil/Gas, Chemical and Heavy Industries AtHoc a network-centric interactive alerting communications provider unveiled its new AtHoc interactive warning system (IWS) which will serve the needs of the oil and gas, chemical and heavy manufacturing sectors. The AtHoc IWS solution is expected to eliminate chances of injuries in the workplace enhancing environmental health and safety.

M2M: A Panacea for the Healthcare Industry? The machine-to-machine (M2M) market has been slowly infiltrating into all segments of our lives. We see it in action every day in smart meters, house alarms, infotainment in vehicles, traffic monitoring, location finding - a big list really.

NFC And Bluetooth SIG Sign An MoU To Enhance Interoperability Near Field Communication (NFC) forum and Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance interoperability and joint development across both the groups. Previously, both the groups have collaborated for joint publication of a developer's guide titled "Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing Using NFC," an Application Document available for public use. Following the latest MoU, both the groups would collaborate for updating and maintaining the…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It was a brisk week when it came to the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, and the building of the so-called Internet of Things requires a great many new technologies to come about. M2M has a great many applications, and so too has many opportunities for new products and services to be developed to address these points. That means a lot of new information to consider, and with the weekend now in hand, it's the perfect time to do just that, backed up by our Week in Review coverage!

AT&T M2M Technology Powers HydroPoint's Water Management Solution Before the recession in 2007, many companies were jumping on the green bandwagon. They wanted to join in on sustainable energy and lessen their impact on the environment. Today, the priority falls on ROI -- can you deliver an 18-24 month payback?

Machine To Machine Solutions Globalsat Group Is Now an Iridium Value Added Reseller Globalsat Latam, a Globalsat Group company, has achieved global Value Added Reseller (VAR) status from global satellite data communication company, Iridium Communications Inc. The newly acquired status will help Globalsat companies to expand its presence in the Machine-to-Machine space.

TrustComm, Thuraya Partnership Delivers Enhanced Mobile Satellite Service TrustComm, a provider of assured, customized satellite communications services for companies and government agencies, in partnership with Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading provider of mobile satellite services (MSS), has announced the launch of an enhanced mobile satellite service.

GainSpan Unveils Application Development Kit for Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats GainSpan Corp., a provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, announced the launch of a Wi-Fi Thermostat Application Development Kit (ADK) to simplify the designing of Wi-Fi smart thermostats.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review With October at a close, and November firing up in earnest, there was plenty of news afoot when it came to the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions market. With lots of new products emerging, and attitudes changing, there was quite a bit to examine. Now, with a weekend before us, we can take the chance to check out the bigger picture and run down some of the highlights of the week with our Week in Review coverage!

Lantronix, BIXOLON Get Together To Make Mobile Printing Easier The idea of the paperless office has been one of the more popular dreams for a lot of office denizens; the thought that most documents could be converted to digital files and stored readily on hard drives that took up little more space than most any desktop toy on the planet was hard to resist.

Rockwell Automation to Acquire vMonitor Rockwell Automation plans to acquire vMonitor for an undisclosed amount. The deal represents a growing interest in the oil and gas sector for Rockwell.

Cisco Helps Drive M2M Towards the Future Machine-to-machine (M2M) connected devices have made a great impact on the personal and professional lives of users. It has been the one technology that is most talked about, these days, in the wider IT and telecom industries.

Three Out of Four Business Leaders Actively Looking to Use Internet of Things The technology behind the so-called Internet of Things (IoT)-and the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions that power said technology-is rapidly being shown to have a great many potential applications when it comes to wider business use. This increasingly clear value proposition is bringing with it a lot of support at the executive level, though there are still some challenges afoot to make the Internet of Things as ubiquitous as its more conventional predecessor.

Security and the Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is throwing a new paradigm into the manufacturing process of any new product. In the past creating a widget meant just that, creating a widget, which performed a function until it needed to be replaced. With the IoT virtually everything that is going to be created will be connected to the Internet to provide information that can be used to improve the widget.

Pedigree Technologies Receives Recognition from Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting firm, has recently analyzed the oil and gas market. The results of this analysis have led the firm to recognize Pedigree Technologies, an asset tracking and management software company, as the rightful winner of the 2013 North American Customer Value Enhancement Award for Remote Asset Management.

Frost & Sullivan: M2M Will Change Healthcare's Delivery The healthcare market is one that's in constant flux. Between the advances of new technology, the advances of government regulation, and the advances of new methods in interaction with patients, healthcare is a rapidly changing field.

Modules Simplify M2M WLAN Connectivity Lots of manufacturers are wanting to build M2M devices, but don't always know where to start when designing products that will interface with wireless LANs (WLANs).

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review As the Internet of Things seeks to connect large portions of life together, the mechanics of how those machines connect makes for quite a bit of news emerging in not only how to better execute those connections, but also on how to use these. But with a weekend at hand, there's no better time to stop and consider the broader implications raised in the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions market, which is just what we'll do with our Week in Review coverage!

Trilliant Unveils New Smart Meter M2M System for Utilities and MNOs Trilliant, a provider of smart energy communications solutions, has introduced its next- generation Smart Meter M2M System that allows utilities and mobile network operators (MNOs) to choose meters to support smart grid or smart communications projects.

Position Logic, Zorah Join Forces for Safety's Sake Position Logic, a RACO Wireless company and a provider of B2B location-based services, has teamed with Zorah, a company that specializes in technology solutions that enhance the personal safety of the elderly and people with special needs.

IBM Teams with Libelium to Roll Internet of Things Starter Kit Technology and consulting company IBM, in association with Libelium, a provider of wireless sensor network platforms, has released an Internet of Things Starter Kit that lets customers deploy dozens of sensor applications with ease.

AT&T's Digital Life System Expands to New Cities When I was a kid, my mom used to ask me to run back in the house and make sure the stove was turned off before we left on trips. I complied, though I didn't understand how someone could forget such a thing.