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SpeedCast Gets Multi-Year Contract from Jan De Nul Group SpeedCast, a provider of satellite telecommunications provider, signed a multi-year contract with Jan De Nul (JDN) Group, a provider of dredging and marine construction services for energy industries, in order to equip the group's fleet of offshore and dredging vessels with high-end satellite communication facilities.

Cisco Investing to Make Kansas City 'Smart' with IoT Solutions Kansas City is quickly shaping up to become one of the most high-tech cities in the country. While the city is already a host to Google Fiber high-speed Internet, Cisco has now turned its attention to the city and wants to capitalize on the expanded connections. Now, it appears that investment from Cisco could make the Internet of Things a reality in Kansas City.

Vivint Acquires Space Monkey Vivint is one of the largest providers of smart home technology in North America, delivering services through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions.

Telguard GDC1: First Truly Universal Z-Wave Garage Door Controller Once it is installed and paired with a Z-Wave controller and sensor, it can be added to a home automation system to receive notifications regarding the status of the garage door. A mobile app allows the home owner to remotely control or monitor the garage door from anywhere.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review: IoT, Telefonica, AT&T, Verizon In Spain, the Internet of Things (IoT) is gearing up for a boost with SIGFOX, Securitas Direct and Abertis Telecom announcing a new business agreement to monitor homes and businesses. Securitas will be using SIGFOX's IoT network, which will be deployed by Abertis Telecom to reach around the country. Abertis and SIGFOX had a previous business arrangement to bring IoT connectivity to Spain.

Verizon Announces Verizon Auto Share The newly announced Verizon Auto Share is termed as a convenient way for users to enjoy intelligent transportation options through a smartphone or tablet app.

MultiTech Powering AT&T Developer Program Through Sponsorship In a recently concluded major developer event, MultiTech Systems announced that it would continue to sponsor the AT&T Developer Program.

Telefonica Testing AT&T Home Security Technology in Europe AT&T announced on Monday that Telefonica will license its home security and automation technology for a limited trial period in Europe. In the U.S. it is known as the AT&T Digital Life platform, which was first released in spring of 2013.

SIGFOX Partners with Securitas Direct, Abertis Telecom to Bring IoT to Spain The global recession had a profound impact in Europe, especially in the countries of Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain, where severe austerity measures were implemented. The positive side of these austerity measures has been the use of smart technologies to reduce operating expenses. Spain has been one of the beneficiaries of these smart technologies. In the last few years, Spain has seen many startups that provide innovative solutions using machine to machine (M2M) technology and Internet of …

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review: AT&T, Huawei, DeviceHive Italy will introduce black boxes for car insurance companies to track the activities of drivers that may try to commit fraud. This week the data protection body approved the first draft of new data rules that would make this all possible. Also known as "telematics", the practice has been harshly criticized over security and privacy and just how the data will be collected and used.

AT&T Adds Major Apps to Its Connected Car Platform One of the most exciting developments to come out of the machine to machine (M2M) solutions market is that of the connected car. By linking a car's computer to other devices and databases, driving not only becomes a safer and more informed experience, but also a much more pleasurable one. Connected car technology offers drivers numerous amenities, from voice-activated access to their smartphones and music libraries, to weather and traffic advisories, parking assistance, and advanced car maintena…

Italy Looks Set to Introduce Insurance Black Boxes The Italian data protection authority has given a nod of approval to the first draft of new data protection rules that protect against insurance fraud in the country.

DeviceHive to be Made Available Soon Machine to machine (M2M) technology has been rapidly developing in the last few years. As such, the communication layer, control software and multi-platform libraries required to develop these technologies are all in great demand. As M2M technology is used in various domains such as smart energy, home automation, remote sensing, telemetry, and remote control and monitoring software, the availability of a reliable platform to develop this technology becomes imperative.

Huawei M2M Module Certified on Aeris Cellular Network The market opportunity to connect smart devices and machines is rapidly on the rise. As companies sense a growing market in this domain, they are also realizing that they need a streamlined certification process that facilitates solution development and reduces time to market.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review This week Clear Blue Technologies took home this year's M2M Evolution Business Impact Award for its solar and wind power controllers that can be used in multiple applications including signage, street lights, and security.

Research Analyzes the Latest Trends in Smart Home Security The idea of a digital home is now several decades old, but a lack of interoperability between multiple devices all communicating on different channels stopped this dream dead in its tracks. Now however, smart handheld devices like tablets and smartphones are able to provide a platform for control over a smart home and all of its appliances. The rise of the Internet among both 4G and Wi-Fi connections has also created a somewhat uniform communication network to make the automated home possible, w…

AT&T Digital Life Reaches Oklahoma Home automation is bringing new frontiers right into our living room, be it for safety, comfort, or convenience. AT&T Digital Life, the company which brings both security and automation together in one simple, intuitive app is all set to expand its service to Shawnee. With this expansion, Digital Life will be now available in 82 markets across the U.S.

Red Lion Controls Expands Sixnet Series Red Lion Controls, a company that provides communication, monitoring and control solutions for industrial automation and networking, recently announced that it has expanded its Sixnet series of industrial cellular RTUs in North America with the introduction of new RAM 9000 models. The new models include RAM 9601, RAM 9611, RAM 9631 and RAM 9731.

Clear Blue Technologies Bags 2014 M2M Evolution Business Impact Award The full M2M Evolution event that took place earlier this month attracted many IT industry professionals to discuss the latest Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology and strategies.

Vodafone Releases Report on M2M ROI Vodafone, one of the major mobile carriers, has released a new report that attempts to show how Machine to Machine (M2M) technology provides returns on investment.

New EnGenius IoT Media Bridge Delivers Faster Speeds A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) is connectivity, and without a robust infrastructure that is capable of handling the billions of devices that will be part of this ecosystem, the technology will face considerable challenges. According to IDC, by 2020 the number of connected devices will grow to 32 billion, representing 10 percent of the world's data that will be crisscrossing global networks.

3G and 4G to Dominate M2M Market, Largely Driven by Automotive Industry AT&T is providing the connectivity for GM as well as Audi. The 2015 Audi A3 will come with embedded 4G connectivity as well and the company plans to extend that capability to its entire lineup.

Wheelings & Dealings: FotoNotes and ControlCam Enter New Partnership FotoNotes, a major player in mobile solutions for real estate, and ControlCam, a business focused on delivering aerial imaging and GIS solutions, have entered into a partnership to deliver mobile solutions for field appraisers and management.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review We talk a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) here and it's pretty popular across all tech conversations. This week, Pricewaterhouse Cooper published its analysis of what the future might hold for the IoT and where we're headed. PwC anticipates that 54 percent of "Top Performers" will invest in more sensors for greater connectivity while 14 percent of those surveyed believe that sensors "would be of the best strategic importance" in the coming years. Read more about the survey.

Wheelings & Dealings: PTC Acquires Axeda Corporation PTC has acquired Axeda Corporation, a pioneer in the development of solutions to securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud.

Interactive LED Billboard Active in Auckland, NZ Several suburbs of Auckland, a major city in New Zealand, are now using interactive billboards powered by machine to machine technology provided by one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.

AT&T VP of Advanced Mobility Talks Going Beyond Technicalities at ITEXPO 2014 Keynote It's time to think beyond the basics and to travel further than technology. This was the message relayed by AT&T's VP of advanced mobility solutions Mike Troiano during a special keynote presentation on day four-the final day-of ITEXPO 2014, taking place at the Rio in Las Vegas.

The Sky's No Limit for Connected Cargo Whether by plane, train, or automobile, shipping cargo in today's bustling global economy has to be handled with efficiency and care. Many advancements have improved the way companies track and monitor cargo by truck through machine to machine (M2M) fleet management technology; sensitive items can be watched for specific storage conditions, and their location can be tracked in real time. But what happens to that M2M technology when such cargo hits the skies?

A Snapshot of the IoT's Future The Internet of Things (IoT) is this pretty fantastic idea of a globally interconnected continuum of devices, objects and things in general. Perhaps it only seemed like an idea of past sci-fi movies, but we're living it. It is the connection of all machines, devices, sensors, automobiles, cameras, and other "things" to help us improve operations and save valuable time and even money. But where is the future of IoT headed?

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review This week Audi became the first car manufacturer to test drive a driverless car on a Florida highway. The test took place on a section of Tampa's Selmon Expressway. Florida is one of only three states in the U.S. where such tests are permitted by law. The Audi A7 car travelled at 40mph on adaptive cruise control.

AT&T Offers More Devices in Push-to-Talk Portfolio Simple, one-touch communication devices are the need of the hour for companies in various industry verticals. The traditional walkie-talkie does not exactly meet the evolving needs of modern day organizations and hence, companies are offering something new and unique.

Make It Work: AT&T Helps Organizations Get More Productive with M2M AT&T is arguably the best-known name in telecommunications, so when an important new market takes shape on the communications landscape, you can be sure the company is there to lead the way. That said, it should come as no surprise that AT&T is a leading player in the quickly expanding machine-to-machine arena.

Cyan Technology Recognized by Frost and Sullivan Cyan Technology, an integrated system design company, has been recognized by growth partnership company Frost and Sullivan with the 2014 Europe Frost and Sullivan Award Cyan result of the partnership will be a system that collaborates with utilities and meter manufacturers across the country, developing cost-effective and smart metering technologies; it aims to act as a feasible upgrade from automated meter readings (AMRs). It will offer benefits such as data collection through radio from walk-b…

Motionloft Powers Real-Time Traffic Data Gathering with AT&T Recently, Motionloft-a company that specializes in real-time data of pedestrian and vehicle traffic alike-augmented its systems with a little help from AT&T and its wireless technology.

Bright House Networks Unveil Echo Home Networking Solution Bright House Networks announced earlier this week that customer in Florida can now enjoy a better Internet experience through the company's ultimate home networking solution.

Airbiquity Deploys Two New In-vehicle Content Providers for Connected Car Services Airbiquity is one pioneer in the field of connecting automobiles through applied M2M technologies, and the company announced on Thursday the deployment of two new state-of-the-art content providers. These content providers allow drivers to access information on the vehicle's dashboard regarding everything from the location of nearby gas stations to news and sports information.

Audi is First Company to Test Self-Driving Car on Florida Highway Audi has been one of the pioneers of driverless technology, which it highlighted during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now it's tested one of its cars on an actual highway.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review It's been a busy month across all aspects of business with several publicly traded companies posting their second quarter earnings, with many wins and losses in equal measure. In Machine-to-Machine Solutions, Sierra Wireless reported a 23.3 percent increase in revenue compared to the same quarter in 2013, now standing at a record of $135 million.

New Mobile Technology Allows for Grocery Shopping from Home We are amidst the beginning of a new era, in which digital technology has impacted the global economy and built the foundation for a world of hyper-connectivity. As mobile devices become smarter and more powerful, a whole world of opportunities will open up to consumers. Smartphones and wearables will know so much about us that eventually they could assist us in carrying out our business without being prompted to do so. Soon enough, our devices and tablets will possess the power to perform funct…

Wireless LED Lighting Proves a Bright Idea for Americans It may be hard to believe, but summer is already half over. As the days start to get just a little darker and a little colder-though some have been noticing colder for a while now-thoughts of keeping the lights on through the long dark of winter approach as well. For an increasing number of Americans, thoughts are turning to wireless LED light bulbs, and in such number that, according to ON World, within the next five years, such technology will be "widespread in American homes."

Almost 55 Million Annual 'Smart City' Communication Node Shipments Expected by 2020 The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to connect more devices to the Internet than ever before, including cars, home appliances and even several public utilities. Not only might your refrigerator automatically be able to sense when you're low on milk and automatically order more, but the entire delivery process could be facilitated through IoT-managed traffic lights and infrastructure.

M2M and Big Data Are Transforming the World (and it Doesn't Look at All Like Skynet) Back in 1984-yes, 1984-James Cameron's "Terminator," and Arnold Schwarzenegger's unforgettable line, "I'll be back," sent a shiver up the world's spine. The movie tapped into a deep-seated fear we humans have about losing control as we surround ourselves with increasingly intelligent and interconnected machines. There's something creepy about the idea of machines having conversations we're not privy to.

Frost & Sullivan Highlight M2M Growth in South Africa In a new report, business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan highlighted that M2M technologies are gaining prominence in a growing number of enterprises across different sectors in South Africa.

You Don't Need the Dollar or the Code, Just the Dream "Anything the mind can conceive, it can achieve" is the great quote that Napoleon Hill always used. We are going to test it out at M2M Evolution with the Fast Pitch event sponsored by AT&T.

New Radio Shack Kits Provide DIY Brains for Smart Houses While the idea of having a smart house sounds thrilling to many, getting brains inside the smart houses isn't always as easy a process as we might like. But a new development from, of all places, Radio Shack may be set to make that change with some new inventions, including a breed of do-it-yourself (DIY) kit for homeowners who want to smarten up the house a bit, and want to do so simply with a new breed of machine to machine (M2M) connectivity.

ORBCOMM's Solution Selected by Swing Transport ORBCOMM Inc., a provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, recently announced that its trailer tracking solution has been selected by Swing Transport Inc. (Swing Transport). The award-winning GT 1100 solution is expected to improve Swing Transport's trailer-to-tractor ratio for its fleet of more than 1,000 dry van trailers. Also, ORBCOMM will provide an advanced web application with data reporting and analytics capabilities to increase the in-transit visibility and security of its dry van a…

Asia Pacific M2M Connections to Reach 116 million by 2015 Frank Griffin For Embedded M2M Solutions GOC As regions around the world go, Asia Pacific is seen as the one with the most potential for growth when compared to other parts of the world. With a middle class population numbering in the hundreds of millions as well as developing and fully developed countries, it presents a great opportunity for businesses across many different industries.This includes machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments, which it is overtaking the US as the area with the widest …

Global Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Network Market to Reach $12 Billion by 2020 As it currently stands, the global semiconductor wireless sensor network market stands at $2.7 billion. In six years, by 2020, the market is expected to reach $12 billion.

Step into the Warm-up for Fast Pitch This Thursday, at 2 p.m. EDT we will hold a webinar that may be your gateway to the $10K prize or the Samsung Tablets that will be awarded to the fast pitch contestants sponsored by AT&T.

NetworkThermostat Introduces CloudConnect Service NetworkThermostat's Net/X Wi-Fi thermostat family is an ideal solution for a wide variety of HVAC control needs. This solution has been beneficial for using favorite browsers on the PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet, and also effortlessly configures daily schedules and vacations.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review The Internet of Things is rapidly growing and we all need to keep up, and IT systems are no different.

Thread Group Creates New Mesh-based Network Protocol for IoT Thread Group is a collection of companies bent on creating a new networking protocol, Thread, which will better meet the demands of the Internet of Things.

Bull and Axiros Partner to Deliver Machine to Machine & Internet of Things Solutions To drive the maximum business benefit, Bull, a leader in secure mission-critical digital systems, and Axiros,a provider of device and service management solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to speed up the delivery of Machine to Machine & Internet of Things solutions.

Thread Group Wants to Make Smart House a Reality Nest Labs, bought by Google back in January 2013 to the tune of $3.2 billion, announced Tuesday the formation of Thread Group. Along with five other firms, including Yale Security and Samsung Electronics, Thread Group will develop, market, and implant Thread, a new IP-based wireless networking protocol, into hundreds of common household devices, syncing them up to the internet and creating a true "home" network.

The Need for IT Systems to Adapt to the Internet of Things (IoT) Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest technology sweeping the IT world. IoT is the process through which data flows from one device to another in a seamless fashion to provide high levels of connectivity for users. With IoT, it is possible to adjust the thermostat of one's home remotely, turn off forgotten lights, check a child's temperature and breathing rate from anywhere, track activity levels and so much more. This technology has opened up new frontiers that was not possible with existing t…

Boston Startup Robin Tracks Employee Movements The days of sneaking late into the office and hoping the boss won't notice might be over if one Boston startup has anything to say about it, according to the MIT Technology Review, raising privacy concerns along the way.

Video Surveillance in Small Devices is Changing the Way We Monitor How have you incorporated video into your environment? Have you embraced the opportunity to communicate your value to your target audience with this medium, or simply incorporated it into training for internal staff? Have you considered the possibilities in surveillance?

Ventev Wireless Announces Three New Mobile Antennas Ventev Wireless recently announced its release of three new TerraWave LTE-band wireless antennas. They are designed to operate in a number of industries including utility, warehouse, industrial, and transportation environments.

Machine-to-Machine Deployments Up 80 Percent By 2016, the percentage of respondents with at least one M2M deployment will be 74 percent, the study predicts, based at least part on the embedding of M2M features into products such as thermostats and kitchen appliances.

World Application Server Market Will Surge with IoT Growth WinterGreen Research, a provider of strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, healthcare and advanced computer technology, has presented its latest report on the world application server market.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review This week in machine to machine (M2M) news, we learned that ThingWorx has partnered with Telenor Connexion to better assist its clients with the implementation of end-to-end connected solutions.

Evolve Launches the Room Operations Center for Hotels Hotel occupancy rates fluctuate dramatically throughout the year, experiencing high volumes of vacancies that challenge long-term sustainability. In order to differentiate themselves hotels go out of their way to provide the best available service using any resource available to them. With technology permeating every aspect of our lives, hotels also want to ensure the same conveniences are available when their guests book a room. The Room Operations Center (ROC) from Evolve Controls is designed …

CSR Announced Strong Bluetooth Smart Growth CSR has announced that it has seen strong and growing year-on-year demand for Bluetooth Smart technology.

Nest and Google Set to Share Information If your house holds your memories and belongings, it becomes a part of you. And if it's a part of you, it should know you well-well enough to recognize where you are and what you need. With Nest's integration with Google, this kind of connection is now possible.

A New Collaboration Between ThingWorx and Telenor Two companies that operate in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) have come together to pool their experience and expertise, and to work together to offer better connected products to businesses. These two companies are ThingWorx and Telenor Connexion. This collaboration was a natural extension of the capabilities of both the companies, since they share the common vision of helping companies get the most out of a connected world.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Global computing powerhouse IBM and prominent real estate developer Lodha Group are now working together to develop infrastructure in India; Telit Wireless has partnered with TireStamp to improve its tire pressure monitoring system;

Machine to Machine Solution Week in Review Global computing powerhouse IBM and prominent real estate developer Lodha Group are now working together to develop infrastructure in India; Telit Wireless has partnered with TireStamp to improve its tire pressure monitoring system; companies in France are working on nanotechnology that will undoubtedly affect the overall state of the Internet of Things; and a recent World Economic Report shows that some African countries may be ill-equipped to deal with the rise of machine to machine (M2M) tech…

The Internet of Things in Africa Cisco has forecasted the potential value of the Internet of Things (IoT) at $19 trillion by 2020, and while developed countries around the world will be the largest beneficiaries of this technology, emerging markets are starting to establish the infrastructure needed to take advantage of what the IoT will provide. But the digital divide that currently exists is one of the biggest obstacles that many countries in Africa, and other developing regions of the world, face.

France's Version of Silicon Valley Tackles Nano Technology It seems like every city in the U.S. as well as every country around the world wants to have their version of Silicon Valley. Considering the innovation that comes out of that single location, it is no wonder claiming to be the Silicon Valley of … has become the best way to market a city if they are in the tech industry. Unlike new cities that have adopted that moniker, Grenoble, which is in France, is a well-established and significant scientific center in Europe with more than 50 years in the …

Telit cellular and positioning modules selected by TireStamp Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services, recently announced that its cellular and positioning modules will be embedded into the TireVigil TPMS solution from TireStamp, a TPMS 2.0-certified vendor of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.

Lodha Inks Deal with IBM for Smart City Palava Many cities globally are lacking proper infrastructure, especially technology infrastructure. The right investments in technological infrastructure can deliver long-term efficiencies and considerably transform a city's prospects for growth and make it livable. A better interconnected system makes a city smarter.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review In the Machine to Machine (M2M) news this week: Telit Wireless announced the release of a new product that could allow on-the-go, in-car mobile payments. A Crossfire media partner discussed the state of M2M and how he intended to address viewers of his latest webinar. Canada is expanding its reach into the Internet of Things (IoT) market. And a recent report shows that China is currently leading the M2M and IoT market by employing a strategy of private and public collaboration.

GSMA: China Leading M2M Growth A new report by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) said that China is the worldwide leader in M2M and "Internet of Things" adoption.

Canada Going After the Internet of Things Market The forecast Cisco outlined for the Internet of Things (IoT) values the global market at $19 trillion over the next decade, and Canada's share is estimated at $500 billion. The Cisco forecast is more optimistic than most, but many other organizations see the IoT contributing trillions of dollars around the world. So whether the final tally is off by a trillion here or a trillion there, there is great potential in this technology, and Canada just like many other countries is ensuring it is able t…

Boldly Going to Where Others Have Gone Before Nothing sells a concept like a case study. The more detail you provide, the more confidence you elicit from the audience. I bring this up because AT&T and Axeda will be conducting a webinar with me on Thursday that should help the uninitiated gain some confidence that-whatever they have in their business, whatever their goals are in migrating to M2M-the groundwork has been laid by companies in the past.

Telit Introduces Telit ATOP 3.5G at Telematics Detroit Telit Wireless Solutions, one of the world's most prominent machine to machine module retailers, has announced a new product to come out of its recent buyout of the Automotive Telematics On-Board Unit Platform, the Telit ATOP 3.5. It is the first product to come out from the newly formed Telit Automotive Solutions division and while aimed at OEM, could be the first step in ushering in a new age of in-car activities.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review The world we live today is becoming increasingly connected, and as we become more linked to our devices, the devices themselves are forging new networks through the Internet of Things. As the machine to machine industry grows, more news and announcements are generated all the time. Let's take a look at some of the highlights in the industry from the past week.

AG Placid Partners with US Based Tazca AG Placid, a network operator in Nigeria, has partnered with US Based Tazca Connects to deploy internet access in Nigeria.

SmartAction Recognized with 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award SmartAction recently announced that its Intelligent Voice Automation solution has won the prestigious 2014 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine, which covers everything involving the machine to machine movement.

Protect Yourself from Fraud Abroad: AT&T to Pilot New Location-based Service Over the course of the past year alone, the cost of global payment card fraud grew by 10.2 percent, reaching $12.42 billion in damages, according to financial industry trade publication The Nilson Report.

SoftwareAG Introduces Internet of Things Solution Accelerator Software AG, a provider of enterprise management software, recently launched its Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Accelerator, a tightly bundled set of smart tools that help business leaders gain actionable insights from different, disparate data sources in real-time enabling them to make better business decisions.

'Connected Intersections' Aims to Improve Traffic Safety, Reduce Distraction What do pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and other people on the streets of NYC have in common? Almost all of them are using smartphones, and unfortunately, they all contribute to unsafe behavior on the streets. In 2012, New York City experienced 10,925 crashes between pedestrians and cars, and the NYPD cited "driver inattention" as the cause of about a third of all crashes, beating the next category by more than two to one. In a continued effort to raise awareness about the dangers of texting whi…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so do the numbers of companies, applications and reports each week. Here are the top machine to machine (M2M) solutions stories this week.

IBM, TransWiseway Introduce Newest IoT Buzzword: The Internet of Vehicles Machine to machine (M2M) technology means a whole new group of anagrams and terminology - the Internet of Things (IoT), the Internet of Everything (IoE), the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Customers, and now, the Internet of Vehicles.

Machine to Machine Solutions Influencing the New Retail The way we use technology is impacting almost every part of our lives, and retail is one experience that is about to drastically change. While retailers have had to adapt to the Internet in the growth of online shopping, there are many technologies that can disrupt and enhance the traditional brick and mortar experience.

Cisco Investing More in Cloud Technology as 'Internet of Everything' Expected to Become Next Technological Boom The IoT is not the final step, according to Cisco. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a more complete picture of where the future lies. Not only will people and machines be connected to the Internet, but data and process will be part of the system.

USRobotics Ships New Modem with Out-of-the-Box 3G Connectivity Global provider of machine to machine (M2M) services Telit Wireless Solutions and USRobotics have said that USRobotics' new USR3500 Courier Cellular Modem will ship with out-of-the-box 3G connectivity and mobile value added services, which will be provided by Telit m2mAir Mobile as part of an agreement between the two companies.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Machine to machine (M2M) solutions continue to change the way we communicate, work and live. As more endpoints get connected, they are able to make our lives more seamlessly connected and data more accessible and actionable. Here are the top machine to machine solutions stories this week.

Innovyze's SCADAWatch Optimizes Water Supply and Distribution Systems for Utilities Utilities that control the water, electricity and sewage in any region have to function optimally to avoid failures and prolonged breakdown, as it will hinder the lives of citizens. Water supply and distribution can be controlled if water utility operators have enough information about the system in real time. Innovyze, a provider of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, has unveiled SCADAWatch, a network data management and business optimization tool.

Algerian Government Agency Selects Gemalto for ePassport Program Gemalto, a major player in digital security, has been selected to provide the Algerian government agency "Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d'Algerie" with its Sealys eCover for ePassports and embedded eTravel software to support the country's ePassport program, as well as to increase its production capacity.

AT&T Digital Life Expands to Six New Cities AT&T's excursion into the home security market, Digital Life, is nearly one year old. Debuting in late July last year, the telecommunications giant selected six U.S. cities to preview the technology and bring AT&T into their homes in order to merge the advancement of personal security with convenience of cloud monitoring and access.

Mobile Payment and the Internet of Things Means No Checkout Lines Almost everyone enjoys shopping, but the act of waiting at the checkout line is probably one of those things equally despised by everyone, especially on the holidays. Retailers have been trying to find a seamless solution that will keep customers going in and out like a fined tuned assembly line, but until now it didn't look promising. Two technologies making this seamless experience possible are smart mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). By connecting everything, and making it acces…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review This week in machine to machine (M2M) news, featured news on connected cars, industrial M2M applications and fleet management.

AT&T, GM Announce Data Plans for Connected Car AT&T announced plans to add your General Motors vehicle to its AT&T Mobile Share Value plan.

Skkynet's ThunderCloud Alliance to Create Sensor-to-Cloud Service for Industrial M2M Skkynet Cloud Systems, a company specializing in real-time cloud information systems, recently started a joint project in Japan, named the ThunderCloud Alliance, where six companies will pool talent and experience to create a turnkey, real-time sensor-to-cloud service for the industrial M2M market.

OnAsset Intelligence Partners with Envirotrainer for Multimillion-dollar Deal Last year, machine to machine (M2M) asset tracking solutions company OnAsset Intelligence partnered with Envirotrainer, a cold chain logistics solutions provider. OnAsset will be using its SENTRY FlightSafe real-time data collection and GPS tracking technology products to track Envirotrainer's air cargo containers. Since then, the companies have been working with pharmaceutical customers and testing the new technology with global shipments. Together, they hope to increase the availability of the…

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Machine to machine (M2M) solutions are disrupting industries from transportation and home automation to manufacturing and healthcare, creating the Internet of Things (IoT). This connected era is one of the hottest tech topics, simultaneously fueling the growth of big data analytics, cloud computing and wireless networks. Here are the top machine to machine solutions stories this week.

M2Mi offers M2M, IoT Enterprise Cloud Platform through IBM Cloud Marketplace Machine to machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation, a provider of various enterprise cloud platform solutions for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors, will provide its M2M Intelligence platform solutions to the customers through the new IBM Cloud Marketplace.

Avnet Memec, Quectel Bring M2M-Focused Wireless Modules to Europe The Internet of Things is taking over industries, homes, cities and cars worldwide and Europe is no exception. Many companies are scrambling for the share of the pie in this emerging market and Quectel, a provider of wireless modules exclusively for the machine to machine (M2M) communication market, seems to be one of the top contenders. The company recently took a partnership-route to European market by signing a distributorship deal with Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc. company.

Giving the 'Gift' of Home Security and Automation - for Mother's Day Forget overpriced flowers, talking greeting cards and family dinners out, and give AT&T's Digital Lifestyle home management service for the mom who has everything and has trouble securing and managing it all - as the carrier is running a special promotion that saves new subscribers $200.

Webtech Wireless, Purple Forge Partner to Deliver Webtech 511 App for Government Agencies Webtech Wireless, provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, has partnered with Purple Forge in developing the new mobile application, Webtech 511.

Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review Connected cars, connected homes, connected cities, connected clothing and connected retailers are all examples of the growing Internet of Things (IoT), powered by machine to machine (M2M) technology. Here are the top machine to machine solutions stories this week.

Swedish M2M Service Enablers Get More Powerful with Cisco and Roxen Cisco Systems, the company that designs, manufactures and sells networking solutions, and Roxen, a Swedish software development company, providing editorial and content management software, are the latest to join the Swedish M2M Service Enablers alliance.

From Connected Cars to Connected Planes: AT&T Mobilizes the Sky with In-flight Connectivity If the Internet of Things (IoT) is really going to reach its predicted potential - like having 50 billion connected devices by 2020 - then Internet access and coverage is going to have to increase along with it. AT&T understands this, and is jumping in to provide in-flight Internet access to planes using its 4G LTE network.

Acclaro to Translate Airbiquity's Connected Car Platform in Multiple Languages The connected car is a thriving technology that has taken the automobile industry by storm in recent times. A connected car has Internet access and is usually equipped with a wireless local area network. In short, the technology Internet-enables automobiles so that the driver can remain connected to other devices inside and outside the car. The technology enables the providers to provide a number of value added services such as automatic notification of crashes, speeding, etc.

AT&T's Digital Life Reaches 75 Markets Across US as Home Automation Grows As more consumers opt for appliances, devices and systems they can control with their smartphones or tablets, home automation has quickly become one of the hottest areas of the Internet of Things. AT&T has been one of the forerunners in this space with Digital Life, its home automation platform that offers security and management tools for the connected home. Digital Life recently expanded into new markets, including Lebanon, N.H., bringing the total markets to more than 75 across the United Sta…

From Complex to Critical: The Transformation of Machine to Machine Solutions If you explained a machine to machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (IoT) application a few years ago, the technology, the concept and the strategy behind it could be summarized in one word: "complex." Today, the IoT is viewed in a different light - it's necessary, innovative and absolutely a part of the future of all industries, and development is becoming less complex.

M2M Spectrum Networks Partners with Raveon for Nationwide Network Platform Raveon Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of wireless data modems, custom OEM wireless data and GPS tracking solutions, recently partnered with M2M Spectrum Networks to provide a wireless solution for its nationwide machine to machine (M2M) network platform.

AT&T Powers Connectivity in Volvo Vehicles The machine to machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is all about partnerships, integration and collaboration. This could not be more true than in the newest generation of vehicles, which includes all different kinds of connected car features. AT&T and Volvo are the latest partnership in this space, bringing high-speed wireless connectivity from AT&T into Volvo cars.

What is Frontier Silicon's Kino 4? The rapid growth of technology is best seen through innovative products that improve the lives of people. One such product is Kino 4, the next generation digital radio chip that can power all categories of consumer digital radio devices. Created by Frontier Silicon, this new chip integrates the previous chips to offer a powerful solution for customers. In fact, Kino 4 is the most advanced radio chip in the Kino series, and it comes with many unique features.

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 Citroën 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…