Machine to Machine Solutions Featured Articles

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.
07/23/2014

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…
07/23/2014

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 …
07/23/2014

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.
07/23/2014

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.
07/22/2014

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.
07/21/2014

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.
07/19/2014

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.
07/18/2014

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.
07/17/2014

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.
07/17/2014

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…
07/16/2014

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.
07/07/2014

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?
07/07/2014

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.
07/07/2014

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.
07/07/2014

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.
07/03/2014

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.
06/28/2014

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 …
06/26/2014

CSR Announced Strong Bluetooth Smart Growth CSR has announced that it has seen strong and growing year-on-year demand for Bluetooth Smart technology.
06/25/2014

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.
06/24/2014

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.
06/23/2014

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;
06/21/2014

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…
06/21/2014

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.
06/19/2014

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 …
06/19/2014

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.
06/18/2014

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.
06/17/2014

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.
06/14/2014

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.
06/11/2014

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…
06/11/2014

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.
06/11/2014

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.
06/09/2014

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.
06/06/2014

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.
06/06/2014

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.
06/06/2014

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.
06/05/2014

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.
06/03/2014

'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…
06/02/2014

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.
05/31/2014

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.
05/30/2014

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.
05/30/2014

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.
05/30/2014

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.
05/30/2014

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.
05/24/2014

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.
05/22/2014

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.
05/22/2014

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.
05/21/2014

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…
05/21/2014

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.
05/17/2014

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.
05/16/2014

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.
05/15/2014

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…
05/12/2014

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.
05/10/2014

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.
05/08/2014

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.
05/08/2014

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.
05/08/2014

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.
05/06/2014

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.
05/03/2014

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.
04/30/2014

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.
04/29/2014

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.
04/28/2014

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…
04/28/2014

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.
04/25/2014

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.
04/17/2014

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.
04/16/2014

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.
04/16/2014

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…
04/15/2014

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.
04/15/2014

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.
04/10/2014

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.
04/09/2014

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.
04/09/2014

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 …
04/08/2014

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.
04/07/2014

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.
04/05/2014

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)?
04/04/2014

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.
04/03/2014

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.
04/03/2014

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.
04/03/2014

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.
04/01/2014

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.
03/31/2014

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.
03/28/2014

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.).
03/27/2014

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.
03/27/2014

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…
03/25/2014

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…
03/22/2014

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.
03/21/2014

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.
03/21/2014

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).
03/20/2014

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.
03/18/2014

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!
03/15/2014

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.
03/12/2014

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.
03/11/2014

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.
03/10/2014

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…
03/08/2014

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…
03/07/2014

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.
03/06/2014

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.
03/05/2014

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.
03/05/2014

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.
03/03/2014

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!
03/01/2014

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…
02/28/2014

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.
02/27/2014

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.
02/26/2014

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.
02/24/2014

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…
02/22/2014

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…
02/21/2014

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.
02/21/2014

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.
02/20/2014

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.
02/20/2014

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…
02/20/2014

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…
02/15/2014

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.
02/14/2014

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!
02/14/2014

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.
02/14/2014

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 …
02/12/2014

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.
02/12/2014

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.
02/12/2014

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…
02/08/2014

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…
02/06/2014

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.
02/06/2014

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.
02/04/2014

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.
02/04/2014

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.
02/04/2014

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 …
02/01/2014

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.
01/31/2014

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.
01/30/2014

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…
01/30/2014

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.
01/30/2014

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.
01/29/2014

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.
01/28/2014

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…
01/28/2014

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!
01/25/2014

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.
01/23/2014

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.
01/23/2014

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.
01/20/2014

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.
01/20/2014

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…
01/18/2014

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.
01/15/2014

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.
01/14/2014

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.
01/14/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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.
01/13/2014

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!
01/11/2014

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.
01/10/2014

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.
01/09/2014

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.
01/09/2014

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).
01/09/2014

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.
01/08/2014

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.
01/08/2014