It was a busy week in the machine-to-machine (M2M) sector. Here are some of the major stories.
Oil and gas companies are facing constant pressure to improve productivity, safety and compliance. Several companies in the sector are turning to enterprise mobility solutions. In response, Flowfinity Wireless, which specializes in enterprise mobile application software, announced an enterprise mobility solution for streamlining oil and gas operations in the field.
In another story, Broadcom is getting involved in the growing interest for wearable technology. It has just announced a Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform. It is used in connected mobile devices. Also, WICED Direct lets original equipment manufacturers “design accessories, clothing and other wearable sensors that connect and transfer data to smart mobile devices and the cloud,” according to a company announcement.
In addition, it was reported how The Internet of things (IoT) is the next evolution of the Internet, where products of all types and capabilities are connected. There may be 30 billion connected devices by 2020. In connection with this trend, ARM (News - Alert) has acquired Sensinode Oy, a provider of software technology for the IoT.
In still another report, CradlePoint, a provider of 3G/4G wireless networking solutions for distributed enterprises, recently announced that M2M Evolution Magazine has named the company’s COR IBR600 Integrated Broadband Router the winner of the 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award. The router is designed for critical business and enterprise applications that require round the clock connectivity.
With its compact size, sleek metal case, mounting bracket, and external mobile broadband and Wi-Fi antennas, COR is well-suited for use in high-availability applications like ATMs, kiosks, surveillance, and vehicles. The solution also supports traditional wired data networks like DSL or cable, and provides maximum network flexibility.