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Kevin's M2M News Weekly - November 10, 2010

by Kevin Benedict

November 10, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market.

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M2M represents both a new set of uses for mobile technology and a new source of revenue for mobile operators, and Sprint is aggressively investing in this area.

www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/2...

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The emergence of mobile health - or mHealth - presents a new opportunity to enhance disease prevention and management by allowing health related data collection beyond the traditional bounds of the clinic or hospital.

www.cellular-news.com/story/46273.php

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Around 200 business leaders and experts at the World Smart Grid China Focus forum have agreed that China had great potential in developing a smart power grid.

www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStock...

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US giant GE has announced plans to invest $432 million in four ‘centres of excellence’ dedicated to the design and manufacture of a new generation of smart fridges and freezers.

www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/3494

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The next generation of smart meters will allow computing, telecommunications, internet, broadband and cable networks to be integrated with appliances and with the electrical grid.

www.thedanielislandnews.com/artman2/publ...

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With the convergence of wireless technology and genomics, many env ision a future in which an individual’s pharmacy needs are stored on a smart card that they would then share with physicians.

lajollalight.com/2010/10/13/wireless-hea...

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Global revenue from sales of Wireless Wide Area Networking modules for M2M systems are set to rise nearly sevenfold from 2010 to 2014.

www.cellular-news.com/story/46222.php

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Patient monitoring systems are emerging in response to increased healthcare needs of an aging population, new wireless technologies, better video and monitoring technologies, decreasing healthcare resources, an emphasis on reducing hospital days, and proven cost effectiveness.

press.forestlaneshul.com/remote-wireless...

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Increasing numbers of clinicians use the iPad because of its light weight, its battery life, and the easy of keeping it clean.

blogs.forbes.com/johnfarrell/2010/11/03/...

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ORBCOMM Inc., a global satellite data communications company focusing on M2M communications, announced total revenues for the third quarter of $13.9 million, an increase of 97.9 percent from the third quarter of 2009.

www.marketwatch.com/story/orbcomm-report...

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ILS Technology has announced that Florida Atlantic University will unveil the ILST M2M Application Platform at the University's new College of Engineering & Computer Science "living-learning laboratory. This will enable students and faculty to collaborate on education, research and development of innovative new services and applications such as M2M and Secure Remote A ccess Solutions.

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/...

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USAT Corp. has recently announced the launch of an M2M Connectivity Web Store. This Web store is an expansion of service for USAT and adds another layer of convenience for the company's critical infrastructure clientele who require around the clock access to information.

eworldwire.com/pressreleases/211925

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The future of medicine is wireless. That’s what cardiologist and geneticist Eric Topol says in a new video, where he explains how we’ll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions.

www.smartplanet.com/business/blog/smart-...

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Sensing Planet has introduced its novel cloud-based sensor platform that would support instrumentation, control and management of a sensor network on a real time basis.
www.azosensors.com/Details.asp?newsID=13...

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Sensors that could be implanted in the body to collect data about fracture healing are being developed by Turkish and American researchers.

www.elements-science.co.uk/2010/05/sensi...

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All fleet owners and fleet managers seek cost effective ways to optimize fleet fuel consumption. GPS fleet tracking technology can be one of the most cost effective means to optimize fuel consumption.

www.fieldtechnologies.com/how-to-immedia...

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Canadian mobile modem maker Sierra Wireless Inc. reported a third quarter profit boosted by strong revenue from its growing M2M communications unit and tighter cost control.

www.reuters.com/article/idUSN03143441201...

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Novatel Wireless reported Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Enfora for about $64.5 million in a move to enhance its drive into the M2M market.

www.informationweek.com/news/infrastruct...

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Mobile Applications and Their Real Value
Flexible Mobile Solutions – The Great Debate
Questions About Enterprise Mobility and Recent Industry Developments
Security and Enterprise Mobility
iPad Databases, Gartner and Enterprise Mobility
Custom Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
SAP’s Perfect Plant and Enterprise Mobility

Recent Interviews by Kevin Benedict

Sybase's Shawn McEwen on Enterprise Mobility and ClickSoftware
Dr. Moshe BenBassat, Founder ClickSoftware
ClickSoftware's SVP of Alliances Nigel Clark
ClickSoftware's Simon Morris, VP Marketing
ClickSoftware's Senior VP of Worldwide Sales Zvi Piritz
ClickSoftware's Dmitri Krasik on Enterprise Mobility

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Also available are Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly and Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly.

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