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Kevin's M2M News Weekly - September 29, 2010

by Kevin Benedict

September 29, 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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Growing recognition of the global significance of M2M communications was amply demonstrated in the first meeting outside Europe of the M2M technical committee of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

media-newswire.com/release_1127812.html

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While technology races ahead, gear built into cars is increasingly left in the dust. That's about to change - your car is about to join the app revolution.

scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page...

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Advances in fleet technology, including GPS and sophisticated vehicle monitoring systems, give risk and fleet managers valuable new tools in their efforts to keep a close eye on driver behavior and to boost fleet safety and performance.

www.businessinsurance.com/article/201009...

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Telstra is making a big push into the M2M market; one that it says is worth $300 million today and will be worth in excess of $1 billion in four years time.

www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy...

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Smarter homes, with brains enabled by M2M network technologies, mobile applications for monitoring and control, and Internet connectivity are keeping homeowners in the loop.

gigaom.com/2010/09/28/smartphones-and-br...

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A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study finds that 40 percent of 2,000 consumers surveyed indicate they would be willing to pay for a remote or mobile monitoring device, such as a scale, blood pressure cuff, glucose meter o r heart rate monitor.

blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/09/08/how-much...

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Central Maine Power Company has begun a two year effort to remove 600,000 old style electric meters from every home and business it serves and replace them with digital devices that, over time, can change how people use electricity and what they pay for it.

www.pressherald.com/news/cmp-meters-get-...

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Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a cloud-based, mobile device management system for IT managers struggling to keep track of the growing number of smartphones, notebooks and other wireless devices in the workplace.

www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/hp-puts-mobil...

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Spain’s M2M market has increased. CMT, the country's regulator, reported that the number of M2M 'lines' in use rose to 1.97 million, an increase of 21 percent over the same period a year ago.

www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?c...

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The U.S. smart grid is set to boom by 2015, growing to a $9.6 billion market with smart grid management services generating $4.3 billion in revenue.

www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/Smar...

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Pike Research group predicts $200 billion in global smart grid investment from 2008 to 2015. With nearly $53 billion of that in the U.S. alone, technology companies have joined with established power systems suppliers as contestants in the power management market.

www.businessweek.com/investor/content/se...

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As millions of remote devices are linked together, the ability to better comprehend and monitor the operational quilt will be increased. As a result, overall productivity will be enha nced. The M2M Switch infuses new life into the business to business (B2B) M2M market.

www.telecomengine.com/techzones/wireless...

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As companies small and large jostle for position in the rapidly growing smart grid market, more than $2.75 billion will be spent on core technologies for the sector in 2010.

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

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Ford’s new, high tech Interceptors will feature its SYNC in-vehicle connectivity system, as well as numerous sensing technologies designed for safety, such as a reverse sensing system and a blind spot information system that uses r adar sensors to detect vehicles in blind spots.

www.connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.asp...

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GPS will soon be tightly integrated with field computers and smartphones, enabling the devices to serve as a delivery mechanism for location tracking, job dispatch and vehicle diagnostics data being transported to the fleet manager or dispatcher.

m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/artic...

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Commercial airlines are interested in telemedicine to improve medical provision for customers as well as to support their staff and crew. In simple terms, better diagnosis directly benefits the airline and its passengers.

www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1921101...

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Telemedicine has great potential to improve the efficiency of healthcare in South Africa, particularly in the case of patients who live in remote areas and struggle to gain access to specialists.

www.mg.co.za/article/2010-09-27-telemedi...

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

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