As usual, Embedded M2M Solutions space had a lot to offer this past week. While a market research firm reported tremendous growth in this sector, others were inking partnership deals. Plus, a service provider unwrapped a plug-and-play fleet management solution for government entities.
For example, TMCnet contributor Shamila Janakiraman reported that Sprint will be providing Geotab plug-and-play fleet management solutions for states, local government entities and authorized non-profit organizations when they place orders through the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA/NASPO) cooperative purchasing contract. Officials explained that the WSCA/NASPO serves as a national consortium of states aiming to facilitate multi-state contracting. State and local government entities can benefit from quick access to quality services via such contracts, reported Janakiraman.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is the flow of data that takes place from one machine to another through a network gateway. This form of communication offers a lot of benefits for businesses and individuals alike. From a business point of view, it streamlines operations and makes it more efficient and also increases customer satisfaction. Further, it helps businesses to meet compliance requirements as they come up. Consequently, the M2M industry has made rapid strides during the last few years. It is expected that in the future more businesses around the world will embrace M2M technology to deliver superior customer satisfaction. As a result, more and more companies are gearing up their infrastructure to offer M2M services to their corporate clients, reported market watcher Analysys (News - Alert) Mason. The data gathered by the research firm shows that revenue from M2M is expected to be $10 billion in 2013 and this is likely to jump to $88 billion by 2023, reported TMCnet contributing writer Lavanya Rathnam.
In other news, ThingWorx’s M2M application platform will power Biocartis’ next-generation remote service offering. The M2M platform will also enable Biocartis to deliver remote instrument connectivity and M2M applications, and use high-value remote services to extend its molecular diagnostics solution for its customers and partners.
Finally, TMCnet contributor Meenakshi Shankar reported that communications infrastructure provider Arqiva is expanding its relationship with satellite specialist Newtec. This time, the company has signed a major framework deal for the Newtec (News - Alert) M6100 Satellite Broadcast Modulator to upgrade parts of its network.