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A Practical Approach to the Internet of Things

The market opportunities around the Internet of Things (IoT) are substantial for Intel,  McAfee, Wind River, along with their ecosystem and the industry at large. But in a practical sense, how should businesses approach IoT? How can they start optimizing their processes and how do they ensure security? I recently caught up with a couple of experts to find out: Adam Burns, Director of Strategic Planning and…

The Future of the RTOS is Driving the Internet of Things

By Bill Graham Real-time operating systems (RTOS) are having to become increasingly sophisticated – they must satisfy performance demands, offer hard real-time response and handle memory constraints, but increasingly they also need to deliver capabilities demanded by the new, highly connected, security conscious, remotely managed world of machine to machine (M2M) networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Intelligent devices…

A Whole New ‘Internet of Things’ World

By Jens Wiegand The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming not only businesses, but also our lives. The ability of intelligent devices to perceive and respond to the environment around them makes them incredibly valuable for complex decision-making in a broad range of industries. The growth potential is explosive: billions of units are generating more than $1 trillion in revenue…

Biggest Predictions for M2M

By Brian Vezza With the end of the year around the corner, I've been thinking about what's to come on the machine-to-machine (M2M) front.  Overall, I believe we’ll see a tremendous acceleration in the investment and adoption of M2M devices, systems, applications and services.  This will be due to two primary factors: opportunity and necessity.  The opportunity of M2M gets the most interest with predictions of…

Simplifying M2M

By Brian Vezza Today Wind River is taking a significant step forward in simplifying machine-to-machine (M2M) development for our customers.  We announced the Wind River Intelligent Device Platform which builds upon Wind River’s operating system and tools leadership with M2M middleware to make it easier to design, build, and operate M2M or smart connected devices. As I’ve written before, M2M devices…

An M2M Step in the Right Direction

By Brian Vezza Today is an exciting day for companies looking to implement M2M-based devices and services, as well as for Wind River.  We have announced a collaboration with Digi International to deliver a new family of Digi-branded machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions that will enable us to significantly expand our M2M footprint.  Digi M2M Solution Builder kit will be based on…

Do-It-Yourself M2M Challenges

By Brian Vezza Following up on my last blog post, I’d like to explore the concept of do-it-yourself (DIY) M2M.  For companies just starting M2M projects, a DIY approach can look attractive.  This holds true for both companies building devices with M2M functionality and for those deploying devices and M2M services. But here’s the challenge, to borrow a quote, “you…

M2M: Smarter than Ever (But Still Misunderstood)

By Brian Vezza Within the next few years, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices will account for more than half of all connected devices shipped annually. Think about that for a minute. There will be more M2M devices shipped each year than PCs, cell phones, tablets, set-top boxes, and gaming platforms put together. There are already hundreds of millions of M2M devices (if…