M2M

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Analytics and the ‘Internet of Things’

By Gareth Noyes Analytics has become a major buzzword these days, whether in the realm of connected devices, the Internet of Things, web analytics or big data business analytics.  In the context of the Internet of Things, I thought I’d share some observations on different analytics paradigms and use cases. One common analytics model is what could be termed “store-and-analyze-later,”…
Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

By Santhosh Nair     The healthcare industry is embracing the 'Internet of Things.' From the advent of mHealth, to healthcare personnel bringing their own devices into the hospitals, to consolidations that are happening up and down the value chain, the healthcare industry is finally embracing its version of the Internet. It’s a topic that I discussed recently in a…

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…

Industrial Automation and the Cloud

By Alexander Damisch We’re hearing so much about the cloud lately – and I get asked often what cloud computing means in the context of industrial automation and about the benefits delivered, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my thoughts on the cloud as it pertains to industrial automation.  It's a topic I recently covered in a Q&A session for…

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…

Cloud to Service Endpoints – The Missing Link

By Paul Anderson I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat. And… at the time, a phone was an elegantly designed electro-mechanical work of art, and it was fun to take them apart to try and…

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…

The Dawn of a Paradigm Shift in Embedded Device Software Security

By Marc Brown The number of connected embedded and mobile devices is increasing exponentially, predicted to be in excess of 50 billion by 2020.  The lion’s share of this growth is expected to come from traditional market segments where there is an increasing push to transform sensing equipment to more autonomous embedded control, real-time telemetry, and proactive diagnostics. We all know…