machine-to-machine

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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…

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…

All Eyes on IDF 2010

By Kevin Curry It’s Fall once again which means one thing – it’s time for the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. In many recent years at IDF we have seen many new technologies revealed such as RF ID tags, small form factor computing boards, leading edge silicon manufacturing processes, smart home technologies, intelligent in-vehicle technologies, and predictions beyond Moore’s Law…

M2M, the Buzzword

By Nikhil Chauhan The one I am referring to is an abbreviation of Machine to Machine.It's simply a communication mechanism between machines or devices. The communication is done with minimal or no human intervention, hence the term machine. If interested, Wikipedia has a much more elaborate definition here.M2M is getting a lot of traction within the connected device community because…