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Recognized experts from the M2M industry share insights and views on the present and future of the Machine-to-Machine markets and technologies
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Short range technologies such as Wi-Fi, BLE, 6Lowpan and Zigbee are set to dominate M2M connections; they will account for 77% of all M2M devices by the end of 2023.¹ A new wireless connectivity technology may soon be joining and complementing this group: visual light communications (VLC).VLC, also termed as Li-Fi (Light Fidelity), uses visible light spectrum and an innovative modulation technique known as SIM-OFDM, to communicate between...
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An increasingly diverse range of access technologies are being used for the M2M connectivity which will underpin the Internet of Things.In a recent Machina Research report¹ we examined the plethora of standards that are being used for M2M. There has been a noticeable recent expansion to the already broad range of technologies available, including Bluetooth Low Energy and a range of low power wide area (LPWA) technologies from firms such as Neul and Sigfox which...
[read When it comes to spectrum for M2M technologies, unlicensed doesn’t mean do-as-you-please]
There are major growth opportunities for utility companies through smart meters and smart home platforms, provided they address quality and consumer driven issues.According to mobile phone giant, Vodafone, in its latest M2M barometer report, 20% of utilities and energy firms have now adopted smart grid and smart metering systems, and 17% have also introduced smart home and office offerings — a category that includes home automation, intelligent...
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Utilities are driving much of the action in consumer M2M – but it’s a disruptive technology for suppliers and needs careful quality control.Players in the world of M2M communications are focusing on one of the fastest growing application sectors: energy and utilities. Consumer-based equipment such as smart meters and internet-controlled heating controls will be rolled out to possibly hundreds of millions of...
[read Utilities – from risky business to smart, successful connectivity]
[read Are M2M security solutions necessary for IoT?]