March 2015



Feature Article



Merging OT and IT on the Internet of Things

Mike Fahrion, Lead IoT Strategist and Director of IoT, B+B SmartWorx


I’ve heard some interesting comments about IoT lately. At one show, a rep from one of the global cellular providers told me that the growth curve in data plans for IoT M2M devices hadn’t turned out to be as explosive as his company had expected it to be. At another show, an engineer expressed the fear that all of his existing infrastructure would soon become hopelessly obsolete.  That contrasts with yet another engineer, who assured me that it would be a long time before even wired Ethernet was well established enough to be trusted in industrial M2M. - Read the Full Article


Communications Testing & Measurement Solutions for the Mobile M2M Industry

Todd Cotts, Director, Product Management, Mosaik Solutions


Anyone observing or participating in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry today knows the industry is growing rapidly, with the number of M2M connected devices predicted to reach 20 billion by 2022, according to Machina Research (a trade group for mobile device makers).  The clear advantage of M2M is that companies can now connect, monitor, manage, and optimize various devices remotely, without the added costs and inefficiencies of being there physically. - Read the Full Article



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  Industry News

Invisibility Central to $80 Billion Wearable Market by 2020

Juniper Research has revealed the key technologies that it believes will become the most disruptive by 2020. The new report ‘The World in 2020 – A Technology Vision’ is being offered as a free download in celebration of the launch of its new online research platform. The report argues that invisible wearables (i.e. wearables indistinguishable from non-smart technology) are likely to see significant adoption before the end of the decade. - click here to read more


Internet of Things: Herding Cats

Many people tell us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than the narrow definition of systems based on IP addressed microcontrollers with sensors. At over $9 billion, the RFID market is huge, profitable and maturing but much growth is still in prospect on IDTechEx analysis in its annual research of the industry, RFID Forecast, Players and Opportunities 2014-2024. - click here to read more


LoRa Alliance To Officially Debuts

A group of Industry leaders has announced that they have officially formed the LoRa Alliance, creating the largest standards-based effort to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). The LoRa Alliance has achieved an extremely high interest level since announcing its formation plans this January, according to Inventures. - click here to read more


Wind River Unveils IoT-Enabled Product Portfolio

Wind River has enhanced and expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the system-level opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, the company has created an IoT professional services offering to assist customers with the creation and deployment of IoT applications. - click here to read more

  New Products

European MVNE Teleena Launches a Hosted HLR/HSS Solution for M2M/IoT Players

Teleena – the  mobile service enabler (MVNE) has launched its in-house developed Home Location Register (HLR). The benefits of this software-based HLR include improved scalability, and lower operational cost. Built to support its current customer base, Teleena will also offer capacity on its new HLR to 3rd parties as a hosted managed solution (HLR/HSS as a Service, so called HaaS). - click here to read more


Semitrex Addresses Global Energy Crisis with Technology for More Efficient Power Consumption

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a worldwide energy shortage is upon us. There just isn’t enough power in the grid to supply everyone all the time. Semitrex, a fabless semiconductor company, is addressing energy consumption through its energy efficient Power Supply System(s) on a Chip (PSSoC). - click here to read more


Laird Delivers Bluetooth Connectivity for Legacy, OS-Backed Devices

A new dongle that enables sophisticated, legacy equipment to be converted for mobile or wireless use is being introduced by Laird. Legacy devices that have an operating system (OS) and a USB port, but no in-built Bluetooth or BLE functionality can be easily converted to wireless with Laird’s new BT900-US series. - click here to read more


Moxa MXstudio Management Software Identifies Network Traffic Issues in Real-Time

Moxa, a provider of communication infrastructure solutions supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the next generation of its MXstudio network management software suite. - click here to read more


CNH Industrial Selects Quake Global’s QPRO Modem for Its SiteWatch Telematics Solution

Quake Global, Inc.  has formed a partnership with CNH Industrial that expands and strengthens Quakes position in the M2M communications market. CNH Industrial has integrated Quake’s QPRO product to enhance its CASE SiteWatch and New Holland Construction Fleet Force telematics platforms. QPRO is a flexible product platform utilized today by many OEMs. - click here to read more



Event Listings


Remote 2015 Conference Dates Announced


Webcom Communications is proud to announce that its Remote Monitoring and Control Conference will once again be held in Las Vegas, NV. on Nov. 5-6. This conference will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.


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