June 2014


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Feature Articles



Leveraging the Internet of Things in Today’s Manufacturing Environment

In the past few years, terms such as “Industry 4.0”, “Internet of Things” and “Big Data” have become increasingly popular in the automation industry. It is interesting to see what they mean today, what they are bringing to the table in 2014, and what we expect them to mean in the next few years.


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IoT Success Dependent on Connectivity

What do an activity tracker, dog collar, golf club, refrigerator and a shipping container full of seafood all have in common? They’re examples of how diverse the Internet of Things (IoT) market already is. That diversity, and the revenue opportunity, will grow as more OEMs see value in embedding wireless connectivity in their products and as module costs continue to decline. By the end of this decade, the global IoT market will grow to roughly 212 billion devices and $8.9 trillion, IDC predicts. But that opportunity comes with a host of challenges.


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  Sponsored Announcement

Internet of Things West Announced

Off the heels of the highly successful Internet of Things North America Conference, Webcom Communications is proud to announce its newest event - Internet of Things West. IoT West will be held November 6-7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. co-located with two complementary events: Remote Monitoring and Control 2014 and the 2014 Antenna Systems Conference.


“Our inaugural event, Internet of Things North America, has demonstrated the intense interest by end-users in commercial, industrial and government markets seeking to harness the enormous advantages of IoT technologies for improving their operational performance, as well as by product and service providers seeking to capture new business development opportunities,” said Nick Depperchmidt, conference chairman, Internet of Things West. “This new venue will bring the same educational focus and technology showcase to a convenient location in the Western United States.”


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  Industry News

Quantifying the Internet of Things Market

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem. - click here to read more


Wearable Technology for Animals – a $2.6 Billion Market Worth Watching

Wearable technology for humans is all the rage. As “the next big thing”, it involves head-on clashes between some of the largest companies on the planet. Those interested in such technologies would therefore be wise to take a look at wearable technology for animals. - click here to read more


30 Percent More Americans Prefer Smart Watches Over Activity Trackers

Consumers are most likely to purchase a smart watch compared with other mobile sensing wearable technology products, according to global technology research firm, ON World. - click here to read more


GetWireless Partners With VisTracks To Bring Connected Car Program To Bluegrass Cellular

GetWireless has recently partnered with VisTracks, the developer of SnapTraq fleet tracking software, to provide a turn-key fleet tracking solution, also known as “Connected Car”, using an OBDII Modem connected to the CDMA network operated by Bluegrass Cellular. - click here to read more


ThingWorx and Telenor Connexion Launch Collaboration

ThingWorx and Telenor Connexion have formed a collaboration designed to make it simpler and quicker for companies to realize the promise of a smart, connected world. The two companies see this as the start of a long-term alliance that will accelerate the introduction of innovative new connected business solutions and services. - click here to read more


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  New Products

Podsystem’s M2M Solution to Enable Expansion of M2M Applications Across US and EU

Podsystem has launched a new solution from its specialist M2M division that enables customers in the US to expand their M2M businesses into Europe. - click here to read more


High Reliability Flexible Circuits for the Medical Marketplace – Design Brief

A new paper from Tech-Etch describes processes necessary to manufacture high reliability flexible circuits used in the diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring, cardiac management and life science industries. - click here to read more


Integrasys Introduces Satmotion for Google Glass

Integrasys has released the Satmotion Pocket remote commissioning solution for Google Glass. As the first Google Glass App especially design for the satellite industry. - click here to read more


Pulse Electronics Introduces Hot Rod Family of I-Bar Chokes for Automotive Networks

Pulse Electronics Corp. has introduced the Hot Rod product family of I-Bar chokes for automotive networks, a new concept to provide EMC/EMI protection for automotive electronics. - click here to read more



Event Listings


Remote 2014 Conference Preliminary Program Released


The 2014 Remote Monitoring and Control Conference has released its preliminary program. Combined with its SCADA 101 workshop, Remote 2014 will provide the most complete educational experience for managers and operators of remote and distributed equipment looking to learn more about recent advances in SCADA, remote networking/telemetry, M2M, cyber and physical security and onsite power. View the Program


For More Information about Speaking at Remote 2014: Contact Nick Depperschmidt or 800-803-9844 x.111


For More Information about Sponsoring or Exhibiting at Remote 2014: Contact Scott Webster or 917-445-6122



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