Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications in the Cloud

  • November 2012
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  • Mind Commerce Publishing
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  • 113 pages

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications has brought the concept of connected devices to a whole new level, targeting virtual every sphere of human endeavor including government, defense, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, retail, smartgrid, extraction industries, and more. M2M in the cloud will amplify the implementation significantly, allow for significant efficiency improvements, and optimal operational effectiveness.
This research evaluates the current state and future prospects of M2M in the cloud. The report addresses business opportunities for M2M applications in many key industry sectors. The report includes analysis of mobile network operator M2M deployments and positioning relative to the cloud. This research also includes analysis of major M2M vendors. This report will enable the reader to understand the technologies and critical integration and operational issues. This report is a must for anyone with a vested interest specifically in M2M cloud integration and/or operations as well as anyone that needs to better understand the factors driving cost reduction, performance and effectiveness improvements for M2M based services.

Target Audience: 

-Cloud service providers
-2M services companies
-Mobile network operators
-M2M application developers
-M2M infrastructure providers

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents: 

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5
2.0 INTRODUCTION 6
3.0 SECTION I - WHAT IS THE “CLOUD” 9
3.1 CHARACTERISTICS 10
3.2 BACKGROUND 11
3.3 ADOPTION 12
3.4 STRATEGIC FIT FOR CLOUD ADOPTION 12
3.5 PRESENT STATUS 13
3.6 CURRENT ISSUES 14
4.0 SECTION II -M2M AND CLOUD INTEGRATION 16
4.1 APPLICATION BENEFITS OF M2M USING CLOUD 17
4.2 ANALYSIS 20
4.3 FUTURE PROSPECTS WITH CLOUD 21
5.0 SECTION III -AMR IN THE CLOUD 24
5.1 APPLICATION PERSPECTIVE 24
5.2 PRESENT SCENARIO 25
5.3 FUTURE APPLICATIONS 27
5.4 COMPANY ANALYSIS 28
5.4.1 COMPANY- BACSOFT 29
5.4.2 COMPANY - DATAMATIC 29
5.4.3 COMPANY - SENSUS 30
5.5 CASE STUDY 31
5.5.1 QUALITY LOG MONITORING - BACSOFT 31
5.5.2 WATER DISTRICT GOES WIRELESS AND LEAD-FREE - SENSUS 32
6.0 SECTION V - M2M AND TELECOM IN THE CLOUD 34
6.1 APPLICATION PERSPECTIVE 35
6.2 PRESENT SCENARIO 36
6.3 FUTURE APPLICATIONS 39
7.0 SECTION VI - M2M MONITORING IN THE CLOUD 42
7.1 APPLICATION PERSPECTIVE 43
7.2 PRESENT SCENARIO 44
7.3 FUTURE APPLICATIONS 47
7.4 COMPANY ANALYSIS 49
7.4.1 COMPANY - AIRIQ 49
7.4.2 COMPANY - KORE TELEMATICS 51
7.4.3 COMPANY - SENSORLOGIC 51
7.5 CASE STUDY 52
7.5.1 CASE STUDY - EXMOBABY SMART GARMENTS 52
7.5.2 CASE STUDY - UNIFIED DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS 54
8.0 SECTION VIII -SMART HOME APPLICATIONS IN THE CLOUD 56
8.1 APPLICATION PERSPECTIVE 57
8.2 PRESENT SCENARIO 59
8.3 FUTURE APPLICATIONS 60
8.4 COMPANY ANALYSIS 62
8.4.1 COMPANY - MARVELL 62
8.4.2 COMPANY - ARTISTIC 63
8.4.3 COMPANY - SMARTHOME SOLUTIONS, INC. 63
8.5 CASE STUDY 64
8.5.1 CASE STUDY - AVSYNERGY SMART HOME SOLUTION 64
8.5.2 WATER-EFFICIENT FEATURES FOR HOUSING 65
9.0 SECTION IX - M2M IN CLOUD - FRAMEWORKS 67
9.1 SIERRA WIRELESS - M2M APPLICATION FRAMEWORK 69
9.2 AXEDA - M2M CLOUD INTEGRATION FRAMEWORK 71
9.3 TRIDIUM - M2M INTEGRATION FRAMEWORK: NIAGRA 73
9.4 NGMN - WIRELESS M2M FRAMEWORK 74
9.5 ANALYSIS OF CLOUD FRAMEWORKS FOR M2M 76
9.6 LEGAL ISSUES IN M2M CLOUD APPLICATIONS/SOLUTIONS 78
9.7 SECURITY ISSUES IN M2M CLOUD APPLICATIONS/SOLUTIONS 80
10.0 COMPANY ANALYSIS 83
10.1 ATandT 83
10.1.1 OPERATION OVERVIEW 83
10.1.2 NOTABLE M2M PARTNERSHIPS ANALYSIS 84
10.2 VERIZON 86
10.2.1 OPERATION OVERVIEW 86
10.2.2 NOTABLE M2M PARTNERSHIPS ANALYSIS 87
10.2.3 M2M DOMAINS OWNERSHIP 88
10.3 TELEFONICA 89
10.3.1 OPERATION OVERVIEW 89
10.3.2 NOTABLE M2M PARTNERSHIPS ANALYSIS 91
10.3.3 M2M DOMAINS OWNERSHIP 92
10.4 TELENOR 93
10.4.1 OPERATION OVERVIEW 93
10.4.2 NOTABLE M2M PARTNERSHIPS ANALYSIS 94
10.4.3 M2M DOMAINS OWNERSHIP 95
10.5 SPRINT 96
10.5.1 OPERATION OVERVIEW 97
10.5.2 NOTABLE M2M PARTNERSHIPS ANALYSIS 98
10.5.3 M2M DOMAINS OWNERSHIP 99
11.0 SECTION X - M2M IN CLOUD - THE ROAD AHEAD 100
11.1 TECHNOLOGY and COMMUNICATIONS 101
11.2 SUBSCRIPTION and SERVICES 102
11.3 IPTV and CLOUD 103
11.4 GAMING and M2M CLOUD 104
11.5 NFC and M2M CLOUD 106
11.5.1 M2M CLOUD and SMART HOMES 108
12.0 SECTION XI - M2M IN CLOUD CONCLUSIONS 111
12.1 CONCLUSIONS 111

List of Figures

Figure 1 - The M2M Cloud 9
Figure 2 - Prioritize Cloud Application and Services 20
Figure 3 - The Exmobaby Suit 53
Figure 4 - Average Daily Time Usage 57
Figure 5 - Sierra M2M Framework 69
Figure 6 Axeda M2M Framework 71
Figure 7 -ATandT Partnership overview 84
Figure 8 - ATandT Domain Ownership 85
Figure 9 Verizon Partnership Overview 87
Figure 10 - Verizon Domain Overview 88
Figure 11-Telefonica Partnership Overview 91
Figure 12 - Telefonica domain overview 92
Figure 13 - Telenor Partnership Overview 94
Figure 14Telenor Domain Overview 95
Figure 15 Sprint Partnership Overview 98
Figure 16 Sprint Domain Overview 99

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