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End-to-End M2M, Sixth Edition

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is an emerging technology and industry sub-segment poised to change the way that business is conducted, impacting everything from traditional telephony and IT operations to ERP, SCM, public safety, homeland security, and more.

Written by industry experts who have actually designed, implemented and operated M2M applications, End-to-End M2M Fifth Edition provides invaluable information for anyone seeking to better understand the technology, applications, business and regulatory issues. This research distinguishes itself from other publications on this topic by providing the reader with an understanding of M2M, the technologies involved in M2M, reasons to use M2M, key M2M applications, challenges in deploying M2M, and more.

This latest version of our comprehensive M2M research includes:

  • Analysis of M2M in the Cloud
  • Global M2M solutions market analysis
  • Global M2M market forecasts through 2020
  • Analysis of many current and emerging M2M applications across various industry verticals
  • M2M strategies for mobile network operators including AT&T, China Mobile, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica, Verizon, and Vodafone

Companies in Report:

  • Aether Wire
  • AIRDESK
  • Alien Technology
  • Ambient Devices
  • AT&T
  • Augusta Systems
  • Axeda
  • Cadi Scientific
  • CardioNet
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Cimetrics
  • Comverge/6D
  • controlGen
  • Crossbow Technology
  • Datasweep
  • Digi International
  • Dust
  • Echelon
  • eDevice
  • Ember Corporation
  • emWare
  • Espial
  • FleetBoss Telematics
  • Geotab
  • Hitachi Communication Technologies
  • IBM
  • Industrial Objects
  • Intermac
  • Isochron
  • Itron
  • Jasper Wireless
  • KORE Telematics
  • Lantronix
  • MeshNetworks
  • Millennial Net
  • NetSilicon
  • nPhase
  • Numerex
  • Oceana Sensor
  • Opto 22
  • Questra
  • Radiant RFID
  • Sensoria
  • SensorLogic
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Skybility
  • SmartSignal
  • SmartSynch
  • Sprint
  • TCM Enginy
  • Tekelec
  • Telefonica
  • Telemetric
  • Telenor
  • Texi AS
  • ThingMagic
  • Tridium
  • ValidSoft
  • Versus Technology
  • Wavenis Technology
  • Wireless Innovation
  • XcelleNet
  • Xsilogy
  • Zetron

Table of Contents

M2M 101: Definition and History

  • M2M Building Blocks
  • M2M Evolution
  • The major components of M2M
  • Top ten things to consider while procuring M2M Services
  • Wireless M2M Devices
  • Wireless Transport of M2M Data to and from the Monitoring Facility
  • The Back-end Operations and Support Infrastructure
  • M2M verticals & insights
  • Operational values of M2M
  • Strategic Value
  • M2M Connectivity
  • M2M Visualization
  • M2M Solution Building Blocks: a More In-Depth View
  • The Machine The Customer Intends To Monitor And Control
  • The In-Field Hardware Device Created By The Hardware Vendor
  • Wireless Network
  • The Back-End Server
  • The Internet
  • The Customer Facility For Monitoring And Controlling The Machines

Part Two: M2M Technology

  • The Field-Deployed Hardware And Firmware Technology
  • Analog to Digital Converter, Digital to Analog Converter (ADC / DAC)
  • Memory
  • Input / Output (I/O)
  • Power Module
  • Processor and Clock
  • Wireless Service Technology and Protocols
  • GSM- (Global System Mobile)
  • CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)
  • WiMAX
  • The Technologies
  • GPRS (General Purpose Radio Service)
  • 1xRTT or CDMA2000
  • High-Level Features Of 3G Wireless
  • Immediacy
  • Packet Switched- Internet Protocol (IP) Compatibility
  • Spectrum Efficiency
  • CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data Protocol)
  • Control Channel - SMS, Analog Control Channel.
  • SMS-The Short Message Service
  • The Advantages of SMS
  • Wireless Technology Recommendation for M2M
  • GSM-SMS
  • CDMA-1xRTT
  • WiFi
  • WiMAX
  • ZigBee
  • 6LoWPAN
  • PRIVACY AND SECURITY ISSUES
  • Fragmentation and Slow Growth
  • Challenges
  • M2M Solution Deployment Challenges
  • Latest and upcoming Technologies for Telecom in the M2M Domain
  • Picocell
  • Femtocell
  • MicroCells
  • Technology in use
  • Prototype of Zeppelin Based Communication Backbone
  • Overview
  • Product Analysis
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • LTE
  • RFID in a Nutshell
  • Embedded Systems
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Networked Embedded Systems
  • Power Aware Computing
  • Security in Embedded Systems
  • System-on-Chip Design
  • Testing of Embedded Core-Based Integrated Circuits
  • Embedded Applications
  • Automotive Networks
  • Industrial Automation
  • Intelligent Sensors
  • Technology Strategy
  • Hardware Budget
  • Scope of Deployment-Domestic or International
  • Ease of Creating The Application
  • Wireless Service Options
  • Wireless Access Costs
  • Further Technology Considerations
  • IP Addresses: Static, Dynamic and Persistent
  • Back-end Server Technology
  • Gateway to Wireless Carrier or Service Provider
  • 3G-GPRS, 1xRTT Packet
  • Delivery of SMS to the Internet
  • Server That Processes Inbound And Outbound M2M Messages
  • Adds A Layer Of Security
  • Provides Billing Services
  • Enables Customer Care
  • Logs and Manages Traffic
  • Interprets inbound and outbound M2M messages.
  • Latest Developments & Market Segment
  • Cloud
  • SAAS (Software as a service)
  • Location as a Service (LaaS)
  • Characteristics
  • Background
  • Adoption
  • Strategic fit for Cloud Adoption
  • Present Status
  • Current Issues
  • M2M & Cloud integration
  • Application benefits of M2M using Cloud
  • Analysis
  • Future prospects with cloud
  • M2M Market Segments
  • M2M in Automation
  • M2M in Telecommunication
  • M2M in Energy and Smart Metering System
  • M2M in Healthcare
  • M2M in Transport & Tracking
  • M2M in Public Safety
  • PART - Two -B- RFID
  • Automatic Identification Systems
  • Barcode systems
  • Optical character recognition
  • Biometric procedures
  • Fingerprinting procedures (dactyloscopy)
  • Smart cards
  • Memory cards
  • Microprocessor cards
  • RFID systems
  • Components of an RFID System
  • Types of RFID Systems
  • Types of Tags
  • Passive Tags
  • Semi Passive RFID Tags
  • Active RFID Tags
  • Active Tags with Sensors/GPS
  • Difference between Active and Passive RFID
  • Application Field
  • Comparison between RFID and the different available tracking techniques.

Part 3: M2M Business Dynamics

  • Why M2M is taking place-what happened
  • M2M Opportunities: Services Companies Can Offer
  • Hardware Services
  • Wireless Devices
  • Custom Interfaces
  • Standards Approval
  • Manufacturing
  • Support
  • Wireless Services
  • Software and Back-End Services
  • Revenue Models
  • Recurring Revenue Flow
  • Current Situation and Analysis of M2M
  • Current Status on various Verticals of M2M
  • Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS)
  • M2M Legacy Solutions
  • Wireless M2M
  • Mobile Operators
  • Electricity
  • Transportation
  • Road Traffic
  • Parking
  • Vending Machines
  • Container
  • Alarms
  • Healthcare
  • Business and Technology Strategies
  • Choosing a Wireless Service Provider
  • SIM Cards
  • Activations
  • Cost per SMS / Data Block
  • SMS / Data Retry Scheme
  • SMS Delivery Receipt
  • Store and Forward
  • Roaming
  • SLAs
  • SMS with GPRS and 3G
  • Billing Services
  • Assessing A Wireless Services Provider's Capability
  • Wireless Services Check-list
  • Wireless Service Level Agreement: Key Criteria
  • M2M - Global Market Analysis
  • Analysis on Key M2M Verticals
  • Alliances & Market Consolidations
  • Analysis on Sales of Connected Devices
  • Analysis on unified development platforms
  • Growth Analysis of M2M Consumer devices
  • Growth Potential of M2M Applications
  • Smart Grids as a major segment
  • M2M & Satellite communications - Growth and Projections 2011-2016
  • Smart Cars and Telematics - Growth Analysis
  • VAS Application Segments - Growth Analysis - 2017
  • Industrial WSNS & Overall M2M Market
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Reducing Costs By Replacing Existing Processes And Procedures
  • Increasing Efficiency Of An Operation
  • Using M2M To Remain Competitive
  • Billing Business and System Considerations
  • Wireless Carrier
  • Wireless Aggregator and VAR
  • Wireless Services Reseller
  • Itemized Billing
  • Recommended Billing Service Features
  • Accept Raw Input Data From Wireless Carrier For Any Data Technology
  • Create Single/ Multiple Invoices Based On User-Defined Rates
  • Add And Modify New And Existing Rate Plans
  • Add And Modify New And Existing Revenue Sharing Schemes
  • Create User-Defined Statistical Information Requests
  • Calculate Overages And Carry Over Amounts Of Data
  • Invoice For Local Taxes, FCC And Other Federal / State Fees
  • Indicate Roaming Instances And Invoice As Appropriate

Part Four: M2M Politics, Privacy and Regulatory.

  • M2M Regulatory issues
  • Approvals
  • GSM Conformance Testing
  • PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB)
  • M2M And Telematics: Political And Privacy Issues
  • M2M: Asset Tracking Using RFID Tags In Retail Stores
  • Telematics: Vehicle Tracking And Navigational Assistance
  • Latest Advances in M2M Segment
  • Smart Metering
  • Worldwide Implementation Status
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Mobile Banking & Secured ATM
  • From remote banking to Virtual Branch
  • m-payments
  • m-Banking scenarios
  • ATM Banking & NFC
  • M-banking via USSD/SMS
  • m-remittances
  • m-Payments
  • m-banking Anti-fraud Products

Part 5: M2M Applications and Case Studies.

  • M2M Applications
  • Utility Company Applications
  • AMR Business Dynamics
  • AMR Benefits
  • General Measurement And Detection Applications
  • Heating Venting, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Alarm, Presence and Intrusion Detection
  • Environment
  • Vending and Copier Machine Monitoring
  • Vending Machine Business Dynamics
  • Office Copiers
  • Radio Masts and Towers
  • Railroad Level Crossing
  • Parking and Traffic Control
  • Asset and Inventory Tracking / Management
  • Vehicle and Fleet Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Medical and Healthcare

Part 5a: M2M The Next Level.

  • Importance of M2M
  • M2M Employer Value Chain Analysis
  • M2M Needs From Employers Perspective
  • M2M - Taking into Account the New Age Security Threats

Part 5b: M2M Technological Advances.

  • M2M Sensors
  • M2M Sensors: challenges
  • M2M Sensor Requirement
  • M2M Sensor Networks
  • M2M Sensor Specifications
  • Latest Developments in Home Networking
  • Home Security using Sensor Networks
  • Home Entertainment Systems
  • Concepts
  • Existing Standards
  • Limitations
  • Evaluations
  • Budgeting
  • Comparison

Part 5c: M2M Communication Protocols.

  • M2M Standards for RFID
  • M2M Case Studies
  • Hypothetical Case Study
  • Integrating an M2M solution to a Field Service Repair Company
  • Enterprise Profile (FBS, Inc.)
  • Areas Of Inefficiency For FBS
  • Recommended Wireless IM (M2M) Solution Components
  • Post M2M Integration Work Flow
  • Wireless Instant Messaging Solution Costs
  • Gross Profit Analysis
  • Return on Investment Analysis
  • Case Study on Jasper Wireless: M2M Services and Application
  • About the company
  • Global SIM
  • Service Management Tool: Jasper Control Center
  • Professional Design and Certification
  • Customers
  • Latest Developments
  • Case Study: Amersam Car Park Management
  • Application Requirements
  • Amersam: The Car Park Management Company
  • Individual Monitoring of Every Parking Space
  • Monitoring and Control of Other Facility Systems
  • Author's Note
  • Case Study: BioLab
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • The Results
  • Author's Note
  • Case Study: Brookstone Equipment Co.
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Author's Note
  • Case Study: ADT - Monitoring Parolees
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Some Key Benefits Of This Solution
  • Author's Note
  • Case Study: Mobile Cardiac Telemetry
  • CardioNet
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Author's Note
  • Case Study Kansas City Power & Light
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • FleetBoss Telematics Case Studies
  • B&A Distributing, Inc., Beverage Distribution
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Maverick Materials-Building Materials Supply
  • Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Bayer AG-Inventory Management - ATplan Case Study
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • American Red Cross Case Study - Numerex
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Ballarat Health Services - Opto 22 - Australia - Case Study
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • AIRS - Advanced Incident Response System - Cisco Case Study
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Tridum - ABB Zurich - Case Study
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Cole Plumbing
  • Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Springer Equipment Forklift Sales, Parts, Service, Rentals, Leasing
  • Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Provider Profiles
  • AIRDESK
  • Airalliance™ Partner Network
  • Activation
  • Technology
  • Professional Services & Support
  • FleetBoss
  • Software, Firmware, Hardware Development
  • nPhase
  • Wireless Gateway Services
  • M2M Developer Program
  • Direct, Wireless Service Providers
  • Telemetrix
  • Case Study on U.S. Naval Air Systems Command
  • Location - Naval Air Systems Command, U.S.
  • Project - A Distributed, Intelligent Network of Unmanned Systems.
  • Company - Augusta Systems, Inc
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Case Study on United States Navy
  • Location - U.S. Navy Regional Supply Office in Norfolk, Va
  • Project - Aviation Spare Parts Tracking.
  • Company - Intermec RFID
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Location - St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway
  • Project - Using RFID for Garments and Laundry
  • Company - Texi AS
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Case Study on Heinz
  • Location - Heinz, U.S.
  • Project - Inventory Tracking.
  • Company - IBM
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Location - U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis
  • Project - Codename Land Warrior
  • Company - N.A. (U.S. Defence Research and Development)
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Case Study on Automated Meter Reading System (China Gas)
  • Location - China, Asia
  • Project - Automated Meter Reading System
  • Company - Wavenis Technology, Coronis and HowDeep Technology
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • Case Study on GPS based Fleet and Asset Tracking
  • Location - Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg
  • Project - GPS based Tracking
  • Company - Geotab
  • The Challenge
  • The Solution
  • Benefits
  • RTLS adoption in Memorial Hospital Miramar
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Working Principle
  • Improvements
  • Advantages
  • Implementation
  • Automation in Hospital Process - Brazil
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Patient Care System - Pantai Hospital Malaysia
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Environment Sensing and Tracking
  • The Development Methodology
  • Advantages
  • Targets
  • The Future Step
  • Tracking and Monitoring Application - Foster School of Medicine
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Working Principle
  • Patient Tracking System - Disney Family Cancer Center
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Achieving the reality
  • Focus
  • Equipment Monitoring and Utility Management - Mission Hospital
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Palette Tracking in Japan
  • Solution Provider
  • Briefs

Part Six: M2M Requirement, Roles and Market Analysis.

  • M2M - Domain Analysis
  • Company Analysis
  • Tekelec
  • Numerex
  • KORE Telematics
  • Sierra Wireless
  • ValidSoft
  • Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
  • Digi International
  • Jasper Wireless
  • Product Comparison Matrix
  • List of M2M Companies
  • M2M Strategies
  • AT&T
  • Operation overview
  • Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis
  • M2M domains ownership
  • Verizon
  • Operation overview
  • Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis
  • M2M domains ownership
  • Telefonica
  • Operation overview
  • Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis
  • M2M domains ownership
  • Telenor
  • Operation overview
  • Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis
  • M2M domains ownership
  • Sprint
  • Operation overview
  • Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis
  • M2M domains ownership
  • Future Analysis on M2M Segments
  • M2M on Cellular Network
  • M2M Analysis - Application Perspective
  • Future Technology Path

Part Six- a - Future Applications and Prototypes

  • Prototypes
  • Asset and warehouse management
  • Automotive
  • Building monitoring and control
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Health care
  • Military battlefield awareness
  • Security and surveillance
  • Future Research
  • Secure systems
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Groups Management
  • Lightweight Signal Processing
  • High-Data-Rate Sensors
  • Applications
  • Asset and warehouse management
  • Automotive
  • Building monitoring and control
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Health care
  • Military battlefield awareness
  • Security and surveillance
  • Secure systems
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Groups Management
  • Lightweight Signal Processing
  • High-Data-Rate Sensors
  • Forecast and Predictions of M2M verticals till 2017
  • M2M Cellular Vertical Analysis & Forecast 2010- 2017
  • Global M2M Market Sales Revenue 2011 - 2017
  • Global M2M Software Market Revenue 2011 - 2017
  • Analysis of Global M2M Landscape Analysis 2013
  • Market and Impact Analysis - 2017
  • Global Cellular Telecom Market Analysis 2013
  • Analyisis on Global Regional Revenue 2011-2017
  • Revenue Analysis of Asia Pacific 2012-2020
  • Global M2M Impact & Revenue Analysis with forecast 2012 - 2020
  • M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of China 2012-2020
  • M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of Japan 2012 - 2020
  • M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of India 2012-2020
  • M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of South Korea 2012-2020

Figures

  • Figure 1. The Three Essential Segments of a M2M Solution.
  • Figure 2. M2M Verticals
  • Figure 3. A More Detailed Look at a GSM, M2M Solution
  • Figure 4. Using M2M To Monitor Water Level
  • Figure 5. Typical Processor Architecture.
  • Figure 6. A More Compact, All-In-One Device Incorporating All Building Blocks.
  • Figure 7. The Various Wireless WAN Technologies, Protocols & Bearers for M2M
  • Figure 8. Overview of the Technology
  • Figure 9. Typical M2M Server Integration to a 3G Network
  • Figure 10. Configuration with an SMS Gateway and GSM network
  • Figure 11. Combined Back-End Servers, Processor and Monitoring Client.
  • Figure 12. The M2M Cloud
  • Figure 13. Location as a Service
  • Figure 14. Range of Services M2M Service Providers
  • Figure 15. Hardware Services Combined with Recurring-Fee Wireless Services
  • Figure 16. Software Services Combined with Recurring-Fee Wireless Services
  • Figure 17. Primary Revenue Source Opportunities through Wireless Services
  • Figure 18. Primary Revenue Sources for Hardware Sales, Development and Support
  • Figure 19. Primary Revenue Sources for Back-End Server Development, Support
  • Figure 20. The M2M Ecosystem
  • Figure 21. SLA Content for Wireless Providers and M2M Customers
  • Figure 22. M2M - Global Market
  • Figure 23. Key M2M Applications
  • Figure 24. Timeline Track of oneM2M Standard 2011-2012
  • Figure 25. Comparison between High Value and Current Operator Service Models
  • Figure 26. Itemized Billing Information Flow.
  • Figure 27. M2M and IM-enabled Operations of FBS, Inc.
  • Figure 28. Message Flow Between Various Solution Components
  • Figure 29. Smart Wear Application
  • Figure 30. Smart Meter
  • Figure 31. RFID Implementation in Hospital
  • Figure 32. RFID Hospital Application in Use
  • Figure 33. Pantai Hospital Malaysia
  • Figure 34. Foster School of Medicine
  • Figure 35. Application Console
  • Figure 36. Application and Devices in the System
  • Figure 37. Live Demo of the System
  • Figure 38. Live Demo of the System 2nd Phase
  • Figure 39. RFID Patient Care System
  • Figure 40. Patient Care System
  • Figure 41. AT&T Partnership Overview
  • Figure 42. AT&T Domain Ownership
  • Figure 43. Verizon partnership overview
  • Figure 44. Verizon domain overview
  • Figure 45.Telefonica partnership overview
  • Figure 46. Telefonica domain overview
  • Figure 47. Telenor Partnership Overview
  • Figure 48. Telenor domain overview
  • Figure 49. Sprint Partnership Overview
  • Figure 50. Sprint Domain Overview
  • Figure 51. M2M Application Perspective
  • Figure 52. M2M Latest Segments

Tables

  • Table 1. Technology Comparison between Telemetry and Modern M2M.
  • Table 2. Zeppelin based Communication Backbone
  • Table 3. Cost Analysis
  • Table 4. Embedded Device Market Opportunities
  • Table 5. RFID Comparison
  • Table 6. Contactless Technology Comparisons
  • Table 7. Wireless Revenue Projections For A 1000 Unit Account Over Five Years.
  • Table 8. Typical Wireless Service Provider Performance Metrics.
  • Table 9. Comparison of Standards and their Characteristics
  • Table 10. Capital Expenditure, Fees for Solution Implementation.
  • Table 11. Gross Profit Calculation.
  • Table 12. ROI Analysis with Break-Even Reached after 18 Weeks.
  • Table 13. Product Comparison Matrix
  • Table 14. List of M2M Companies

Graphs

  • Graph 1. Cloud Application & Services
  • Graph 2. Global Internet Connected Devices
  • Graph 3. Global Internet Connected Devices per Quarter
  • Graph 4. Global Satellite M2M Market Share
  • Graph 5. Company Analysis
  • Graph 6. Technology Focus
  • Graph 7. Application Focus
  • Graph 8. Important Factors in M2M
  • Graph 9. Important Factors for the Employee and Employer
  • Graph 10. Global Cellular M2M Pricing
  • Graph 11. Global M2M Market Sales Revenue
  • Graph 12. Global M2M Market Software Revenue
  • Graph 13. Global Telecom M2M Connections
  • Graph 14. Global Telecom connection Market Share
  • Graph 15. Global M2M Market Regional Revenue
  • Graph 16. M2M Market Business Impact - Asia Pacific
  • Graph 17. M2M Market Growth Analysis
  • Graph 18. M2M Growth Analysis in China
  • Graph 19. M2M Growth Analysis in Japan
  • Graph 20. M2M Growth Analysis in India
  • Graph 21. M2M Growth Analysis in South Korea
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