Unsure about unified communications and collaboration and looking to test drive a hosted solution? Looking for industrial networking solutions? In need of some rich communication suite multimedia services for LTE (News - Alert) mobile networks? Wondering what the future of M2M is? These are some of the topics covered this week in the embedded M2M solutions community, which aims to provide readers with the needed experience and tools to achieve their business objectives.
The phrase “Internet of Things” is all too common for M2M solutions, that this week sees a new application development platform by ThingWorx, which aims to reduce the time-to-market for M2M solutions and sensor applications. The platform breaks down the complexities typical to the process of creating and deploying M2M solutions.
The ‘plug-nplay’ benefit of the solution will vastly reduce the cost and risk of wireless sensors and solutions deployment for end users.
Industrial networking solutions this week were well represented with the wireless M2M industrial networking solutions by FreeWave Technologies. According to the utility market manager at FreeWave Technologies, Curt Goldman, “Automation technologies are invaluable for various industrial markets that are looking to improve operational effectiveness and cost savings.” Goldman was referring to FreeWave’s variety of compatible Rockwell Automation (News - Alert) solutions, such as industrial grade, high-speed Ethernet radio and wireless IO expansion modules.
Location-based services (LBS) from TCS have been expanded to Africa, and the company has opened a new sales office in Johannesburg. The office will help concentrate its marketing sales activities all over the world.
In a world of 50 billion connected devices, it will be necessary for most of these devices to communicate with control systems and applications. MegaFon (News - Alert), a major Russian operator and Ericsson are moving in that direction after announcing a strategic cooperation. The partnership will see MegaFon get consulting services and utilities market research plus systems integration services by Ericsson (News - Alert).
MegaFon will use the Device Connected Platform from Ericsson, a cloud-based managed connectivity platform, for subscription management, device management and operator and enterprise self-service portals.
Other channel news this week included Wilson Electronics’ new signal boosters, which it claims can remain functional during weather emergencies and a white paper on improving corporate communications with wireless digital signage among others.
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