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TMCnet's Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

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December 22, 2012

TMCnet's Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

Businesses have been working on making their operations more cost effective and efficient by deploying new techniques. Recently, companies have been turning to M2M solutions to achieve their goals. An M2M solution is a tool that lets company’s communication using multiple devices in a way that is safe and secure.

Numerous companies announced their plans on how they will begin to integrate or update an M2M solution this week.

Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor, reported on Ericsson’s (News - Alert) announcement to work with the Volvo Group to install a new cloud-based platform in new model vehicles. This new platform will give drivers access to infotainment, applications, and other communication services on the road.

 “According to the partnership conditions, Ericsson will perform systems integration of the solution with Volvo Car Group IS/IT environments and in-vehicle systems. Ericsson is expected to provide managed services for a global cloud solution featuring a secure connection between the vehicle, content providers and others,” said Janakiraman.

This is a sign of major changes in the market according to Per Borgklint, head of business unit support systems. “The partnership is evidence of the transformation across our entire society as we move into the Networked Society. Drivers want services that technology makes possible, in real time and in the context that fits them personally. Our skills in System Integration and Service Enablement will match Volvo’s strategy.”

Read more about the partnership here.

Following in Volvo’s footsteps, Georgia-based electrical contractor, Brooks-Berry-Haynie, has begun using a new M2M telematics solution to help increase efficiency within its fleet management program. Brooks-Berry-Haynie partnered up with Sprint (News - Alert) in hopes of reducing operational costs and managing risks and liabilities of its drivers on the road.

“The new mobility tool and reliable Sprint wireless network brought immediate efficiencies to the company. Our previous tracking devices, software and network can’t compare to what we have today,” said Andy O’Kelly, vice president of operations at BBH.

Russell Mosburg, director Emerging Solutions, Sprint, agreed saying that BBH needed a high performance solution to handle its fleet. “Managing a fleet of 150 trucks in many states, against stiff competition with other electrical contractors is a challenge and this M2M tracking solution on the Sprint network gives them the edge with faster data speeds, reliable information and improved connectivity.”

Read more here.

Lastly, ThingWorx also announced plans to enter a strategic partnership with Eurotech to implement its own machine-to-machine product.

“Officials with ThingWorx said the partnership includes the company’s certification of the Eurotech Everyware Cloud and Multi-Service Gateways as ThingsWorx Ready, creating a pre-integrated offering that simplifies development and reduced the cost of deploying M2M solutions,” said TMCnet Contributor, Anil Sharma.

“By integrating ThingWorx with the Eurotech Everyware Cloud and the company’s Multi-Service Gateways, enterprises have access to a full M2M solution, from the device to the cloud and into the enterprise solution.

Read more about ThingWorx’s plans here.

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