It was a busy week in the Machine to Machine Solutions sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
Belkin has released a WeMo switch which will allow residents to control different devices in their home by using their iPhone (News - Alert) or iPad. Belkin has taken their expertise in routers and Wi-Fi networks to a new level with the release of this device. The Belkin WeMo is only compatible with devices that run iOS 5 or later.
In another story, TMCnet’s Ashley Caputo reports that mobility is changing the way industries operate. Even Facebook has been forced to undergo mobile reconstruction. Taking its marketing platform and mobile capabilities one step further, Facebook (News - Alert) is creating a new smartphone application that will track a user’s location, which will help sell advertisements based on location and daily habits.
Also, the North Dakota Department of Transportation has selected the intelligent transportation system from RouteMatch Software to improve efficiency. The company says its flexible technology platform is ideal for small rural operations, as it can be easily upgraded to meet future needs.
It is equipped with in-built configuration and modules, which helps to cater to the information needs of urban systems.
In another report, Trimble has launched its Trimble TrimFleet Communicator and partnered with Twisted Pair Solutions (News - Alert), a provider of mobile workforce communications, for secure, real-time voice communication. The Trimble TrimFleet Communicator will integrate Twisted Pair’s WAVE (News - Alert) software with Trimble’s fleet management solution. The combined product will enable an integrated push-to-talk (PTT) voice communication that suits applications in the construction materials industry for improving system performance and collaboration.
And Machine to Machine revenue will likely grow to nearly $1.2 trillion by 2020, according to the GSMA.