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TMCnet Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review


February 23, 2013

By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor

Machine to machine (M2M) solutions connect millions of diverse devices to a network, enabling two-way communication without the interference of the human touch. More and more companies are adopting and innovating within this space, as we see each week on the machine to machine solutions community on TMCnet. Here are the top stories in the industry this week.

Zero Motorcycles, an electric motorcycle company, released a mobile application for both iOS and Android (News - Alert). The Zero Motorcycles app is being touted as the first of its kind to be able to control the performance of a production motorcycle. It connects to the motorcycle via Bluetooth and then pushes data—either live or archived—to the mobile device, letting the rider know the status of the bike. The app can either power a customizable riding dashboard or statistics. The dashboard then enables the rider see such information as charge, torque, drive train temperature and battery amps. While parked, riders can view lifetime data of the bike and information to help manage it.

Also this week, LeadingQuest, a telecommunications company specializing in machine to machine communications and IP telephony, formed an agreement with Link Solutions LTDA through the former’s affiliate Parlacom LTDA. This agreement allows Link Solutions to offer its customers access to the Parlacom M2M network and to advanced tools for 3G, 4G and GPRS data and traffic control and mobile device management.

PolicyPak Software, a company engaged in Group Policy software, recently unveiled a new series of Paks ideal for IT admins managing users with AutoCAD products, including AutoCAD Civil 3D. With the Pak for AutoCAD Civil 3D, IT admins aren’t required to examine each machine to configure teams of AutoCAD users. Rather, they can now seamlessly deliver and enforce key security settings, and ensure documents are safe. Preconfigured Paks are also available for other popular AutoCAD products such as AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Inventor2012, and AutoCAD Design Review.

DigitalRoute, a provider of mediation and data integration solutions, and Procera Networks (News - Alert), a policy enforcement company, are going to merge the capabilities of their solutions to power a new machine to machine showcase for Telenor (News - Alert) Connexion, an enabler of connected services.

Machine to machine services have evolved so much from being used for simple telematics to be employed in a range of complex offerings such as infotainment. The services can be used to monetize any type of activity between connected devices on any data network.

To stay up- to-date on the latest trends, news and resources in the industry, be sure to check in to the machine to machine solutions community each week.

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