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Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

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August 24, 2013

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

It’s Saturday, and you know what that means -- time to browse some of the stories you might have missed. Check out the highlights on embedded M2M solutions below.

Comtech EF Data (News - Alert) Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., released details on a $3.2 million equipment order it received from Globecomm Systems (News - Alert), Inc. this week.

The order from Globecomm Systems, a global communications solutions provider, included the Advanced VSAT Solutions, Vipersat Management System and LPOD Block Up Converters.

In a statement, Gerald Johnston, vice president, Americas for Globecomm Systems, said this application would help his company provide the most throughout solution. "We selected Comtech's combination of Advanced VSAT Solutions and dynamic SCPC architecture over other VSAT technologies based on multiple factors,” said Johnson. “In addition, VMS also allows for the space segment's management for optimal utilization over multiple transponders.”

Meanwhile, it looks like farms are soon going to get a boost of technology. Keenan, a livestock-feeding manufacturer, recently put Vodafone (News - Alert) in-charge of bringing M2M technology to its farm.

Keenan, which manufacturers machines that are designed to feed livestock and monitor their nutritional value, will now implement new M2M technology to improve the accuracy and help save analysts costs.

John McCrudy, business innovation director of Keenan, said, “It’s not about farmers ‘drowning in data but lacking in information’ – it’s how you can pull the different data sources out there and combined you have a much more powerful tool…Put that all together using M2M and we can provide even more value joining the data sets across the farm.”

The new system will be implemented using Vodafone’s SIM card system to record the livestock’s health and nutritional intake, collaborate with third-party companies who deliver food and other products to the farm, and help reduce the amount of waste.

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