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Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

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September 21, 2013

Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

The embedded M2M solutions market has had a lot of growth this week in terms of technology. As the week comes to a close, check out some of the highlights from the week.

This week, Twisthink added a Microchip to its M2M Development Platform that will help developers work on creating applications that are cost effective and compatible with other M2M applications.

“Typical M2M products load-in far more ‘extras’ than most applications require, and the resulting price makes M2M cost-prohibitive,” Kurt Dykema, director of Technology at Twisthink, said in a statement.

“Advanced engineering in ‘twistM2M’ avoids extraneous features, focusing on primary, multi-task functionality in order to bring developers trim, ‘athletic’ M2M: all the muscle, without the fat — or a fat price.”

The new chip technology is available to anyone who purchases the M2M Development Platform from Twisthink.

Another company hoping to expand on its technology is Ryder Systems, which handles a mixed fleet of trailer assets. The company has teamed up with ORBCOMM (News - Alert), a provider of M2M solutions, to provide a new telematic service.

Marc Eisenberg, chief executive officer at ORBCOMM, commented, “We are excited to solidify our long-time relationship with Ryder, a leader in commercial transportation and an innovator in the use of fleet management technology, through this new vendor agreement. By leveraging ORBCOMM’s full systems solution, Ryder can utilize our telematics technology, hardware and network service for both lease and rental fleets to provide customers with maximum efficiency and return on investment as well as allow them to comply with product reporting requirements.”

The companies will also work together on providing their clients a customizable web application to have full in-transit visibility.

Finally, to give customers easy access and control of remote devices, Digi International (News - Alert) has signed an agreement with Ericsson (News - Alert) giving it access to its Wireless Gateways.

“We are growing our M2M network ecosystem and Ericsson is a leading provider of communications technology and services with an established M2M presence in China,” Frederic Luu, vice president of Asia and EMEA sales and marketing, Digi International, said in a statement.

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