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Embedded M2M Solutions Week In Review

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October 12, 2013

Embedded M2M Solutions Week In Review

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

It has been a busy week in the Embedded M2M Solutions. In case you missed it, check out some of the highlights below.

This week, Alpha Micro revealed that it has released new technology called, TOBY-L1 that can increase speed for customers using M2M technology by as much as 5 to 7 times. The TOBY-L1 will also allow Alpha Micro to offer a new module that can be used inside of LTE (News - Alert) technology at a very affordable price.

"The TOBY-L1 is a natural evolution of our product portfolio and expands our cellular range to meet the emerging technological requirements for higher speed. The modules combine the benefits of LTE with ultra-small size to solve the most pressing issues our customers are facing - cost and size. Now, our customers can take advantage of LTE speed without breaking the bank, said," said Christos Papakyriacou, managing director at Alpha Micro Components.

The new module will have an extended temperature range, an easy migration from u-blox (News - Alert) UMTS, CDMA, and GSM modules and an extended temperature range.

The M2M connectivity continues to expand and will now to be used in automobiles. Livio and Broadcom (News - Alert) are helping to introduce the technology into vehicles by developing new M2M applications.

Livo is a start-up company that has been using various strategies to get M2M technology into cars. The company has been doing so well that Ford recently bought it out.

This type of technology is one that customers demand in all aspects of their life. With all of the advancements, it’s no surprise that M2M technology is really gaining traction worldwide. According to recent reports, the M2M market is expected to reach over $2 billion dollars by 202 in the Middle East and North Africa.

“To successfully enter the market, however, they must develop the right business model, and partnerships to provide the end-to-end innovative services that consumers and businesses expect,” Bahjat El-Darwiche, a partner with Booz & Company, told the Saudi Gazette. “In particular, telecom companies will need to determine their growth strategy based on their core capabilities and their positioning in the overall M2M ecosystem.”

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