There is no stopping the connected world. Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast predicts that Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections will grow from 24% to 43% of all Internet connections by 2019. Over the same period, the total number of Internet connections worldwide will rise from 2.8 billion to 3.9 billion, meaning that more than half of the world’s population will be Internet users. According to same report, faster networks and video will be the biggest drivers to the growth of overall web traffic which means the demand for higher definition video content at 4G speeds will only increase.
CommunicAsia, Asia’s largest integrated ICT event, is currently taking place in Singapore. This year’s edition is looking to ride the wave of the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M. More than 1,800 exhibitors from 56 countries are on hand to showcase innovative technologies that enable increased efficiency for cities, governments, enterprises and consumers.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the IoT market is predicted to be one of the fastest growing segments in the Asia Pacific technology industry and total spending could reach US$58 billion by 2020, significantly impacting the manufacturing industry in Asia. Increased automation in factories, specifically in labor-intensive markets such as China and Vietnam will produce more efficient operations. But whether these countries are prepared to deal with the consequences of a higher robot-to-people ratio remains to be seen.
Meet our team at CommunicAsia in Singapore from June 2-5 (booth BJ2-07 at the Marina Bay Sands) to further explore these trends and to see firsthand how the latest in remote tracking, monitoring and control contributes to more efficient operations in a variety of industries.
For example, dual-mode devices like the SkyWave IDP-782, which provide satellite and cellular connectivity, enable uninterrupted service in urban and remote locations—a key requirement when attempting to connect field workers with back office for critical data transmission. You can also see the award-winning GT 1100, a device designed for container/trailer tracking that uses solar rechargeable batteries for efficient and reliable messaging with low power consumption. These latest releases represent ORBCOMM’s commitment to continuously deliver solutions that are transforming how businesses and people operate in the rapidly growing world of M2M and IoT.