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Man vs. Machine, Fact vs. Fiction … This Week’s Adversarial M2M/IoT Roundup

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Here are just a few of the stories that moved the needle in M2M this week. Have your own to share? Post them in the comments below…

Smart M2M Technology

Man vs. Machine: M2M Needs H2H to Become Smarter

Wired magazine makes the case for “Human to Human” collaboration for truly smart Machine to Machine solutions. If critical exceptions cannot be extracted from data in real-time “it can cause serious complications, that can even be life or death.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Telematics and Fleet Management Forge Ahead in Brazilian M2M Market
Driven by regulations, telematics and fleet management will help boost the M2M market in Brazil from US$934 million in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2019. Legislation introduced by the Brazilian government last year demands that 20% of new vehicles be equipped with M2M devices by the end of 2013, 40% by August 2014 and 100% by the end of 2014.

Two Billion M2M Connections by 2020?
A new GSMA Intelligence study, “Cellular M2M forecasts and assumptions: 2010-2020” says that there could be as many as two billion cellular M2M connections globally by 2020 if desirable market conditions are achieved. China and the US forecast to account for approximately half of the global M2M market by 2020.

M2M & IoT Meet Asset Tracking
Among other things, this article speaks to the challenge of ubiquitous coverage in fleet management. It presents Field Programmable Radio Frequency (FPRF) chips as one potential solution, while the urban-rural scenario described within could also be easily addressed with dual-mode satellite cellular technology.

New M2M Fact of Fiction Quiz
A new interactive quiz from Gemalto asks “Can you spot tech reality from science fiction?” From communicating with waste bins to assessing head injuries with smart helmets in the NFL, see for yourself if you can decipher which technologies are already a reality.

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Mark Kuiack

Mark Kuiack is Director of Digital Marketing for ORBCOMM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of ORBCOMM's web and social media presence, and has over 15 years of experience in marketing and writing about various technology applications.

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