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End-to-End M2M, Sixth Edition

  • ID: 2422084
  • February 2013
  • 417 Pages
  • Mind Commerce LLC


  • Aether Wire
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  • emWare
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Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is an emerging technology and industry sub-segment poised to change the way that business is conducted, impacting everything from traditional telephony and IT operations to ERP, SCM, public safety, homeland security, and more.

Written by industry experts who have actually designed, implemented and operated M2M applications, End-to-End M2M Sixth Edition provides invaluable information for anyone seeking to better understand the technology, applications, business and regulatory issues. This research distinguishes itself from other publications on this topic by providing the reader with an understanding of M2M, the technologies involved in M2M, reasons to use M2M, key M2M applications, challenges in deploying M2M, and more.

This latest version of our comprehensive M2M research includes:

- Analysis of M2M in the Cloud

- Global M2M solutions market analysis

- Global M2M market forecasts through 2020

- Analysis of many current and emerging M2M applications across various industry verticals

- M2M strategies for mobile network operators including AT&T, China Mobile, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica, Verizon, and Vodafone

Target Audience:

Mobile network operators
Systems integration companies
Enterprise companies of all types
Investment and M&A companies of all types
M2M equipment and service providers of all types

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  • emWare
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  • Radiant RFID
  • Telefonica
  • MORE

M2M 101: Definition and History

M2M Building Blocks

M2M Evolution

The major components of M2M

Top ten things to consider while procuring M2M Services

Wireless M2M Devices

Wireless Transport of M2M Data to and from the Monitoring Facility

The Back-end Operations and Support Infrastructure

M2M verticals & insights

Operational values of M2M

Strategic Value

M2M Connectivity

M2M Visualization

M2M Solution Building Blocks: a More In-Depth View

The Machine The Customer Intends To Monitor And Control

The In-Field Hardware Device Created By The Hardware Vendor

Wireless Network

The Back-End Server

The Internet

The Customer Facility For Monitoring And Controlling The Machines

Part Two: M2M Technology

The Field-Deployed Hardware And Firmware Technology

Analog to Digital Converter, Digital to Analog Converter (ADC / DAC)


Input / Output (I/O)

Power Module

Processor and Clock

Wireless Service Technology and Protocols

GSM- (Global System Mobile)

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access)


The Technologies

GPRS (General Purpose Radio Service)

1xRTT or CDMA2000

High-Level Features Of 3G Wireless


Packet Switched- Internet Protocol (IP) Compatibility

Spectrum Efficiency

CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data Protocol)

Control Channel - SMS, Analog Control Channel.

SMS-The Short Message Service

The Advantages of SMS

Wireless Technology Recommendation for M2M








Fragmentation and Slow Growth


M2M Solution Deployment Challenges

Latest and upcoming Technologies for Telecom in the M2M Domain




Technology in use

Prototype of Zeppelin Based Communication Backbone


Product Analysis




RFID in a Nutshell

Embedded Systems

Real-Time Embedded Systems

Networked Embedded Systems

Power Aware Computing

Security in Embedded Systems

System-on-Chip Design

Testing of Embedded Core-Based Integrated Circuits

Embedded Applications

Automotive Networks

Industrial Automation

Intelligent Sensors

Technology Strategy

Hardware Budget

Scope of Deployment-Domestic or International

Ease of Creating The Application

Wireless Service Options

Wireless Access Costs

Further Technology Considerations

IP Addresses: Static, Dynamic and Persistent

Back-end Server Technology

Gateway to Wireless Carrier or Service Provider

3G-GPRS, 1xRTT Packet

Delivery of SMS to the Internet

Server That Processes Inbound And Outbound M2M Messages

Adds A Layer Of Security

Provides Billing Services

Enables Customer Care

Logs and Manages Traffic

Interprets inbound and outbound M2M messages.

Latest Developments & Market Segment


SAAS (Software as a service)

Location as a Service (LaaS)




Strategic fit for Cloud Adoption

Present Status

Current Issues

M2M & Cloud integration

Application benefits of M2M using Cloud


Future prospects with cloud

M2M Market Segments

M2M in Automation

M2M in Telecommunication

M2M in Energy and Smart Metering System

M2M in Healthcare

M2M in Transport & Tracking

M2M in Public Safety


Automatic Identi?cation Systems

Barcode systems

Optical character recognition

Biometric procedures

Fingerprinting procedures (dactyloscopy)

Smart cards

Memory cards

Microprocessor cards

RFID systems

Components of an RFID System

Types of RFID Systems

Types of Tags

Passive Tags

Semi Passive RFID Tags

Active RFID Tags

Active Tags with Sensors/GPS

Difference between Active and Passive RFID

Application Field

Comparison between RFID and the different available tracking techniques.

Part 3: M2M Business Dynamics

Why M2M is taking place-what happened

M2M Opportunities: Services Companies Can Offer

Hardware Services

Wireless Devices

Custom Interfaces

Standards Approval



Wireless Services

Software and Back-End Services

Revenue Models

Recurring Revenue Flow

Current Situation and Analysis of M2M

Current Status on various Verticals of M2M

Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS)

M2M Legacy Solutions

Wireless M2M

Mobile Operators



Road Traffic


Vending Machines




Business and Technology Strategies

Choosing a Wireless Service Provider

SIM Cards


Cost per SMS / Data Block

SMS / Data Retry Scheme

SMS Delivery Receipt

Store and Forward



SMS with GPRS and 3G

Billing Services

Assessing A Wireless Services Provider's Capability

Wireless Services Check-list

Wireless Service Level Agreement: Key Criteria

M2M - Global Market Analysis

Analysis on Key M2M Verticals

Alliances & Market Consolidations

Analysis on Sales of Connected Devices

Analysis on unified development platforms

Growth Analysis of M2M Consumer devices

Growth Potential of M2M Applications

Smart Grids as a major segment

M2M & Satellite communications - Growth and Projections 2011-2016

Smart Cars and Telematics - Growth Analysis

VAS Application Segments - Growth Analysis - 2017

Industrial WSNS & Overall M2M Market

Return on Investment (ROI)

Reducing Costs By Replacing Existing Processes And Procedures

Increasing Efficiency Of An Operation

Using M2M To Remain Competitive

Billing Business and System Considerations

Wireless Carrier

Wireless Aggregator and VAR

Wireless Services Reseller

Itemized Billing

Recommended Billing Service Features

Accept Raw Input Data From Wireless Carrier For Any Data Technology

Create Single/ Multiple Invoices Based On User-Defined Rates

Add And Modify New And Existing Rate Plans

Add And Modify New And Existing Revenue Sharing Schemes

Create User-Defined Statistical Information Requests

Calculate Overages And Carry Over Amounts Of Data

Invoice For Local Taxes, FCC And Other Federal / State Fees

Indicate Roaming Instances And Invoice As Appropriate

Part Four: M2M Politics, Privacy and Regulatory.

M2M Regulatory issues


GSM Conformance Testing

PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB)

M2M And Telematics: Political And Privacy Issues

M2M: Asset Tracking Using RFID Tags In Retail Stores

Telematics: Vehicle Tracking And Navigational Assistance

Latest Advances in M2M Segment

Smart Metering

Worldwide Implementation Status

United Kingdom

United States

Mobile Banking & Secured ATM

From remote banking to Virtual Branch


m-Banking scenarios

ATM Banking & NFC

M-banking via USSD/SMS



m-banking Anti-fraud Products

Part 5: M2M Applications and Case Studies.

M2M Applications

Utility Company Applications

AMR Business Dynamics

AMR Benefits

General Measurement And Detection Applications

Heating Venting, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Alarm, Presence and Intrusion Detection


Vending and Copier Machine Monitoring

Vending Machine Business Dynamics

Office Copiers

Radio Masts and Towers

Railroad Level Crossing

Parking and Traffic Control

Asset and Inventory Tracking / Management

Vehicle and Fleet Management

Homeland Security

Medical and Healthcare

Part 5a: M2M The Next Level.

Importance of M2M

M2M Employer Value Chain Analysis

M2M Needs From Employers Perspective

M2M - Taking into Account the New Age Security Threats

Part 5b: M2M Technological Advances.

M2M Sensors

M2M Sensors: challenges

M2M Sensor Requirement

M2M Sensor Networks

M2M Sensor Specifications

Latest Developments in Home Networking

Home Security using Sensor Networks

Home Entertainment Systems


Existing Standards





Part 5c: M2M Communication Protocols.

M2M Standards for RFID

M2M Case Studies

Hypothetical Case Study

Integrating an M2M solution to a Field Service Repair Company

Enterprise Profile (FBS, Inc.)

Areas Of Inefficiency For FBS

Recommended Wireless IM (M2M) Solution Components

Post M2M Integration Work Flow

Wireless Instant Messaging Solution Costs

Gross Profit Analysis

Return on Investment Analysis

Case Study on Jasper Wireless: M2M Services and Application

About the company

Global SIM

Service Management Tool: Jasper Control Center

Professional Design and Certification


Latest Developments

Case Study: Amersam Car Park Management

Application Requirements

Amersam: The Car Park Management Company

Individual Monitoring of Every Parking Space

Monitoring and Control of Other Facility Systems

Author's Note

Case Study: BioLab

The Challenge

The Solution

The Results

Author's Note

Case Study: Brookstone Equipment Co.

The Challenge

The Solution

Author's Note

Case Study: ADT - Monitoring Parolees

The Challenge

The Solution

Some Key Benefits Of This Solution

Author's Note

Case Study: Mobile Cardiac Telemetry


The Challenge

The Solution

Author's Note

Case Study Kansas City Power & Light

The Challenge

The Solution

FleetBoss Telematics Case Studies

B&A Distributing, Inc., Beverage Distribution

The Challenge

The Solution


Maverick Materials-Building Materials Supply


The Solution


Bayer AG-Inventory Management - ATplan Case Study

The Challenge

The Solution


American Red Cross Case Study - Numerex

The Challenge

The Solution


Ballarat Health Services - Opto 22 - Australia - Case Study

The Challenge

The Solution


AIRS - Advanced Incident Response System - Cisco Case Study

The Challenge

The Solution


Tridum - ABB Zurich - Case Study

The Challenge

The Solution


Cole Plumbing


The Solution


Springer Equipment Forklift Sales, Parts, Service, Rentals, Leasing


The Solution


Provider Profiles


Airalliance™ Partner Network



Professional Services & Support


Software, Firmware, Hardware Development


Wireless Gateway Services

M2M Developer Program

Direct, Wireless Service Providers


Case Study on U.S. Naval Air Systems Command

Location - Naval Air Systems Command, U.S.

Project - A Distributed, Intelligent Network of Unmanned Systems.

Company - Augusta Systems, Inc

The Challenge

The Solution


Case Study on United States Navy

Location - U.S. Navy Regional Supply Office in Norfolk, Va

Project - Aviation Spare Parts Tracking.

Company - Intermec RFID

The Challenge

The Solution


Location - St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Project - Using RFID for Garments and Laundry

Company - Texi AS

The Challenge

The Solution


Case Study on Heinz

Location - Heinz, U.S.

Project - Inventory Tracking.

Company - IBM

The Challenge

The Solution


Location - U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis

Project - Codename Land Warrior

Company - N.A. (U.S. Defence Research and Development)

The Challenge

The Solution


Case Study on Automated Meter Reading System (China Gas)

Location - China, Asia

Project - Automated Meter Reading System

Company - Wavenis Technology, Coronis and HowDeep Technology

The Challenge

The Solution


Case Study on GPS based Fleet and Asset Tracking

Location - Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg

Project - GPS based Tracking

Company - Geotab

The Challenge

The Solution


RTLS adoption in Memorial Hospital Miramar



Working Principle




Automation in Hospital Process - Brazil



Patient Care System - Pantai Hospital Malaysia



Environment Sensing and Tracking

The Development Methodology



The Future Step

Tracking and Monitoring Application - Foster School of Medicine



Working Principle

Patient Tracking System - Disney Family Cancer Center



Achieving the reality


Equipment Monitoring and Utility Management - Mission Hospital



Palette Tracking in Japan

Solution Provider


Part Six: M2M Requirement, Roles and Market Analysis.

M2M - Domain Analysis

Company Analysis



KORE Telematics

Sierra Wireless


Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Digi International

Jasper Wireless

Product Comparison Matrix

List of M2M Companies

M2M Strategies


Operation overview

Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis

M2M domains ownership


Operation overview

Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis

M2M domains ownership


Operation overview

Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis

M2M domains ownership


Operation overview

Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis

M2M domains ownership


Operation overview

Notable M2M Partnerships Analysis

M2M domains ownership

Future Analysis on M2M Segments

M2M on Cellular Network

M2M Analysis - Application Perspective

Future Technology Path

Part Six- a - Future Applications and Prototypes


Asset and warehouse management


Building monitoring and control

Environmental monitoring

Health care

Military battlefield awareness

Security and surveillance

Future Research

Secure systems

Embedded Operating Systems

Groups Management

Lightweight Signal Processing

High-Data-Rate Sensors


Asset and warehouse management


Building monitoring and control

Environmental monitoring

Health care

Military battlefield awareness

Security and surveillance

Secure systems

Embedded Operating Systems

Groups Management

Lightweight Signal Processing

High-Data-Rate Sensors

Forecast and Predictions of M2M verticals till 2017

M2M Cellular Vertical Analysis & Forecast 2010- 2017

Global M2M Market Sales Revenue 2011 - 2017

Global M2M Software Market Revenue 2011 - 2017

Analysis of Global M2M Landscape Analysis 2013

Market and Impact Analysis - 2017

Global Cellular Telecom Market Analysis 2013

Analyisis on Global Regional Revenue 2011-2017

Revenue Analysis of Asia Pacific 2012-2020

Global M2M Impact & Revenue Analysis with forecast 2012 - 2020

M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of China 2012-2020

M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of Japan 2012 - 2020

M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of India 2012-2020

M2M Revenue Analysis & Forecast of South Korea 2012-2020


Figure 1. The Three Essential Segments of a M2M Solution.

Figure 2. M2M Verticals

Figure 3. A More Detailed Look at a GSM, M2M Solution.

Figure 4. Using M2M To Monitor Water Level

Figure 5. Typical Processor Architecture.

Figure 6. A More Compact, All-In-One Device Incorporating All Building Blocks.

Figure 7. The Various Wireless WAN Technologies, Protocols & Bearers for M2M

Figure 8. Overview of the Technology

Figure 9. Typical M2M Server Integration to a 3G Network

Figure 10. Configuration with an SMS Gateway and GSM network

Figure 11. Combined Back-End Servers, Processor and Monitoring Client.

Figure 12. The M2M Cloud

Figure 13. Location as a Service

Figure 14. Range of Services M2M Service Providers

Figure 15. Hardware Services Combined with Recurring-Fee Wireless Services

Figure 16. Software Services Combined with Recurring-Fee Wireless Services

Figure 17. Primary Revenue Source Opportunities through Wireless Services

Figure 18. Primary Revenue Sources for Hardware Sales, Development and Support

Figure 19. Primary Revenue Sources for Back-End Server Development, Support

Figure 20. The M2M Ecosystem

Figure 21. SLA Content for Wireless Providers and M2M Customers

Figure 22. M2M - Global Market

Figure 23. Key M2M Applications

Figure 24. Timeline Track of oneM2M Standard 2011-2012

Figure 25. Comparison between High Value and Current Operator Service Models

Figure 26. Itemized Billing Information Flow.

Figure 27. M2M and IM-enabled Operations of FBS, Inc.

Figure 28. Message Flow Between Various Solution Components

Figure 29. Smart Wear Application

Figure 30. Smart Meter

Figure 31. RFID Implementation in Hospital

Figure 32. RFID Hospital Application in Use

Figure 33. Pantai Hospital Malaysia

Figure 34. Foster School of Medicine

Figure 35. Application Console

Figure 36. Application and Devices in the System

Figure 37. Live Demo of the System

Figure 38. Live Demo of the System 2nd Phase

Figure 39. RFID Patient Care System

Figure 40. Patient Care System

Figure 41. AT&T Partnership Overview

Figure 42. AT&T Domain Ownership

Figure 43. Verizon partnership overview

Figure 44. Verizon domain overview

Figure 45.Telefonica partnership overview

Figure 46. Telefonica domain overview

Figure 47. Telenor Partnership Overview

Figure 48. Telenor domain overview

Figure 49. Sprint Partnership Overview

Figure 50. Sprint Domain Overview

Figure 51. M2M Application Perspective

Figure 52. M2M Latest Segments


Table 1. Technology Comparison between Telemetry and Modern M2M.

Table 2. Zeppelin based Communication Backbone

Table 3. Cost Analysis

Table 4. Embedded Device Market Opportunities

Table 5. RFID Comparison

Table 6. Contactless Technology Comparisons

Table 7. Wireless Revenue Projections For A 1000 Unit Account Over Five Years.

Table 8. Typical Wireless Service Provider Performance Metrics.

Table 9. Comparison of Standards and their Characteristics

Table 10. Capital Expenditure, Fees for Solution Implementation.

Table 11. Gross Profit Calculation.

Table 12. ROI Analysis with Break-Even Reached after 18 Weeks.

Table 13. Product Comparison Matrix

Table 14. List of M2M Companies


Graph 1. Cloud Application & Services

Graph 2. Global Internet Connected Devices

Graph 3. Global Internet Connected Devices per Quarter

Graph 4. Global Satellite M2M Market Share

Graph 5. Company Analysis

Graph 6. Technology Focus

Graph 7. Application Focus

Graph 8. Important Factors in M2M

Graph 9. Important Factors for the Employee and Employer

Graph 10. Global Cellular M2M Pricing

Graph 11. Global M2M Market Sales Revenue

Graph 12. Global M2M Market Software Revenue

Graph 13. Global Telecom M2M Connections

Graph 14. Global Telecom connection Market Share

Graph 15. Global M2M Market Regional Revenue

Graph 16. M2M Market Business Impact - Asia Pacific

Graph 17. M2M Market Growth Analysis

Graph 18. M2M Growth Analysis in China

Graph 19. M2M Growth Analysis in Japan

Graph 20. M2M Growth Analysis in India

Graph 21. M2M Growth Analysis in South Korea

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- Aether Wire
- Alien Technology
- Ambient Devices
- AT&T
- Augusta Systems
- Axeda
- Cadi Scientific
- CardioNet
- Centerpoint Energy
- Cimetrics
- Comverge/6D
- controlGen
- Crossbow Technology
- Datasweep
- Digi International
- Dust
- Echelon
- eDevice
- Ember Corporation
- emWare
- Espial
- FleetBoss Telematics
- Geotab
- Hitachi Communication Technologies
- Industrial Objects
- Intermac
- Isochron
- Itron
- Jasper Wireless
- KORE Telematics
- Lantronix
- MeshNetworks
- Millennial Net
- NetSilicon
- nPhase
- Numerex
- Oceana Sensor
- Opto 22
- Questra
- Radiant RFID
- Sensoria
- SensorLogic
- Sierra Wireless
- Skybility
- SmartSignal
- SmartSynch
- Sprint
- TCM Enginy
- Tekelec
- Telefonica
- Telemetric
- Telenor
- Texi AS
- ThingMagic
- Tridium
- ValidSoft
- Versus Technology
- Wavenis Technology
- Wireless Innovation
- XcelleNet
- Xsilogy
- Zetron

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