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End-to-End M2M, Fourth Edition

Chinese Version Report Link       Finished:2011-04-11      Product ID:E1635

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Abstract  

Overview:

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 Fourth 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.

The Fourth Edition of End-to-End M2M builds upon the third edition (published in January 2010) and has been expanded to address the following topics:


Six (6) additional case studies
Analysis of M2M over 3G and 4G
Analysis of Smart Metering with M2M
Evaluation of advanced wireless technology options
Analysis of M2M in various industry verticals including:
o      Asset and Warehouse Management

o      Banking

o      Automotive

o      Building monitoring and control

o      Environmental monitoring

o      Healthcare

o      Military/Defense

o      Security and Surveillance

Forecasts and Predictions of the future of M2M through 2020
Company analysis and Product/Solution Comparative Matrix for the following companies:
o      Jasper Wireless

o      KORE Telematics

o      Numerex

o      Sierra Wireless

o      Tekelec

Companies in Report:

oAeris.net

oAether Wire

oAIRDESK

oAlien Technology

oAmbient Devices

oAxeda

oCimetrics

oComverge/6D

ocontrolGen

oCrossbow Technology

oDatasweep

oDust

oEchelon

oeDevice

oEmber Corporation

oemWare

oEspial

oIndustrial Objects

oIsochron

oItron

oJasper Wireless

oKORE Telematics

oLantronix

oMeshNetworks

oMillennial Net

oNetSilicon

onPhase

oNumerex

oOceana Sensor

oOpto 22

oQuestra

oSensoria

oSensorLogic

oSierra Wireless

oSkybility

oSmartSignal

oSmartSynch

oTekelec

oTelemetric

oTridium

oWireless Innovation

oXcelleNet

oXsilogy

oZetron

Audience:

Those involved in the M2M industry will find the business modeling, case studies, and expert analysis to be an extremely valuable as tool in considering business expansion, M2M applications, and new projects
Those new to the M2M industry will find this entire publication an invaluable resource and significant opportunity for cost savings versus the effort and pain of simply learning by trial and error
This is a must-have resource for anyone engaged in business or technology planning and engineering involving M2M
Investors, analysts, and consultants in the M2M industry will find that this report provides all they need to know about M2M
Industry segments that will benefit most from this report are suppliers and service providers of wireless (including cellular and unlicensed spectrum), telemetry and telematics, enterprise users and beneficiaries of improved business process communications in areas such as SCM and ERP, and government, public safety, and homeland security personnel

Table of Contents

M2M 101: Definition and History. 17

M2M Building Blocks. 18

M2M Evolution. 19

The major components of M2M... 20

Wireless M2M Devices. 21

Wireless Transport of M2M Data to and from the Monitoring Facility. 21

The Back-end Operations and Support Infrastructure. 22

M2M Solution Building Blocks: a More In-Depth View.. 23

The Machine The Customer Intends To Monitor And Control 23

The In-Field Hardware Device Created By The Hardware Vendor 23

Wireless Network. 23

The Back-End Server 24

The Internet 24

The Customer Facility For Monitoring And Controlling The Machines. 24

Part Two: M2M Technology. 25

The Field-Deployed Hardware And Firmware Technology. 25

Analog to Digital Converter, Digital to Analog Converter (ADC / DAC) 26

Memory. 27

Input / Output (I/O) 27

Power Module. 27

Processor and Clock. 27

Wireless Service Technology and Protocols. 29

GSM- (Global System Mobile) 29

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) 30

iDEN   (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) 30

Analog or AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service) 30

The Technologies. 32

GPRS (General Purpose Radio Service) 33

1xRTT or CDMA2000. 33

iDEN Packet 33

High-Level Features Of 3G Wireless. 33

Immediacy. 33

Packet Switched- Internet Protocol (IP) Compatibility. 34

Spectrum Efficiency. 34

CPDP (Cellular Packet Data Protocol) 34

Control Channel - SMS, Analog Control Channel. 34

SMS-The Short Message Service. 34

The Advantages of SMS. 35

Analog Control Channel 37

Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) 37

Wireless Technology Recommendation for M2M... 38

GSM-SMS and GPRS. 38

CDMA0inRTT. 38

iDEN Packet 38

Picocell 39

Femtocell 39

MicroCells. 40

Technology in use. 42

Zeppelin Based Communication Backbone. 43

Overview.. 46

Product Analysis. 48

3G.. 49

4G.. 51

LTE.. 53

RFID in a Nutshell 55

Embedded Systems. 57

Real-Time Embedded Systems. 60

Networked Embedded Systems. 61

Power Aware Computing. 63

Security in Embedded Systems. 64

System-on-Chip Design. 64

Testing of Embedded Core-Based Integrated Circuits. 66

Embedded Applications. 67

Automotive Networks. 67

Industrial Automation. 68

Intelligent Sensors. 68

Technology Strategy. 70

Hardware Budget 70

Scope of Deployment-Domestic or International 70

Ease of Creating The Application. 70

Wireless Service Options. 70

Wireless Access Costs. 71

Further Technology Considerations. 71

IP Addresses: Static, Dynamic and Persistent 71

Back-end Server Technology. 72

Gateway to Wireless Carrier or Service Provider. 73

3G-GPRS, 1xRTT iDEN Packet 73

Delivery of SMS to the Internet 73

Server That Processes Inbound And Outbound M2M Messages. 75

Adds A Layer Of Security. 75

Provides Billing Services. 75

Enables Customer Care. 75

Logs and Manages Traffic. 76

Interprets inbound and outbound M2M messages. 76

PART - Two -B- RFID.. 77

Automatic Identification Systems. 78

Barcode systems. 78

Optical character recognition. 78

Biometric procedures. 79

Fingerprinting procedures (dactyloscopy) 79

Smart cards. 80

Memory cards. 80

Microprocessor cards. 80

RFID systems. 81

Components of an RFID System.. 83

Types of RFID Systems. 83

Types of Tags. 83

Passive Tags. 84

Semi Passive RFID Tags. 84

Active RFID Tags. 84

Active Tags with Sensors/GPS. 84

Difference between Active and Passive RFID.. 85

Application Field. 85

Comparison between RFID and the different available tracking techniques. 87

Part 3: M2M Business Dynamics. 88

Why M2M is taking place-what happened. 88

Differences Between Telemetry/SCADA And M2M Systems. 88

M2M Opportunities: Services Companies Can Offer. 89

Hardware Services. 90

Wireless Devices. 90

Custom Interfaces. 91

Standards Approval 91

Manufacturing. 91

Support 91

Wireless Services. 92

Software and Back-End Services. 94

Revenue Models. 95

Recurring Revenue Flow.. 99

Business and Technology Strategies. 101

Choosing a Wireless Service Provider. 101

SIM Cards. 101

Activations. 101

Cost per SMS / Data Block. 102

SMS / Data Retry Scheme. 102

SMS Delivery Receipt 102

Store and Forward. 103

Roaming. 103

SLAs. 103

SMS with GPRS and 3G.. 103

Billing Services. 103

Assessing A Wireless Services Provider's Capability. 104

Wireless Service Level Agreement: Key Criteria. 106

Return on Investment (ROI) 109

Reducing Costs By Replacing Existing Processes And Procedures. 109

Increasing Efficiency Of An Operation. 109

Using M2M To Remain Competitive. 109

Billing Business and System Considerations. 110

Wireless Carrier 110

Wireless Aggregator and VAR.. 111

Wireless Services Reseller 111

Itemized Billing. 111

Recommended Billing Service Features. 112

Accept Raw Input Data From Wireless Carrier For Any Data Technology. 113

Create Single/ Multiple Invoices Based On User-Defined Rates. 113

Add And Modify New And Existing Rate Plans. 113

Add And Modify New And Existing Revenue Sharing Schemes. 113

Create User-Defined Statistical Information Requests. 114

Calculate Overages And Carry Over Amounts Of Data. 114

Invoice For Local Taxes, FCC And Other Federal / State Fees. 114

Indicate Roaming Instances And Invoice As Appropriate. 115

Part Four: M2M Politics, Privacy and Regulatory. 116

M2M Regulatory issues. 116

Approvals. 116

GSM Conformance Testing. 117

PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) 117

M2M And Telematics: Political And Privacy Issues. 118

M2M: Asset Tracking Using RFID Tags In Retail Stores. 118

Telematics: Vehicle Tracking And Navigational Assistance. 119

Latest Advances in M2M Segment 121

Smart Metering. 121

Worldwide Implementation Status. 121

United Kingdom.. 121

United States. 123

Mobile Banking & Secured ATM... 124

From remote banking to Virtual Branch. 124

m-payments. 125

m-Banking scenarios. 125

ATM Banking & NFC.. 125

M-banking via USSD/SMS. 126

m-remittances. 126

m-Payments. 127

m-banking Anti fraud products. 127

Part 5: M2M Applications and Case Studies. 129

M2M Applications. 129

Utility Company Applications. 129

AMR Business Dynamics. 130

AMR Benefits. 130

General Measurement And Detection Applications. 131

Heating Venting, Air Conditioning (HVAC) 131

Alarm, Presence and Intrusion Detection. 132

Environment 132

Vending and Copier Machine Monitoring. 132

Vending Machine Business Dynamics. 132

Office Copiers. 133

Radio Masts and Towers. 134

Railroad Level Crossing. 134

Parking and Traffic Control 134

Asset and Inventory Tracking / Management 135

Vehicle and Fleet Management 135

Homeland Security. 136

Medical and Healthcare. 137

Part 5a: M2M The Next Level. 138

Importance of M2M... 138

M2M Employer Value Chain Analysis. 139

M2M Needs From Employers Perspective. 139

Part 5b: M2M Technological Advances. 145

M2M Sensors. 145

M2M Sensors:  challenges. 146

M2M Sensor Requirement 148

M2M Sensor Networks. 149

M2M Sensor Specifications. 150

Latest Developments in Home Networking. 151

Home Security using Sensor Networks. 152

Home Entertainment Systems. 153

Concepts. 154

Existing Standards. 154

Limitations. 155

Evaluations. 155

Comparison. 158

Part 5c: M2M Communication Protocols. 159

M2M Standards for RFID.. 162

M2M Case Studies. 168

Hypothetical Case Study. 168

Integrating an M2M solution to a Field Service Repair Company. 168

Enterprise Profile (FBS, Inc.) 168

Areas Of Inefficiency For FBS. 169

Recommended Wireless IM (M2M) Solution Components. 169

Post M2M Integration Work Flow.. 169

Wireless Instant Messaging Solution Costs. 172

Gross Profit Analysis. 173

Return on Investment Analysis. 173

Case Study on Jasper Wireless: M2M Services and Application. 176

About the company. 176

Global SIM... 176

Service Management Tool: Jasper Control Center 177

Professional Design and Certification. 177

Customers. 178

Latest Developments. 178

Case Study: Amersam Car Park Management 180

Application Requirements. 180

Amersam: The Car Park Management Company. 180

Individual Monitoring of Every Parking Space. 181

Monitoring and Control of Other Facility Systems. 182

Author's Note. 183

Case Study: BioLab. 184

The Challenge. 184

The Solution. 184

The Results. 185

Author's Note. 186

Case Study: Brookstone Equipment Co. 186

The Challenge. 186

The Solution. 187

Author's Note. 189

Case Study: ADT - Monitoring Parolees. 190

The Challenge. 190

The Solution. 190

Some Key Benefits Of This Solution. 191

Author's Note. 191

Case Study: Mobile Cardiac Telemetry. 192

CardioNet 192

The Challenge. 192

The Solution. 193

Author's Note. 193

Case Study Kansas City Power & Light 194

The Challenge. 194

The Solution. 194

FleetBoss Telematics Case Studies. 197

B&A Distributing, Inc., Beverage Distribution. 197

The Challenge. 197

The Solution. 197

Benefits. 197

Maverick Materials-Building Materials Supply. 197

Challenge. 197

The Solution. 197

Benefits. 197

Bayer AG-Inventory Management - ATplan Case Study. 198

The Challenge. 198

The Solution. 199

Benefits. 200

American Red Cross Case Study - Numerex. 201

The Challenge. 201

The Solution. 201

Benefits. 202

Ballarat Health Services - Opto 22 - Australia - Case Study. 203

The Challenge. 203

The Solution. 204

Benefits. 205

AIRS - Advanced Incident Response System - Cisco Case Study. 206

The Challenge. 206

The Solution. 206

Benefits. 207

Tridum - ABB Zurich - Case Study. 208

The Challenge. 208

The Solution. 208

Benefits. 209

Cole Plumbing. 210

Challenge. 210

The Solution. 210

Benefits. 210

Springer Equipment Forklift Sales, Parts, Service, Rentals, Leasing. 210

Challenge. 210

The Solution. 210

Benefits. 210

Provider Profiles. 210

AIRDESK.. 210

Airalliance™ Partner Network. 211

Activation. 212

Technology. 212

Professional Services & Support 212

FleetBoss. 213

Software, Firmware, Hardware Development 213

nPhase. 214

Wireless Gateway Services. 214

M2M Developer Program.. 214

Direct, Wireless Service Providers. 214

Telemetrix. 214

Case Study on U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. 215

Location - Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. 215

Project - A Distributed, Intelligent Network of Unmanned Systems. 215

Company - Augusta Systems, Inc. 215

The Challenge. 215

The Solution. 215

Benefits. 216

Case Study on United States Navy. 217

Location - U.S. Navy Regional Supply Office in Norfolk, Va. 217

Project - Aviation Spare Parts Tracking. 217

Company - Intermec RFID.. 217

The Challenge. 217

The Solution. 217

Benefits. 218

Case Study on St. Olavs Hospital, Norway. 219

Location - St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. 219

Project - Using RFID for Garments and Laundry. 219

Company - Texi AS. 219

The Challenge. 219

The Solution. 219

Benefits. 221

Case Study on Heinz. 222

Location - Heinz, U.S. 222

Project - Inventory Tracking. 222

Company - IBM... 222

The Challenge. 222

The Solution. 222

Benefits. 223

Case Study on U.S. Army: Land Warrior. 224

Location - U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis. 224

Project - Codename Land Warrior. 224

Company - N.A. (U.S. Defence Research and Development) 224

The Challenge. 224

The Solution. 224

Benefits. 225

Case Study on Automated Meter Reading System (China Gas) 226

Location - China, Asia. 226

Project - Automated Meter Reading System.. 226

Company - Wavenis Technology, Coronis and HowDeep Technology. 226

The Challenge. 226

The Solution. 226

Benefits. 227

Case Study on GPS based Fleet and Asset Tracking. 228

Location - Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg. 228

Project - GPS  based Tracking. 228

Company - Geotab. 228

The Challenge. 228

The Solution. 228

Benefits. 229

RTLS adoption in Memorial Hospital Miramar. 230

Overview.. 230

Details. 230

Working Principle. 231

Improvements. 232

Advantages. 233

Implementation. 233

Automation in Hospital Process - Brazil 235

Overview.. 235

Details. 235

Patient Care System - Pantai Hospital Malaysia. 238

Overview.. 238

Details. 238

Environment Sensing and Tracking. 239

The Development Methodology. 240

Advantages. 241

Targets. 242

The Future Step. 243

Tracking and Monitoring Application - Foster School of Medicine. 244

Overview.. 244

Details. 244

Working Principle. 247

Patient Tracking System - Disney Family Cancer Center. 250

Overview.. 250

Details. 250

Achieving the reality. 251

Focus. 253

Equipment Monitoring and Utility Management - Mission Hospital 254

Overview.. 254

Details. 254

Palette Tracking in Japan. 257

Solution Provider 257

Briefs. 257

Part Six: M2M Requirement, Roles and Market Analysis. 261

M2M - Domain Analysis. 266

Company Analysis. 266

Tekelec. 266

Numerex. 267

KORE Telematics. 269

Sierra Wireless. 270

Jasper Wireless. 272

Product Comparison Matrix. 273

List of M2M Companies. 273

Future Analysis on M2M Segments. 275

M2M on Cellular Network. 276

M2M Analysis - Application Perspective. 276

Future Technology Path. 277

Part Six- a - Future Applications and Prototypes. 280

Prototypes. 284

Asset and warehouse management 285

Automotive. 286

Building monitoring and control 286

Environmental monitoring. 286

Health care. 287

Military battlefield awareness. 287

Security and surveillance. 288

Future Research. 288

Secure systems. 288

Embedded Operating Systems. 289

Groups Management 289

Lightweight Signal Processing. 289

High-Data-Rate Sensors. 290

Applications. 291

Asset and warehouse management 292

Automotive. 292

Building monitoring and control 293

Environmental monitoring. 293

Health care. 293

Military battlefield awareness. 294

Security and surveillance. 294

Secure systems. 295

Embedded Operating Systems. 295

Groups Management 296

Lightweight Signal Processing. 296

High-Data-Rate Sensors. 296

Signum, Inc. 298

Illustrations

Figure 1. The Three Essential Elements of an M2M Solution. 15

Figure 2. A More Detailed Look at a GSM, M2M Solution. 18

Figure 3. Using M2M To Monitor Water Level. 21

Figure 4. Typical Processor Architecture. 23

Figure 5. A More Compact, All-In-One Device Incorporating All Building Blocks. 23

Figure 6. Wide Area Wireless Protocols and Bearers. 26

Figure 7. The Various Wireless WAN Technologies, Protocols & Bearers for M2M... 27

Figure 8. Typical M2M server integration to a 3G Network. 37

Figure 9. Configuration with an SMS Gateway and GSM network. 38

Figure 10. Combined Back-End Servers, Processor And Monitoring Client. 40

Figure 11. Range of Services M2M Service Providers Can Offer. 43

Figure 12. Hardware Services Combined With Recurring-Fee Wireless Services. 47

Figure 13. Software Services Combined With Recurring-Fee Wireless Services. 48

Figure 14. Primary Revenue Source Opportunities Through Wireless Services. 52

Figure 15. Primary Revenue Sources For Hardware Sales, Development And Support. 52

Figure 16. Primary Revenue Sources for Back-End Server Development, Support. 53

Figure 17 Example SLA Content for Wireless Providers and M2M Customers. 60

Figure 18. Itemized Billing Information Flow. 65

Figure 19. M2M and IM-Enabled Operations of FBS, Inc. 109

Figure 20. Message Flow Between Various Solution Components. 110

 Tables

Table 1. Technology Comparison Between Telemetry and M2M. 15

Table 3. Wireless Revenue Projections For A 1000 Unit Account Over Five Years. 51

Table 4. Typical Wireless Service Provider Performance Metrics. 59

Table 5. Capital Expenditure, Fees for Solution Implementation. 111

Table 6. Gross Profit Calculation. 111

 Table 7. ROI Analysis With Break-Even Reached After 18 Weeks. 112

Graphes

Graph 1. Company Analysis

Graph 2.Technology focus

Graph 3. Application Focus

Graph 4. Important Factors and Current Trends

Graph 5. Predictions of Flourishing Segments

M2M 101: Definition and History. 17

M2M Building Blocks. 18

M2M Evolution. 19

The major components of M2M... 20

Wireless M2M Devices. 21

Wireless Transport of M2M Data to and from the Monitoring Facility. 21

The Back-end Operations and Support Infrastructure. 22

M2M Solution Building Blocks: a More In-Depth View.. 23

The Machine The Customer Intends To Monitor And Control 23

The In-Field Hardware Device Created By The Hardware Vendor 23

Wireless Network. 23

The Back-End Server 24

The Internet 24

The Customer Facility For Monitoring And Controlling The Machines. 24

Part Two: M2M Technology. 25

The Field-Deployed Hardware And Firmware Technology. 25

Analog to Digital Converter, Digital to Analog Converter (ADC / DAC) 26

Memory. 27

Input / Output (I/O) 27

Power Module. 27

Processor and Clock. 27

Wireless Service Technology and Protocols. 29

GSM- (Global System Mobile) 29

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) 30

iDEN   (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) 30

Analog or AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Service) 30

The Technologies. 32

GPRS (General Purpose Radio Service) 33

1xRTT or CDMA2000. 33

iDEN Packet 33

High-Level Features Of 3G Wireless. 33

Immediacy. 33

Packet Switched- Internet Protocol (IP) Compatibility. 34

Spectrum Efficiency. 34

CPDP (Cellular Packet Data Protocol) 34

Control Channel - SMS, Analog Control Channel. 34

SMS-The Short Message Service. 34

The Advantages of SMS. 35

Analog Control Channel 37

Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) 37

Wireless Technology Recommendation for M2M... 38

GSM-SMS and GPRS. 38

CDMA0inRTT. 38

iDEN Packet 38

Picocell 39

Femtocell 39

MicroCells. 40

Technology in use. 42

Zeppelin Based Communication Backbone. 43

Overview.. 46

Product Analysis. 48

3G.. 49

4G.. 51

LTE.. 53

RFID in a Nutshell 55

Embedded Systems. 57

Real-Time Embedded Systems. 60

Networked Embedded Systems. 61

Power Aware Computing. 63

Security in Embedded Systems. 64

System-on-Chip Design. 64

Testing of Embedded Core-Based Integrated Circuits. 66

Embedded Applications. 67

Automotive Networks. 67

Industrial Automation. 68

Intelligent Sensors. 68

Technology Strategy. 70

Hardware Budget 70

Scope of Deployment-Domestic or International 70

Ease of Creating The Application. 70

Wireless Service Options. 70

Wireless Access Costs. 71

Further Technology Considerations. 71

IP Addresses: Static, Dynamic and Persistent 71

Back-end Server Technology. 72

Gateway to Wireless Carrier or Service Provider. 73

3G-GPRS, 1xRTT iDEN Packet 73

Delivery of SMS to the Internet 73

Server That Processes Inbound And Outbound M2M Messages. 75

Adds A Layer Of Security. 75

Provides Billing Services. 75

Enables Customer Care. 75

Logs and Manages Traffic. 76

Interprets inbound and outbound M2M messages. 76

PART - Two -B- RFID.. 77

Automatic Identification Systems. 78

Barcode systems. 78

Optical character recognition. 78

Biometric procedures. 79

Fingerprinting procedures (dactyloscopy) 79

Smart cards. 80

Memory cards. 80

Microprocessor cards. 80

RFID systems. 81

Components of an RFID System.. 83

Types of RFID Systems. 83

Types of Tags. 83

Passive Tags. 84

Semi Passive RFID Tags. 84

Active RFID Tags. 84

Active Tags with Sensors/GPS. 84

Difference between Active and Passive RFID.. 85

Application Field. 85

Comparison between RFID and the different available tracking techniques. 87

Part 3: M2M Business Dynamics. 88

Why M2M is taking place-what happened. 88

Differences Between Telemetry/SCADA And M2M Systems. 88

M2M Opportunities: Services Companies Can Offer. 89

Hardware Services. 90

Wireless Devices. 90

Custom Interfaces. 91

Standards Approval 91

Manufacturing. 91

Support 91

Wireless Services. 92

Software and Back-End Services. 94

Revenue Models. 95

Recurring Revenue Flow.. 99

Business and Technology Strategies. 101

Choosing a Wireless Service Provider. 101

SIM Cards. 101

Activations. 101

Cost per SMS / Data Block. 102

SMS / Data Retry Scheme. 102

SMS Delivery Receipt 102

Store and Forward. 103

Roaming. 103

SLAs. 103

SMS with GPRS and 3G.. 103

Billing Services. 103

Assessing A Wireless Services Provider's Capability. 104

Wireless Service Level Agreement: Key Criteria. 106

Return on Investment (ROI) 109

Reducing Costs By Replacing Existing Processes And Procedures. 109

Increasing Efficiency Of An Operation. 109

Using M2M To Remain Competitive. 109

Billing Business and System Considerations. 110

Wireless Carrier 110

Wireless Aggregator and VAR.. 111

Wireless Services Reseller 111

Itemized Billing. 111

Recommended Billing Service Features. 112

Accept Raw Input Data From Wireless Carrier For Any Data Technology. 113

Create Single/ Multiple Invoices Based On User-Defined Rates. 113

Add And Modify New And Existing Rate Plans. 113

Add And Modify New And Existing Revenue Sharing Schemes. 113

Create User-Defined Statistical Information Requests. 114

Calculate Overages And Carry Over Amounts Of Data. 114

Invoice For Local Taxes, FCC And Other Federal / State Fees. 114

Indicate Roaming Instances And Invoice As Appropriate. 115

Part Four: M2M Politics, Privacy and Regulatory. 116

M2M Regulatory issues. 116

Approvals. 116

GSM Conformance Testing. 117

PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) 117

M2M And Telematics: Political And Privacy Issues. 118

M2M: Asset Tracking Using RFID Tags In Retail Stores. 118

Telematics: Vehicle Tracking And Navigational Assistance. 119

Latest Advances in M2M Segment 121

Smart Metering. 121

Worldwide Implementation Status. 121

United Kingdom.. 121

United States. 123

Mobile Banking & Secured ATM... 124

From remote banking to Virtual Branch. 124

m-payments. 125

m-Banking scenarios. 125

ATM Banking & NFC.. 125

M-banking via USSD/SMS. 126

m-remittances. 126

m-Payments. 127

m-banking Anti fraud products. 127

Part 5: M2M Applications and Case Studies. 129

M2M Applications. 129

Utility Company Applications. 129

AMR Business Dynamics. 130

AMR Benefits. 130

General Measurement And Detection Applications. 131

Heating Venting, Air Conditioning (HVAC) 131

Alarm, Presence and Intrusion Detection. 132

Environment 132

Vending and Copier Machine Monitoring. 132

Vending Machine Business Dynamics. 132

Office Copiers. 133

Radio Masts and Towers. 134

Railroad Level Crossing. 134

Parking and Traffic Control 134

Asset and Inventory Tracking / Management 135

Vehicle and Fleet Management 135

Homeland Security. 136

Medical and Healthcare. 137

Part 5a: M2M The Next Level. 138

Importance of M2M... 138

M2M Employer Value Chain Analysis. 139

M2M Needs From Employers Perspective. 139

Part 5b: M2M Technological Advances. 145

M2M Sensors. 145

M2M Sensors:  challenges. 146

M2M Sensor Requirement 148

M2M Sensor Networks. 149

M2M Sensor Specifications. 150

Latest Developments in Home Networking. 151

Home Security using Sensor Networks. 152

Home Entertainment Systems. 153

Concepts. 154

Existing Standards. 154

Limitations. 155

Evaluations. 155

Comparison. 158

Part 5c: M2M Communication Protocols. 159

M2M Standards for RFID.. 162

M2M Case Studies. 168

Hypothetical Case Study. 168

Integrating an M2M solution to a Field Service Repair Company. 168

Enterprise Profile (FBS, Inc.) 168

Areas Of Inefficiency For FBS. 169

Recommended Wireless IM (M2M) Solution Components. 169

Post M2M Integration Work Flow.. 169

Wireless Instant Messaging Solution Costs. 172

Gross Profit Analysis. 173

Return on Investment Analysis. 173

Case Study on Jasper Wireless: M2M Services and Application. 176

About the company. 176

Global SIM... 176

Service Management Tool: Jasper Control Center 177

Professional Design and Certification. 177

Customers. 178

Latest Developments. 178

Case Study: Amersam Car Park Management 180

Application Requirements. 180

Amersam: The Car Park Management Company. 180

Individual Monitoring of Every Parking Space. 181

Monitoring and Control of Other Facility Systems. 182

Author's Note. 183

Case Study: BioLab. 184

The Challenge. 184

The Solution. 184

The Results. 185

Author's Note. 186

Case Study: Brookstone Equipment Co. 186

The Challenge. 186

The Solution. 187

Author's Note. 189

Case Study: ADT - Monitoring Parolees. 190

The Challenge. 190

The Solution. 190

Some Key Benefits Of This Solution. 191

Author's Note. 191

Case Study: Mobile Cardiac Telemetry. 192

CardioNet 192

The Challenge. 192

The Solution. 193

Author's Note. 193

Case Study Kansas City Power & Light 194

The Challenge. 194

The Solution. 194

FleetBoss Telematics Case Studies. 197

B&A Distributing, Inc., Beverage Distribution. 197

The Challenge. 197

The Solution. 197

Benefits. 197

Maverick Materials-Building Materials Supply. 197

Challenge. 197

The Solution. 197

Benefits. 197

Bayer AG-Inventory Management - ATplan Case Study. 198

The Challenge. 198

The Solution. 199

Benefits. 200

American Red Cross Case Study - Numerex. 201

The Challenge. 201

The Solution. 201

Benefits. 202

Ballarat Health Services - Opto 22 - Australia - Case Study. 203

The Challenge. 203

The Solution. 204

Benefits. 205

AIRS - Advanced Incident Response System - Cisco Case Study. 206

The Challenge. 206

The Solution. 206

Benefits. 207

Tridum - ABB Zurich - Case Study. 208

The Challenge. 208

The Solution. 208

Benefits. 209

Cole Plumbing. 210

Challenge. 210

The Solution. 210

Benefits. 210

Springer Equipment Forklift Sales, Parts, Service, Rentals, Leasing. 210

Challenge. 210

The Solution. 210

Benefits. 210

Provider Profiles. 210

AIRDESK.. 210

Airalliance™ Partner Network. 211

Activation. 212

Technology. 212

Professional Services & Support 212

FleetBoss. 213

Software, Firmware, Hardware Development 213

nPhase. 214

Wireless Gateway Services. 214

M2M Developer Program.. 214

Direct, Wireless Service Providers. 214

Telemetrix. 214

Case Study on U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. 215

Location - Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. 215

Project - A Distributed, Intelligent Network of Unmanned Systems. 215

Company - Augusta Systems, Inc. 215

The Challenge. 215

The Solution. 215

Benefits. 216

Case Study on United States Navy. 217

Location - U.S. Navy Regional Supply Office in Norfolk, Va. 217

Project - Aviation Spare Parts Tracking. 217

Company - Intermec RFID.. 217

The Challenge. 217

The Solution. 217

Benefits. 218

Case Study on St. Olavs Hospital, Norway. 219

Location - St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. 219

Project - Using RFID for Garments and Laundry. 219

Company - Texi AS. 219

The Challenge. 219

The Solution. 219

Benefits. 221

Case Study on Heinz. 222

Location - Heinz, U.S. 222

Project - Inventory Tracking. 222

Company - IBM... 222

The Challenge. 222

The Solution. 222

Benefits. 223

Case Study on U.S. Army: Land Warrior. 224

Location - U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis. 224

Project - Codename Land Warrior. 224

Company - N.A. (U.S. Defence Research and Development) 224

The Challenge. 224

The Solution. 224

Benefits. 225

Case Study on Automated Meter Reading System (China Gas) 226

Location - China, Asia. 226

Project - Automated Meter Reading System.. 226

Company - Wavenis Technology, Coronis and HowDeep Technology. 226

The Challenge. 226

The Solution. 226

Benefits. 227

Case Study on GPS based Fleet and Asset Tracking. 228

Location - Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg. 228

Project - GPS  based Tracking. 228

Company - Geotab. 228

The Challenge. 228

The Solution. 228

Benefits. 229

RTLS adoption in Memorial Hospital Miramar. 230

Overview.. 230

Details. 230

Working Principle. 231

Improvements. 232

Advantages. 233

Implementation. 233

Automation in Hospital Process - Brazil 235

Overview.. 235

Details. 235

Patient Care System - Pantai Hospital Malaysia. 238

Overview.. 238

Details. 238

Environment Sensing and Tracking. 239

The Development Methodology. 240

Advantages. 241

Targets. 242

The Future Step. 243

Tracking and Monitoring Application - Foster School of Medicine. 244

Overview.. 244

Details. 244

Working Principle. 247

Patient Tracking System - Disney Family Cancer Center. 250

Overview.. 250

Details. 250

Achieving the reality. 251

Focus. 253

Equipment Monitoring and Utility Management - Mission Hospital 254

Overview.. 254

Details. 254

Palette Tracking in Japan. 257

Solution Provider 257

Briefs. 257

Part Six: M2M Requirement, Roles and Market Analysis. 261

M2M - Domain Analysis. 266

Company Analysis. 266

Tekelec. 266

Numerex. 267

KORE Telematics. 269

Sierra Wireless. 270

Jasper Wireless. 272

Product Comparison Matrix. 273

List of M2M Companies. 273

Future Analysis on M2M Segments. 275

M2M on Cellular Network. 276

M2M Analysis - Application Perspective. 276

Future Technology Path. 277

Part Six- a - Future Applications and Prototypes. 280

Prototypes. 284

Asset and warehouse management 285

Automotive. 286

Building monitoring and control 286

Environmental monitoring. 286

Health care. 287

Military battlefield awareness. 287

Security and surveillance. 288

Future Research. 288

Secure systems. 288

Embedded Operating Systems. 289

Groups Management 289

Lightweight Signal Processing. 289

High-Data-Rate Sensors. 290

Applications. 291

Asset and warehouse management 292

Automotive. 292

Building monitoring and control 293

Environmental monitoring. 293

Health care. 293

Military battlefield awareness. 294

Security and surveillance. 294

Secure systems. 295

Embedded Operating Systems. 295

Groups Management 296

Lightweight Signal Processing. 296

High-Data-Rate Sensors. 296

Signum, Inc. 298

Illustrations

Figure 1. The Three Essential Elements of an M2M Solution. 15

Figure 2. A More Detailed Look at a GSM, M2M Solution. 18

Figure 3. Using M2M To Monitor Water Level. 21

Figure 4. Typical Processor Architecture. 23

Figure 5. A More Compact, All-In-One Device Incorporating All Building Blocks. 23

Figure 6. Wide Area Wireless Protocols and Bearers. 26

Figure 7. The Various Wireless WAN Technologies, Protocols & Bearers for M2M... 27

Figure 8. Typical M2M server integration to a 3G Network. 37

Figure 9. Configuration with an SMS Gateway and GSM network. 38

Figure 10. Combined Back-End Servers, Processor And Monitoring Client. 40

Figure 11. Range of Services M2M Service Providers Can Offer. 43

Figure 12. Hardware Services Combined With Recurring-Fee Wireless Services. 47

Figure 13. Software Services Combined With Recurring-Fee Wireless Services. 48

Figure 14. Primary Revenue Source Opportunities Through Wireless Services. 52

Figure 15. Primary Revenue Sources For Hardware Sales, Development And Support. 52

Figure 16. Primary Revenue Sources for Back-End Server Development, Support. 53

Figure 17 Example SLA Content for Wireless Providers and M2M Customers. 60

Figure 18. Itemized Billing Information Flow. 65

Figure 19. M2M and IM-Enabled Operations of FBS, Inc. 109

Figure 20. Message Flow Between Various Solution Components. 110

 Tables

Table 1. Technology Comparison Between Telemetry and M2M. 15

Table 3. Wireless Revenue Projections For A 1000 Unit Account Over Five Years. 51

Table 4. Typical Wireless Service Provider Performance Metrics. 59

Table 5. Capital Expenditure, Fees for Solution Implementation. 111

Table 6. Gross Profit Calculation. 111

 Table 7. ROI Analysis With Break-Even Reached After 18 Weeks. 112

Graphes

Graph 1. Company Analysis

Graph 2.Technology focus

Graph 3. Application Focus

Graph 4. Important Factors and Current Trends

Graph 5. Predictions of Flourishing Segments

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