Quote from IBM that talks about intelligent Deivices as it appeared in NYT
In his speech, Mr. Palmisano points to the technology trends that are beginning to make his proposal possible and affordable. Items ranging from cars, appliances and packaged goods to roadways and utility wires, he says, are increasingly “instrumented” with transistors, sensors and radio frequency ID, or RFID, tags, “interconnected” over the Internet and “intelligent” because of advanced software that communicates with vast supercomputing data centers.
In energy, for example, computerized grids, thermostats and appliances can sense and communicate line failures or automatically turn off air-conditioners during peak load times to save money and fuel.
Posted on 27th January 2009
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Augusta Systems also says the EdgeFrontier product line helps to create open, interoperable solutions, including distributed processing, control, and automation throughout the network infrastructure. The products support integration and normalization of data, events, and control functions from a variety of devices, systems, and networks.
In addition to the rebranding, Augusta is also releasing new product versions, including EdgeFrontier version 4.2, EdgeFrontier Appliance version 4.2, and EdgeFrontier Developer Edition version 4.2.
Posted on 21st January 2009
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Last year we spoke about the Bridge Collapse in Minnesota and how M2M based senor netowrs for monitoring thebridge woudl have been extremly crucial in helpiong prevent this disaster. So now the new replacement bridge is in place and has been wired up with 300+ sensors to meassure strain, temperature, accelerometrs and more..
We will see more of these new connected structures being built. As data transmission costs go down we will see more M2M / Smart service type applications that constantly monitor the physical asset and report problems.
Posted on 12th January 2009
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Came across this snippet about the work being done by M2M Communication in Boise Idaho
For example, M2M Communications in Boise is using technology to remotely monitor and control energy use at irrigation pump sites. During the summer, as much as one third of power consumption in rural areas is devoted to irrigation systems. Rocky Mountain Power utilizes M2M’s sophisticated program to shift energy from irrigation pumps to power more than 40,000 homes during times of peak energy demand. M2M’s technology reduces customer energy bills, the strain on power plants and transmission, air pollution and electricity prices.
Posted on 6th January 2009
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VZW is pushing M2M devices aggressively into its portfolio of products. The data pipes are preset they need devices to fill those data pipes and VZW needs to be aggressive in courting these cellular M2M application providers.
Machine-to-machine communication generally involves a wide array of sensors, tracking devices, temperature monitors, and other distinctly non-sexy gizmos. In fact, Tony Lewis, Verizon’s VP of open development, tells Unstrung that the first two devices that have been certified for open use over Verizon’s CDMA wireless network are a storage tank-monitoring device from SupplyNet Communications and a prisoner-tracking electronic ankle bracelet.
This will be followed by a wireless router for the insurance industry and a $69 speech and texting device. Lewis, speaking at the CTIA show last week, noted that this neatly reflected the early devices that are coming up for certification under the open access plans.
Posted on 5th January 2009
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