Spectralink Interview: Outdated NHS technology hampers effective patient care
TelecomsTech (TT) spoke with Simon Watson (SW) from Spectralink, a global leader in wireless solutions, about NHS England’s recently announced £100m funding to modernise their “outdated” systems and improve patient care.
With a range of healthcare solutions, Spectralink is poised to offer clear insight into what aspects of the NHS needs to be updated in order to remove the barriers that prevent medical professionals from working...
Blackberry's smart pivot to M2M
The machine to machine (M2M) market is growing rapidly – as sensors become cheaper to embed in our clothes, appliances, shipping containers and just about everything else. In fact, one estimate pegs the market as worth $88 billion in nine years from now. Hundreds of billions of sensors will soon be sold, presenting an opportunity like few others. More importantly, there is no market leader in the space...
PTC’s ThingWorx acquisition extends product lifecycle to Internet of Things
PTC’s $112m acquisition of ThingWorx, a startup offering a platform for building and running applications based on smart, connected devices, will logically extend the company’s service lifecycle management (SLM) business. It will also help PTC’s product manufacturing clients to build value-added operational and maintenance services.
ThingWorx takes PTC into an increasingly crowded market for integrating machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. However, ThingWorx is more than middleware, and...
2014: The year of emerging market connectivity, open access and smart cities
It is traditional for analysts to end a given year with an assessment of the major trends in that year and predict what the next year will be like. This year we thought we’d do a bit of that ourselves and update you on some of the things you can expect from us in the coming months.
Broadband and politics, unhealthy bedfellows
Probably the most significant news of 2013 in the broadband space will remain as the partial collapse of the Australian NBN. A highly political project from the start, its...
Google’s Nest outrage shows world isn’t ready for the IoT
Nest Labs, the connected devices startup by ex-Apple Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, has been a rather successful story hasn’t it? And today, it’s been acquired by Google for the sum of $3 Billion.
Yet instead of being happy for the three year old firm; the internet isoutraged. Comments like “I just tore mine off of the wall. Thanks for nothing, Google” are currently circulating social media… so why are people so vexed?
For most, it appears to be privacy concerns....
Interview: Xively’s Chad Jones on driving the IoT
The platform removes the need to build infrastructure to support connected devices so businesses can focus on the product innovation itself while considerably cutting the cost and time involved in bringing a connected product to market.
TelecomsTech (TT) spoke to Xively’s VP of Product Strategy, Chad Jones (CJ), about the future of the...
The Renaissance of Things
As we entered 2014, analysts everywhere took to their research with the hope to predict what the biggest trends will be throughout this year. The three recurrent themes are; wearables, connected devices, and big data… which can be related to what the industry is calling “The Internet of Things”.
Some are calling this phenomenon the next industrial revolution, and in terms of economic benefits they are right, but I’m taking a different...
M2M and the role of radio
Machine to Machine communications are firmly established at the operational heart of many industries and continues to offer an array of capabilities.
The number of M2M device connections is set to grow to 2.1 billion by 2021 – primarily fuelled by the utilities, manufacturing and primary industries as well as those using in-vehicle telematics.
The beauty of M2M is that it enables the automatic monitoring of remote assets regardless of their location and environmental conditions. By automating remote...
What are Deutsche Telekom's M2M predictions for 2014?
Machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) run through all areas of life and work. Cars, cargo containers, parking spaces or even wristwatches and coffee cups – everything around us is on the verge of being connected. To shape this development and make its benefits available to both businesses and private individuals,
Deutsche Telekom has been actively engaged in the M2M ecosystem for several years.
More than 600 companies from 56 countries...