Falling prices and the near ubiquitous availability of wireless communications are paving the way for new machine-to-machine adoption choices in the areas of plant floor production, logistics and field maintenance, elevating the transformational technology to new heights.

While machine-to-machine (M2M) market forecasts vary, experts say they are projecting significant growth, with much of the expansion driven by cheaper sensor, microprocessor and wireless technologies, along with cloud computing and the growing use of smaller devices like smartphones. Mobile technology, in particular, is an important driver of the next wave of M2M adoption, contends Mobeen Khan, executive director of M2M product management for AT&T Business Solutions.

Published Date: 
Fri, 07/26/2013
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